Why Study Organizational Management and Leadership?
Gain knowledge and skills to effectively lead people, departments, and organizations. This major provides a strong foundation in management with a focus on leadership development and effectiveness. The curriculum explores contrasts between management and leadership theory, and helps develop practical skills for employee development as well as conflict and change management. Develop your own leadership style while earning a degree to advance your career and increase your earning potential.
Professor Trevor James
Trevor James oversees the organizational management and leadership as well as business administration majors. He has an extensive background in higher and adult education, as well as marketing and management experience in both the nonprofit and public sectors.
Flexibility is built right into the School of Professional Studies. New classes start every two months, with seven-week accelerated courses that meet just once a week at one of our two campus locations–evenings or Saturdays–or online.
By taking at least six courses a year, most students finish their degree in 2.5 years or less, depending on transfer credit (students can transfer as many as 90 hours).
Travis Perry C’09 credits the program’s accelerated format with allowing him to complete his degree while balancing a busy family life and professional responsibilities. “Most important,” he says, “two months after I earned my organizational management and leadership degree, I moved into my current position as a senior safety specialist.”
Credit for Life Experience
In the School of Professional Studies, you may earn academic credit for life experience through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Credit is earned if you are able to demonstrate learning, whether from informal life experience, professional management training, certification, licensure, or any other source.