Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership degree offers a foundation in many aspects of leading and following: the process of influencing others and adapting to change, ethical behavior, organizational culture and global perspectives, purposeful communication, and the use of information for decision making. This major prepares you for a wide variety of career options in which your universalist knowledge about people and organizations enables you to plan goals and implement strategies drawing on the capabilities of all kinds of participants. Graduates with this degree seek and obtain jobs and careers in administration, management, and entrepreneurial ventures in corporate, government, family, military, and non-profit organizations.

Curriculum

The 120-credit hour curriculum has three components:

  1. Robert Morris University Core - 39 credits
    These are the traditional liberal arts requirements of the University. Studies in humanities, communications skills, and social, behavioral, natural and quantitative sciences are included.
  2. Organizational Leadership - 36 credits
    This is the major field of study and includes required courses such as applied leadership skills, communication, ethics, virtual organizations, multicultural perspectives, organizational viability, leadership and change, and assessing effectiveness among others.
  3. Minor/Open Electives - 45 credits
    This component allows students to choose up to 15 courses to tailor their program of study to meet their professional and personal needs and interests. Many students use these courses to complete a minor. component allows students to choose up to 15 courses to tailor their program of study to meet their professional and personal needs and interests. Many students use these courses to complete a minor.

Tuition

Tuition information can be found at Tuition Fees & Schedules.

Admission Criteria

The following are required for admission:

  • Robert Morris University application for admission - Apply Now!
  • Official transcripts from high school and any post-secondary institutions attended

Career Options

A wide range of career options is available to students completing the B.S. in Organizational Studies/Leadership degree program. Sample job titles include: adult instructor, career counselor, communications officer, community outreach coordinator, consultant, corporate trainer, customer service manager, employee relations representative, employment counselor, events coordinator, health care administrator, human resource manager, job coach, marketing assistant, office manager, operations manager, organizational behavior specialist, personnel manager, program manager, project leader, recruiter, researcher/analyst, retail manager, safety director, sales manager, supervisor, training manager, training specialist or vocational counselor.

Concentrations