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B.S. in Organizational Leadership: Curriculum

Curriculum Details

120 total credits required

Greenville University’s online Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership curriculum combines topics from psychology, sociology, communication, and management to provide an interdisciplinary education. Courses are 8 weeks in length.

This program consists of 30 credit hours in online leadership courses. In addition to courses required for the major, you will need to complete general education and elective courses for a total of 120 credits. The organizational leadership program can be completed in 1 to 2 years with maximum transfer credits applied.

Required Courses

Students learn the purpose and value of research as a problem-solving tool in organizations. Approaches for identifying, analyzing, and studying organizational problems are emphasized as students select and analyze appropriate organizational problems for their applied research projects.

Students gain understanding of the integration of the Christian world view in contemporary life and work.

Students will examine models of leadership, focusing on the importance of strategic thinking, managing change, and assessment of leadership behaviors and managerial style so as to develop a personal growth plan for improving leadership performance.

Students consider the relationships between culture and the world of work. They discover how the environment, especially the workplace, has been shaped by the value and life experiences of various ethnic and racial groups.

Students discuss ethical theory and social and personal values as they relate to contemporary life principles of ethical decision-making from an orthodox Christian perspective will also be addressed.

Students learn how individuals and organizations function as complex systems and gain the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to understand and diagnose the various factors affecting organizational performance.

Students will discover the influence of psychology in the theories and practices related to human behavior in the workplace. Topics include job analysis, employee selection, design and evaluation of training, employee motivation and satisfaction, and evaluation of performance.

Servant leadership, a leadership theory grounded in the work of Jesus 2,000 years ago and validated in research, proposes that great influence is wielded by those who operate with Christ-like virtues such as humility and altruism, channeled by the Biblical concept of an active love for others. This is more than a spiritual concept. It is a call to discipleship, to learning a way of being and doing as Jesus’ disciples did. This course challenges students to think about and act on a way of changing the world by serving others.

Students apply what they have learned to a specific leadership issue within an organization. By designing and implementing a simple research project, students can gain information and reflect on possible leadership strategies to leverage change.

Students examine group behavior and how group functioning affects organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on the principles of group dynamics, problem-solving and decision-making, and the diagnosis and resolution of conflict.

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