(Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Applied Studies)

Organizational leadership crosses disciplinary, organizational, community, and cultural boundaries and teaches students how to contribute as citizens in a complex, multi-cultural world. Program graduates are well-positioned to embark on new careers or further study in multiple fields, or to advance in their current careers. Organizational Leadership upper-level core coursework (18 credits) introduces students to the major theories and models of leadership, with a focus on how to use these theories and models to transform leadership in practice. Students also develop fundamental leadership skills such as communication, human resources management, financial management, and applied organizational research.

The Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) is suitable for:

  • Students who already have an Associate of Arts & Sciences degree
  • Students who have taken a few college courses and wish to transfer in some credits
  • Students who are beginning college and select Organizational Leadership as their major

​The Bachelor of Applied Studies degree (B.A.S.) requires that a student have an Applied Associate Degree. Students accepted into this program will be able to transfer coursework from any Wisconsin Technical College System campus and enter the University as juniors. Students then complete enough additional credits to satisfy UW-Green Bay general education requirements, requirements for the Organizational Leadership major, and all other degree requirements.

Learning Outcomes for the Organizational Leadership Major

  1. Apply the principles and practices of leadership to interact positively with a wide range of individuals, groups, organizations, and communities.  
  2. Apply tools of leaders such as financial and risk management, organizational research/assessment, negotiation, planning, and communication strategies.   
  3. Use data and research to think critically and creatively about strategic opportunities and challenges to help organizations adapt effectively to changing contexts.  
  4. Understand and apply approaches to collaborating with individuals and groups to promote effective organizations. 
  5. Practice engaged, ethical, and socially responsible leadership in the context of social, cultural, and global diversity.