About the Online B.S. in Professional Studies with the Organizational Leadership & Change Concentration

Designed specifically for adult learners, our flexible career-oriented online degree program prepares you for the workforce by focusing on the skills employers demand including critical thinking, problem-solving, leadership, communications and management.

The Organizational Leadership & Change concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies distance learning degree identifies the challenges and opportunities of today’s ever-changing work environment.  Professionals will explore various leadership theories and practices and develop valuable team-building, strategic planning and communication.   Whether the organization is a new startup, a family business or a Fortune 500 company this degree will help navigate rapid technological, regulatory and societal changes.


The Organizational Leadership track will prepare graduates to:

  • Demonstrate leadership skills in visioning, strategic planning, and managing change.
  • Demonstrate managerial skills in budgeting and finance, management of personnel, safety, information systems, and technology in the workplace.
  • Find the most current and best available research and apply evidence-based practices to organizational change.

Degree Requirements Summary (120 credits)

Organizational Leadership & Change Program Requirements (21 credits)

Includes courses in Organizational Communication, Organizational Behavior, Supervision, and Team Building, Non-profit Management, Organizational Change and Leadership, Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Challenges in Leadership Seminar.

Professional Studies Program Requirements (24 credits)

Includes courses in Fundamentals of Management and Leadership, Social Impact of Technology, Business Math, Analytical & Persuasive Writing, Critical Thinking & Writing, Business & Professional Communications, Public Communications and Budgeting & Finance for Organizations.

University Core Curriculum (42 credits)

Includes courses in English, Fine Arts, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Math, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.

General Electives (33 credits)

Select courses that expand your field of study and provide depth in a particular discipline. The General Electives allow for transferring a multi-disciplinary number of credits from other schools, while providing opportunity to customize your learning experience.