Well-developed leadership skills are critical for professional success in today's fast-paced organizations. The Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership provides maximum flexibility for transferring in previously earned college credits while focusing on the leadership and management knowledge and skills you're seeking.
The organizational leadership degree online program features courses on managing change, organizational behavior and management principles, designed to instill effective leadership skills for use in businesses, nonprofits and government organizations.
At Southern New Hampshire University, you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. The online BS in Business Studies program with an organizational leadership concentration has been developed in consultation with professionals to ensure students learn real-world applicable concepts.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your organizational leadership degree online at SNHU include:
Completion of the organizational leadership degree opens career opportunities in a number of fields, including managerial and leadership roles in businesses, nonprofit agencies and government.
Opportunities for skilled leaders are significant. For example, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment opportunities for managers will increase by 454,300 new jobs by 2020.
The organizational leadership degree online curriculum focuses on effective leadership tools for survival, growth, productivity improvements and conflict management in today's increasingly complex business environment.
This course is designed to examine the fundamentals and principles of management in order to develop an understanding of management in any formal organization. Special attention is paid to planning and decision-making. International management is also covered. Offered every semester. Writing Intensive Course.
This course focuses on the effective management of human resources during the process of change. It emphasizes change management as a tool for survival, growth, increased productivity and conflict management in the complex and volatile business environment of today and the future. Change in an international environment also is discussed. Offered every year. Team intensive course. Junior standing or permission of instructor.
Students study total quality management (TQM), which is crucial to efficient resource allocation and effective human resource management. Major factors affecting quality and strategies for effective total quality management are covered through the use of contemporary texts, reading, cases, exercises and simulations. International considerations also are studied. Offered every year. Team intensive course.
This course examines leadership as an inter-personal and intra-organizational phenomenon with an emphasis on student leadership development. It includes leadership assessment, leadership development, the leadership process, the contagious nature of leadership, leadership and productivity, motivation, and effective leadership styles and theories. An international perspective is included. Current readings, research, simulations and exercises are used. Offered every year. Team intensive course.
This course focuses on the primary factors that influence behavior in organizations. Emphasis is placed on leadership, group dynamics, inter- group dynamics, organizational structure and design, change, culture, power and politics, environment and technology and organizational behavior in an international context. Offered every year. Writing and team intensive course. Junior standing or permission of instructor.
OL - one (1) Organizational Leadership or Business course at the 300+ level Minimum Credits: 3
Free Elective Credits: 27
Total Credit: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
*Tuition rates are subject to change. Changes are generally implemented in June each year.
Additional Costs Books (course by course).
Students are responsible for providing their own internet access.
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