Organizational Leadership

Bachelor of Applied Science

Organizational Leadership

Bachelor of Applied Science

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership is designed to prepare students who have an earned Associate of Applied Science degree for a leadership position in their current or future organization. The interdisciplinary curriculum is focused on the study of the emerging field of organizational leadership and the development of the interpersonal and organizational skills required to lead contemporary organizations in the ever-changing institutional environment. Students will complete upper-level general education courses and an interdisciplinary core of leadership courses which provide practical, real world application of leadership principles, interpersonal relations, and adaptability to change in a globalized environment. The Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership degree is specifically designed for mid-career adult learners who have at least 3 years of work experience.

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 & 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

An earned Associate of Applied Science degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

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

Lower-Level General Education Courses (12 hours): 

Each of the following courses:

  • ENG 101 - English Composition I
  • ENG 102 - English Composition II
  • CMN 101 - Fundamentals of Speech
  • MAT 110 - Elementary Statistics

 

Upper-Level General Education Courses (24 hours): 

Each of the following courses:

  • CMN 303 - Presentation Design
  • ENG 302 - Advanced Professional Communication
  • PHL 302 - Values and Choices
  • PHL 303 - Contemporary Philosophy and Politics
  • ANT 302 - Global Issues
  • GEO 301 - Cultural Geography
  • CRT 301 - Critical Thinking
  • CRT 353  - Research Methods in the Social Sciences

 

Organizational Leadership Core Courses (21 hours): 

Each of the following courses:

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

 

Senior Capstone (3 hours):

  • ORL 495 - Advanced Leadership Philosophy & Practice  
Program Contact

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