Applied Leadership (BS)

Summary

The B.S. in Applied Leadership is a degree-completion program designed primarily for working adults and non-traditional students that will provide them the qualifications needed to advance in their careers or to change professions. The program prepares students to excel in leadership, innovation, and virtual team work in a global society. The core areas of skill development center on communications in organizations, leadership, critical thinking and decision-making. The program can be taken completely online and draws on a wide variety of interdisciplinary faculty such as international business, communication studies, marketing, non-profit leadership, psychology, public administration and sociology. 

Catalog Year

Years 2019-2020

Degree

Bachelor of Science

Credits

120

Locations

Online

Accreditation

Program Requirements

Major Common Core

Topics include world economics and their implications for the labor force, critical and creative thinking, leadership, and portfolio assessment. Required for admission to the Applied Organizational Studies program.

Prerequisites: none

Capstone project in which the student creates a portfolio that demonstrates the student's achievement in the core competencies of the program. Portfolio to be presented to a committee.

Prerequisites: AOS 301

Major Restricted Electives

Communication in Organizations (choose 12 credits) Any discipline 300-499 Specific courses arranged with student’s advisory committee.
Critical Thinking and Decision-Making in Organizations (choose 12 credits) Any discipline 300-499 Specific courses arranged with student’s advisory committee.
Leadership in Organizations (choose 12 credits) Any discipline 300-499 Specific courses arranged with student’s advisory committee.
Area of Concentration (choose 7-8 credits) Any discipline 300-499 Specific courses are in a single discipline arranged with the student’s advisory committee.

Minor

No minor is required.