PLNU's Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership is an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree designed to change the way you think about leadership and management. Through creative and innovative learning, you will develop a deeper understanding of who you are; you will analyze and reflect on how you think, interact with others, and lead in the workplace; and you will obtain leadership skills that apply both in your personal and professional life.
- The program focuses on three essential outcomes: developing self, understanding group dynamics, and engaging with organizational systems.
- Self-assessments, informational interviews, team projects, and reflection and research papers enhance learning experiences.
- You learn how to not just manage well but how to lead effectively, mastering theories such as Adaptive Leadership, Situational Leadership, Servant Leadership, and Transformational Leadership.
- Ethics, organizational behavior, resource management, and cultural influences in the workplace are topics that we dive into together as a cohort.
We admit students from various disciplines and backgrounds to share diverse insight and learn from each other throughout our time together. Students who join the program become effective leaders in corporate, nonprofit, education, and healthcare sectors.
A counselor and coordinator will journey alongside you through the entire process, from assisting you with transferring previously earned credit to working alongside you with care and encouragement as you earn your degree.
Founded on the Wesleyan tradition of valuing diverse perspectives, this program challenges students to demonstrate individual and contextual expressions of faith and values to broaden their learning and deepen their growth.
Convenience to Fit Your Life
Our curriculum is designed with busy, working adults in mind with an entirely online format. Your coursework is designed to be flexible to your needs and help you balance your other life commitments.
If you prefer the flexibility of online learning and the ability to set your own schedule, the online format is for you! Students applying for the online BAOL program can start the program with as little as zero college credits completed. In the online format, PLNU offers all general education, elective, and pre-requisite courses needed for completion of the BAOL program (courses are fully online). With entry points every eight weeks, you can start whenever you're ready!
Who is it for?
|Busy working adults who prefer independence.|
|Fall and Spring|
|100% online and asynchronous (fully flexible).|
|Online — at your own pace|