Associate in Organizational Leadership

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Why Study Organizational Leadership? 

Our program is meticulously crafted to lay a strong foundation for leadership in various organizational settings. We don’t just teach leadership theories; we equip you with the skills to apply these theories, turning real-world challenges into growth opportunities. With an emphasis on vital communication skills, this program prepares you to lead effectively and decisively, regardless of your work environment. 

What You'll Learn 

Master the core principles of leadership, including strategic thinking, ethical decision-making, and team dynamics. Our curriculum bridges theoretical learning with practical application, covering topics from organizational behavior to conflict resolution. You will learn to communicate effectively, understanding not only what to say but how to say it, becoming adept at conveying your vision and inspiring teams. Additionally, you will develop skills to critically analyze situations and adapt your strategies based on changing circumstances.

Program Details

View the core requirements for the Associate of Science in Organizational Leadership at Columbia College.

Columbia College offers stackable certificates to enhance and specialize your leadership acumen further, allowing you to tailor your education to specific areas of interest. 
  • Organizational Leadership: Communication Certificate 
  • Organizational Leadership: Fiscal and Analytical Certificate
The coursework for this program will prepare you for entry into a variety of professional contexts and further undergraduate studies with the knowledge and skill sets needed to succeed in highly competitive environments. Some of the coursework are: 
  • Quantitative Reasoning 
  • Business Communication 
  • Intercultural Communication 
  • Diversity in Organizations 
  • Organizational Behavior  
  • Contemporary and Emerging Leadership Theories 
  • Leading Change

Flexible Education

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.


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because a future built by you is a future built for you.

Too many people have been made to feel that higher education isn’t a place for them— that it is someone else’s dream. But we change all that. With individualized attention and ongoing support, we help you write a new story for the future where you play the starring role.