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Rise to the Top as an Effective Leader by Getting Your Online Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership

With an Organizational Leadership Degree from CSU Global, you’ll be qualified and prepared to work at any organization in nearly any industry. 

Our Organizational Leadership Bachelor’s Degree program was designed to hone your people skills so you can serve as an effective leader in the modern economy. 

This program explores the various aspects of effective leadership, including communication skills, organizational structure and design, legal issues, organizational behavior, team dynamics, forward thinking change leadership, conflict resolution, and employee morale, making it an excellent fit for anyone who wants to spend their time at work leading a team of effective employees.

CSU Global’s online Bachelor’s Of Science In Organizational Leadership is designed to train you for modern leadership jobs and prepare you with the skills and abilities needed to enhance your value in the job market. 


Career Outlook

9.54% PAY INCREASE Alumni from CSU Global’s online degree in organizational leadership report receiving an average pay increase of nearly 10% one year after earning their degree.

9.54% PAY INCREASE On average, the pay increase a typical CSU Global graduate of the B.S. in Organizational Leadership program received one year after earning their degree.

$96,180 ESTIMATED STARTING SALARY The BLS reports that Administrative Service Managers earn an estimated annual salary above $95k.

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST, ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES MANAGER Some job titles reported by alumni from CSU Global’s Bachelor’s program in Organizational Leadership.

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Watch a Quick 2-Minute Overview

This quick video covers a variety of topics, including:

  • Why you should consider a Bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership.
  • What skills you’ll develop in our Organizational Leadership Program.
  • Which roles our B.S. in Organizational Leadership prepares you to assume.

What Career Objectives Will Our Organizational Leadership Program Help You Accomplish?

Whether you already have experience in leadership and simply lack the degree needed to advance in your role, or you have no prior experience in management, our B.S. Degree in Organizational Leadership is designed to train you for a successful career in leadership roles.

CSU Global’s Bachelor’s Of Science In Organizational Leadership is an excellent fit for anyone looking to:

  • Advance your career in your organization, lead your own company, or further your professional development.
  • Learn practical skills needed to guide teams to success.
  • Play a crucial role at your current organization, or at your next one.
  • Lead organizations, including teams, staff, and resources.
  • Develop critical-thinking skills for analysis in strategic planning and innovation.

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Which Organizational Leadership Skills Will You Develop?

Our online Organizational Leadership program is designed to provide employees with the foundational skills and abilities needed to become effective leaders.

Specific learning outcomes include the following:

  • Demonstrating the application of effective communication and research skills.
  • Applying proficient leadership skills to strategic organizational development and change.
  • Examining ethical behaviors and outcomes of decisions within organizations and the possible impact to society.
  • Practicing critical thinking skills for competent analysis and decision-making.
  • Evaluating leadership in a diverse professional setting.
  • Planning to lead through new technologies and a global mindset.

What Leadership Functions Will You Study?

CSU Global’s online Organizational Leadership courses will build your understanding of important leadership activities, including:

  • Basic leadership functions.
  • Organizational behavior.
  • Organizational design and structure.
  • Conflict resolution. 
  • Leadership communication skills.
  • Policy development.
  • Strategic decision-making. 
  • Ethical and Legal issues.
  • Organizational forecasting and leading change.

What Organizational Leadership Courses Will You Take?

CSU Global’s Organizational Leadership Bachelor’s Degree requires the completion of 120 total credits, including a mix of core degree courses, general education courses, elective courses, and optional degree specializations and certificates.

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General Education Courses (31 Credits)

CSU Global’s General Education Courses are more than a bachelor’s degree requirement. They are designed to help you develop and strengthen valuable skills demanded in the workplace.

Already taken some courses? Up to 90 total credits (and 64 from community colleges) can be transferred into a bachelor’s degree at CSU Global. Request a Transcript Evaluation Summary to see how close you already are to graduation!

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Core Degree Courses (30 Credits)

  • ORG300 Applying Leadership Principles
    The opportunities for students, in this first course, for all majors are to learn personal and professional leadership styles and drivers by providing an overview of leadership basics. Leadership skills are utilized across fields of study. Regardless of the roles individuals assume in an organization, they will need to communicate effectively, influence others, and understand the way they respond to others and why. The course engages students in discussion, exploration, and application of leadership skills, principles, and practices. Students will learn about the relationships and connections leaders have with individuals and organizations. Topics include leadership communication, motivation, style, and characteristics. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • ORG301 Leading Organizational Behavior
    Students conduct a broad analysis of individual and group behavior in organizations. Students learn how organizations are led effectively and through quality of employees work life. Topics include job design, organizational structure and design, decision-making, power, rewards, stress, organizational change, and group/individual behavior. Topics are covered with both leadership theory and application.
  • ORG429 Ethics and Law in Organizations
    Students in this course examine legalities and ethics in the workplace and the role organizational leaders adopt in ethical behavior. Students will learn the basic frameworks of ethical transactions and legalities in organizational leadership. Students will establish a proficiency in critical thinking skills to identify and answer ethical and legal issues normally encountered in organizations.
  • ORG400 Leading Teams in Organizations
    This course examines the development, organization, and leadership of teams in both traditional and virtual settings, while also considering the impact globalization has on the importance of effective team participation and leadership. This course is designed to facilitate skill development and a working knowledge of and experience in team creation, leading teams, and individual roles within the team.
  • ORG430 Vision and Transformation: Leading Forward
    In this course, students will examine how leaders use information and intuition to transform and drive organizations towards the future. Knowing how to develop a vision, make incremental advances, support innovation in the organizational culture, and influence across organizational hierarchies are crucial to leading forward. Learning practical skills to cultivate innovators in the organization is an expectation of learning in this course.
  • ORG420 Leading Organizational Change
  • ORG405 Principles and Practices of Effective Leadership
    This course explores the various aspects of leadership. Students learn concepts such as leadership styles, effective leadership, diversity and best practices for motivating and influencing groups and individuals within organizations. Additional topics focus on application of effective leadership skills in relation to shaping culture and leading change. Prerequisite: ORG300
  • ORG423 Communication Strategies for Leaders
    This course provides a practical view of leadership communication strategies for transmitting, receiving, and understanding information in the workplace. Emphasis is on equipping leaders with the knowledge of how to overcome communication barriers by utilizing appropriate strategies and methods.
  • ORG470 Leading Through Conflict Resolution
    This course revolves around identification and analysis of leadership strategies for dealing with both functional and dysfunctional conflict in the workplace. Included is a study of conflict management styles of avoidance, accommodation, collaboration, negotiation, mediation, and domination.
  • ORG480 Capstone - Organizational Leadership
    This capstone course provides students the opportunity to understand, observe, and facilitate organizational efforts toward problem solving and social change within an organization. Students will demonstrate what they have learned throughout their organizational leadership program and apply it in real world situations, developing a plan to deal with a significant organizational problem. The student will create one major plan to address the problem in detail.
  • ORG495* Organizational Leadership Practicum
    The practicum provides students with practical experience in organizations specific to their fields. Each student will work under the direct supervision of a senior-level professional at an approved organization or company. The purpose of the practicum is for students to apply and integrate what they have learned during the core courses of their programs.

*ORG495 is an optional course that provides students with practical experience in organizations relevant to their field. This course may not be available in all states, see the State Specific Authorization Policy.

Degree Specialization (Optional) (15 Credits)

Elective Courses (Remaining credits to reach 120 total credits)

The remainder of your degree is comprised of courses of your choice that support your educational goals and needs. Including a specialization reduces the number of elective credits you'll need to complete your bachelor's degree.

What is Organizational Leadership?

Organizational Leadership explores different leadership qualities, aspects, and roles to help students learn how to become more effective and efficient organizational leaders.

CSU Global’s Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership program trains students to improve their:

  • Communication skills.
  • Understanding of organizational structure and design.
  • Comprehension of organizational ethics and legal issues.
  • Ability to lead organizational behavior.
  • Capabilities for reviewing and optimizing team dynamics.
  • Skills in strategic decision-making. 
  • Conflict resolution skills and leading change.
  • People skills.
  • Ability to enhance employee morale.

If you’re looking to serve in a leadership or director capacity, then studying organizational leadership may be the perfect option for advancing your career.

Why Does Organizational Leadership Matter?

Organizational leadership is important because every organization needs leaders capable of assuming command, setting strategic objectives, and determining how to reach the organization’s goals in an effective, efficient manner.

Organizational leaders are found in every industry and at every organization, including private companies, public corporations, nonprofits, and state and federal government agencies.

Organizations looking to improve their performance  are likely to turn to well-trained organizational leaders for assistance, making this an excellent field for anyone who likes leading, working with people, designing strategies, and implementing new processes and procedures. 

Simply put, organizational leaders often make a major difference wherever they work, so if you’re looking to have a large, positive impact wherever you work, then this could be the perfect field of study for you.

What Do Organizational Leaders Do?

Organizational Leaders are tasked with a series of important roles vital to the organizations they serve, including:

  • Making important decisions that impact the entire organization, from implementing new programs to altering existing processes, or determining the direction and/or scope of future organizational changes.
  • Increasing organizational efficiencies by enhancing profit margins, reducing costs, altering business procedures, marketing strategies, production processes or making other important changes to the way the organization operates.
  • Working with HR Managers to establish training guidelines and policies for new employees, new positions or new services, and/or updating training procedures for existing personnel.
  • Guiding organizational capacity by evaluating business research and potential technological or organizational innovations, allowing the organization to more effectively utilize personnel, resources and capital. 

At any organization and across every industry, it’s the organizational leader calling the shots, making decisions, and guiding the growth and success of the entities that they lead.

What Can I Do With a Bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership?

CSU Global’s Organizational Leadership Bachelor’s program alumni are well-prepared to assume the following responsibilities:

  • Planning, implementing, and directing both people and organizational processes.
  • Helping make important decisions around staffing and resource allocation.
  • Spearheading organizational training and development.
  • Overseeing communications and conflict management.

Earning your Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership will enhance your people skills and leadership abilities, improving your marketability for relevant roles in any industry.

Several common job titles for professional organizational leaders include:

  • Training and Development Manager
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Operations Specialties Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Specialist
  • Military Officer

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Why Should You Choose CSU Global?

CSU Global provides more than just a diploma. Our career-driven programs are based on real-world concepts designed to help you excel in the workplace from day one. Our Tuition Guarantee ensures that your rate won’t rise from enrollment to graduation, and because we know how hard it can be to juggle education, work, and family responsibilities, our programs can be completed entirely online, with no set times or locations, monthly class starts and accelerated courses.

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CSU Global’s School of Management and Innovation is ranked #1 by Top Management Schools in their Top 25 Online Bachelor’s in Project Management ranking.


CSU Global project management curriculum is aligned with the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading project management organization.


The Best Schools ranked CSU Global’s online Bachelor’s in Project Management program #5 out of 20.


CSU Global’s B.S. in Organizational leadership is accredited by the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC), the world’s leading specialized accrediting body for project management.

“I really enjoy the classes and interaction with my classmates. The staff is wonderful to deal with, and answers all of my questions — no matter how crazy they are!”


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