Organizational Leadership

Bachelor of Arts

Organizational Leadership

Bachelor of Arts

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary curriculum which prepares students to assume an advanced leadership role in their current or future organization. Student develop and articulate a personal leadership approach and philosophy through courses designed to analyze and evaluate leadership practices, philosophies, and theories through application of each to real-world situations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop and articulate a personal leadership approach/philosophy applicable to leading an organization.
  • Effectively communicate in oral and written forms within organizational settings.
  • Evaluate the ethical implications of leadership decisions and strategies in organizations.
  • Analyze strategies and frameworks used by leaders to initiate change in organizations.
  • Apply leadership theories to decision-making in organizations.
  • Analyze leadership within diverse organizational cultures within the institutional and global environment.

Experiences & Opportunities

  • Sigma Beta Delta- International Honor Society for Business Management and Administration for students with high academic achievement
  • Work one-on-one with faculty
  • Credentialed faculty members
  • Emphasis on project-based learning
  • Internship assistance


  • Banking
  • Human Resources
  • Civic Organizations
  • Training and Development
  • Management and Leadership
  • Government
  • Military/Police
  • Nonprofit Organizations

Required Coursework

Organizational Leadership (60 hours) (Must earn a minimum 2.5 GPA)


Lower Level Org. Leadership Foundation Courses (12 hours):

Each of the following:

  • BUS 205 Principles of Management
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 204 Social Psychology
  • SOC 206 Minority Relations

Upper Level Org. Leadership Foundation Courses (24 hours):

Each of the following:

  • BUS 314 Human Resources Management
  • CMN 302 Techniques of Persuasion
  • CRT 301 Critical Thinking
  • ECO 302 Current Economic Issues
  • ENG 302 Professional Writing
  • PHL 302 Values and Choices
  • PHL 303 Contemporary Philosophy and Politics
  • SOC 306 Sociology of Social Institutions

Organizational Leadership Core Courses (21 hours):

Each of the following:

  • ORL 201 Foundations of Leadership
  • BUS 316 Workforce Diversity
  • BUS 318 Organizational Behavior and Theory
  • BUS 412 Organizational Leadership
  • CMN 310 Conflict Management
  • HIS 301 Studies in Leadership
  • ORL 401 Strategic Organizational Development and Change

Senior Coursework (3 hours):

  • ORL 495 Advanced Leadership Philosophy & Practice
Program Contact

Dr. Tasha Jones
Lead Faculty for Organizational Leadership
Email:  [email protected]