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

Careers

  • 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 (15 hours):

Each of the following:

  • BUS 205 – Principles of Management
  • CMN 109 – Business Communications
  • PSY 204 – Social Psychology
  • ORL 201 – Self-Leadership
  • ORL 210 – Group and Team Dynamics

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

Each of the following:

  • CRT 301 – Critical Thinking
  • ENG 302 – Professional Writing
  • BUS 314 – Human Resource Mgmt.
  • BUS 410 – Business Ethics
  • SOC 306 – Sociology of Social Institutions
  • CMN 302 – Techniques of Persuasion
  • ORL 420 – Project Leadership
  • ORL 410 – Global Leadership

Organizational Leadership Core Courses (21 hours):

Each of the following:

  • BUS 316 – Workforce Diversity
  • ORL 318 - Organizational Behavior & Theory
  • ORL 412 - Organizational Leadership
  • CMN 310 – Conflict Management
  • ORL 401 – Strategic Organizational Develop & Change
  • ORL 210 – Group & Team Dynamics
  • ORL 315 - Organizational Creativity, Innovation and High Performance

Senior Coursework (3 hours):

  • ORL 495 Advanced Leadership Philosophy & Practice
Program Contact

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