Take your education to the next level with a specialization in Organizational Leadership. With this specialization added to your online degree from Ashford University, you will be well prepared to lead today's organizations through changing times. Through three (3), three (3) credit courses of the Organizational Leadership specialization, you will explore leadership opportunities, organizational change, and how these will impact the future. Common areas of study for the Organizational Leadership specialization include change management, strategic thinking, decision-making, marketing, and innovation, with the goal of becoming an effective leader for today’s diverse and global workforce. Your specialization may require prerequisite course work. Please talk to your advisor for more information.
Specialization for Graduate Degrees
To become a leader you must take important steps to reach your goals. Earning an online organizational leadership focused degree could be your next step. With your Organizational Leadership Specialization added to your Master’s degree from Ashford University, you will be well prepared to lead today's businesses smoothly into the future. The Organizational Leadership Specialization amplifies your expertise in business and management while you explore leadership opportunities, organizational change, and how these will impact the future.
BUS 660 Contemporary Issues in Organizational Leadership
This course provides an in-depth examination of the multi-faceted concept of leadership studies by presenting the student with the vocabulary, concepts, theories, and applicable research that are fundamental to the understanding of leadership. The course examines contemporary and historical leadership issues, moral and ethical responsibilities of leadership, and leadership in a variety of contexts. Leadership as a social and political influence process is examined.
BUS 661 Leading Organizational Change
This course blends theories of leadership with concepts and models of organizational change. The change process consists of a series of steps that focuses on vision, implementation, change agents, and other internal and external components. The course provides insight into types of changes that impact organizations and possible strategies to effectively address those changes.
BUS 691 Strategies in Organizational Leadership
This course builds on leadership, business, and management concepts. This strategy course provides the student with the opportunity to synthesize all prior learning in leadership and related coursework and experiences, both personal and professional. The course expands the leader’s thinking and explores the arena of leadership and how it will impact the future of the individual, the organization, and the world in which we live.