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Organizational Leadership ,BA

Organizational Leadership, BA

Academic Programs / Undergraduate Degrees / Organizational Leadership

Fast Track, Organization, Organizations, leadership

Develop your knowledge of leadership theory, practice and skills to become an effective leader who can promote positive organizational change.

Program Description

The BA program in organizational leadership uses transdisciplinary methods that prepare students to become leaders in organizations. Students develop the skills and knowledge that leaders need to solve problems, communicate effectively, assess programs, manage resources and use emerging technologies in organizations.

Graduates are prepared for a range of positions in the public and private sectors, including in government, health care administration, nonprofit agencies, businesses and the service industry.

Students interested in completing the Bachelor of Arts program in the Gila Valley, Pinal County, Cochise County, Pima County, Yavapai County or Yuma are encouraged to complete a MyPath2ASU program. Students should see admission requirements below.

At a Glance
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No
  • First Required Math Course: Any math course that meets the MA designation.
  • Math Intensity: Generalprogram math intensity general

Required Courses (Major Map)
Accelerated Program Options
This program allows students to choose a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor. Fast track options appear at the top of the major map.

This program also allows students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years. It is offered as an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree with:

Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students are advised by their academic departments to apply.

Admission Requirements
General University Admission Requirements:

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission

Transfer Admission Requirements:

The MyPath2ASU™ pathway allows Arizona transfer students to complete a prescribed sequence of courses that meet the requirements for the community college's Associate of Arts degree along with the lower-division requirements for the ASU major.

Students completing their ASU degree at Yuma: Once the MyPath2ASU™ pathway requirements are complete, students complete the remaining requirements for the ASU bachelor's degree at the community college.

Students should visit https://admission.asu.edu/transfer for more information about ASU degrees offered at local community colleges.

Change of Major Requirements

A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.

Students should refer to https://changemajor.apps.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.

Attend Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.

Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use MyPath2ASU™ to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.

Global Opportunities
Global Experience

The organizational leadership program uses transdisciplinary methods that prepare students to become world-class leaders in the contemporary and fast-paced global workplace. Through study abroad experiences, students develop the skills and knowledge that leaders need to solve problems, communicate effectively, assess programs, manage resources and use emerging technologies in their organizations. https://goglobal.asu.edu/

The College of Integrative Sciences and Arts recommends the following study abroad programs for students majoring in organizational leadership: https://mystudyabroad.asu.edu/students/major/organizational-leadership.

Career Opportunities

Graduates possess skills and knowledge needed for leadership positions in a wide range of organizations, such as business, government, health care administration, nonprofit agencies and the service industry. Students who complete the program on the ground in Lake Havasu City choose from three concentrations, with the following job titles based on information from other universities with similar degrees.

Organizational behavior:

  • community relations manager
  • director of employee services
  • diversity specialist
  • director of training
  • knowledge manager
  • performance evaluation specialist

Organizational leadership:

  • director of youth development
  • deputy sheriff trainee
  • executive assistant
  • housing assistant
  • knowledge manager
  • organization development consultant
  • sales executive
  • sales manager
  • service manager
  • supervisor
  • talent manager

Project management:

  • account manager
  • facilities manager
  • project manager
  • senior video producer

Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.


Career *Growth *Median Salary
CEO
  
$185,950
  
$185,950
7.3%
$115,640
5.8%
$103,650
6.3%
$121,220
6.7%
$142,170
31.5%
$104,280
0.9%
$108,790
3.5%
$132,290
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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Contact Information

What are Accelerated Programs?
Accelerated Programs allow students the opportunity to expedite the completion of their degree.

3 year programs

These programs allow students to fast-track their studies after admission and earn a bachelor’s degree in three years or fewer while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students should talk to their academic advisor to get started.

4+1 year programs

These programs allow students to accelerate their studies by combining undergraduate with graduate coursework, which may allow them to earn a bachelor’s and a master's degree in as few as five years (for some programs).

Each program has requirements students must meet to be eligible for consideration. Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students are advised by their academic departments to apply.
What are Concurrent Programs?
Students pursuing concurrent degrees earn two distinct degrees and receive two diplomas. ASU offers students two ways to earn concurrent degrees: by choosing a predetermined combination or creating their own combination. Predetermined combinations have a single admissions application and one easy to follow major map. To add a concurrent degree to your existing degree, work with your academic advisor. Either way, concurrent degrees allow students to pursue their own personal or professional interests.
What are Joint Programs?
Joint programs, or jointly conferred degrees, are offered by more than one college and provide opportunities for students to take advantage of the academic strengths of two academic units. Upon graduation, students are awarded one degree and one diploma conferred by two colleges.

What constitutes a New Program?
ASU adds new programs to Degree Search frequently. Come back often and look for the “New Programs” option.
What are Online Programs?
ASU Online offers programs in an entirely online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. See https://asuonline.asu.edu/ for more information.
What is the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)?
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program in which residents of western states (other than Arizona) may be eligible for reduced nonresident tuition. See more information and eligibility requirements on the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program.

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