Business Leadership

Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership emphasizes the theory and practice of leadership through a comprehensive curriculum of industrial and organizational psychology, conflict management, organizational behavior, and strategic management. You will analyze recent trends in globalization and the constant need to update your leadership skills.

Program Outcomes
Graduates from the Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership program will be able to:

  • Examine the influence of leadership, vision, and strategic planning in a variety of organizations and environments;
  • Assess the process of leading others in environments increasingly characterized by change and complexity;
  • Apply principles of human behavior and motivation to maximize use of human resources;
  • Appreciate the trends of a global world and the need to continually update leadership principles and techniques;
  • Analyze methods of organization change and development; and
  • Evaluate the most recent tools and concepts emerging in management and leadership.

Program Requirements

  • Total Minimum Credits Required: 120 credits
  • General Education Requirements: 49 credits
  • Major Requirements: 39 credits
  • Electives: 32 credits

Major Course Requirements (39 credits):
LIB 125 Contemporary Issues in Organizational Leadership (3 credits)
BUS 250 Corporate & Social Responsibility (3 credits)
MGT 330 Management for Organizations (3 credits)
BUS 318 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
PSY 302 Industrial / Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
BUS 340 Business Communications (3 credits) OR
INF 240 Visual / Verbal Presentations (3 credits)
COM 325 Communication & Conflict (3 credits)
MGT 380 Leadership for Organizations (3 credits)
MGT 425 Leadership & Motivation (3 credits)
MGT 321 Assessing Leadership Skills (3 credits)
BUS 370 Organizational Development (3 credits)
MGT 450 Strategic Planning for Organizations (3 credits)
MGT 460 Leadership Priorities & Practice (3 credits)

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Cohort Retention, Persistence, and Graduation

Cohort Retention, Persistence, and Graduation


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