BA in Organizational Leadership, Organizational Administration

This program gives students opportunities to cultivate leadership and interpersonal skills, focusing on a broad range of subjects from conflict resolution to entrepreneurship.

Organizational Administration Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership, Organization Administration program covers strategic leading, organizing, planning and supervising corporations and small businesses in a variety of industries. The comprehensive curriculum emphasizes both theory and practice through courses that help students develop critical leadership abilities.

  • Gain valuable knowledge and skills related to business, education, government or nonprofit sectors.
  • Learn to run your own company, lead specific departments, or simply improve your marketability.
  • Focus on concepts such as diversity, communication, critical inquiry and ethical decision-making processes.
  • Organizational administration graduates may also consider graduate-level degree programs to further their education and enhance their portfolios.

Next Session

Fall II (Oct 23, 2023)

Estimated Tuition

Ways to Learn


Program Benefits that Benefit You.


True leadership starts from within, but business leadership starts with their company values and mission statement. Learn how to stay true to your leadership style and on-brand with your company.

Customizable Degrees

Customize your degree by choosing an area of emphasis in supply chain systems or organizational administration.

Immediate Impact

You don’t have to finish your degree to start making a difference in your organization. The BAOL was designed so that you can apply what you learn today on the job tomorrow.

Fully online education that meets you where you are in life!

For over 65 years we've been changing the lives of adult learners through education. Our wide range of online degrees, certificates, and credentials fit into the busiest of lives. Let's get started on your future!

We value your privacy:

By submitting this form, I agree that UMass Global may contact me about educational services by voice, pre-recorded message and/or text message using automated technology, at the phone number provided, including wireless numbers. I understand that my consent is not required to attend University of Massachusetts Global.
Download and view our privacy policy.

Please provide your desired degree type before proceeding.

Please provide your desired area of interest before proceeding.

Please provide your desired program before proceeding.

Please provide your desired session before proceeding.

Imagine Your Future In Organizational Leadership: Organizational Administration

Results for [location name]

Enter your zip code.
Pease enter a valid zip code to proceed.
No data is available for this zip code. Showing data for Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA.


Top Organizations Hiring

    Prepare yourself for
    job openings (in the last 12 months)

    Related Occupations

    Growth1 Median Salary2

    Data source: Lightcast™ 2022

    The pathway information provided through this website is based partly on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data licensed by the University of Massachusetts Global from Lightcast. While the University of Massachusetts Global believes this data to be reliable, some of the data is based on estimates made by Lightcast when actual data is unavailable. Those estimates and the corresponding data may need to be corrected.

    1. Change in employment projections 2022 - 2032

    2. Based on BLS Occupational Employment Statistics and updated quarterly

    3. The University of Massachusetts Global does not guarantee a job to graduates upon completion of any program

    What I admired the most were the professors. They are very structured; they are very disciplined. Their communication was on point, and their leadership style. They never criticized me. They worked with me.

    Rojelio Morales
    BA, Organizational Leadership
    I’m over the moon that their staff made it so easy, and I learned so much that I could apply to my work right now. I improved myself in leadership competencies and it’s made me a much better leader for the Department of the Navy.
    Michele R.
    BA, Organizational Leadership
    Gordon Winn
    The fact that Brandman University* was a not-for-profit school, really sealed the deal for me. I wanted to be able to attend a college, where I knew that my money, my tuition, was being used for the school and not being paid to the shareholders.
    Gordon W.
    BA, Organizational Leadership
    *Brandman University is now UMass Global

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process and submit required documents. Documents required vary based on the number of transferable credits and include:


    • High school diploma or GED equivalent
    • Official high school transcript indicating the date of graduation


    • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Provide official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
    active military?

    Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts.


    Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.


    Program Curriculum

    • Bachelor degrees require students to complete a minimum of 120 semester units which include a combination of General Education requirements and program specific requirements. In the absence of sufficient transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the 120 total units for the degree which a UMass Global Academic Advisor will help you evaluate.


      Basic Skills 12
      ENGU103 Writing Communication I: Writing and Rhetoric 3
      ENGU 104 Written Communication II: Writing About Literature 3
      Quantitative reasoning 3
      Oral communication 3
      Breadth Requirements 24
      Humanities Select from 3 different areas: Communications, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies 9
      Natural Sciences Select 6 credits 6
      Social Sciences Select from 3 different areas: Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Economics, History, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Political Science/Legal Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology 9
      Liberal Education Foundations 6
      LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity 3
      LBSU 304 Liberal Arts Core Foundations 3
      Total Credits 42
    • Foundation Courses (15 credits)


      OLCU 300 Organizational Behavior


      OLCU 350 Leadership and Professional Ethics


      OLCU 400 Theory and Practice of Leadership


      OLCU 425 Leadership in Diverse and Multicultural Organizations


      OLCU 380 Research and Analytical Thinking


      Competencies (12 credits)


      COMU 410 Organizational Communication


      OLCU 303 Organizational Development and Change


      OLCU 325 Leadership Skills Development Lab


      OLCU 414 Team Building


      Electives/Emphasis Areas (18 credits)


      Complete the electives or emphasis area




      OLCU 487 Senior Research Project


      Total Credits


    • The emphasis in organizational administration addresses the fundamental principles of management and administration. This emphasis will be designated on the student's transcript. Students select six courses (18 credits) from the following:

      Required (15 credits)


      ACCU 201 Principles of Accounting I


      ECNU 201 Principles of Macroeconomics


      ENTU 401 Introduction to Entrepreneurship


      MKTU 301 Principles of Marketing


      MGTU 301 Principles of Management


      Select one of the following:


      HRCU 430
      Conflict Resolution


      SOCU 401
      Sociology of Social Conflict, Analysis, and Resolution


      HRCU 445
      Human Resource Studies *


      CSCU 315
      Organizational Information Systems


      Total Credits


      *     PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification or recertification within three years may be used as a substitute for HRCU 445 Human Resource Studies.

    Meet Our Faculty

    Want More Information About Leadership?

    Explore professional pathways that span industries from business to education and learn about degree options that fit your future.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Browse through frequently asked questions about organizational leadership and related degree programs.

    What can you expect from a bachelor’s in organizational leadership?

    The great thing about a BAOL is that it is generally not industry-specific so students can apply their different backgrounds and look at how organizational leadership tools can be applied in any situation. The curriculum can include topics like marketing, HR, economics, ethics, team building, and finance. See example courses.

    What are the four types of leadership?

    Although there are many types of leadership styles the four most referred to are democratic, autocratic, laissez-faire and transformational. Find out which style you gravitate toward the most with this 10 question quiz

    What is resilient leadership?

    At its core, resilient leadership is the ability to adapt to new circumstances or limitations. A resilient leader is one who can recover from setbacks, stay optimistic and mission oriented, respond instead of simply reacting, and make decisions with imperfect or incomplete knowledge. Learn more

    Ready to pursue your bachelor's degree?

    Further your education with a few questions

    Student Type
    Please enter your zip code to proceed.
    Please enter a valid zip code to proceed.
    Please select a degree type
    Please select your area of interest
    Please select a program type
    Please select a session
    Please enter your name
    Please enter your last name
    Please enter your email to proceed
    Please enter a valid email address
    Please enter your phone number to proceed.
    Please enter a valid phone number.

    By submitting this form, I agree that UMass Global may contact me about educational services by voice, pre-recorded message and/or text message using automated technology, at the phone number provided, including wireless numbers. I understand that my consent is not required to attend University of Massachusetts Global. Privacy Policy