Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Organization Studies

Analyze and change organizational structures while gaining a perspective on the roles of effective leaders and followers within business. In this major, you’ll draw on several subjects such as management, sociology, and psychology to learn how to function creatively and effectively in a variety of organizations. Build your business skills while cultivating knowledge in project management, communication, and training and development.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
January 6
Hybrid or Online
Course Length
10 Weeks
Transferable Credit
Bachelor's Degree
Per Credit
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Skills You'll Learn

Lead high-performing teams and groups using effective management techniques

Work effectively across cultures

Organizational behavior practices and promotion


Common Core Courses
Major Courses
Elective Courses

Electives vary based on the amount of credits transferred. Your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Organization Studies

By 2020, 65% of job openings will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school, according to a study done by the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute.

Management jobs are projected to increase 8%through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Organizational leaders will be needed as innovation and change are an integral part of any organiza¬tion’s plans for growth.

By 2027 employers will need 87.7 million individuals in project management roles, according to the Project Management Institute. Employers will need to fill 2.2 million project-orientated roles annually. Demand will be high in various industries including healthcare, information services, finance, oil and gas, construction, business services, and manufacturing.

Job Titles

Job Analyst
Human Resources Administrator
Equal Opportunity Representative
Operations Manager
Project Manager
Personnel Manager

Operations Manager Salary: National Average


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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Combined Degrees

Accelerate your education by combining bachelor's completion with earning a master's degree.

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