Organizational Leadership

Program Features

Develop your leadership skills with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership. This degree program is designed for adult students who want to prepare for leadership positions in organizational settings. The BA in Organizational Leadership, with minors in Business, Communication Studies, and Information Systems, can be completed fully online.

 

Curriculum

The sample course sequence below illustrates class offerings for the Organizational Leadership major. Consult the official Xavier University course catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

August

  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations............ 3cr.
  • APEX 100 - Leadership and Transformation............ 3cr.
  • BAIS 120 - Introduction to Business Technology............ 1cr.
  • CORE 103 – GOA for Adult/Transfer Students............ 0cr.

October

  • APEX 200 - Career Path Planning & Development............ 3cr.
  • BAIS 200 - Management of Information Technology............ 3cr.

January

  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as an Introduction to Philosophy............ 3cr.
  • COMM 260 - Organizational Communication............ 3cr.

March

  • MATH 125 - Explorations in Mathematics............ 3cr.
  • PSYC 261 - Social Psychology............ 3cr.

Summer

  • Language............ 6cr.

August

  • THEO 200 - Theological Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • MGMT 300 - Managerial Behavior............ 3cr.

October

  • PHIL 200 - Philosophical Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • HEM 104/105 - Chemistry: Life & Health/Lab............ 3cr.

January

  • ACCT 200 - Introductory Financial Accounting (16-week course)............ 3cr.
  • MGMT 309 - Change Management............ 3cr.

March

  • ACCT 200 (continued)............ 3cr.
  • ENGL 205 - Literature and the Moral Imagination............ 3cr.

Summer

  • ECON 200 - Microeconomics............ 3cr.
  • MKTG 300 - Principles of Marketing............ 3cr.

August

  • FINC 300 - Business Finance (16-week course)............ 3cr.
  • PSYC 321 - Industrial-Organizational Psychology............ 3cr.

October

  • FINC 300 (continued)............ 3cr.
  • MGMT 314 - Leadership............ 3cr.

January

  • Historical Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • Fine Arts............ 3cr.

March

  • Scientific Perspectives............ 3cr.
  • ORGL 495 - Organizational Leadership Capstone............ 3cr.

Summer

  • Humanities Focus............ 3cr.

Sample Courses

MGMT 314 – Leadership. An analysis of various theories and approaches to leadership emphasizing team-building and situational leadership. The course includes skill development, experiential activities, theoretical constructs, and guest speakers who are leaders in a variety of settings.

COMM 260 – Organizational Communication. Organization theories and key concepts provide the framework for addressing contemporary communication issues and how these issues affect individual, group, and organization performance and effectiveness.

PSYC 261 – Social Psychology. A study of the individual’s personality, attitudes and behavior in multi-individual situations.

ORGL 495 – Organizational Leadership Capstone. Students apply an understanding of organizational and leadership concepts, as well as effective communication skills, toward solving an organizational problem as they complete group-based projects.

Outcomes

An Organizational Leadership degree prepares students as leaders to advance in their organizations or launch new careers in industries like business or technology, including Management, Communications, Training and Development, Health Care, Financial Systems, Information Systems

Graduates are also prepared for entry master's programs such as business, leadership or psychology, or graduate school programs such as law school.

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ACCELERATED FORMAT

The Accelerated Degree Completion program offers a combination of evening, weekend and online classes over eight-week sessions. With enough transfer credits, adult students can graduate in about two years. Terms start in January, March, May, July, August and October.


VETERAN FRIENDLY

Xavier’s Student Veterans Center strives to help all veteran and military connected students transition to campus successfully and thrive both academically and professionally. As a Yellow Ribbon School, up to 100 percent of tuition is covered at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


TRANSFER CREDITS

Xavier gives credit for academic courses from regionally accredited institutions, earned CLEP credit, some military experience, the Ohio Police Officer's Training Academy, and other training programs. Your adviser can help you get the most out of the credit you've received.


The Xavier Experience

"Coming back as an adult student, again, I was so fearful, but I would advise people if they're thinking about it, do it. Talk to an advisor. Walk the campus. The support is phenomenal, and embrace every minute of the Xavier experience, because the Xavier experience is truly amazing."

Robin Hickey, BLA with concentration in Organizational Leadership, Class of '18