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About Organizational Leadership

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Organizational Leadership prepares individuals to lead in an increasingly diverse, technological, and global society. The degree emphasizes practical leadership competencies to meet current and future organizational challenges. The coursework focuses on real-world applications related to team building, decision making, self-awareness, ethics, communication, critical thinking, and intrapersonal skills.

The program is designed to provide a career-ladder for students who have completed an associate’s degree and who wish to continue their education at the bachelor's degree level.

Initial concentration areas include Public Safety, Business & Industry, and TechnologyAdvisors will review each student's academic record to determine if the student has completed the necessary preparation for admission into the program.

Program Mission:

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Organizational Leadership program exists to educate and enable emerging and experienced leaders to positively impact the businesses, organizations, and communities they serve.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Graduates will evaluate personal foundations for establishing one’s self as an effective and ethical leader.
  2. Graduates will identify behaviors for successfully leading in the interpersonal context.
  3. Graduates will apply foundational concepts of organizational leadership to real-world business operations.
  4. Graduates will formulate research-based strategies to mobilize and lead positive change in practice-related contexts.

Delivery Method and Location:

The BAAS program is a full-time program. Classes are delivered in a hybrid format combining distance learning via Canvas with periodic in-person meetings held on select dates over the course of the semester on the Weatherford Campus. This format blends the convenience of online learning with the support of in-person interaction. Attendance at the in-person sessions is a program requirement.


This degree is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). For more information: