Adult and Professional Education

BA in Organizational Leadership

The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership is designed for adult students who want to prepare for leadership positions in organizational settings. Students acquire a broad foundational knowledge, deepened within a specific disciplinary minor and applied in a community-based project.

Students complete 15 credits in required courses in management, communication and psychology, as well as one elective. They also must complete a minor and a capstone course.

The degree with three of its minors can be completed fully online.

Required Courses (15 credit hours): 

  • MGMT 200 – Organizational Management
  • MGMT 314 – Leadership
  • MGMT 309 – Change Management or MGMT 312 – Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • COMM 260 – Organizational Communication
  • PSYC 261 – Social Psychology

One Elective (3 credit hours) from courses including:

  • COMM 209 – Group Dynamics
  • CSCI 230 – Socially Responsible Data Usage
  • PSYC 321 – Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • COMM 264 - Persuasion
  • ENTR 305 - Creativity and Innovation
  • COMM 360 - Advanced Organizational Communication
  • MGMT 385 - Project Management (STAT 210, MGMT 302 and BAIS 220 pre-requisites)

Capstone (3 credits):

  • ORGL 495 – Organizational Leadership Capstone course

Available Minors (16-22 credit hours):

  • Business – available fully online
  • Communication Studies – available fully online
  • Cybersecurity Systems
  • Information Systems – available fully online
  • Psychology
For a complete list of courses required for each minor.