Bachelor - Business Leadership

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If you would like to develop the skills needed to be an effective leader in business, you may be interested in the Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership program at the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University. You can learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership online program considers theories of leadership, contemporary issues in organizational leadership, and the moral and ethical responsibilities of leaders. You will have the opportunity to study management theory, strategic planning and management models, and motivational strategies for leading effective organizational performance. Coursework examines organizational psychology and behavior, communication and conflict resolution techniques, problem solving within groups, and corporate social responsibility. The program is offered through the school's Forbes School of Business & Technology™ and includes a Leadership Priorities and Practice capstone course.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you're thinking of applying to the Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership program, you should be interested in developing effective leadership and management skills. All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership online program consists of 120 credits. It includes 46 general education credits, 39 major credits, and 41 elective credits.

Business Leadership Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
Introductory Course Requirements
EXP 105 Personal Dimensions of Education
PSY 202 Adult Development & Life Assessment
Major Course Requirements
LIB 125 Contemporary Issues in Organizational Leadership
BUS 250 Corporate & Social Responsibility
MGT 330 Management for Organizations
BUS 318 Organizational Behavior
PSY 302 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
BUS 340 Business Communications
COM 325 Communication & Conflict
MGT 380 Leadership for Organizations
MGT 425 Leadership & Motivation
MGT 321 Assessing Leadership Skills
BUS 370 Organizational Development
MGT 450 Strategic Planning for Organizations
MGT 460 Leadership Priorities & Practice

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership program at Ashford University is designed to prepare you to be an effective leader. As a graduate of the program, you should have the skills needed to pursue entry-level management positions in businesses, corporations, non-profit organizations, retail companies, and government organizations.

Examples of positions you could pursue might include:

  • General manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Project manager

Advanced Degrees

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership program is designed to help you prepare for entry-level leadership roles; however, if you would like to pursue more challenging career options, you might want to consider earning a master's degree. Earning a master's in the fields of business or leadership gives you the opportunity to enhance and expand the skills developed throughout the program.

There are a variety of master's programs in business and leadership that are available, including:

  • Master of Science in Leadership
  • Master of Science in Business Management and Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration in Organizational Leadership

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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