Program Overview

Eastern University’s Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership is intended for students who want to enhance their understanding of and lead strategic change and renewal in organizations. Students develop skills in strategy and develop the ability to diagnose organizational needs, dynamics, and opportunities for growth. Students will learn how to develop cost-effective and comprehensive approaches to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

The curriculum draws on Judeo-Christian values and ethics broadly speaking and challenges students to develop and apply critical thinking and collaboration skills to work with stakeholders to design and lead planned organizational change. Students learn to identify the costs and consequences of planned change as well as develop a solid foundation in business practice.

The major in organizational leadership aims to give students the skills and knowledge to be effective members of organizations through the application of systems theory to project management. The program gives students a holistic view of organizations and structures so students may understand the interrelation of leadership, organizational structure, culture, and processes and how these affect performance. The intensive course of study consists of a significant online component and offers students the flexibility to choose to complete their capstone research with for-profit, non-profit, or governmental organizations.

The bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership requires a minimum of 121 credits. Three types of courses comprise the program: Organizational leadership courses in the major, general education, and elective courses. Students develop the knowledge and skills to add value to an organization in three major areas: self-management, team leadership, and organizational change.

The program is best suited for students who wish to enhance their level of engagement with organizations. Individuals who are currently working in a management or leadership capacity will reap the maximum benefit of the curriculum because course concepts can be directly applied to current experience. The program is purposefully broad in order to enable students to apply their education in a variety of contexts inside and outside the traditional for-profit business world.

EU’s Campolo College of Graduate and Professional studies offers undergraduate academic programs specifically aimed toward adult students seeking to earn an undergraduate degree. Therefore, prospective students must have a high school diploma or the equivalent and be 21 years of age or older. Students must have a minimum of 60 transfer credits or have graduated from an accredited two-year college.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Requirements

    Students must have a minimum of 60 transfer credits.

    School Overview

    Eastern University is a private, Christian, four-year institution of higher education located in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. The Christian university is affiliated to the American Baptist Churches. Founded in 1925 as a part of the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, the university broke away from the seminary in the 1950s to become its own separate entity known as Eastern Baptist College. In 1972 in an effort to welcome Christians of other denominations, the university dropped Baptist from its name to become Eastern College. In 2001, the university changed its name yet again to its current title.

    Eastern is a Christian university dedicated through teaching, scholarship, service, spiritual formation, student development and societal involvement to the preparation of undergraduate, graduate and Seminary students for thoughtful and productive lives of Christian faith and service. Eastern students discover how to pursue this mission in over fifty programs offered by our colleges and seminary, including Associate's, Bachelor's, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs. Many degrees at all levels are available in online or hybrid formats.

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