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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Organizational Leadership Accelerated Degree Program, B.S.


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The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership Accelerated Degree Program provides a foundational knowledge of a business environment with specific emphasis on leadership roles, as well as the skills and challenges that are inherent in any organizational structure. The curriculum in this degree program enables the student to better understand how organizations develop, to better articulate their own roles and responsibilities within an organizational construct, and to effectively address real-world business and leadership challenges in their current places of employment. As part of this program, students are required to complete in-depth Experiential Learning Projects (ELPs) that emphasize a variety of business and organizational leadership applications as well as either newly identified career alternatives in business or other specific work-related projects.

Program Outcomes

In addition to meeting the Goals and Learning Outcomes of Neumann University’s Core Curriculum, as described in the Core Curriculum - Goals and Learning Outcomes section of this catalog as well as the outcomes of the Liberal Studies Degree Program core requirements, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate application of accounting principles to current business practices;
  • Describe laws and their implications on current business practices;
  • Describe how businesses operate from a human resources perspective;
  • Demonstrate application of theoretical perspectives on business, management and leadership to real-world situations; and
  • Describe characteristics of effective leadership in a variety of business and management environments, including global settings.

Admission Criteria

Any student 21 years or older who has either completed high school, or earned a GED, may apply to the Organizational Leadership Accelerated Degree Program. Application procedures are detailed in the Admissions Information   section of this catalog.

Progression Criteria

Students in the Organizational Leadership Accelerated Degree Program must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 to progress through the program.

Special Features

The Organizational Leadership Accelerated Degree Program offers many additional options for acceleration in addition to the 6-credit seminars. These options include:

  • Portfolio Assessment of prior college-level learning.
  • Challenge Examinations.
  • CLEP Examinations.
  • Credit for course work completed through the Department of Defense/DANTES, or from corporations offering courses which have been evaluated for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE).
  • Independent Study Projects.
  • Cooperative Education/Internship experiences.

For additional information about any of the above options, please consult the appropriate section of this catalog; or contact the Continuing Adult and Professional Studies Office at 610-558-5529.

Tuition Information

Tuition for all 6-credit seminar courses is calculated on a per-credit basis. For additional information, please consult the Tuition and Expenses   section of this catalog.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the University’s general requirements for graduation, the following must be completed:

  • For the Bachelor of Science: A minimum of 120 credits in Organizational Leadership with a 2.00 minimum cumulative GPA.

Organizational Leadership Course Requirements


(in addition to the Liberal Studies Core Curriculum)*

Total Liberal Studies Core Curriculum Credits: 60


Total Self-Designed Credits: 18*


(Students may self-design the remaining 18 credits.)

Note:


* Transfer credit in related disciplines and documented prior learning may be evaluated to satisfy either specific course and/or Self-Designed requirements.

Total Minimum B.S. Credits Upon Graduation: 120


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