Leadership

Leadership
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership - Leadership Track
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Overview

Leadership Overview

Bring vision to life the Leadership Track

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 track 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 Track in Leadership in as little as 2.5 years.

Curriculum

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

33 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
ACC101General Accounting3
BUS102Fundamentals of Customer Service3
BUS121Introduction to Business3
BUS211Introduction to Human Resources Management3
BUS222Ethics in Business3
BUS303Organizational Leadership and Management3
BUS314Marketing Management3
BUS321Business Organizational Management3
BUS331Management Information Systems3
BUS460Leadership Capstone3
ECO202Microeconomics3

Arts and Sciences*

31 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CAP480Arts and Sciences Capstone3
COM115Principles of Communication3
ENG110College Composition3
ENG120Advanced Composition3
HUM205Culture and Diversity3
MTH131College Algebra3
MTH140Statistics3
PHY120Physics3
PHY120LPhysics LAB1
PSY105Introduction to Psychology3
PSY220Positive Psychology3
*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts and Sciences Department page

Self-Integration

6 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CIS108Office Applications2
COR191Career Orientation1
FOR110Essentials for Success3

Leadership Track Requirements

Leadership

12 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS224Change Management3
BUS226Managerial Processes and Communication3
BUS316Foundations of Decision Making3
BUS409Organizational Dynamics: Motivation and Leadership3
Electives – any course from BS BA and/or BS Leadership depending on prereq. General electives from other programs and school39
Program Description

ECPI University’s leadership track 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 track 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 track in leadership. Top careers in this field include: 

  • Benefits Administrator
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Branch Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Training Specialist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Retail Management
  • Entrepreneur
  • Program Administrator
  • Project Manager
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Development Director
  • Logistics Manager
  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Merchandise Manager
Outcomes

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 degree may find employment in a variety of industries. Possibly job titles include Human Resources Manager, Project Manager, Team Leader/Logistics Manager, and Operations Manager.

Management Concentration

The Management concentration allows students to gain a general background in organizational leadership with the ability to choose tracks and electives that focus on areas of interest related to their unique career paths.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are able to: 

  • Utilize advanced decision-making strategies appropriate for the managerial context.

Leadership Track

The leadership track 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.

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