Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Applied Studies in Organizational Leadership


$373 Per Credit

Earn a degree to engage people with mission.

A degree in organizational leadership will open doors to careers in management, HR and talent development, across all sectors of industry, including nonprofit and government. Choose one of the following degree pathways:

1. Bachelor of Arts (BA)

This path may be ideal for you if any of the following apply:

  • You are entering college for the first time
  • You have some college credits but no associate’s degree
  • You hold an Associate of Arts and Science degree
  • You do not hold an Applied Associate degree

2. Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS)

This path might be the best fit for you if:

  • You hold a two-year applied degree from a Wisconsin technical college campus or any other regionally-accredited college awarding the two-year degree

Program Description

With Organizational Leadership as your degree goal, you will take a blend of core and emphasis courses. Two of the emphases are accelerated. Self-directed is our most popular emphasis because it’s the most flexible. An emphasis in Rising Leadership provides students with the knowledge, perspectives and skills to help them become leaders in the workplace. Other areas of emphasis are available representing other sectors. Courses are guaranteed online, and some courses may be accelerated.

  • Applied Communication
  • Business Administration
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Environmental Policy & Planning
  • Management in Health Systems
  • Public & Nonprofit Management
  • Rising Leadership
  • Self-Directed

Career Opportunities

Whether you want to move up in your career or pivot your career, a degree in organizational leadership can amplify your skills and experience to elevate your professional life. From Bellin Health to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, whether you want to be a flight instructor or branch manager, the diverse organizations and roles of our past graduates show this degree can take you where you want to go.

96% Hired: Within six months after graduation, organizational leadership majors find jobs in a wide array of enterprises. The class of 2020 organizational leadership graduates reported an average salary of $54,364. See Careers for information on where recent Organizational Administration graduates are hired and their professional roles.

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