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The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership completer degree consists:

  • 30 hours of collaborative core courses,
  • 18-21 hours of concentration courses (vary by concentration), and
  • 9-12 hours of elective courses. 


Core Courses


Course Title/Description

ORGL 300

Intro to Organizational Leadership Concepts and Principles

An overview of the principles, theories, models, and styles of organizational leadership. Analysis and assessment of personal leadership style, strengths and weaknesses.

ORGL 311

Professional Writing

Students will follow a sequence beginning with an introduction to the writing process, emphasizing planning and collaboration, and tools of persuasive written and visual rhetoric. They will produce and critique documents ranging from memos to reports, and will end with a study of professionalism highlighting diversity, usability, ethics and legal issues in professional writing.

ORGL 314

Diversity and Intercultural Understanding in a Global Context

An overview of basic concepts of cross-cultural communication and globalization, in the context of a sample of nations from around the globe.

ORGL 317

Concepts and Technologies of Organizational Communication

This course will explore the role that human communication, both oral and written, plays in structuring, maintaining, and changing organizational behavior. Students will examine the role that the social media, ethics, diversity, leadership, conflict resolution, and problem-solving can have on business and corporate outcomes.

ORGL 321

Principles of Team Leadership in Project Management

This course is designed to provide students with the fundamental concepts of the principles of team leadership in project management. Students completing this course will understand the roles of project managers in their organizations and will master project management tools, techniques, and interpersonal skills that are required in order to orchestrate projects from start to finish.

ORGL 324

Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis

Students will select and utilize appropriate methodologies for analysis of organizational metrics, and understand quantitative and qualitative applications. The purpose of this course is to enable the student to apply these concepts to the "real world" through modeling and interpretations.

ORGL 327

Laws and Ethics Applied to Organizations

The course offers students an understanding of core legal principles and applications of relevant employment and organizational law and ethics.

ORGL 334

Critical Thinking & Analytics

This course is designed to teach students more effective reasoning strategies and to improve cognitive skills. Its ambition is to develop those intellectual skills that are essential for understanding organizational data and effectively using data in making decisions.

ORGL 335

Contemporary Business Issues

A survey of the impact of internal and external constraints on decision making and organizational effectiveness.

ORGL 337

Strategic Planning Within Organizational Cultures

The course blends the tenets of strategic planning with qualitative research methods to construct planning proposals that utilize key stakeholders from different organizational cultures to enhance strategic planning outcomes.


Concentration Courses

Cultural and Arts Institutions at the University of New Orleans

Financial Services at the University of Louisiana at Monroe

Foodserivce Strategies and Operations at Nicholls State University

Health and Wellness at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Human Relations at Grambling State University

Project Team Leadership at Louisiana Tech University

Strategic and Global Communication at McNeese State University




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