Organizational Leadership, BAOL Flex-Track Degree for Adults

Offered in: Chicago | Roosevelt Online

The Flex-Track Program for Adults lets students earn their undergraduate degrees at an accelerated pace while balancing work and family commitments. Courses in the Flex-Track program are conveniently offered on-campus, online, and in “hybrid” mode (combining face-to-face meetings and online interactions). Courses are eight weeks in length, allowing adult students to reduce the time it takes to earn the bachelor’s degree.

The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership is a Flex-Track degree that provides a cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary approach to leadership issues. OLED courses bring together the latest research in management science, humanities, social sciences, communication arts, technology and ethics.

Students who successfully complete the program will possess an understanding of themselves, others, and their organizations and will be able to identify a personal organizational leadership style that fits within those contexts. They will also be able to identify necessary organizational leadership skills in given situations and prepare a plan of action for improving organizational capabilities. Students will develop the ability to think critically about decisions in a manner that is socially responsible and responsive to the needs of the organization.

An Organizational Leadership degree leads to careers in consulting, employee development, recruitment, health care administration, association management, information management, human resources, labor relations, law enforcement, project management, strategic planning and training, among others.

Standards

These quantitative requirements apply to degrees in the College of Professional Studies:

  • Students may apply no more than 60 credit hours of 100-level courses toward the degree.
  • Students must apply no fewer than 60 credit hours of 200- and 300-level courses toward the degree.
  • Students must have at least 18 credit hours (of the 60 credit hours above) at the 300 level.
  • Students may transfer in no more than 66 credit hours from community colleges.
  • Students must take their final 30 hours at Roosevelt University.
  • Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher to graduate
 

Requirements

Grade of C or higher required in all OLED courses.

Core
OLED 320INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS 13
OLED 325ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS II 13
OLED 330FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP 13
OLED 335ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE 13
OLED 350GROUP DYNAMICS & FACILITATION3
OLED 365SOCIAL JUSTICE & DIVERSITY 13
OLED 370LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT3
OLED 380STRATEGY, VISION, & PLANNING 13
Select two of the following:6
MEDIA OUTLETS: THEORY & PRACTICE
PERSUASION & PRESENTATION SKILLS
MEDIA WRITING: TELLING THE BIG STORY
COMMUNICATION MEASUREMENT: MYTHOLOGY AND THE MEDIA
EVALUATION AND USES OF NEW COMMUNICATION MEDIA
EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION MAKING
ORGANIZATION BEHAVIOR
ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT
CONFLICT & NEGOTIATION
POWER & INFLUENCE
SPECIAL TOPICS
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES
ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP
FINANCIAL ISSUES FOR LEADERS
Functional area or minor
Related course in a discipline or interdisciplinary area selected in consultation with an advisor18
General Education, University Writing Requirement, and Electives
Courses to total 12072
Total Credit Hours120
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 Students who complete these six courses earn a minor in Organizational Leadership.

General Education Requirements

Introductory
General Education Courses:
PLS 201CRITICAL REASONING AND SKILLS3
PLS 202INFORMATION LITERACY AND RESEARCH WRITING3
PLS 220TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY3
Mathematics:
MATH 110QUANTITATIVE LITERACY (or higher)3
Other Requirements
General education (University Writing Requirement):
ENG 101COMPOSITION I: CRITICAL READING & WRITING3
ENG 102COMPOSITION II: INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC RESEARCH3
General Electives:
Select additional courses from any area to complete the 120-hour degree requirement
Upper Level General Education Seminars:
PLS 350SOCIAL SCIENCES SEMINAR I: CRITICAL SKILLS3
PLS 351SOCIAL SCIENCES SEMINAR II: SPECIAL TOPICS3
PLS 360NATURAL SCIENCES SEMINAR I3
PLS 361NATURAL SCIENCES SEMINAR II3
PLS 370HUMANITIES SEMINAR I: CRITICAL SKILLS3
PLS 371HUMANITIES SEMINAR II: SPECIAL TOPICS3
PLS 397ADVANCED RESEARCH DESIGN AND EVALUATION3
PLS 398SENIOR THESIS3
Total Credit Hours42

Transitions Program

The Transitions Program is designed for Organizational Leadership or Organizational Communication majors who are planning to immediately continue on to graduate school at Roosevelt University in the Master of Arts in Training and Development or Master of Public Administration programs. The Transitions Program allows students to apply three cross-listed graduate-level courses toward both their undergraduate degree and their graduate degree. Students must apply to the Transitions Program after their third OLED course and maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Students applying to the MA in Training and Development program must write a personal goal statement; students applying to the Master’s in Public Administration program must write an essay per the direction of the program director. Students must be accepted into the Transitions program and obtain permission from the program director of Training and Development or Public Administration prior to enrolling in the cross-listed courses. At the conclusion of the Organizational Leadership bachelor’s degree, students are required to formally apply to the Training and Development program or the Public Administration program.

  • TRDV 423 TEAM BUILDING AND LEADERSHIP will be taken in place of OLED 350 GROUP DYNAMICS & FACILITATION
  • TRDV 428 WORKPLACE DIVERSITY will be taken in place of OLED 365 SOCIAL JUSTICE & DIVERSITY
  • TRDV 435 ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT will be taken in place of OLED 372 ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT
  • PADM 400 PUBLIC SERVICE IN THE UNITED STATES will be taken in place of OLED 330 FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
  • PADM 401 MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR PUBLIC SECTOR will be taken in place of OLED 382 SPECIAL TOPICS
  • PADM 419 STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION will be taken in place of OLED 380 STRATEGY, VISION, & PLANNING