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 lower-division online organizational leadership courses for a total of 15 credit hours.
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.)
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.
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. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.) Prerequisite: ORG300
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.
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.
* Interdisciplinary Professional Studies majors will take MGT350 instead of MGT351.
** Human Resource Management majors will take ORG303 instead of ORG470.
*** Public Management majors will take COM305 instead of ORG423.
Add an area of focus to your degree that can help you stand out to future employers.