Skilled leaders are invaluable in the ever-changing modern workplace. Prepare to drive positive change, develop direction and improve the way organizations work — and do it on your schedule, so you can maintain your commitments to work and family. Adult degree completion scheduling means you can take classes when it works for you, including evening and online courses. In fact, you can complete the entire Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership program online if you wish. Classes are taught by faculty members with extensive leadership experience and a passion for helping adult learners succeed and advance their careers.
The Heller College of Business faculty offers an Organizational Leadership, BA/MA Organization Development Accelerated Program to eligible students. Students entering this program can earn both a bachelor's in Organizational Leadership and a master's of arts in less time than earning these degrees separately would require.
You’ll develop the skills to help influence organizations and manage change in fast-evolving work environments. Our students graduate with effective communication skills, a deep understanding of leadership and team dynamics, and the ability to think strategically about the challenges facing organizations.
Career options for Organizational Leadership graduates include: employee training and development, employee recruitment, health care administration, business consulting, association and nonprofit management, information management, human resource management, labor relations, law enforcement, project management, strategic planning, corporate communications, and virtual organization management.
The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership offers two different accelerated pathways to graduate study, one to the Master of Arts in Organization Development and one to the Master of Arts in Public Administration through a 4+1 program.
Students choosing to continue on for graduate study in Organization Development can apply to the 4+1 program and, once accepted, can take the following graduate courses as an undergraduate student:
Students choosing to continue on for graduate study in Public Administration can apply to the 4+1 program and, once accepted, can take the following graduate courses as an undergraduate student:
I had put off college because of fear of failing. But I reached a point in my career where I could go no further. The next step was a directorship, and I needed that degree. I needed to check off that box so I didn’t have any barriers in moving up. Roosevelt provided that and much more.
By blending my professional experience with the range of academic materials I use for the classes, I address all of the issues that arise during each course in a way that is credible, useful, and stimulating for my students. I’m also convinced that newly acquired knowledge is most beneficial when there is a practical application and thus, I work to develop assignments that incorporate textbooks, course materials, and 'real life' situations.