Online Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership

An organizational leadership degree can provide a path to many different management positions. The skills gained can prove useful in both the public and private sectors. The abilities honed in this program can help organizations function with efficiency.

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Next start date: 10/13/2021


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What is an organizational leadership degree?

An organizational leadership degree is an academic program that focuses on developing effective leaders. Organizational leaders set strategic goals for the organization and motivate employees to successfully carry out assignments in service to those goals.

Why get an organizational leadership degree?

 

You should consider an organizational leadership bachelor of arts degree if becoming a manager and leader in your field of work is a goal of yours. This is not a business degree; the focus is on leadership rather than aspects of business. So, it's worth earning an organizational leadership degree if you’re looking to be an effective leader in a variety of sectors.

The exact duties of a leader will vary depending on the industry and organization you work for. But these key skills you gain through this program will be useful in most all leadership roles:

  • Conflict management.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Decision making and problem solving.
  • Delegation.
  • Strategic planning.

What can you do with an organizational leadership degree?

 

Organizations in the private, public and nonprofit sectors all have a demand for effective leaders. These companies need leaders with the ability to communicate clearly, motivate their teams and, thereby, improve the company’s bottom line. This program will help you develop the skills necessary to lead organizations toward accomplishing their goals and objectives.

Will my organizational leadership degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Organizational leadership courses

This degree encourages deep dives into ideas central to leading modern organizations. You will study behavioral dynamics, resource allocation and more. The broad range of topics and focus on leadership create a comprehensive experience. You aren't only prepared to work in the field, but to excel.


OGL 357: Assessment in Organizations


OGL 360: Assessment of Leadership Effectiveness


OGL 484: Internship


OGL 320: Foundations of Project Management


OGL 220: Behavioral Dynamics in Organizations (SB)


OGL 365: Special Topics


OGL 345: Organizational Ethics (HU)


OGL 340: Special Topics


What jobs can you get with an organizational leadership degree

Organizational leadership degree graduates have the skillset to qualify for many managerial roles across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Potential career opportunities include:

CEO


Growth: -10.0 %
Salary: $185,950

Chief Sustainability Officer


Growth: -10.0 %
Salary: $185,950

Employee Training Manager


Growth: 7.3 %
Salary: $115,640

General Manager (GM)


Growth: 5.8 %
Salary: $103,650

Human Resources Manager


Growth: 6.3 %
Salary: $121,220

Marketing Manager


Growth: 6.7 %
Salary: $142,170

Medical and Health Services Manager


Growth: 31.5 %
Salary: $104,280

Quality Control Manager


Growth: 0.9 %
Salary: $108,790

Sales Manager


Growth: 3.5 %
Salary: $132,290

A faculty with diverse experience in organizational leadership

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing. 

A faculty with diverse experience in organizational leadership

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing. 

Organizational leadership admission requirements

I am a future

You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

A strong foundation of learning for organizational leadership students

ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report.

#1


in innovation for 6 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 10


best online bachelor’s programs.

Top 10%


best global universities.

80%


of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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