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Great leaders are made, not born. Become a powerful force in your industry by studying the psychology, strategy, and skills of effective leadership.

If you’re looking to move up fast in your chosen profession, consider earning a certificate in organizational leadership, or adding a specialization to your online bachelor’s degree. Your skills in managing teams and organizations will make you a valuable asset to any company in any industry.

You’ll learn how to communicate effectively, negotiate powerfully, encourage innovation, and handle conflict with grace and dignity. With an understanding of multiple leadership styles and strategies, you’ll be able to handle the challenges of upper-level management in any field.

This program consists of five upper division online organizational leadership courses for a total of 15 credit hours.

  • MGT351: Organizational Innovation and Change

    Analysis of the dynamics of change and the importance of innovation within modern organizations. Emphasis on how managers can develop a culture receptive to new ideas, products, processes, and systems for improving organizational performance. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.)

  • HRM425: Managing and Leading Team Dynamics

    Explore the development, organization, and leadership of teams in both traditional and virtual settings. Develop key skills and a working knowledge of team creation, management, and individual roles within the team.

  • MGT470: Conflict Management and Negotiation

    Identification and analysis of management 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.

  • ORG405: Principles and Practices of Effective Leadership

    This course explores the various aspect of leadership. Students learn concepts such as leadership styles, effective leadership, diversity and best practices for leading change. Additional topics focus on application of effective leadership skills in relation to shaping culture and leading change.

  • 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.

  • Interdisciplinary Professional Studies majors will take MGT350 in place of MGT351.
  • Communications majors and Human Resource Management majors will take MGT410 in place of HRM425. 
  • Healthcare Administration and Management majors and Human Resource Management majors will take ORG303 in place of MGT470. 
  • Public Management majors will take COM305 in place of ORG423. 
  • Healthcare Administration and Management majors will take COM400 in place of ORG423.

You have two options for completing your online organizational leadership program:

#1 - Certificate of Completion or #2 Specialization


A Non-Degree Certificate of Completion

Quickly enhance your resume by gaining knowledge and skills in a specific area that meets your career goals.

If you decide you’re interested in earning your full degree at a later date, the credits you earned in your Certificate of Completion program can count towards your degree!

Call us and learn more about getting started as a non-degree seeking student.


A Specialization in Your Bachelor’s Degree

Add an area of focus to your degree that can help you stand out to future employers.


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