Program Overview

The Bachelor of Professional Studies Degree with an International Organizational Leadership concentration program is available at Austin Peay State University and is offered through the Regents Online Campus Collaborative. The ROCC is a cooperation between certain colleges and universities to create a combined and cooperative program between their institutions.

It is the goal of this program to ready graduates for pursuing careers that span geographies, business lines, and cultures. Students may gain practical and relevant knowledge in organization, leadership, and management. The program intends to produce graduates that can formulate market entry strategies for new and existing companies. These individuals should also be able to give advice on legal concerns in the business world and aid organizations with administrative issues. As there is increasing globalization, there is also a growing demand for people that have knowledge of international business, different cultures, and foreign languages.

To complete this program, students are required to earn a total of 120 hours of credit. Of this total, 41 hours come from the general education core at APSU. This includes English Composition, English Composition II, and Fundamentals of Public Speaking. Other credits come from courses in history, the humanities, mathematics, the natural sciences, or the social and behavioral sciences.

The Professional core of the BPS program requires the completion of 21 credits of coursework from a variety of topics that instruct in different cultures, communication, and management. The International Organizational Leadership concentration consists of 15 credits and includes classes like International Law and Intercultural Communication. Students are able to earn 21 additional credits from this concentration, though that total can be satisfied by additional general education classes. A Culminating Special Project class is also prescribed; students carry out a research project or paper that showcases the knowledge gained during their time at APSU.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Austin Peay State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and education specialist degrees.


    Official transcripts. COMPASS assessment (through the APSU Testing Center).

    School Overview

    Founded in 1927, and named for Tennessee Governor Austin Peay, serving at the time of the school’s establishment, the university originated as a normal school for educators. Today, Austin Peay State University (APSU) is a four-year public institution of higher education, and its main campus is located in the city of Clarksville, Tennessee. Austin Peay State University hosts distance education degrees and courses through APSU Online and Regents Online Degree Programs (RODP).

    Online degrees include associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, and a teacher education and licensure program. Students can enroll in the Associate of Science Liberal Arts program or pursue a bachelor degree, including, but not limited to, fields of: communication, computer science, criminal justice, medical technology, nursing, political science, public management, and professional studies. Master’s degrees range from studies in education and communication to professional studies and nursing. Educator programs include add-on endorsements and professional development. Some programs are hybrid and do require on-campus components, while other courses may require proctored exams. Coursework is asynchronous, but classes follow that of traditional calendars with set assignments and deadlines. Online classes have the same start date as on-campus counterparts.


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