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Become a leader who implements change

Organizations across multiple industries seek leaders who are able to diagnose problems, motivate and inspire employees, implement change and devise innovative solutions to problems. The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership  degree provides you with the skill set to fulfill that role in corporate and nonprofit sectors.

You can earn an optional Industrial Leadership Specialization to your Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership degree by taking the following courses: Enviromental Health and Safety, Supervision, Facility Management, Organizational Behavior and Principles of Project Management.

You also have an option to earn graduate credit toward the Lou Holtz Master of Science in Organizational Leadership while working on this bachelor's degree. Through this combined degree program, you can finish both degrees in just four years and save up to $8,625!

The Experience

As a student in online Organizational Leadership program, you will focus on organizational innovation, team dynamics, organizational culture and diversity, influence and motivation, conflict resolution and leadership communication. You will identify and demonstrate critical behaviors that can positively impact your ability to lead and influence your organizations' members. 

Free textbooks

This program also gives you the added benefit of completing your degree without paying for textbooks in your core classes. This Z Degree, the national designation for such programs, utilizes Open Educational Resources (OER), library databases and faculty-developed content and/or zero-cost resources.

The Results

As a graduate of Trine University’s B.S. in Organizational Leadership program, you will be prepared to serve as effective, impactful leaders in a variety of organizations. This degree also prepares you for more advanced educational opportunities such as the Lou Holtz Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program.

Additional Information

A Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership degree requires 120 credit hours.

General Education - 33 credit hours

ENG 143 College Composition
HUM 203 Humanities Seminar
SP 203 Effective Speaking
ECO 203 Survey of Economics
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
COM 233 Intercultural Communications
MA 113 College Algebra
MA 163 Applied Math with Business Concepts
Science Elective Science Elective
BA 213 Spreadsheets for Business
COM 213 Business Communications


Leadership Core - 39 credit hours

DEI 243 Organizational Emotional Intelligence
DEI 333 Recognizing and Mitigating Unconscious Biases
DEI 413 Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Organizational Culture
FIN 393 Financial Leadership
LDR 203 Leadership Strengths and Skills
LDR 313 Topics in Leadership - Technology in Leadership
LDR 323 Leading Effective Teams
LDR 333 Leadership Development and Change
LDR 343 Conflict Resolution
LDR 403 Creativity, Innovation, and Influence
LDR 453 Leadership Capstone
MGT 313 Human Resource Management 
MGT 363 Organizational Behavior


Business Requirements - 16 credit hours

BA 123 Business Concepts
BA 201 Professional Development and Strategies
LAW 203 Business Law and Ethics
MGT 383 Principles of Project Management
MK 203 Marketing
MK 323 Integrated Marketing Communication


Additional Program Requirements - 32 credit hours

BA 113 or Computer Literacy/Elective BA 113 or Computer Literacy/Elective 3
UE 111 Online Learning Orientation 1
Elective Elective 3
Elective Elective 3
Elective Elective 3
Elective Elective 3
Elective Elective 3
Elective Elective 3
Elective Elective 3
Elective Elective 3
Elective Elective 3
Elective Elective 1


Optional Industrial Leadership Specialization- 15 credit hours (in place of open electives)

ETD 163 Environmental Health and Safety
MGT 333 Supervision
MGT 373 Facility Management
MGT 363 Organizational Behavior
MGT 383 Principles of Project Management

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog (Opens in a new window).

TrineOnline delivers the convenience and accessibility of an online degree program with classes starting every eight weeks. Our asynchronous classes mean there are no set class times, so you can login whenever is best for you. Learn more about the benefits of Trine’s online degree programs.
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