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Organizational Leadership

Bachelor of Applied Science

Develop the core skills necessary to excel in a competitive job market and become an effective leader in corporate, nonprofit, military and government organizations.


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.

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Career Level: Undergraduate
Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
College: College of Applied Science and Technology

Cost & Eligibility

Per Unit Cost: $500
*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 – Explore psychological theories of leadership. This course reviews leadership as a process, leader and follower behaviors, and situational characteristics. Analysis of historical and modern case studies will be used to apply theoretical concepts.
  • LDRV 397A+B: Junior + Senior Mentoring Workshops – The practical application of theoretical learning within a small group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles for various topics that relate to the field of Organizational Leadership.
  • LDRV 401: Leadership in a Diverse Environment – This course focuses on developing basic management skills to motivate and lead employees, improve organizational performance, and succeed amid diversity within the organization.
  • BASV 319: Ethics in Public and Private Sectors – Study ethical issues that arise in relation to employment in the public and private sectors, including: allocation of resources, corporate and social responsibility, relationships, discrimination, and ethical and legal standards governing information technology.
  • RNCV 315: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth Dynamics – Receive an introduction to the process of creating and developing new products or services. This course directly addresses the process of value creation and develops the fundamental business skills to identify, evaluate, develop and exploit market opportunities.
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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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Enhance Your Leadership Skills

Romi Carell Wittman, Assistant Professor and Program Director explores how the BAS in Organizational Leadership will help you develop the skills to be an effective leader and adapt to changes in the business environment.


The Student Perspective

Arizona Online students Kurt & Cathy Deinhardt discuss how the BAS in Organizational Leadership has impacted their lives and their careers.

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.

Supportive learning

Supportive Learning Community

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.

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