Apr 20, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Organizational Leadership, BA (Online)

School Center for Leadership Studies, Adult and Professional Studies
Academic Award Bachelor of Arts
Credits Required 120 semester credits
Dean Jim Jessup
CIP Code 52.0213
Available at Online, Oregon extension

The BA in Organizational Leadership is an “in career” degree focusing on developing within students the personal characteristics and professional competencies needed for success and career advancement within their chosen vocation and/or place of employment. Organizational Leadership draws from a cross-section of disciplines with the common focus of practical application in today’s highly mobile and demanding workforce. Built upon a leadership core that is applicable to leading within a broad range of settings, students then coordinate with their advisor to design their academic program based on their chosen leadership path. This major challenges them to expand their professional potential within their unique calling and future plans. Thus, students are better equipped to advance within their current setting while being more prepared for future vocational options.

Program Objectives

Graduates with a degree in Organizational Leadership will be able to:

  1. Analyze the underlying philosophies and approaches held by major leadership theories.
  2. Articulate the principles involved in building and motivating effective teams.
  3. Apply the steps and principles associated with decision-making in various organizational settings.
  4. Evaluate methods and strategies that maintain effectiveness in an environment of organizational change.
  5. Integrate course concepts into a personal philosophy of leadership.

Contact the College of Adult and Professional Studies Enrollment Office for an information packet.



Core Curriculum Requirements: 60

Humanities: 9

  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see course descriptions  for applicability)
  • ENGL xxx3 Any Literature course 3 credits
  • HIST xxx3 Any Course in History 3 credits
  • 3 additional credits selected from the following 3 credits
    Art (ARTE), Bible (BIBL), Drama (DRAM), English (ENGL), History (HIST), Language (LANG), Music (MUSI), or Theology (THEO)

Social Sciences: 9

  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see course descriptions  for applicability)
  • Select a minimum of two disciplines from the following:

Business Administration (BUSM), Communication (except COMM 1213), Economics, Education (EDUC), Geography (GEOG), Health & Fitness (PEDU), Information Technology (INTC), Management (BMGT), Marketing (BMKT), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSYC), Sociology/Anthropology (SOCI), or User Experience Design (UXDE)

Science and Mathematics: 6

  • MATH xxxx - College-level Mathematics 3 credits
  • SCIE xxxx - Science course with Lab 3 credits

Formation and Calling: 3

General Electives: 18

Any college-level courses

General Electives: 24

Any college-level courses