BA, Organizational Leadership, Organizational Administration

  • Brandman Org Leadership

Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership, Organization Administration

Effective leaders have excellent interpersonal skills and know how to develop credibility with colleagues and employees. Brandman University’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Organizational Administration gives students opportunities to cultivate these skills among others. Available fully online or in a blended format at campuses throughout California and Washington, the program focusses on a broad range of subjects, from conflict resolution to entrepreneurship. This flexibility makes it convenient for busy students to expand their leadership abilities without putting their full-time careers and lives on hold.

Organizational administration involves strategically leading, organizing, planning and supervising corporations and small businesses across a variety of industries. Brandman’s comprehensive curriculum emphasizes both theory and practice through dynamic courses that help students develop critical leadership abilities that employers in the global marketplace look for in candidates. Leadership course work focuses on concepts such as diversity, communication, critical inquiry and ethical decision making processes. Whether students aspire to run their own companies, lead specific departments, or simply improve their marketability, Brandman’s bachelor’s degrees in organizational administration and organizational leadership in supply chain systems can help them achieve their goals.

What Jobs Can I Get with My Degree?

Students who pursue their bachelor’s degrees in organizational administration are prepared for a multitude of managerial roles in a variety of markets including business, education, government and nonprofit sectors. Graduates often go on to become leaders in their fields and play critical roles in motivating teams, developing employees, and inspiring others to follow their strategic visions for success.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, management positions will be growing quickly through the year 2022 with significant career opportunities in the field of medical and health services, which is expected to increase by 23% [1].  These valuable professionals often help plan, direct and coordinate services for medical facilities, specific departments, or private practices. Other fields that Bureau data identify as growth opportunities include management consulting by 19% [2], and human resource management at 13% [3].  In addition to professional paths, organizational administration graduates may also consider graduate-level degree programs to further their education and enhance their portfolios.

 

[1] http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm

[2] http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/management-analysts.htm

[3] http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/human-resources-managers.htm

Admission Requirements

Applicants intending on enrolling in this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  1. 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent.
  2. Completed application package. Applications are available online.
  3. Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended. 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.
  4. For those applying under an active military agreement with Brandman University, admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts. If additional coursework from other institutions is submitted prior to admission this coursework will also be included in determining admissibility and transferability for course credit.

Graduation Requirements–Bachelor Degrees

  • A minimum of 120 credits.
  • 36 credits earned in upper- division coursework.
  • Minimum of 30 credits completed in residence at Brandman; 18 of which must be upper-division credits, 12 of which must be completed in students major.
  • A 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale at Brandman and transfer work.
  • A 2.0 grade point average in all major and minor coursework. Programs may have additional grade requirements.
  • Resolution of all “I” grades.
  • LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity (Cannot be used as an elective in a major, minor, or certificate program)
  • LBSU 304 Liberal Arts Core Foundations- (Cannot be used as an elective in a major, minor, or certificate program)

All courses taken in the major program must be passed with a grade equivalent of “C” or higher. All required courses must be taken for a letter grade where the option exists.

 

Foundation courses

OLCU 300 Organizational Behavior 3
OLCU 350 Leadership & Professional Ethics 3
OLCU 400 Theory & Practice of Leadership 3
OLCU 425 Leadership in Diverse & Multicultural Organizations 3
OLCU 380 Research and Analytical Thinking 3

 

Competencies

COMU 410 Organizational Communication 3
OLCU 303 Organization Development & Change 3
OLCU 325 Leadership Skills Development Lab 3
OLCU 414 Team Building 3

 

Electives/emphasis areas

Upon admission, students work with their program advisors to develop a plan for electives in the degree program. 18

 

Capstone

OLCU 487 Senior Research Project 3

 

Total Credits 48

 

Emphasis in Organizational Administration

 

Required

ACCU 201 Principles of Accounting I 3
ECNU 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENTU 401 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
MKTU 301 Principles of Marketing 3
MGTU 301 Principles of Management 3

 

Plus one of the following:

HRCU 430 Conflict Resolution 3
SOCU 453 Sociology of Social Conflict, Analysis, and Resolution 3
HRCU 445 Human Resource Studies* 3
CSCU 315 Organizational Information Systems 3
*A PHR certification may be used as a substitute for HRCU 445

 

Total Credits 18
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