The primary goal of the major in organizational leadership is to help students enhance their effectiveness as members of organizations through the application of systems theory to the development of projects in organizations. Through adopting a holistic view of organizations, students are better able to understand the interrelatedness of leadership, organizational structure, culture, and processes, and how these factors ultimately affect organizational performance. The major follows an intensive course of study that includes a significant online component, or is delievered fully online. Moreover, the major offers students considerable flexibility to adapt their capstone research to for-profit, non-profit, or government types of organizations.

Please note, a minimum of 121 credits is required to earn the baccalaureate degree. In addition to completing their major courses, students may transfer credits, take coursework in our AA in Liberal Arts program, or take elective courses to fulfill the required number of credits.


Course Number Course Name Credit
INST 222 Foundations of Critical Thinking 3
INST 270 Justice in a Pluralistic Society 3
INST 350 Judeo Christian Perspectives on Leadership 3
LEAD 220 Statistical Analysis and Decision Making 3
LEAD 261 Secondary Research and Writing 3
LEAD 310 Leadership Formation and Development 3
LEAD 320 Research in Organizations 3
LEAD 336 Financial Concepts for Non-Financial Leaders 3
LEAD 340 Managing Ethics in Organizations 3
LEAD 350 Organizational Theory 3
LEAD 360 Essentials of Project Management 3
LEAD 380 Communication Strategies of the Leader 3
LEAD 410 Behavioral Dynamics in Organizations 3
LEAD 440 Strategic Change 3
LEAD 485 Organizational Leadership Capstone Course 3
  Total Credits 45

The order of courses may vary. This schedule includes periodic breaks between classes to provide time off for vacations and holidays.

Course Descriptions

Please visit the Academic Catalog for course descriptions.