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BA in Business Leadership

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership program is an interdisciplinary program based on developing effective organizational communication and strategic management skills, and formulating results-driven leadership strategies and solutions. Read more about the Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Forbes School of Business & Technology

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to Ashford's Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership program are generally interested in both business management and leadership. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership program is designed for students who would like to acquire key organizational management and business communication skills with an orientation toward strategic planning, corporate responsibility, and organizational development. The curriculum draws upon management theories, leadership and team development, strategic planning, and conflict resolution. Classes include segments on management and group behavior in organizations; social responsibility; and leadership styles and skills assessment. This program is part of the school's Forbes School of Business & Technologyâ„¢, and online business students have access to a variety of unique resources and online events, such as webinars that feature business experts from Forbes.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements

Students must complete 52 credits in general education courses.

Introductory Course Requirements

  • EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education (3 credits)
  • PSY 202: Adult Development and Life Assessment (3 credits)

Major Course Requirements

  • LIB 125: Contemporary Issues in Organizational Leadership (3 credits)
  • BUS 250: Corporate & Social Responsibility (3 credits)
  • MGT 330: Management for Organizations (3 credits)
  • BUS 318: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • PSY 302: Industrial / Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
  • BUS 340: Business Communications (3 credits)
  • COM 325: Communication & Conflict (3 credits)
  • MGT 380: Leadership for Organizations (3 credits)
  • MGT 425: Leadership & Motivation (3 credits)
  • MGT 321: Assessing Leadership Skills (3 credits)
  • BUS 370: Organizational Development (3 credits)
  • MGT 450: Strategic Planning for Organizations (3 credits)
  • MGT 460: Leadership Priorities & Practice (3 credits)

Electives

Students must complete 35 credits in elective courses.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership program who are interested in furthering their education have a number of master's degree options. Earning an advanced degree could provide students with the qualifications needed for a position in business administration or leadership, management or organizational development.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Business Administration - Marketing
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Management
  • Master of Business Administration - Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration - Management
  • Master of Human Resource Management

Career Paths:

Graduates of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership program may wish to pursue entry-level employment in fields linked to some aspect of business management, public sector organizations, or leadership.

Positions that graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Administrators
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Human resources generalists
  • Community organizers
  • Organizational development experts

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/