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Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership Online


Develop an advanced understanding of human dynamics in the workplace and open the door to leadership opportunities. This career-boosting program will enhance your ability to drive organizational growth through people.

Next Apply Date: 5/14/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/28/24
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Next Apply Date: 5/14/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/28/24

Program Overview


Consider the scope of your 100% online Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership program

Strengthen your people skills and become a highly valued member of any leadership team. This affordable, 100% online program equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to successfully communicate with stakeholders at all levels of an organization so you can move business forward.

Learn how to motivate teams, navigate conflict, negotiate labor-management relationships and manage divergent shareholder perspectives. Coursework covers human resource management, compensation and benefits, organizational change and social psychology.

Earn credits for knowledge and experience you’ve gained outside a formal educational setting and reduce the time and cost of earning your degree. Study online on a schedule that works for you.

Learn industry-relevant skills that employers seek:

  • Communication strategies
  • Problem solving
  • Employee relations
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication strategies
  • Problem solving
  • Employee relations
  • Critical thinking

Prepare for careers such as:

  • HR Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Store Manager
  • Program Manager
  • HR Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Store Manager
  • Program Manager

In-demand skills:

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Project management
  • Auditing
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Project management
  • Auditing

Also available:

A-State offers a variety of undergraduate programs in a convenient online format. Explore our full range of online undergraduate programs.

Per Credit Tuition: $276
Transfer Credits: Up to 90 hours
Credit Hours 120
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Tuition


Take advantage of tuition that’s flexible and affordable

A-State's online programs are affordable and convenient. You may also qualify for financial aid. Learn more.

The B.A. in Organizational Leadership online program offers the same low, pay-by-the-course tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included in the total tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $276
Tuition Per Course: $828

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You may be closer to Graduation than you think!

A-State-approved credit for prior learning recognizes your previous accomplishments, reducing your tuition costs and time to graduation.

Calendar


Important dates and deadlines to keep in mind

Our B.A. in Organizational Leadership online program is flexible and convenient—featuring accelerated coursework and multiple start dates per year.

Please note Summer 1 and Summer 2 terms are 5 weeks in duration for this program.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring 23/4/242/19/242/23/242/29/243/1/244/26/24
Summer 15/28/245/14/245/17/245/23/245/24/246/27/24
Summer 27/2/246/18/246/21/246/27/246/28/248/1/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/9/248/15/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/4/2410/10/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 5/14/24
Start Class 5/28/24

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Admissions


Key steps for admission to your online B.A. in Organizational Leadership

Arkansas State University has a streamlined admission process that makes it easy for you to enroll in the B.A. in Organizational Leadership online program. Enrollment Specialists are available to walk you through the admission process, so you will be able to complete your application quickly.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts
  • 2.0 GPA for transferring credits

There are several paths to admittance at A-State:

  • If you have 13 or more transferrable college credit hours, you would be admitted if you have a cumulative college GPA of at least 2.0 on previous college coursework
  • If you have 0-12 transferrable college credit hours and have been out of high school for five years or more, you would be admitted if you:
    • Have a high school diploma or state-approved equivalent
    • Have completed 12 or fewer earned college hours
    • Have never enrolled as a student at A-State
  • If you have 0-12 transferrable college credit hours and have been in high school within the last 5 years, you would be admitted if you have one of the following:
    • 3.0 cumulative high school grad point average (or GED test score equivalent), OR
    • 19 minimum ACT super score or minimum 990 combined SAT super score, OR
    • Class rank in the top 20% of your graduating class

Note: If you’re admitted as non-traditional first-time freshman, you may be required to successfully complete a predesignated curriculum of 12 hours (Certificate or Non-Degree). Upon successful completion, you will be transitioned to a degree-seeking program.

Application submission requirements

Submitting your application takes three easy steps: filling out the application, submitting your documents and paying the application fee.

  1. When completing the online application, select 100% online student and then complete all the steps on the online application.
  2. Pay $30.00 non-refundable application fee.
  3. Submit all official college transcripts.
  4. Submit official high school transcripts (if applicable).
  5. Submit official ACT/ SAT test scores (if applicable).

Note: If you have 0-12 transferrable college hours, test scores will still need to be submitted for reporting purposes to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE); however, they are not needed for an admission decision. Accuplacer test scores are an acceptable alternative to ACT/SAT scores.

If you have any questions along the way, call us at 866-621-8096, and we'll be happy to help answer questions.

Document Submission Address

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

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Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses


Browse the courses in your online bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership program

To earn your B.A. in Organizational Leadership, you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. The program includes 38 credit hours of general education courses, 39 credit hours of major courses and 43 credit hours of elective courses. Students can finish faster by transferring previously earned credit hours. Freshman students are required to take a 3-hour Making Connections course. Transfer credit hours will be evaluated during the admission process.

Visit the Course Registration page to view the course schedule for this degree.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Identification of barriers and breakdowns to communication among cultures.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Dynamics and theories of communication within an organization.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Conflict as a communication variable created through interpersonal interaction in dyads, small groups, families, and organizations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an overview of foundational management principles, including internal and external assessment and planning, organization structure and design, leadership and motivation, and decision and control processes.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Functions and problems involved in personnel management with emphasis placed upon recruitment, selection, management development, utilization of and accommodation to human resources by organizations. Prerequisite: MGMT 3153.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An interdisciplinary analysis of the relationships of individuals and groups within the context of the organization, blending concepts drawn from psychology, sociology, philosophy and communication theory with basic managerial concepts.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Labor management relations in both the public and private sectors, with emphasis on the process of managing within a union environment that involves contract negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. Prerequisite: MGMT 3143.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines the interdependence of business and society. Students will develop skills to manage social impacts and divergent stakeholder perspectives. Prerequisite: MGMT 3123 or MGMT 3153.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Leadership processes and application at the organization, group and individual levels. Emphasis on team activities. Prerequisite: MGMT 3123 or MGMT 3153.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of planned organizational change and development with an emphasis on how change occurs in dynamic organizational cultures in contemporary business organizations. Prerequisite: MGMT 3153.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Design and administration of compensation systems. Deals with determinants of general pay level, job evaluation, wage and salary survey, fringe benefit plans and the impact of current government regulations on pay structures. Prerequisite: MGMT 3143.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Overview of the major areas of social psychology, including social cognition, attitude theory, and intergroup relations, with emphasis on dual process models and implicit processes.

You must complete 43-46 credit hours of electives to satisfy the 120 credit hours required for this program. Courses may be chosen with the assistance of an advisor and per your degree plan. 

Students must take the following courses.

First-year course - Students must take the following Making Connections online course. If you transfer in more than 12 credit hours, you will not be required to take the Making Connections course. You may replace that 3-hour course with a 3-hour elective course.

First-year course (3 hours)
UC 1013

Departmental (3 hours)
COMS 1203

Communication Requirement (6 hours)
ENG 1003
ENG 1013

Mathematics Requirement (3 hours)
Students must take MATH 1023 or any MATH course that requires MATH 1023 as prerequisite.

Arts and Humanities Requirement (6 hours)
MUS 2503
ENG 2003
ENG 2013

Social Sciences Requirement (9 hours)
POSC 2103
SOC 2213
PSY 2013

Life Science Requirement (4 hours)
Students must complete BIO 1003 with BIO 1001 lab.

Physical Sciences Requirement (4 hours)
Students must complete CHEM 1043 with CHEM 1041 lab.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Laboratory, must be taken with BIO 1003. There will be a fee when purchasing the LabKit. Please visit the tuition and fees page for pricing.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The major characteristics and processes of life emphasizing the human organism. Promotes understanding of diversity and unity among living organisms with focus on ecological interactions and responsibilities of people within their social and natural environment. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Must be taken with BIO 1001.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Special course fees apply. Prerequisite or co-requisite of CHEM 1043. Fall only.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to selected fundamental concepts including dimensional analysis, mole concept, atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, intermolecular interactions, gases, mixtures, kinetics, equilibrium and acid base chemistry. Fall only.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The theory and practice of communication in interpersonal, small groups, and public speaking contexts, emphasizing proficiency in message organization, delivery, and critical thinking.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study and practice of fundamentals of written communication, including principles of grammar, punctuation, spelling, organization, and careful analytical reading. Prerequisite, with grade of C or better, for ENG 1013.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Continues the practice of ENG 1003 to develop further the skills learned in that course. Based on reading and discussion of various types of writing, the students’ essays will provide practice in different kinds of rhetorical development, including research and documentation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the analysis and interpretation of literary works from several historical periods ranging from early civilizations through the Renaissance.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the analysis and interpretation of literary works from several historical periods ranging from the Renaissance to the present.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, and miscellaneous topics. No credit given if taken following MATH 1054.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to music for the listener who has had no formal training or experience. By exploring the history of Western Art music, learners will begin to connect the development of music with the changing of society and culture.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
American politics. The constitution, government, and politics of the United States.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of the important scientific, principles of individual human behavior from biological, cognitive, social, and behavioral perspectives.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Human society and social behavior.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Required course for all first semester freshmen. Course content is centered around the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful ASU student, including academic performance, problem solving, critical thinking, self-management and group building skills, university policies and other relevant issues.

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