An Office of Professional Studies Program

The goal of the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Organizational Leadership is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to perform as effective leaders within their organizations and society. The major requirements for the bachelor of arts in Organizational Leadership and Professional Studies common courses are offered in an online format.

Our innovative and comprehensive curriculum is taught by experienced practitioners who bring the classroom to life with meaningful, real-world examples. Experts in the fields of leadership, human resources, and operations management join with Samford faculty members to help students learn the communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills necessary for successful organizational leadership.

Course of Study

Full Degree
Completer Degree

Program Goals

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Organizational Leadership focuses on building skills necessary to help students grow and thrive as leaders. Focusing on the relational aspect of leadership within organizations rather than the technical side of business, this curriculum creates a unique and comprehensive course of study. This approach provides students with the knowledge and competencies to succeed as a leader in virtually any organizational settings. Graduates who earn a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership will be able to:

  • Recognize and implement strategies for planned change within various organizations.
  • Solve and recommend solutions to organizational dilemmas from both team member and team leader perspective.
  • Analyze and interpret data to formulate effective outcomes.
  • Articulate a personal leadership philosophy based on ethical, relational, spiritual and cultural perspectives. 

Career Possibilities

  • Nonprofit Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Military
  • Ministry
  • Education
  • Business Management