Organizational Communication and Leadership

The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication and Leadership at St. Edward’s prepares you to facilitate clear and effective communication across all levels of an organization. You'll learn to inspire, coach and lead others toward a common strategic vision — whether you work for a small business, a nonprofit or a public corporation.

All required courses in this major are offered in seven-week accelerated sessions. With two seven-week sessions per semester, you can choose to take more classes each semester and finish your degree faster. You have the flexibility to build your degree plan around your schedule. 

Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication and Leadership

Overview:

The BA in Organizational Communication and Leadership is far-reaching in its scope and thus is applicable to a variety of career paths. A degree in Organizational Communication and Leadership will equip you with the expertise and skills to succeed in a variety of career paths. Graduates of the program take on roles as leaders, managers, change agents, and program directors in public, private, and nonprofit organizations.

Courses in ethics, leadership, organizational change, and conflict resolution foster innovative thinking, cultivate best practices, and encourage real-world problem-solving skills. Students develop and enrich their skills and learn best practices in how to effectively manage workplace situations ranging from workforce reduction to creating and maintaining trust and confidence among employees to leveraging technology to advance an organization.

Degree Plan:

For detailed descriptions and timing of courses, please see the New College Bulletin (course catalog).

REQUIRED COURSES FOR MAJOR (36 CREDIT HOURS)
• Foundations of Organizational Communication and Leadership
• Leadership Theory and Group Performance                                               
• Innovation, Communication, and Organizational Change                          
• Group Communication and Team Building                                                
• Training and Development
• Intercultural Communication
• Conflict Resolution in Organizations                                                          
• Communication, Leadership, and Technology                                            
• Organizational Research
• Business Ethics                                                                                             

SELECT TWO COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING:
• Technical and Business Writing
• Interpersonal Communication
• Public Relations and Policy
• Marketing Communication
• Budgeting for Public and Nonprofits
• Strategic Planning for Government and Nonprofits                                                                                                                                                     
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (UP TO 36 HOURS)

MISSION COURSES (UP TO 12 HOURS)