Organizational Leadership

The concentration in organizational leadership uses interdisciplinary methods that prepare students to become leaders in organizations. Students develop skills and knowledge that leaders need to solve problems, communicate effectively, assess programs, manage resources, and use emerging technologies in organizations. Students in the concentration will be prepared for a range of positions in government, health care administration, nonprofit agencies and the service industry.



  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.

 Core 6 Hours Required

OGL 200 Introduction to Organizational Leadership (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105 or 108 with C or better)

OGL 300 Theory and Practice of Leadership (3) (Prerequisite(s): OGL 200; minimum 56 hours)

 Electives 12 hours required
Choose any four of the following elective courses as long as three courses are upper division.

BIS 357 Assessment in Organizations (3) (Prerequisite(s): MAT 117 (or any course with General Studies MA designation); minimum junior standing or minimum 56 hour)

OGL 220 Behavioral Dynamics in Organizations, L or SB (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105 or 108 with C or better)

OGL 240 Introduction to Project Management (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105 or 108 with C or better)

OGL 260 Resource Allocation in Organizations (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 (or ENG 105 or 108) with C or better; MAT 117 (or any course with General Studies MA designation))

OGL 321 Project Leadership, Strategy and Scope (3) (Prerequisite(s): OGL 240 or OGL 320; minimum 56 hours)

OGL 350 Diversity and Organizations, L & C (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 or 105 or 108 with C or better; minimum 56 hours. Credit is allowed for only BIS 350 or OGL 350)

OGL 355 Leading Organizational Innovation, L (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 or 105 or 108 with C or better; minimum 56 hours)

OGL 360 Assessment of Leadership Effectiveness (3) (Prerequisite(s): MAT 117 (or any course with General Studies MA designation); OGL 200; minimum 56 hours)


All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.









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