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BS in Business Studies - Org Leadership

The Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership program is intended to provide students with an understanding of strategies designed to effectively lead personnel and manage business operations. Read on for more information regarding this online program from Southern New Hampshire University.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in this online program may have experience in student leadership positions, such as class officer or sports team captain. Work experience in a business environment could also prove helpful. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in the online Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership program have the opportunity to explore managerial methods. They'll have the chance to examine individual and group dynamics as well as learn to assess their own strengths and weaknesses as leaders. This program is designed to develop students' planning and decision-making abilities, and courses are intended to cover such topics as total quality management, change management, conflict resolution and effective leadership skills. This degree program is especially designed for those with prior college coursework they seek to transfer. Southern New Hampshire University accepts up to 90 credits for transfer.

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Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of loans and grants. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership:

Organizational Leadership Major Courses

  • OL 215: Principles of Management
  • OL 322: Managing Organizational Change
  • OL 324: Managing Quality
  • OL 328: Leadership
  • OL 342: Organizational Behavior
  • One 300- or 400-level organizational leadership elective

Business Core Courses

  • ACC 201: Financial Accounting
  • ACC 202: Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 206: Business Law I
  • FIN 320: Principles of Finance
  • IT 210: Business Systems Analysis and Design
  • MKT 113: Introduction to Marketing
  • OL 125: Human Relations in Administration
  • OL 421: Strategic Management and Policy

B.A./B.S. Core Skills Courses

  • ENG 120: College Composition I
  • ENG 121: College Composition II
  • MAT 130: Applied Finite Math
  • MAT XX: Mathematics Elective
  • COM 212: Public Speaking
  • IT 100: Introduction to Information Technology
  • SNHU 101: First Year Seminar/Foundations in Critical Thinking (or one free elective for students with 15+ credits)

B.A./B.S. Core Knowledge Courses

  • Choose one of the following:
    • FAS 201: Introduction to Humanities I
    • FAS 202: Introduction to Humanities II
    • FAS 223: Appreciation and History of Music
    • FAS 340: Modern Art
    • FAS 370: American Art
  • Choose one of the following:
    • HIS 109: Western Civilization I
    • HIS 110: Western Civilization II
    • HIS 113: United States History I
    • HIS 114: United States History II
  • Choose one 200-level literature elective
  • Choose one of the following:
    • PHL 210: Introduction to Western Philosophy
    • PHL 212: Introduction to Ethics
    • PHL 214: Logic, Language, and Argumentation
    • PHL 230: Religions of the World
  • Choose one science elective (not SCI 215)
  • Choose four other electives:
    • Social and Behavioral Science Elective (ATH, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC, SSC)
    • No more than two of these four in the same discipline

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Furthering Your Education:

Upon completion of this online Southern New Hampshire University program, graduates could decide they'd like to continue their training. This could lead them to pursue a related graduate certificate or master's degree program. While a bachelor's degree is designed to provide entry into the field, those who possess advanced training could be able to undertake increased responsibilities in the workplace.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership, relevant degrees that could be sought include, but are not limited to a:

  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Business Administration

Career Paths:

Individuals who earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership could be able to seek employment with businesses, public agencies, or not-for-profit organizations. With this specialized business studies major, graduates could be able to undertake tasks in business analysis, strategizing, team building, or personnel management.

Graduates of this online Southern New Hampshire University program could be able to pursue careers as:

  • Business Consultants
  • Department Supervisors & Managers
  • Staff Trainers
  • Human Resource Workers
  • Small Business Owners

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