Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

School of Education

About the Program Organizational Leadership (BS)

The BS in Organizational Leadership degree is a flexible program that addresses a broad range of organizational principles and practices, and also allows for individual emphasis through optional specializations. 

Our Experiential Learning Portfolio (ELP) program allows you to translate your real-life, college-level learning into up to 30 credits college credits! 

This program is perfect for students considering careers in human resources, financial concepts, diversity, and administrative theory, managing and leading organizations, and much more!  

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The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership is designed for the adult learner balancing work, life, and family.

Program Highlights

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    With our flexible curriculum, you have access to evening classes, in-person or hyflex, for as little as $500 per credit

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    Three Specializations

    Human Resources, Organizational Studies, and Health Services Administration. Choose what best fits you!
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    We offer locations in Miami, Melbourne, Jacksonville, and The Bahamas
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    Transfer, Prior Learning and Military Credits may be accepted. Please speak to an advisor for more information

The BS in Organizational Leadership degree is designed to:

  • Provide students with a comprehensive foundation in leadership and administrative theory and practice relevant to many types of organizations—whether small or global; private, public, or non-profit
  • Enhance individuals’ career needs by developing the administrative competencies associated with success in contemporary organizations
  • Nurture students’ desires for lifelong learning and offer the option to earn experiential portfolio credit
  • Offer flexible delivery formats that meet individuals’ needs, while maintaining academic integrity
  • Meet employers’ needs by preparing individuals to be leaders in the complex and continually evolving workplace environment
And if you’d like to continue your education with a master's degree, this program provides a direct pathway into many of the master’s degree programs offered at Barry.

Specializations and Minors

You may choose from the following minor or specializations:


Course Modalities

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    In-Person Delivery

    If you take your courses in-person, they’re offered at Barry University’s Main Campus, Melbourne, Jacksonville, and The Bahamas.
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    HyFlex Model

    You can also choose to experience many of your courses in a combination of both in-person and remote modalities, in which each session is streamed in real-time for remote delivery.

Professional Development Series

Barry University Melbourne Campus “Professional Development” series programs educate leaders to leverage communication and interpersonal skills to achieve organizational objectives. Specialized professional developmental education programs provide an innovative and educational experience to broaden your abilities and encourage you to inspire others. Our mission is to further develop your effectiveness as a leader in shaping operations to meet organizational challenges.

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Experiential Learning Experiential Learning Portfolio (ELP)

You may not have been in a classroom for a while, but you have never stopped learning. Your professional and community activities are valuable. The portfolio program allows you to translate your real-life learning into college credit. 

You may earn up to 30 credits by demonstrating college-level learning in one or more of the following academic disciplines: administration, behavioral sciences, communication, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and five special topics. Please see your advisor for additional information.

Adult Learner FAQs Experiential Learning Portfolio Presentation

Thousands of Barry University adult students have completed portfolios and considered this experience time and cost effective as well as personally rewarding.

Here are what three students said about their portfolio experience:

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    Student 1

    "You know, it sort of gave me more pep in my step and actually gave me a sense of accomplishment and pride. It also made me realize how marketable I am. It did, it did a lot of things for me but it really gave me a sense of empowerment."
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    Student 2

    "It really made me stop and think. It reinforced my belief in myself. I tend to get so caught up in everyday situations that I forget that I ever did something, you know, fifteen years ago. I think the portfolio is one of the most rewarding pieces of work that I have ever done."
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    Student 3

    "The insight gained from [my] portfolio helped me to see, as the slogan goes, ‘You've come a long way baby'! in my accomplishments, achievements, [and] my development. A degree with a portfolio makes you assess your professional life; without a portfolio, you just know your academic strengths, but you don't know your professional strengths."

Getting Started Applying to Barry University

Barry University uses an online, interactive process called myBarry, allowing students to conveniently start their application process, ask pending questions, request more information on academic programs, and much more.

You can rest assured knowing your Admission team and resources found in your personalized myBarry will guide you through the entire admissions process.

Apply Now! Admissions Requirements

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Financial Aid Affordable for You

If you’re a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate, you may qualify for our merit-based scholarships with awards up to $17,000, based on your cumulative GPA and standardized test scores. Scholarships are available for freshmen (including test optional), transfers, international, DACA, and Dreamer applicants. Using your admissions application, we automatically determine your eligibility.

More than 90% of our students receives some form of financial assistance. Apply to see if you qualify for a full array of federal and state financial aid programs. Just submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete it as soon as possible since funds may be limited. Barry's federal school code is 001466. 

Financial Aid Programs Tuition and Fees

Explore our scholarship system to see if you qualify for scholarships funded by alumni, private donors, corporations, and others.

You can use the Barry University Scholarship System to find other scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible to receive:

  • Answer as many questions as you like—the more questions answered, the more scholarships you’re matched to
  • Be automatically considered for many of the scholarships available at Barry University
  • Do a keyword search for scholarships and review the criteria to see if your qualifications are a match
The scholarships are funded through contributions from private donors, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, campus organizations, and corporations.
Barry University Scholarships

Organizational Leadership (BS) Faculty


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11300 NE 2nd Ave Miami Shores, FL 33161

Melbourne Brevard


410 North Wickham Rd, Suite 103 Melbourne, FL 32935

Jacksonville Duval


4401 Salisbury Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32216

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