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Organizational Leadership (Accelerated)

The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership at St. Edward’s prepares you to inspire, coach and lead others toward a common strategic vision — whether you work for a small business, a nonprofit agency or a publicly traded 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. If you enroll with 60+ transferable credits, you can complete your degree in less than two years.

Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership


Organizational leadership goes well beyond conventional management, with strategies that support visionary thinking and inspire workplace innovation. You’ll learn to build a culture of trust and help employees see the benefits of organizational changes, so they can adapt and respond effectively. And you’ll focus on leadership ethics to guide you in making the right decisions for stakeholders of your organization.

As a BA in Organizational Leadership major, you’ll explore workplace dynamics, leadership best practices, and the value of human resources and diversity in an organization. In-depth coursework in leadership, planning, research and communication will equip you to take the lead and solve problems in your organization. You’ll learn strategies to manage organizational change and promote the kind of creative thinking that strengthens competitive advantage.

Candidates for the BA in Organizational Leadership program include students with critical thinking and problem-solving skills and the ability to listen well and relate easily to others.

Graduates of this program are prepared to take on many leadership roles for private, nonprofit and public organizations. They may work as project managers, executive directors for nonprofits, health services managers, public administrators, business consultants and organizational development directors.

Degree Plan:

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

• Foundations of Organizational Communication and Leadership
• Leadership Theory and Group Performance
• Innovation, Communication and Organizational Change
• Communication, Leadership and Technology
• Organizational Research
• Technical and Business Writing
• Budgeting for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
• Strategic Planning for Government and Nonprofits
• Leadership Ethics
• Group Dynamics
• Diversity in Society
• Global Issues



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