Online Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management
Dr. Alan Swank is Chair of Operations and General Management within Ashford University's College of Business and Professional Studies. He holds a Doctorate in Organization, Management, and Leadership from Capella University and a Master's degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University. Read his full bio.
Improve your understanding of how organizations function and develop effective skills in management and leadership when you pursue your Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management degree from Ashford University.
In the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management degree program, you will examine the human side of managing organizations, including communications, group behavior, decision-making, human resource management, and ethics.
After graduation, you will be prepared for a career as a leader of organizations. You may choose to pursue a job search in business, to start your own business, or to pursue careers with local, state, or federal government organizations. You may also seek a career in any of the following industries:
- Small Business Management
- Non-profit Organizations
Special Terms and Conditions
Successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management degree program by itself does not provide licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Ashford University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate's application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification.
You may also choose to delve into other areas of organizational management when you add a specialization to your organizational management degree program. A specialization consists of four (4) courses, each worth three (3) credits. These courses are taught online as part of your degree program. For more detailed information, see the Courses tab. Choose from the following specializations:
- Human Resources Management
Elevate your Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management degree by adding a specialization in Human Resources Management. You will develop the skills and knowledge critical to effectiveness in this essential organizational management function.
- Logistics Management
Coordinate your career for success by adding a specialization in Logistics Management. You will learn how to distribute products, services, and material while preparing for a career managing transportation, warehouses, and supply chains.
- Project Management
Build on your Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management with a specialization in Project Management. You will be well-equipped to seize new opportunities in this fast-growing field.
- Public Administration
Promote civil society and social justice by adding a specialization in Public Administration to your Bachelor's degree. You will enhance the management skills you need to perform effectively within public, government, or not-for-profit organizations.
- Sports and Recreation Management
Score a point for your career! With this specialization added to your Bachelor's degree, you will enhance both your business and technical skills in the sports and recreation industry.
Use previous education or work experience to enhance your degree and customize it more closely with your professional and educational goals. You can transfer up to 12 approved credits of applicable coursework to add to your Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management. Transfer concentrations are available in the following fields of study:
- Applied Behavioral Science (Human Services)
- Business Administration
- Child Study*
- Criminal Justice
- Computer Science Studies
- Culinary Arts Management
- Early Childhood Education*
- Elementary Education*
- Engineering Studies
- English/Language Arts
- Environmental Science
- Foreign Language Studies
- Health Care Administration
- Homeland Security
- Hospitality Management
- Human Services Administration
- Insurance & Risk Management
- Liberal Studies
- Physical Education
- Political Science
- Project Management
- Public Administration
- Public Safety Administration
- Retail Management
If you don't see a concentration listed here but you have some courses or experience in another field, just give us a call at 866.711.1700 to find out if it could qualify as a transfer concentration.
Your courses in this Bachelor of Arts degree program are taught by advance-degreed instructors with real-world experience in the subjects they teach. In addition, you can transfer up to 90 approved credits toward your Bachelor's degree and accelerate your degree completion.
If an organizational management degree fits your personal goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.