Description of Program
Organizational Leadership is an online program offering adult learners an experiential learning setting to develop strategic-thinking, through the application of technical and professional expertise, to solve real world business problems.
The curriculum provides many opportunities for learners to practice the role of an organizational development consultant—recognizing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the impact of change within an organization as well as the potential impact on other organizations.
Organizational Leadership Program competencies:
- Identify effective leadership skills in order to meet organizational goals.
- Understand how a global perspective, team and group dynamics, organizational structure, change management, culture, and innovation connect with effective organizational leadership.
- Explain the effective leadership tools and techniques for survival, growth, increased productivity, and relationship building in today’s fast-paced business environment.
- Develop approaches to recognize, plan, and implement change in complex organizational systems.
- Generate effective, organizationally-relevant communication—written, oral, and technological.
- Set priorities for outcomes and results that impact the organization, e.g., thinking critically and problem solving.
- Facilitate meetings and presentations using variety of technologies for different audiences within an organization.
- Evaluate employee performances, re-training strategies, and organizational needs.
- Analyze financial reports and organizational impacts.
- Assess market research and business restructuring approaches.
- Appreciate a variety of approaches for building professional relationships with clients and employees.
- Value the role of leadership in organizational success.
A Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership enhances an individual’s potential for both formal and informal leadership positions. Graduates are equipped with the interpersonal skills to develop key business relationships necessary to influence decision makers within their organizations. They gain the skills to unlock their potential to become effective, constructive leaders who will implement change within complex organizations.
The Organizational Leadership courses listed below are offered in a seven-week online format (Fall and Spring). All other required and elective courses may be offered in either an eight-week or a 15-week online format. Summer courses can vary in length. Organizational Leadership is especially designed for adult learners who want to finish what they started and complete their degrees.
The Organizational Leadership Degree Completion Program Curriculum:
ORL 201 Introduction to Organizational Leadership
ORL 301 Human Resources Leadership
ORL 303 Writing at Work
ORL 304 Leadership Skills: Understanding, Assessment, and Development
ORL 310 Organizational Change in Complex Adaptive Systems
ORL 314 Team Analysis, Group and Intergroup Dynamics
ORL 320 Organizational Assessment, Diagnosis Intervention, and Evaluation
ORL 401 Senior Capstone Project
PSY 225 Social Psychology
PSY 230 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
SOC 233 Work and Occupations
COM 317 Organizational Communication
BUS 101 Introduction to Financial Accounting
BUS 204 Principles of Marketing with Applications
BUS 303 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
Special Topic Courses include the following:
ORL 371 Operations Metrics and Project Management
ORL370 Meeting Facilitation and Presentation Dynamics
ORL270 Social Media Marketing and Leadership
All ORL courses must be taken at La Salle University. Students in the Organizational Leadership program must successfully complete a minimum of 120 credits to earn the Bachelor of Arts degree. Students must complete the program with a minimum 2.00 GPA.
The online Organizational Leadership program is part of the College of Professional and Continuing Studies, which is dedicated to meeting the needs of adult learners. This program has been designed to help students achieve their educational goals quickly without sacrificing quality.
The University core liberal arts curriculum is offered in an online format. Course instructors are skilled in online teaching and have advanced degrees. There is an emphasis on carefully blending organizational theory and practice. Students in the program are expected to participate in online discussions, submit written papers, and complete projects as assigned. Undergraduate students must enroll in at least 6 credits (two courses) to be eligible to apply for financial aid.