Online Organizational Leadership Degree Programs

Find out the degree levels available in the field of organizational leadership and how online classes work. Learn about classes offered in these programs as well as employment opportunities and outlook. Schools offering Organizational Design & Development degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Degree Levels Are Available in Organizational Leadership?

Degrees in organizational leadership prepare you for leadership positions by providing you with an understanding of ethics, team development and strategic planning. Online degrees in organizational leadership are available at the graduate certificate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level.

Graduate programs in organizational leadership may also include concentrations in public administration, higher education and non-profit management.

Degree OptionsBachelor's, master's, certificate and doctoral programs; online options available
Online Course StructureNo specific requirements other than software that your school may require
Common CoursesConflict resolution, strategic planning, foundations of leadership, organizational assessment
Job Outlook9% employment growth for human resources managers from 2014-2024*

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

How Do Online Programs Work?

If you're enrolling in an online degree program, you can expect to complete the same coursework as your campus-based peers. You spend the same amount of time completing coursework, with the added flexibility of being able to access lectures and other material at your convenience. Even though you are completing your courses remotely, you can still interact with instructors and network with peers using e-mail and discussion boards.

Programs require you to have reliable access to a computer with an Internet connection. Your computer may also need to meet specific technical requirements in order to access coursework through your school's website. Additionally, you may also have to purchase required textbooks to complete assignments.

What Courses Are Required?

Courses in an online organizational leadership degree program combine theories and practices in leadership and management. Undergraduate programs cover core organizational development and general education courses, while graduate certificates and degrees are tailored for professionals who want to assume leadership roles. Advanced degrees may require the completion of a thesis or research project. The following are core courses you can find at most degree levels:

  • Foundations of leadership
  • Organizational communication
  • Strategic planning
  • Organizational assessment
  • Conflict resolution
  • Technology development

What Can I Do with My Degree?

With a degree in organizational leadership, you'll be prepared for a career in a number of areas, such as health care administration, strategic planning, marketing management or human resource management.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for human resource managers is expected to increase at a rate of 9% between 2014 and 2024, and their median salary was $102,780 in May 2014 (www.bls.gov). Medical and health service managers are expected to see job growth at a rate of 17% for the same time period, and their median salary was $92,810, according to the BLS.

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