In a world where technology is driving constant change, this degree offers the foundational skills employers are seeking now and will need far into the future -- the skills you can use to build a successful career.

Whether you find yourself in a small startup, a large multinational company, a non-profit, or a government agency, developing capacities for critical thinking and emotional intelligence will strengthen your effectiveness and bolster the positive contributions you can make. These are foundational skills for professional lives.

This degree lets you build on what you've already accomplished -- in your current workplace, the military, or other organizational settings -- and create a personal portfolio of in-demand skills that are portable to a variety of organizational cultures in local, national, or global settings.

TOTAL UNITS — 123

39 GENERAL EDUCATION UNITS

18 REQUIRED UNITS
21 LIBERAL STUDIES UNITS

33 MAJOR UNITS

27 MAJOR UNITS
6 FOUNDATION UNITS

51 ELECTIVE UNITS


Each course listed carries three semester units of credit, unless otherwise noted.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students who complete the BA in Organizational Leadership and Human Skills Development will be able to:
  • Design and create written communications that clearly articulate and advance ideas, arguments, solutions, and strategies.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills in individual relationships and collaborative projects with teams and external clients using persuasive speech to provide clear directions and guidelines in and beyond organizational settings.
  • Locate, analyze and apply information-taking advantage of various research approaches and tools to address organizational problems or to weigh the merits of a solution of emerging possibility.
  • Demonstrate how the use and interpretation of quantitative data based on team and individual assessment data can be used to support professional and team development as well as strengthen the overall effectiveness of the organization.
  • Demonstrate specialized knowledge of leading and leadership that includes effective approaches and practices that influence people and processes and which can accelerate employee engagement, organizational performance, transformation, and change.
  • Develop innovative approaches and solutions to existing issues and new opportunities that strengthen diversity and inclusion relating to people, perspectives, and cultures within organizations and the communities in which those organizations exist.
  • Identify and apply practices that support innovation, creativity, and design thinking and which can generate solutions to systemic problems, as well as leverage emerging opportunities that impact people, communities, and organizations.
  • Identify approaches and employ practices that can constructively address and manage conflict and facilitate crucial conversations.
  • Build agile and adaptive responses to individual, team, and organizational change and disruption generated by local, national, and global forces and experienced within business and industry settings.

MANAGEMENT, HUMAN RESOURCES AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEPARTMENT

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