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Organizational Leadership

Major

Program Overview

Elevate your potential and that of those around you as you learn to manage, inspire and lead others. Earn a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership to gain the theoretical and hands-on knowledge to lead and collaborate with others in a variety of organizational settings. You'll be prepared for careers in management, nonprofit leadership, consulting, communications and more.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time
Location: On-Campus, Online, Global Campus
Program Length: 4
Credit Hours: 39

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

Gain knowledge in intercultural communication, management and leadership, business ethics, human resources, communication, mentoring and coaching, nonprofit leadership and more. Then take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to real-world settings through our program's field experience. You'll graduate with the know-how and experience to elevate your career as a leader and influencer.
You'll have the chance to explore a range of areas based on your career goals. And you'll do so under the guidance of our experienced faculty. Gain the nuanced skills to navigate interpersonal relationships in the workplace. Familiarize yourself with organizational psychology and behaviors. Become rooted in ethical leadership and management strategies. Or develop a  robust understanding of the nonprofit industry or human resources department. Our program also adds a minor to help you stand out to employers as a well-rounded organizational leader.
You can earn your degree in an online or hybrid format depending on your needs. Our flexible and regionally accredited program allows you to earn your degree while working and/or taking care of a family. And if you meet the requirements, you can have 12 credits of your bachelor's degree applied to our master of science in administration program. That's one-third of the credits needed to complete a master's program. In other words, you'll have a head start on earning a graduate degree should you decide to pursue it.
You'll be prepared to contribute to a range of organizational areas, including:

  • Human resources manager.
  • Business consultant or trainer.
  • Customer service manager.
  • Chief executive officer.
  • Diversity director.
  • Communications specialist.

Program Highlights

As an organizational leadership student here, you'll:

  • Develop skills in the areas of leadership communication, coaching and mentoring, business ethics, intercultural communication, entrepreneurial decision making, marketing, public administration, grant writing, psychology, and more.
  • Have the chance to apply credit earned toward a related master's program at CMU.
  • Earn a bachelor's degree from a program regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Careers & Outcomes

With a degree in organizational leadership, you'll be prepared to elevate your career in a variety of business, nonprofit and organizational settings.

Career Projected Salary
Grants Manager/Administrator $50,574
Administrative Manager $56,645
Community Planner $65,885
Community Relations Director $58,212
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