Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

School of Business and Public Administration

About the Program Organizational Leadership (BS)

The BS in Organizational Leadership prepares students to lead in a dynamic and constantly changing work environment. The program focuses on the people side of leadership, helping you hone your skills in fostering innovation, building relationships, influencing, and leading organizational culture change. This program is perfect for students considering careers in human resources, DEI, administrative theory, organizational management, and a lot more!

Designed for non-traditional learners, the BS in Organizational Leadership offers weekly live virtual classes and complementary online materials. You will have the best of both worlds: enriching interactions with your colleagues, the encouragement and support of your professor, and the ability to do it all online.  

Valuing the experiences of working adults, our students may be able to transfer prior learning, work experiences, or military credits. Our Experiential Learning Portfolio (ELP) program allows you to translate real-life, college-level learning into up to 30 credits college credits!  

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The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership is designed for learners who may be working full-time and balancing multiple responsibilities.

Program Highlights

  • Program Flexibility


    Our rolling admissions process allows you to start the program at any time, and take as many as four courses per semester (two courses per 7-week term). You are not tied to a rigid cohort model and can elect to take only the courses you need.

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    Complete our high-quality program for as little as $500 per credit. This, plus available financial aid packages and scholarships, makes this course of study an excellent value.  

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    Our synchronous online program format offers students the best of both worlds. You may take classes from the comfort of your home and yet interact with your professor and classmates in weekly virtual sessions. All classes are offered at night, allowing busy adult students to continue their careers as they finish their degree. 

  • Career Opportunities

    Relevant, Career-Ready Skills

    This program can help you develop the skills employers seek including conflict management, problem-solving, critical thinking, judgement, team-building, among others. Plus, you may choose a Human Resources specialization or complete a minor in Health Services with a seamless transition to the Master’s in Health Services Administration 

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    Transfer Credits

    Transfer, Prior Learning and Military Credits may be accepted. In addition, our program allows you the opportunity to complete an Experiential Learning Portfolio, allowing you to translate your real-life learning into college credit. Please speak to an advisor for more information.

The BS in Organizational Leadership degree is designed to:

  • Understand and apply contemporary leadership theories and practices in organizations. 
  • Effectively employ critical thinking methodology for analyzing and resolving ambiguous and complex problems in evolving organizations. 
  • Demonstrate competencies including intercultural communications, interpersonal relations, and influencing others required in today's diverse, team-oriented, and global workplaces. 
  • Strengthen creativity and the ability to foster an innovative culture. 
  • Synthesize the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with effective leadership and meet the challenges of modern organizations. 

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Human Resources Management Specialization

The SHRM aligned Human Resources specialization will prepare you for the pivotal role HR leaders play in building a strong and committed workforce. It is of special interest to students employed in human resources development or administration and is designed to address the HR body of knowledge to prepare for the SHRM exams.

As of November 8, 2022, Barry University aligned its Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Human Resources with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

  • SHRM certification is a key determinant in career advancement.
  • HR professionals who earn SHRM Certification report significantly higher levels of credibility in their professions.
  • Those who earn the SHRM Certification report higher salaries than those who do not.

Professional Portfolio and Credit for Experience

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. 

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Student Testimonials

Here is what our students write after completing our courses or the program: 

  • This class provides an insight to management that honestly seems revolutionary by most American standards. The business model that has prevailed for a very long time relies on a “manage from the top” philosophy, where the needs of subordinates is simply ignored. It seems interesting that this adaptive approach is proving most valuable when the job market is so competitive. It validates the idea that the wealth of any organization rests with its employees.
  • This course is very informative and the teachers that have taught these courses have shown that they have a passion for teaching but also a passion for the success of each and every one of their students. They have provided every resource there was to have a successful completion for their program here at Barry. They have shown to go above and beyond for the success of all their students. The teachers have shown, given, and been examples of the real-life settings. You are guaranteed to leave with the confidence, the skill set, and knowledge you need to have a successful career after college.

Mastering Leadership Essentials Series

Want to get a head start in elevating your leadership skills? Join our Mastering Leadership Essentials Free Online Mini Classes. These short, online, mini classes covering today’s top topics are free and open to the general public.

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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.

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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. 

Cost of Attendance 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.
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