College of Professional Studies: Degree Programs: Undergraduate

Organizational Leadership, Bachelor of Science

The organizational leadership program provides you with the leadership competencies needed for management success in a variety of job families and functions.

To fully develop your leadership skills, the program focuses on four key competency areas: operations and administrative competencies; human relations and interpersonal competencies; decision-making and critical thinking competencies; and communication competencies.

Designed for experienced adult learners, this degree helps develop graduates who can see the big picture of their company, relevant to growth, profitability and organizational change, as well as have the ability to understand and interpret the company’s mission and strategic plan. The program helps develop intuitive and informed decision-makers who can then lead others toward the company’s goals.

Graduates of the organizational leadership program will have the leadership skills and knowledge base needed by a multitude of industries and professions. Opportunities for career advancement can be found in all sectors — private, public, and non-profit — where there is a need to fulfill organizational missions and operational goals.

Degree Curriculum
Operations & Administrative Competencies
Course # Course Title
Credits
BA 1200 Foundations of Business
3
BA 2010 Principles of Management
3
BA 2200 Personal Finance
3
BA 2410 Human Resources Management
3
BA 2850 Managing in the Legal Environment
3
BA 3110 Project Management
3
MIS 1300 Software Tools
3
Total Credits: 21
Human Relations & Interpersonal Competencies
Course # Course Title
Credits
BA 2700 Organizational Behavior
3
BA 3710 Leadership
3
*OL 3000 Employee Development
3
PSY 2000 Understanding Diversity
3
SS 2850 Conflict Resolution
3
Total Credits: 15
Decision-Making & Critical Thinking Competencies
Course # Course Title
Credits
BA 3200 Business Ethics
3
*OL 3200 Managing Organizational Change
3
*OL 3300 Quantitative Decision Making
3
*OL 3400 Financial Systems for Decision Making
3
*OL 4000 Strategic Planning
3
*OL 4100 Qualitative Decision Making
3
*OL 4900 Organizational Leadership Capstone
3
Total Credits: 21
Communication Competencies
Course # Course Title
Credits
ENG 1250 English Composition
3
ENG 1270 English Composition II
3
ENG 2320 Professional Communications
3
Total Credits: 9
Humanities & Social Sciences
Course # Course Title
Credits
HUM Electives (3 credits must be literature)
9
PSY 1700 Introduction to Psychology
3
SS 2800 Introduction to Sociology
3
ECON/PSY/SS Electives
3
Total Credits: 18
Math & Sciences
Course # Course Title
Credits
MA 1000 Foundations of College Math
3
MA 2010 Foundations of Statistics
3
Choose one of the two following courses:
BIO 1000 Introductory Biology
3
SCI 2000 Contemporary Issues in Science
3
Total Credits: 9
Approved Electives
Course # Course Title
Credits
Approved Electives
27
Total Credits: 27
CURRICULUM TOTAL CREDITS: 120

* Students must complete at least 45 credit hours, including ENG 1250 and BA 2700, before enrolling in the organizational leadership TEAM.

Students intending to pursue graduate degrees should consider enrolling in MA 1025, MA 2025, and ACC 1010 as approved electives.

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