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Leadership and Management - BA (59 hours total)

 

Overview

The Leadership and Management major promotes the conceptual awareness and practical abilities needed to lead and manage personnel and help organizations run efficiently, effectively, and ethically.  Students learn how to plan, budget, coordinate, and influence with an an organizational setting.  They develop ways to analyze systems, interpret data, and set priorities.  By enhancing key skills such as communication, problem-solving, decision making, and conflict resolution, they are better equipped to manager and lead others as well as formulate strategic approaches to operational implementation.  Students gain insights into how to manage a diverse workforce and influence others to work towards meeting organizational goals. 

Degree Requirements

Foundation Courses

ACC 20364ACCOUNTING FOR BUSINESS OPERATIONS (4)

ECO 20163MACROECONOMICS (3)

ECO 20263MICROECONOMICS (3)

MAT 10643COLLEGE ALGEBRA (3)

OR

MAT 20043DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (3)

OR

MAT 20143BUSINESS MATHEMATICS (3)

MAT 20044INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS (4)

OR

OAD 30763BUSINESS STATISTICS (4)

OR

OAD 31564QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN BUSINESS (3)

OAD 31664BUSINESS ETHICS (3)

MAT 20043 is recommended to fulfill foundation requirement. 

Required Major Courses

OAD 30020ENTREPRENEURIAL VISION & STRATEGIES (4)

OAD 30030LEADERSHIP OF CREATIVITY & CHANGE (4)

OAD 30063BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATIONS (3)

OAD 30364CONFLICT RESOLUTION (4)

OAD 30563MANAGEMENT (3)

OAD 36364LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION (3)

OAD 40264PLANNING & BUDGETING (4)

OAD 41864MANAGING CULTURAL DIVERSITY (4)

OAD 49300SEMINAR IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (4)

 

Elective Concentrations Available:

Economics

Finance

Human Resources

Marketing

Bridge Options

The Bridge Option represents an opportunity for Ottawa University undergraduates who plan on pursuing a graduate degree at the University the chance for advanced, graduate learning as an undergraduate.  The Bridge Option helps bridge the transfer between the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The programs open to Bridge students will vary depending on when the courses are offered and student readiness.

As a senior in the Bridge Option, students  will enroll in up to three graduate-level classes that will count toward the total degree requirements of 120 credit hours for the bachelor's degree and toward the 36 hours required for the graduate program.  A special course number has been assigned to courses in the Bridge Option.  Students will need to understand the requirements for these courses are more rigorous.

Eligible students who meet the following criteria may qualify for Ottawa University's Bridge Option.

Junior standing or higher (at least 90 credit hours)

A minimum cumulative OU grade point average of 3.0

Have earned a minimum of 12 credits in residence at Ottawa University

OU students should talk with their advisor about this opportunity and their qualifications for the Bridge Option in their junior year before degree completion.

Bridge Option Course List

BUS 5700ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND THEORY (3)

BUS 5715THE CREATIVE ORGANIZATION (3)

BUS 5720VALUE SYSTEMS AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS (3)

Career Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of leadership careers in business, government, and all types of organizations.