MBA in Transportation Leadership

Move Ahead in Your Transportation Career    

Every other industry in the country relies on transportation, whether it is an urban light rail that connects commuting employees to work or interstate trucking that takes products to market. Gwynedd Mercy University now offers a specialized MBA program designed to help you gain the skills you need to lead in this sector.

Our MBA in Transportation Leadership, developed with SEPTA, teaches advanced skills for careers in public or private transportation and logistics firms. You’ll gain skills in transportation finance, manpower management, and emergency planning with our masters in transportation. After graduating from this program, you can pursue management-track roles or enhance your performance in your current role.

This 30-credit MBA is available online in an accelerated format that fits your current work schedule. Both formats feature challenging coursework and small classes led by experienced instructors who will support your success in our transport management degree program.

Transportation Leadership MBA – What You Will Learn 

With the MBA in Transportation Leadership, you can develop a broad base of advanced business administration skills that equip you for high-responsibility roles. After graduation, you should be able to:

  • Apply theoretical and experiential knowledge to business problems and business decisions
  • Perform research and write about business issues to a high standard using APA format
  • Communicate ideas and arguments clearly and persuasively
  • Approach work from a service-oriented outlook, with an emphasis on ethical behavior
  • Perform case study analysis to develop plans for responding to natural and man-made disasters
  • Solve operational or business problems by applying technical knowledge of passenger and freight transportation
  • Make personnel decisions based on knowledge of unionized and non-unionized working environments

Shaped by Industry-Input, Taught by Industry-Experienced Instructors

We developed this MBA concentration program in partnership with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) to ensure it offers you industry-current knowledge and skills. In addition, our faculty members bring direct experience in the transportation industry to the classroom so you can get even more out of your courses.


The MBA in Transportation Leadership is a graduate business degree that takes two years to complete. You take seven foundation courses (21 credits) and three courses in your concentration (nine additional credits). Courses run in seven-week sessions.

MBA 600 Ethical Decision Making and Corporate Social Responsibility
MBA 610 Strategic Management
MBA 620 Accounting for Decision Makers
MBA 630 Marketing Planning
MBA 640 Managing Business Operations
MBA 650 Managerial Finance
MBA 660 Capstone Business Plan
MBA 670 Emergency Management to Support Organizational Efficiency
MBA 680 Transportation Leadership and Management
MBA 690 Public and Private Transportation Finance

To review course descriptions, please refer to the graduate catalog (PDF).


Admission Requirements – Master of Business Administration

To apply to any of our MBA programs, you must:

  • Complete your application, sign it, and pay the application fee
  • Provide an official college transcript showing completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited college or university; normally with a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Provide two supervisory letters of recommendation
  • Provide proof of English language proficiency in the form of an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results if English is not your native language

Note: If your undergraduate degree was not in a business-related field, you may need to take prerequisites before beginning your MBA. We offer six one-credit foundation courses via an online, self-paced format. Each class takes approximately 15 to 20 hours to complete.

Start Your Journey Today

Plot a new course for success with our MBA in Transportation Leadership. Call 877-531-7941 or e-mail to contact an admissions counselor today. Or, begin your application now