Bring vision to life with a concentration in Leadership
Widely considered a pioneer in Leadership studies, Warren Bennis once said, “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” The success of an organization relies heavily on great leaders who are able to establish a clear plan of action that an entire team can understand and execute. If you have always had an inherent ability to lead, a concentration in Leadership could be a good fit for you. In a leadership role, you will be in responsible for conducting and supporting the assessment of organizational needs in a global, professional climate.
Solid communication skills and the ability to innovate and delegate in a professional environment set an individual up with a rewarding career in leadership.
Through ECPI’s year-round schedule, you could earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Leadership in as little as 2.5 years.
- Program Description
ECPI University’s leadership concentration gives students the opportunity to develop ethical leadership skills and abilities. Through this program, students should gain the emotional intelligence and leadership skills necessary to lead contemporary organizations. This concentration emphasizes the creation of a learning environment that encourages change and innovation. Students will have an opportunity to develop strategic decision-making and problem-solving skills. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to work with a team to carry out and measure the success of strategies, while learning the skills necessary to become an effective leader.
Course topics will cover:
- Change Management
- Managerial Processes and Communication
- Foundations of Decision Making
- Organizational Dynamics
- Possible Career Track
A broad spectrum of career options are available to a graduate with a concentration in leadership. Top careers in this field include:
- Benefits Administrator
- Customer Service Manager
- Branch Manager
- Human Resources Manager
- Training Specialist
- Financial Analyst
- Retail Management
- Program Administrator
- Training Specialist
- Financial Analyst
- Project Manager
- Human Resources Specialist
- Development Director
- Logistics Manager
- Industrial Production Manager
- Merchandise Manager
33 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits ACC101 General Accounting 3 BUS102 Fundamentals of Customer Service 3 BUS121 Introduction to Business 3 BUS211 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3 BUS222 Ethics in Business 3 BUS303 Organizational Leadership and Management 3 BUS314 Marketing Management 3 BUS321 Business Organizational Management 3 BUS331 Management Information Systems 3 BUS460 Leadership Capstone 3 ECO202 Microeconomics 3
Arts and Sciences*
31 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone 3 COM115 Principles of Communication 3 ENG110 College Composition 3 ENG120 Advanced Composition 3 HUM205 Culture and Diversity 3 MTH131 College Algebra 3 MTH140 Statistics 3 PHY120 Physics 3 PHY120L Physics LAB 1 PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSY220 Positive Psychology 3
6 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits CIS115 Computer Applications 3 COR090 Career Orientation Seminar 0 FOR110 Essentials for Success 3
12 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits BUS224 Change Management 3 BUS226 Managerial Processes and Communication 3 BUS316 Foundations of Decision Making 3 BUS409 Organizational Dynamics: Motivation and Leadership 3 Electives – any course from BS BA and/or BS Leadership depending on prereq. General electives from other programs and school 39
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
- Conduct organizational research and analysis.
- Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to make strategic decisions.
- Demonstrate effective communication in a global environment.
- Apply ethical behavior and professional values.
- Develop an organizational community of learning and positive change.
Graduates of the BS in Organizational Leadership concentration may find employment in a variety of industries. Possible job titles include Human Resources Manager, Project Manager, Team Leader/Logistics Manager, and Operations Manager.
The leadership concentration allows students to develop ethical leadership skills and abilities and the emotional intelligence necessary to lead contemporary organizations. The program emphasizes the creation of a learning environment that encourages change and innovation. Students are afforded an opportunity to develop strategic decision-making and problem-solving skills.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are able to:
- Assume a leadership role in a contemporary organization.
- Support ethical leadership behavior in a learning organization.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate in a global, professional environment.
- Develop programs that support change and innovation.