Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership offered by Robert Morris University is a totally online program that offers a foundation in the process of influencing others and adapting to change. This program covers ethical behavior, organizational culture, global perspectives, purposeful communication, and the use of information for decision-making. Graduates of this program should be prepare for a variety of careers as leaders of organizations and / or administrators in entrepreneurial ventures, government, private business, military, and non-profits.

This program emphasizes the analytical and practical skills and knowledge needed to effectively participate in a wide range of society’s organizations. Through an interdisciplinary course of study, students learn how to anticipate, plan, reflect, and act on problems and opportunities by using information, negotiating, organizing resources, and understanding human behavior.

All bachelor degree candidates must take at least thirty-nine credit hours of the Robert Morris Core of general education courses. This includes courses in subject areas such as Economics, History, Math Reasoning, Psychology, Natural Science, and Sociology. These core classes are required by Robert Morris University so that all of their graduates will have the ability to effectively use tools, techniques, and skills appropriate to their profession, to incorporate a variety of technological and informational resources to gather and synthesize information, to create, to communicate, to be able to manage knowledge, to develop analytical and critical thinking skills, and to act with integrity and honesty when in ethical situations.

Students in this major must also take a minimum of 45 additional credits in other liberal arts subject areas. Of these, 21 must be from a non-business subject area. Students are encouraged to use these open electives to seek out a specific focus for the Organizational Leadership degree or a minor that supports the major.

The required courses for the degree in Organizational Leadership span subject areas such as multi-cultural understandings, Ethics, and Business Administration. Among the required twelve courses are the following classes: Decision Support Systems, Global Perspectives, Applied Organizational Leadership Skills, Leadership and Ethics, Leading Virtual Teams and Organizations, Leadership and Communication, and Contemporary Issues in Organizations and Leadership.

A Capstone project is also required of students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership. All of these courses and requirements aim to teach students in this program how to recognize opportunity, motivate individuals and groups, and how followers choose leaders and why.

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    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    School Overview

    Robert Morris University is a private, not-for-profit institution located in Moon Township, which is a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The school was founded in 1921 as the Pittsburgh School of Accountancy. In 1962, the school purchased 230 acres which is at its current location. A short time later, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted the school permission to award associates degrees, and the school became Robert Morris Junior College. Around 2002, the university changed to its present day name.

    RMU continues to offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees through following 5 academic schools:

    • School of Business
    • School of Communications and Information Systems
    • School of Nursing and Health Sciences
    • School of Education and Social Sciences
    • School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

    RMU additionally offers several undergraduate and graduate degrees in the following fully online programs.

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