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Lead with Clarity and Purpose

Understanding the real challenges and opportunities that an organization may face is an important part of what leaders do. While the task of maximizing organizational productivity and efficiency may seem daunting, leaders who understand how their decisions can affect all aspects of an organization can make the greatest impact. 

The 100% online Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Organizational Leadership program will increase your capacity to lead by showing you real-world organizational leadership practices that can produce solutions in your current and future positions. Designed for students ages 25 and older who have already completed at least 60 hours of college credit, the undergraduate leadership program will demonstrate how ethics, conflict resolution, diversity, social processes, and more interact to affect a leader’s decision-making at the individual, team, and organizational levels. You’ll also explore different leadership styles to help you develop strategies necessary to inspire growth and change within an organization and develop vital leadership skills in others. 

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Applications are reviewed year-round for eight-week sessions in the fall, spring, and summer. Choose your program, choose your start, and apply today. 

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"I am truly inspired by students in my classes each and every term. The stories that they tell, the obstacles they’ve overcome, the dreams that they have and are working hard toward every single day… I am humbled to get to be a part of their journey.”

~ Jennifer Gatlin, Instructor

Same Excellence of Learning 

Every OU Online program is built on the foundation of world-class University of Oklahoma faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we are offering the most advanced curriculum available and preparing students for future career success.   

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We welcome anyone interested in one of our online degrees to contact our enrollment coaches so we can get you started on the next steps of your academic journey. 

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Benefits of the Organizational Leadership Bachelor's Degree 

Finish What You Started

 Get a first-class education with the pride of completing what you started. Our flexible online format allows you to complete assignments on your own schedule, leaving more time for what matters to you most. You’ll have support from our experienced faculty and advisors every step of the way.

Strong Career Growth

Create a better life with a career in one of the fastest-growing occupations in the nation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With a projected 11% growth in employment of training and development managers by 2030 and a median salary of $120,130, you could see increased pay and more opportunities. 

Transfer Credit & Finish Faster

 Our transfer credit policy gives you credit for what you’ve already done, so you can get your degree as quickly as possible. In addition to a world-class online academic experience, you’ll realize personal growth and transformation that will benefit both you and the organizations you go on to serve.

Invest in Yourself

A bachelor’s degree can lead to a 49% increase in salary or more, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The best investment you can make for your career is in yourself.

Estimated Tuition and Fees

The organizational leadership degree completion program requires 120 credit hours to complete, and 60-90 of those hours can be transferred to OU from other institutions.  

For example, if a student transfers in 90 credit hours, only 30 hours at OU are required to complete the degree. At $500 per credit hour, the cost to that student would be $15,000. 

Total Degree Cost

Depending on the number of transfer credits, a degree will cost $15,000-$30,000.

Cost Breakdown by Credit Hours 

1 Credit Hour = $500  

3 Credit Hours = $1,500 

6 Credit Hours = $3,000 

9 Credit Hours = $4,500 

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 Take the next step for your career with a degree from OU. Applications are reviewed year-round for five start dates in the fall (2) , spring (2), and summer (1).

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Transfer Credit Policy

 Have credits from another institution? Save money and get your degree faster by transferring your credits to the University of Oklahoma.

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Degree Details

Offered through the nationally ranked OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies, the Bachelor of Arts – Organizational Leadership online program is a fast-paced, accelerated program designed to accommodate working adults. When you are admitted into the program, you will be assigned an advisor who creates an individualized graduation plan. This plan will help organize and identify the courses you need for your degree. 

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Manageable Accelerated Courses

All undergraduate courses in this program are eight weeks long. Most students choose to take four courses (or 12 credit hours) a semester; two courses the first half of the semester and two courses the second half of the semester. The number of credit hours you take each semester should be discussed with your advisor and be reflective of your personal and work schedules — these courses are fast-paced and intensive.    

Designed for working professionals who want to finish their degree quickly, the Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies can be completed as quickly as 12 months, depending on the number of transfer credit hours you have. 

B.A. – Organizational Leadership FAQ

Are online programs different from in-person programs offered at the University of Oklahoma?

The University of Oklahoma’s online bachelor’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Created by university faculty and staff, the online programs are held to the same high standards of quality as our in-person programs. When you graduate from an online program, your diploma will look the same as those received by students who attend class on campus.

What are the admissions requirements?

To be admitted to the online bachelor’s degree, students must have 60+ hours of letter-graded college credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, and be 25 years of age or older.

Students must:

  • Complete the online application at
  • Provide official college transcripts from all institutions
  • International students must demonstrate English proficiency

For more information on the admissions process or to request a transfer credit evaluation, please schedule a call, and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.

Do I need an associate degree to apply?

No. Applicants should have at least 60 hours of letter-graded college credit, but they do not need an associate degree to be admitted.

When can I start classes?

Our programs are offered year-round and in eight-week increments. You can apply to begin in the fall (August or October), spring (January or March), and summer.

The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before the start of classes. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks from the time a completed application is submitted.

How long will it take to complete my degree?

Typically, students complete 30 credit hours per academic year over the course of five, eight-week sessions. If you have questions about how long it will take to complete your degree, Future Student Services is happy to evaluate your transcripts.  

How much will it cost?

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use our cost calculator.

Will my credit hours transfer to OU?

Credit hours from regionally accredited institutions will transfer into our program. We will review credit hours from nationally accredited schools on a case-by-case basis, determining if credit will be applicable towards any OU degree.

Typically, the university does not accept college credit from nationally accredited institutions.