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Online Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership

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  • Duration4 years
  • Cost per credit$718
  • Credit hours120

Program Benefits

  • Transfer-friendly
  • No application fee
  • Six start dates per year
  • Financial aid available

Develop thoughtful leadership skills at Brenau

Brenau’s online BA in Organizational Leadership prepares you to step into a career in business ready to make a difference. Designed with the needs of modern-day employers in mind, the program includes a leadership improvisation class where you learn to think on your feet. The degree curriculum helps you understand the integration between organizational leadership and communities, encouraging you to lead with an ethical approach.

Open doors with a versatile bachelor’s degree

Your bachelor’s in organizational leadership degree provides a broad scope of knowledge that can prepare you for many impactful roles, including nonprofit director, community service manager, leadership coach, human resource manager and training and development coordinator. Take advantage of our incredible career services department to find the right fit for you. We’re ready to help you achieve your dreams.

Explore concepts relevant to today’s employers

17 core courses

120 total credit hours

No matter how you want to use your organizational leadership education, our courses allow you to gain the in-demand skills you need to pursue fast-growing roles.

Course spotlights

  • OL 330 Policy and Evaluation
  • OL 403 Leadership and Group Dynamics
  • OL 220 Leadership, Sustainability and Community
  • OL 418 Organizational Leadership and Change
Curriculum Details

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Up to 90 transfer credit hours accepted

No application fee

The online organizational leadership bachelor’s degree offers six start dates per year, so you can apply anytime and start your education as soon as possible. With no application fee, you can apply risk-free.

To apply to Brenau’s online BA in Organizational Leadership, you’ll need:

High school diploma or GED if no college experience or less than 30 semester hours of college experience
Official transcripts for all previously attended undergraduate institutions
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We strive to make your education affordable

$718 per credit hour

Financial aid available

By choosing Brenau, you’re investing in a degree that will set you on a path to a successful career. Along with affordable tuition, you can pursue federal financial aid to make your education even more cost-effective.

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What you’ll learn

Our program prepares you to be a thoughtful, ethical leader in modern-day organizations. You’ll graduate with the critical thinking skills necessary to make informed decisions quickly and communicate those decisions clearly, making you a strong candidate for an array of leadership roles.

Program outcomes

With Brenau’s online Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership, you can:

  • Explain complex organizational problems.
  • Develop solutions based on leadership ability, communication and action.

About our dedicated, supportive faculty

Faculty members at Brenau are dedicated to helping you succeed. Most classes feature a small student-to-faculty ratio, so you can get to know your professors and their unique areas of expertise. As you broaden your professional network, you’ll have the mentorship and support of our faculty throughout your program.

Doctor Renee Just

Dr. Renee Just, Department Chair of Academic Programs and Associate Professor of Leadership in the College of Business and Communication

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Renee Just spent 20+ years in the corporate environment, with her last position in the healthcare services industry, where she served as the Director of Recruitment and Program Development. She has worked with organizations ranging from $1 million to $2 billion in revenue serving in several capacities.

After leaving corporate, she launched a consulting practice where she works with small business owners and entrepreneurs in setting strategic goals and devising robust action plans that will allow them to be successful in achieving their goals. She plays a key role with executive teams in leadership development and works with all levels of management in team-building efforts, thus enhancing productivity. Her diverse experience gives her the insight, understanding and ability to consult as a strategic partner.

Dr. Just received her EdD from Vanderbilt University in Leadership and Learning, her PhD from Capella University in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, her MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology with a concentration in Training and Organizational Development from the University of New Haven and her BS degree in Business Management from Albertus Magnus College. In addition to her degree accomplishments, she holds certificates in Inclusive Leadership: The Power of Workplace Diversity, Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile, and Leading for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Higher Education.

Dr. Just is a Department Chair of Academic Programs and an Associate Professor of Leadership in the College of Business and Communication at Brenau University. She has been in higher education for over 15 years.

Online learning

At Brenau, you will learn in small classes, which gives you plenty of opportunities to ask questions and receive one-on-one support from your professors. With flexible scheduling and online delivery, we make education fit into your busy life. Our programs respond to the needs of today’s students, so you’ll receive the education you need to become a leader who makes a difference. From here, you can.

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Frequently asked questions

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It will not. The diploma is the same for all graduates, whether their program was completed online or on ground.

While the specifics of each program vary, the admissions process always starts by submitting your application for the program you want to attend. To complete your application file, you’ll need official transcripts, an online application and possibly other documents. Your admissions counselor will help guide you through this process.

Undergraduate students can transfer up to 90 credits to their program. If the student is pursuing their first graduate degree at Brenau, up to six semester hours of coursework taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education may be appropriately transferred to Brenau as part of the planned program of study with approval from the department chair. If the student has a master’s degree, up to nine hours of graduate credit may transfer with departmental approval. Grading standards of the Brenau program into which the work is transferred will apply.

There are no application fees at Brenau University.

Absolutely! Online programs at Brenau are explicitly designed with busy working professionals in mind, including those with personal and professional responsibilities. The format provides the flexibility you need to succeed in your selected program. From here, you can.

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