Organizational Development and Leadership

BA in Management

The Organizational Development and Leadership concentration of the bachelor's in management program provides training in human resources, finance and communication, with an emphasis on organizational leadership, culture and ethics.

Required Courses

The BA in Management with Organizational Development and Leadership concentration is comprised of 120 credit hours. Courses in Loyola's professional education program are offered in accelerated, 8-week sessions. All courses are offered online, or in traditional (face-to-face) settings at Loyola's downtown Chicago or Vernon Hills locations.

I. Management Major: 39 credit hours

  • COMM 237: Small Group Communication
  • COMM 273: Interpersonal Communication
  • CPST 247: Computer Concepts and Applications or Information Systems
  • CPST 250: Foundations of Organizations
  • CPST 310: Accounting Principles and Applications
  • CPST 340: Marketing Concepts and Strategies
  • CPST 349: Project Management
  • CPST 350: Human Resource Principles and Practices
  • CPST 371: Organizational Finance
  • ECON 201: Principles of Economics: Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 202: Principles of Economics: Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • LREB 315: Law & Regulatory Environment of Business I
  • STAT 103: Statistics

II. SCPS Common Curriculum: 9 credit hours

  • CPST 200: Introduction to Degree Completion
  • CPST 201: Professional Identity and Development
  • CPST 397: Capstone

III. Organizational Development and Leadership Concentration: 18 credit hours

  • COMM 231: Conflict Management and Communication
  • COMM 277: Organizational Communication
  • CPST 360: Organizational Development and Change
  • CPST 370: Leadership Theories and Applications
  • CPST 380: Leadership, Culture and Ethics
  • CPST 390: Organizational Theory and Practice

IV. University Core Requirements

What are employers looking for? Employers say they are looking for a demonstrated capacity in these areas:

  • think critically
  • communicate clearly
  • solve complex problems
  • ethical judgment and integrity
  • intercultural skills
  • the capacity for continued new learning
  • written and oral communication
  • applied knowledge in real-world settings
  • broad knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences

In the University Core you will further develop your skills. Learn more about University Core Requirements.

V. Electives

A total of 120 credits are required for the degree at Loyola University Chicago. Sources of the remaining credits can include courses offered in the SCPS 8-week session schedule or the 16-week semester schedule. Transfer credits (not already used in the major, concentration, or University Core), Prior Learning Assessment, CLEP, DSST, or ACE-evaluated credits (such as your military transcript) can all used to fulfill the remaining elective credit requirements that get you to 120 credits, subject to residency and other requirements.

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