Organizational Management Degree Online

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Offered Online?
Classes meet entirely online.

Offered In-Class?
Classes meet face-to-face at our St. Paul campus or other off-campus location.

Offered Blended?
Course work is completed through a combination of in-class and online class meetings.

Organizational Management & Leadership

Course Length: 7 Weeks
Total Credit Hours: 40
Cost Per Credit Hour: $420


best online degree programsThe Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Organizational Management and Leadership program consists of 40 credit hours and is offered fully online.  The organizational management and leadership degree is designed for busy adult students who are interested in obtaining their degree and require the flexibility of attending class on their schedule. Blended and on-campus options are also available.

The degree in organizational management and leadership educates students about group behavior and its relation to organizational effectiveness by translating theoretical learning into useful, hands-on experience.

Students will:

- Develop proficiency in understanding and directing change.
- Expand critical thinking and decision making skills.
- Apply their knowledge to current organizational challenges and opportunities.

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Group Dynamics & Org Cult

In this course, students study group behavior and development, especially focusing on relationships of groups within organizations. Students examine organizational complexity, learn to analyze group and individual decision making techniques, determine various roles within organizational groups, and identify decision making skills and effective collaborative styles for efficient group management within the complexities of varying organizational cultures.


Systems Theory & Org Behav

This course trains leaders to observe and manage patterns and relationships within the organizational system as a whole, especially the impact of individuals, groups, structure, and environment on motivation and decision making. Organizational Systems concepts are used to analyze organizational behavior, facilitate and manage change, and find creative ways for leaders to address unique organizational behavior issues in positive ways.


Org Res & Decision Making

This course explores basic research methodologies in the context of organizational management. Professional research articles are evaluated and analyzed with an emphasis on reading and understanding research. Basic statistical terms and concepts are taught and analyzed. Students also focus on the writing tasks of the research process. Many assignments dovetail with the synthesis project which is developed throughout the OML program, ending with OML 450.


Strat Plng & Project Mgmt

This course addresses the practical aspects of working with teams in a project environment. Students will learn the basics of strategic planning theories, effective project management, and applications that contribute toward organizational success, along with a functional application of project management software that helps manage the research project and other organizational challenges


Interpers & Intercult Comm

This course explores interpersonal and organizational communication strategies and interpersonal relationship skills essential for creating a productive work environment in the diverse intercultural and global setting of the United States. Students explore language, non-verbal communication, context, constructive dialog, and global and multi-cultural implications of effective communication on an organizational setting as they explore the values, beliefs, customs and perceptions represented in various kinds of multi-cultural themes and create effective communication models.


Financial & Strategic Ldrshp

This course explores major concepts of corporate finance within an organizational context, including basic accounting terms, budgeting, the time-value of money, and global considerations. Students learn to use standard financial tools that allow accurate business assessments leading to effective financial decisions important for leaders and managers in any organization. Financial analysis and strategic planning integrate in a culminating case study.


Personal & Org Mgmt

Students examine key elements of management and leadership theory, including planning, organizing, motivation, feedback, and accountability. Students will analyze management and supervision styles and techniques to develop creative solutions to personal and organizational issues.


Innovative Marketing

Students use market research skills and the Five P


Applied Synthesis Project

This course is the culmination of the synthesis project that has been developed throughout the program. Students submit their complete written synthesis project and give a formal presentation of the project


Pers & Org Values & Ethical Ld

In this final capstone course, students explore and assess their personal value systems, organizational mission and values, and diverse global characteristics, and explore their moral and ethical base to develop strategies for leading and managing from that ethical foundation in a Christian and secular context.


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2. Final and official transcripts from all previous institutions attended
* If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet.  Concordia accepts completed goal areas.
* If you have less than 20 college credits completed, you will need to submit your official high school transcript as well as any college level courses you have taken.

3. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below.  Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax. Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).

What has led you to pursue your undergraduate degree?
What are your long term personal and professional goals?

Technology Requirements
Students enrolling in an adult undergraduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University's technology requirements. Contact Concordia's Help Desk at or 651-641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

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Start Dates

Spring 2015 Term

Start Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Delivery: Blended
Class Day: Tuesday
Class Time: 6-10 p.m. CST

Start Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Thursday
Class Time: 8-9 p.m. CST

Summer 2015 Term

Start Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Thursday
Class Time: 8-9 p.m. CST


*128 credits need to be completed to earn bachelor's degree