Program Overview

Prospective students looking to forward or start a career in the fields of business, government, or non-profits, may be interested in the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management from Concordia University. Aiming to provide those enrolled with practical knowledge, critical thinking and interpersonal skills, as well as ability in public speaking and presentation, this online-based accelerated Bachelor's program focuses on the importance of cooperation and coordination in completing long and short-term goals. The instructors at Concordia believe that in order to be effective managers, “students must understand organizations and the organizations’ culture, recognize the many roles managers can take, and understand the techniques that effectively guide individuals and teams.”
Requiring 35 credit hours for completion, supplementing prior college credit, this degree program is broken up into 11 courses and one senior project. Since students only take one class at a time, they progress with the same group of peers, instilling a strong sense of community to foster critical thinking and discussion. While taking required courses, students will receive instruction marketing, organizational communication, principles of management, and accounting, among other subjects. The 4-credit senior project is split into two 1-credit and one 2-credit sections. Students will go through all the steps to specify an example problem, evaluate and present those evaluation methods, and finally present their findings. Throughout the completion of this program, those enrolled will learn cultural contexts and implications of different types of organizations and how to operate within them. Graduates of this BA from Concordia may find jobs as human resource managers, risk management specialists, and industrial-organizational psychologists, among a host of other management possibilities.

In order to qualify for this Bachelor's program, applicants must have at least 30 hours of credit from an accredited college or university, having maintained at least a 2.0 GPA, and have earned a C or better in the completion of one English Composition course.

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    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Concordia University Chicago is accredited by the following: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC-NCACS), National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related, Educational Programs (CACREP), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).


    Applicants must have at least 30 hours of credit from an accredited college or university, having maintained at least a 2.0 GPA, and have earned a C or better in the completion of one English Composition course.

    School Overview

    Lutheran Church settlers founded a higher learning institution based on Christian principles in order to educate prospective teachers by the mid-eighteenth century. In 1864, this teacher’s school relocated to Addison, Illinois, and this date marks the founding of Concordia University Chicago. Today, the private, 4-year Concordia University Chicago maintains ties to a larger network of Lutheran colleges, organized by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

    Students at Concordia University Chicago can complete undergraduate to doctorate degrees, in addition to certificate programs. CUC offers more than one hundred programs of study, focusing on fields in the arts and sciences, business, and education. Furthermore, working professionals and students requiring added flexibility can further their education through Concordia University Chicago’s online degree and distance education programs, housed in the College of Graduate and Innovative Programs. Students can enroll in the accelerated bachelor’s degree programs. These online programs engage students via asynchronous assignments and discussions, and students focus on one class at a time, per five-week sessions.


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