BBA in Organizational Leadership

This degree program introduces students to principles of organizational behavior, development and change, leadership theory, and team-building. Graduates will be responsible for finding solutions to problems, managing employees and helping their companies foster strong interpersonal relationships.

Organizational Leadership Degree Overview

The Bachelor of Business Administration, Organizational Leadership prepares you for a career in business. As a mid-level manager, you will be prepared to lead and make important business decisions, find solutions to problems, manage employees and help your company foster strong interpersonal relationships.

As a student, you will:

  • Learn practical skills like public speaking, small group communication, interpersonal relations, intercultural communication, and conflict management.
  • Emerge as someone who can multitask efficiently, quickly analyze and solve problems, and effectively cope with demanding deadlines. 
  • Develop skills for becoming a mid-level manager in a variety of industries, from government to education.

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Summer II (Jun 24, 2024)

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    Each instructor led me to believe, by providing knowledge and resources, that I was capable of making positive impacts in the lives of people.
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    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:

    0 - 11 TRANSFERABLE CREDITS

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

    12 OR MORE TRANSFERABLE CREDITS

    • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Provide official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
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    Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts.

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    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.

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    BBA Degree Curriculum

    BBA students may specialize in a designated emphasis area or, alternatively, select an individualized set of electives from the following areas of study: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Computer Science, GIS and Data Analytics, Healthcare Administration, Human Resources, Management, Marketing Emphasis, Organizational Leadership, Information Systems Management, Supply Chain Systems and Marketing.
    • 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.

       

      Code Course Name Credits
      Basic Skills 12
      ENGU103 Writing Communication I: Writing and Rhetoric 3
      ENGU 104 Written Communication II: Writing About Literature 3
      MATU 103 Applied Mathematics 3
      COMU 101 Public Speaking 1 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
    • Lower-Division Core Requirements

       

      ACCU 201 Principles of Accounting I

      3

      ACCU 202 Principles of Accounting II

      3

      CSCU 200 Introduction to Computers and Data Processing

      3

      ECNU 201 Principles of Macroeconomics

      3

      ECNU 202 Principles of Microeconomics

      3

      MATU 203 Introduction to Statistics

      3

      Lower-Division Core Requirements Subtotal

      18

      Upper-Division Core Requirements

       

      COMU 410 Organizational Communication

      3

      FINU 305 Business Finance

      3

      MGTU 301 Principles of Management

      3

      MGTU 310 Legal Environment of Business

      3

      MGTU 400 Global Environment of Business

      3

      MGTU 315 Operations Management

      3

      MKTU 301 Principles of Marketing

      3

      MGTU 410 Strategic Management *

      3

      Upper-Division Core Requirements

      24

      Total Core Requirements 42
    • Code Course Name Credits
      OLCU 303 Organizational Development and Change

      3

      OLCU 350 Leadership and Professional Ethics 3
      OLCU 400 Theory and Practice of Leadership

      3

      OLCU 325 Leadership Skills Development Lab 3
      OLCU 414 Team Building

      3

      Total Credits

      12

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