Program Overview

Bachelor of Professional Studies in Organizational Leadership degree offered by Roosevelt University is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. This Bachelor Completion program aims to help its students acquire a multi-disciplinary approach to leadership issues. This program combines management science, humanities, social sciences, research science, communication arts, technology, and ethics in order to best prepare students for a diverse approach to Leadership and Communications. Qualities and skills such as effective communication, group and team dynamics, and strategic thinking are emphasized in this program in order to meet the needs of many different kinds of potential career opportunities. A goal of this program is to help students hone their skills needed to create a positive impact in their workplace. According to this program, emphasizing the “human side” of an organization can do this. An objective of this program is to train leaders, who are skilled in managing innovation and change.

This program covers subjects such as: principles of effective leadership, organizations structure and communication, managing change, negotiation and conflict management, decision-making principles, diversity management, and communication processes. This program aims to equip its students with a foundational set of skills and knowledge dedication to Organizational Leadership. By the end of this program, a student should be able to perform the following skills and convey the following knowledge:

  • To possess an understanding of themselves, others, and their organizations in order to better identify an organizational leadership style that fits within those contexts
  • To recognize and possess necessary organizational leadership skills in various situations and to prepare a plan of action to improve organizational leadership abilities
  • To value diversity and apply its strengths while leading; to know how to critically think about decisions in a manner that is socially responsible and responsive
  • To demonstrate a persuasive, yet collaborative approach, which encourages a team-building environment

Students should also learn how to engender commitment and engagement among others within the context of their organization and to help to build an organization that can innovate and change according to its ever-changing environment.

A student who graduates from this program can expect career opportunities such as: consulting, employee development, employee recruitment, human resources, strategic planning, training, virtual organizational management, project management, and labor relations. This program offered by Roosevelt University requires its students to take at least 39 credit hours of courses at Roosevelt University. A student must be at least 24 years of age when they start this program.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

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


    The student must be at least 24 years of age when they start the program.

    School Overview

    Roosevelt University is a private not-for-profit, four-year, co-educational institution conveniently located in Chicago, with a second campus location in Schaumburg, Illinois. The school was founded in 1945, and was named in honor of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. From its inception, the mission of the school has offered educational opportunities without regards to “socio economic status, racial or ethnic origin, age or gender.” Today, Roosevelt University continues to uphold its mission of diversity.

    Roosevelt University supports a full range of undergraduate and graduate academic degrees and professional certificates from the following colleges:

    • Chicago College of Performing Arts
    • College of Pharmacy
    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • Heller College of Business
    • College of Education

    RUOnline is regionally accredited to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees, along with credentials and courses. The Fast-Track Program for Adults provides evening and online coursework for adult students.



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