Organizational Leadership

Bachelor of Applied Science


Best Online Bachelor's Program in the Nation

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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500

*Up to 60 credits may be transferred in from a regionally accredited institution.

College of Applied Science and Technology

Develop in-demand leadership skills to excel in a competitive job market with the Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership & Regional Commerce with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership. Prepare for careers in corporate, non-profit, military and government sectors with exceptional knowledge of and experience in effective leadership practices.

Evolve your strategic thinking skills by examining all facets of leadership – from leaders to followers to contextual influences. Course topics covered include organizational behavior, decision-making and team building. These theory-based courses also focus on the practical application of knowledge.

Real-world application of theory lends unique insight into leadership techniques and a deep understanding of organizational processes. You will have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning activities and apply your classroom learning to real-world challenges. Internships, independent studies, research labs and capstone projects will help you hone your on-the-job skills, setting you on a path for success.

Eligibility: This program is designed for applicants who have completed 60 transferable credits from a regionally accredited institution with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Contact or 520-621-0898 to discuss your background with an advisor.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

The curriculum for this degree program includes:

PSYV 471: Psychology of Leadership
LDRV 397A+B: Junior + Senior Mentoring Workshops
LDRV 401: Leadership in a Diverse Environment
BASV 319: Ethics in Public and Private Sectors
RNCV 315: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth Dynamics


Earning your Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership will build core skills, including:

  • Budgeting
  • Business
  • Collaboration
  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision making
  • Organizational skills
  • Planning
  • Problem solving

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Hands-on Experience

The hands-on experience gained through your coursework will prepare you to jump into virtually any industry and succeed. Select courses that resonate with you and your career and immediately apply what you've learned on the job.

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As an incoming student, you will be paired with a senior mentor for your first class. Through live lectures, you will have the opportunity to explore real-world leadership issues and active learning experiences at your job or in your community.