May 25, 2020  
Undergraduate Evening and Online Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Undergraduate Evening and Online Catalog 2019-2020

Organizational Leadership, B.S.


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The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership (ORL) program provides adult learners an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in leadership theory and practice. The overall goal of the Organizational Leadership program is to offer a quality, flexible degree completion curriculum that:

  • Affirms Christian values and beliefs;
  • Equips students to utilize leadership, professional development, and human relations principles;
  • Develops students’ written and oral communication skills;
  • Instills a commitment to be critically reflective, self-directed, life-long learners;
  • Promotes an appreciation of the multicultural environment in which students live and work;
  • Helps students better adapt to technological and cultural change; and
  • Empowers students to work effectively as individuals and as team members.

Admission Requirements

While many ORL students have already earned an associate’s degree or at least 60 semester hours of college-level credit. Students with fewer credits may be admitted to the ORL program. All outstanding General Education courses should be completed prior to beginning the ORL major courses.

Professional Education Credit (PEC)

Within the first semester, a student seeking credit through non-traditional professional educational credit must make application through his or her faculty advisor. All work and documentation for non-traditional credit must be completed no later than the end of the first semester that the student is enrolled. Please refer to the Academic Policies  for more details.

New first semester students can earn Professional Education Credits through the following methods:

  1. Active or inactive certificates or licenses
  2. Professional Trainings
  3. Military Trainings
  4. Non-Traditional Coursework
  5. Case studies

Program Learning Outcomes


“Expected student learning outcomes specify the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes students are expected to attain in courses or in a program.” Page 69. Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 2018.

1. Students will experience a positive life transformation during their time in the ORM program that prepares them to taking on organizational management or leadership positions.

2. Students will become practiced in the conventions of Standard Written English, including proficiency in grammar, mechanics, and syntax, and demonstrate proficiency in applying them to common forms of business documentation and their formatting.  In addition, students will be able to use critical thinking to determine audience expectations, as well as recognize the purpose and basic requirements of various rhetorical situations before beginning to write.

3. Identify, clarify, and develop the student’s personal leadership style.

4. Students will be able to interpret financial statements to select the healthier of two competing firms.

5. Students will be able to demonstrate competency in discussing the advantages and disadvantages of individual versus group decision-making.

Major in Organizational Leadership Curriculum Requirements


120 Credit Hours

Note: Online course numbers begin with an ‘E’ such as ECIS 1103.

General Education Requirements - 45 Credit Hours


All General Education  courses* must be completed prior to beginning the Organizational Leadership (ORL) major courses OR the student must be registered for any outstanding General Education courses prior to beginning the ORL major courses. (*Exception: MIN 4153 Christian Values & Biblical Faith  should be taken in the student’s final semester at PBA.)

Global Studies Requirement: Organizational Leadership majors fulfill the General Education Global Studies requirement through major study (ORL 4043 ).

Required ORL Major Courses - 27 Credit Hours


The following nine major courses and the additional major concentration courses must be completed at PBA. Please refer to the Degree Plans below for the appropriate course sequence.

ORL Elective Courses - 39 Credit Hours


Students should consult with their advisors to determine suitable general elective courses. In addition, elective hours may be satisfied through Professional Education Credits (PEC). Please refer to the Academic Policies for more details.

Concentrations (One is required)


Organizational Leadership Concentration – 9 Credit Hours


Conflict Resolution and Mediation Concentration – 9 Credit Hours


  • COM 2043 – Civil Discourse and Civil Disobedience 3 Credit Hours
  • COM 3403 – Conflict Resolution 3 Credit Hours
  • COM 4403 – Negotiation and Mediation Strategies 3 Credit Hours

Healthcare Leadership Concentration – 9 Credit Hours


Hospitality Leadership Concentration – 12 Credit Hours


  • ORL 3xx3 – Introduction to Hospitality 3 Credit Hours
  • ORL 4xx3 – Introduction to Global Hospitality 3 Credit Hours
    • This replaces ORL 4043 - Global Leadership
  • ORL 3xx3 – Customer Care in Hospitality 3 Credit Hours
  • ORL 3xx3 – Special Event Programming and Planning 3 Credit Hours

Public Service Leadership Concentration – 12 Credit Hours


  • 3 Credit Hours
  • ORL 3xx3 – Public Service Leadership 3 Credit Hours
  • ORL 4xx3 – Governmental Policy and Relations 3 Credit Hours
  • ORL 4xx3 – Finance for Public Service Leaders 3 Credit Hours
  • ORL 3223 - Career Assessment & Planning is not required for the Public Service Concentration
  • The 12 credit requirement includes a 3-credit major course already completed at the time the concentration track begins.

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