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BS in Organizational Leadership

Colorado State University-Global Campus' Online Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership is a program designed for students seeking to hone their leadership skills and knowledge of organizational behaviors, communications and basic functions in order to advance their career as leaders of today's organizations. Read more about CSU-Global's degree in Organizational Leadership.

Official Program Name:

Online Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

School Offering Program:

Colorado State University-Global Campus

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Program Prerequisites:

Applicants are eligible for admission into a CSU-Global Campus bachelor's degree program if they graduated high school (or earned a GED equivalent) and have completed some college. Applicants with less than 12 transferable semester hours of college credit may complete up to 15 credit hours at CSU-Global in non-degree seeking status and then apply for admission to a bachelor's degree program.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in Colorado State University-Global Campus' bachelor's degree program in Organizational Leadership will take courses spanning a broad cross-section of leadership and managerial topics, including: business policy, project management, organizational theory and communication strategies. In addition to building a knowledge base designed to help them become leaders at local and global organizations, students have the opportunity to gain additional expertise in ten specializations areas.

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Program Length:

Colorado State University-Global Campus bachelor's degrees require that students successfully complete at least 120 semester hours of credits. CSU-Global works to maximize the amount of credit that can be accepted in transfer and provides students with as many options as possible to earn credits outside of the classroom in order to reduce educational costs and accelerate time to graduation. Applicants are encouraged to transfer as much college credit as possible (up to 90 semester hours may be accepted).

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of student loans and grants. CSU-Global students may also be eligible for military and veteran benefits, payment plans, employer reimbursement and scholarships.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership:

Organizational Leadership Major - 10 Courses (Credit Hours):

  • Applying Leadership Principles (3)
  • Principles of Management (3)
  • Applied Organizational Psychology (3)
  • The Legal Environment of Business (3)
  • Managing and Leading Team Dynamics (3)
  • Organizational Innovation and Change (3)
  • Project Management (3)
  • Communication Strategies for Leaders (3)
  • Conflict Management and Negotiation (3)
  • Capstone - Organizational Leadership (3)

Specialization Areas - Upper Division Courses:

Students may complete a specialization that consists of five (5) upper division courses (15 credits) as a supplement to their program major. Specializations allow students to select a series of courses in a career-relevant field based on professional and personal interests.

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership can pursue additional studies by enrolling in advanced degree programs in a range of fields. Master's degrees offered by Colorado State University-Global Campus include a dual degree program for a Master of Science in Management and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership.

Career Paths:

Graduates of Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership can work as managers, consultants or specialists in a wide range of growing fields. For instance, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (, the human resources field will see a 22% growth during 2008-2018. Additional fields that CSU-Global graduates might consider are:

  • Business Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Public Administration
  • Non-Profit Administration
  • Healthcare Management
  • Finance

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