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The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS), Organizational Leadership Concentration is a four-year liberal arts degree which provides students with an innovative curriculum that focuses on the study of leadership in the context of modern organizations. The primary purpose of this degree program is to blend the traditional outcomes of a liberal education, which provides breadth, and a specific Organizational Leadership concentration that provides curriculum depth in leadership and organizational behavior. This degree program is also designed to provide maximum flexibility for those students who desire to play a greater role in determining the content of their academic study. Those who participate in Organizational Leadership have a strong foundation in the theories of leadership and organizational behavior as well as the competencies and desire to put knowledge into action.
This liberal arts program provides students with a strong academic foundation and prepares them for either graduate school or the job market after graduation. With the 21st century’s arrival, the need for people with leadership and organizational skills is only growing more necessary. Graduates are well suited for occupational positions in the fields of human relations and resources. They acquire and develop leadership and supervisory skills that will assist them in the fields of personnel management, general supervision, public administration, and human relations to mention only a few. Finally, students complete an extensive internship as a part of their plan of study, making them “readily employable” and experienced in the “real world” upon graduation to assume various professional positions in their chosen occupations or professions.
The BGS Degree in Organizational Leadership is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective in a variety of organizational settings. First, students develop a deep understanding of how organizations function and what role leaders at all levels can play in improving organizational performance. Second, students gain important
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practical skills essential for success in their chosen professions. Skills in interpersonal relations, problem solving, team building, motivation, and communications are all necessary to be successful in today’s world. Students completing the BGS Degree in Organizational Leadership program will find themselves well prepared to be productive and quality members of the work force.
Electives in Leadership Studies (or related courses) - 12 Credit Hours
TOTAL HOURS: 21 Credit Hours
These electives allow students the option to pursue a secondary concentration emphasizing their individual talents and career interests. (58 Credit Hours)
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS: 124 Credit Hours