Program

Organizational Leadership crosses disciplinary, organizational, community, and cultural boundaries. The Organizational Leadership major delivers a flexible, interdisciplinary educational experience while promoting the development of fundamental leadership skills such as innovative thinking, communication, budgeting, human resources and organizational behavior. Organizational Leadership teaches students how to be effective leaders in a complex, multi-cultural world. With this flexible degree, enhance your career trajectory with an emphasis tailored to your own goals. 

Leaders are needed in every sector, not just business. Graduates are well-positioned to embark on new careers or advance in their current work. With a four-year degree in an easy-to-complete program of courses, you can progress in your career by choosing courses that meet your needs. Our alumni become public executives, business professionals, emergency managers, healthcare executives, environmental leaders, nonprofit managers, corporate managers and human resources professionals, among others.

Besides completing six core leadership courses, you will choose the Emphasis that suits your needs best. Areas of emphasis include Applied Communication, Business, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Management, Environmental Policy and Planning, Healthcare Management, and Public/Nonprofit Leadership. If desired, you can create an emphasis tailored to your individual goals through a 12 credit Self-Directed area of emphasis.

Three of the Emphases offer Certificates: by completing a set of courses, you can become certified as having met the particular requirements for a leadership position in Emergency Management (15 credits), Healthcare Management (15 credits), or Nonprofit Management (18 credits).

As a fully online major, you still can complete internships, independent studies, honors projects and other hands-on learning experiences. Our faculty are experienced online instructors, many of whom work in the field. Courses incorporate leading practices in online and distance learning.