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Accelerated Organizational Leadership (BA/BAS)

Shaping Positive Change

Earn a degree to engage people with mission.

A degree in organizational leadership will open doors to careers in management, HR and talent development, across all sectors of industry, including nonprofit and government.

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Two Paths to Your Degree

Develop as a leader by gaining theoretical and practical experience. Ensure optimal performance of individuals, groups and organizations. Learn how to build a culture of performance. Get started by determining which degree is for you. 

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Bachelor of Arts (BA)

This path may be ideal for you if any of the following apply:

  • You are entering college for the first time
  • You have some college credits but no associate's degree
  • You hold an Associate of Arts and Science degree
  • You do not hold an Applied Associate degree
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Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS)

This path might be the best fit for you if:

  • You hold a two-year applied degree from a Wisconsin technical college campus or any other regionally-accredited college awarding the two-year degree.
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Area of Focus

Choose an accelerated emphasis.

With Organizational Leadership as your degree goal, you will take a blend of core and emphasis courses. Two of the emphases are accelerated. Self-directed is our most popular emphasis because it's the most flexible. An emphasis in Rising Leadership provides students with the knowledge, perspectives and skills to help them become leaders in the workplace.

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Other Areas of Emphasis

Other areas of emphasis are available representing other sectors. Courses are guaranteed online, and some courses may be accelerated.

  • Applied Communication
  • Business Administration
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Environmental Policy & Planning
  • Management in Health Systems
  • Public & Nonprofit Management
  • Rising Leadership
  • Self-Directed

Earn as You Learn

Certificate in Organizational Development

If you are on a pathway to a degree in Organizational Leadership, you can earn a certificate after the completion of these four courses:

  • COMM 166
  • ORG LEAD 347
  • ORG LEAD 348
  • PU EN AF 345

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Next Steps

All accelerated classes will be offered online. When you enroll in the program, you will benefit from branch campus tuition. Therefore, you will need to choose a branch campus location closest to where you live — either Manitowoc, Marinette or Sheboygan. Important enrollment deadlines are available from the Bursar's Office.

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When you connect with an admissions advisor they will not only help you with your application, they can also evaluate any prior learning with an unofficial credit evaluation. 

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Don't forget! Choose one of our branch campus locations — Manitowoc, Marinette or Sheboygan. New users will need to create an account. Check out our helpful hints.


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Once your application processes, you will be connected with a UW-Green Bay academic advisor.

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Have Questions?

It's perfectly normal to have questions—and a lot of them! Our dedicated admissions counselors are ready to assist in whatever way they can. You're one message away from answers.

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