Introduction

In partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the cities of Burbank and Glendale, Woodbury University offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership (BOL).

The Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources recognizes the degree as applicable for promotion. Employees of Los Angeles County are eligible for this degree program. An Associate’s degree of Science or Art or the equivalent is required for the program. In addition to the Associate’s degree, all students must complete coursework required by the University in basic skills and general education. Students are required to complete prerequisite courses to courses in the curriculum.

Our Program

• Why learn organization leadership?
In this day and age successful organizations seek individuals equipped not only with effective managerial skills but also individuals who exhibit good leadership skills in the workplace. The BOL program is committed to providing quality, adult education in a practical learning environment. The heart of this educational approach rests on belief in the capacity of adult learners to engage in creative, analytic, and critical reasoning and to experience academic, professional, and personal growth.  This belief affirms the capacity of adult students to join practice with theory and bring to the classroom valuable experience that enhances learning and forms effective leaders.

• What do students learn?
The program is designed to provide you with both the theoretical underpinnings and the practical applications that can make an immediate difference in your life. The degree focuses on an understanding of human behavior both in general and within organizations, principles of effective leadership, organizational structure and communication, ethical behavior and decision making principles, communication processes, and principles of effective management.

• How do student learn?
The program utilizes an intensive, interactive learning environment that seeks to mirror the working environment with its myriad of practical concerns and considerations.  More importantly, this intensive format strives to meet the needs and challenges of the working adult professional through sound pedagogical methods. It is student-focused, attractive to a wide variety of working professionals and industries.  It provides flexible scheduling and can be completed in less than two years by full-time working adults through a variety of scheduling options. It uses a modularized curriculum supported by the use of ten course modules that outline outcomes and objectives.  They have faculty practitioners who are proven, practicing professionals who bring blend solid theoretical underpinnings with “real” world experience to the course curriculum. And it provides a very interactive classroom format with collaborative learning, student presentations, and team projects supporting the small, seminar-like classes.

• What are the results of the study of organizational leadership?
Our hope is that you will leave every class with at least one idea or practical detail that you can put to work the very next day.  Further we hope that, as you learn more about leadership theory and practice, you will learn even more about yourself.

Requirements

An Associate’s degree of Science or Art, or the equivalent, is required for the program. In addition to the Associate’s degree, all students must complete coursework required by the University in basic skills and general education. Students are required to complete prerequisite courses in the curriculum.

Information Sessions

Join us to learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree during information sessions held at Woodbury University. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014  6:00PM-8:00PM

Saturday, June 28, 2014   10:00AM-2:00PM

RSVP to gradadmissions@woodbury.edu or 818 252-5234

 

Start Dates

Fall Semester

August 26, 2014; classes meet from 6 - 10 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Burbank Campus.

Fall 2014 application deadline: July 1st, 2014. 

 

Application and Forms

Contact

Ani Khukoyan Boniadi, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
818.252.5224 ani.khukoyan@woodbury.edu

H. Eric Schockman, PhD., Chair, Organizational Leadership Program
818.394.3307 eric.schockman@woodbury.edu