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Develop leadership skills for diverse environments.
An associate degree in organizational leadership builds the foundation you need to succeed in a variety of professional contexts. Our curriculum empowers you to understand and apply key leadership theories, honing your management practices and techniques. You will develop strong verbal and written communication skills crucial for effective leadership, equipping you to lead in any work environment, effectively turning challenges into opportunities.
Launch your leadership career with confidence
An Associate of Science in Organizational Leadership offers a springboard to entry-level managerial roles in non-profit organizations, businesses, and the military. Columbia College also offers stackable certificates to further specialize in your area of interest.
Fast-track your leadership journey with Columbia College - your first step towards becoming the leader you're meant to be.
Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.
Dr. Ken Akers
"Greater engagement with work strongly relates to commitment to the organization, positive citizenship behaviors, reduced intentions to quit, increased productivity, and the ever-important job satisfaction."Read about Ken
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- Core requirements 30 credit hours
- Total degree requirements 60 credit hours
Some courses you may take
This course identifies emerging leadership theories and models. The course includes a general historical overview of leadership theory, gender in leadership, and the cultural/global aspect of leadership. Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): LEAD 200 and MGMT 230.
This course addresses your understanding of change management. You will learn about challenges associated with implementing change in an organization and the role of the leader. Prerequisite(s)/Corequisites: LEAD 200.
Course focuses on theories, concepts and skills necessary to help students identify and resolve interpersonal and group conflicts through negotiation and conflict management. This course helps students understand dynamics impacting conflict, negotiations, and appropriate problem solving. Prerequisites: MGMT 230.
This course introduces students to the important functional area of operations management, in both manufacturing and service contexts. Prerequisite: MGMT 230.