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Undergraduate Evening & Online Catalog 2015-2016 
Undergraduate Evening & Online Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Organizational Management in Leadership, B.S./M.S.

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145 Credit Hours

The Dual Degree Program is a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree for highly motivated adult students who desire to earn both a B.S. in Organizational Management (ORM) and an M.S. in Leadership (LDR) within a single accelerated program. This program provides qualified students a faster, more cost-effective avenue to complete their degrees, an earlier entry into the workforce and a competitive edge in their professional lives.

The Dual Degree combines two accelerated degree programs, allowing students to complete both degrees in the shortest time possible. Those accepted into the Dual Degree will be allowed to begin the Master’s program after completing 105 hours (rather than the required 120), given all General Education and ORM Major course requirements have been completed. Within the Dual Degree program, the first four (4) courses in the Master’s program will count toward the completion of the undergraduate degree. A student who has transferred in an AA degree and has satisfied all electives through transfer or Professional Education Credits can earn both degrees in as little as three years (only 9 semesters).

A student may request to be a Dual Degree Candidate at any time, if he or she has at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, but cannot officially apply for acceptance into the Dual Degree program until they have completed the first four courses in the ORM Major.

Admissions Criteria

  1. Possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in student’s total program at PBA.
  2. Obtain a GPA of 3.5 based on the first four courses in the ORM Major:
  3. Complete the Dual Degree Application packet with a written letter of recommendation from an ORM professor.
  4. Achieve a minimum score of 8 on the eWrite assessment (normally completed during the admissions process when students begin at PBA). Students may be able to retake the eWrite if needed.

Regular tuition rates apply, dependent upon course division (ie: undergraduate tuition for undergraduate courses).

Within the Dual Degree program, the first four courses in the Master’s program will count toward the completion of the undergraduate degree. Then, Dual Degree students will continue through the final six Master’s level courses to receive the Bachelor degree in Organizational Management and the Master degree in Leadership. Students will receive the B.S. degree in Organizational Management and the M.S. in Leadership at the same time.

In the event a student is unable to complete the program, any graduate-level courses completed will be counted as elective credits toward the undergraduate degree.

Note: Students must complete 120 hours to earn the undergraduate degree.

Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in order to remain in the Dual Degree program.

Major in Organizational Management in Leadership (B.S./M.S.) Curriculum Requirements

Technology Requirement - 3 Credit Hours

(This course must be taken in the first semester of enrollment.)

General Education Requirements - 42 Credit Hours

All General Education courses must be completed prior to beginning the Organizational Management (ORM) major courses OR the student must be registered for any outstanding General Education courses prior to beginning the ORM major courses.

Global Studies Requirement: Organizational Management majors fulfill the General Education Global Studies requirement through major study (ORM 4044 ).

Required General Education Courses - 21 Credit Hours

Required Foundational Courses - 9 Credit Hours

 The following four courses should be taken in the first semester of study.

Humanities Courses - 9 Credit Hours

  Humanities courses should be taken in sequence.

Social Science Courses - 3 Credit Hours

Select one of the following

Required Undergraduate Major Courses - 44 Credit Hours

Students in the accelerated dual degree program must complete the required Organizational Management major courses. In addition, a student must have completed all elective courses prior to taking graduate level coursework.


* ORM 4044 Global Management  Satisfies PBA’s Global Studies Elective requirement.

ORM Elective Courses - 16 Credit Hours

These courses may be taken online, on-ground, or may be satisfied through Professional Education Credits. Please refer to the Academic Policies  for more information about PEC credits.

Required Graduate Major Courses - 40 Credit Hours

The graduate major course must be taken in sequence. A student can only take one graduate course per subterm (two per semester). See Degree Plan below for proper course sequence.

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