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Bachelor of arts
Do good for your community and guide an organization to success. Attain the skills and knowledge to lead with a heart and mind for social justice. The University of Missouri-St. Louis’s (UMSL) 100% online bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership with an emphasis in social justice prepares you for roles in organizations creating positive change. Build professional skills for the modern workplace that enhance the good your chosen organization can do. This program’s interdisciplinary approach to business, communication, sociology and more will give you a competitive edge in the job market and a strong foundation for your career.
Take classes while you work. If you’ve already earned some college credits or have an associate degree, this program is an ideal path to completing your bachelor’s. It’s a flexible degree built for what’s next.
Develop an understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of leadership, while you focus on your specific area of concentration in social justice.
Explore other emphasis areas from UMSL’s online bachelor’s programs in organizational leadership:
Official nameBachelor of arts in organizational leadership with an emphasis in social justice
Program typeBachelor's degree
Academic homeCollege of Arts & Sciences | Department of Sociology
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
Transfer credit hours60
Transfer estimated cost$28,800.00
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
Many organizations from various industries need leaders who are prepared for managing different aspects of a business or organization. A bachelor of arts in organizational leadership can prepare you to lead in a variety of fields.
Potential job titles include:
- Operations manager
- Program manager
- General manager
- Communications manager
- Production manager
- Human services manager
- Management consultant
Delivery of this program is 100% online: no campus visits are required.
Course work includes
- Professional communication
- Business ethics
- Organizational leadership capstone
- Social problems
- Criminal justice policy
- Intercultural communication
Typical program lengthVaries
Typical course load2-3 courses per semester
University of Missouri-St. Louis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
Robert Cote is an accomplished leader with 25 years of experience in multiple industries in various management and leadership roles. Dr. Cote’s experience is in driving team commitment, encouraging creativity and innovation that inspires a positive and productive culture. He is a transparent leader who utilizes an open and honest communication process to facilitate clear expectations. Throughout his career, he has been regarded as an inspiring leader who adapts readily to change, while motivating and empowering individuals to succeed.
Dr. Cote is published in several respected journals. His research interests include adaptive leadership, dark side leadership, task and relationship-oriented leadership behaviors, situational leadership and transactional/transformational leadership.
Heather Robinson Coburn has been a member of the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) since June 2019 when she started as an academic advisor in UMSL|NOW. She earned her master’s of education in guidance and counseling from Lincoln University in Missouri. She has worked in higher education for 10 years and has a passion for helping students succeed and reach their greatest potential. She looks forward to working with College of Arts and Sciences students and assisting them in achieving the ultimate goal of graduation.
Sylvia Harris started her journey at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) as a student and went on to become a member of the professional staff. She earned a master’s in teaching and a master’s in higher education administration from UMSL. While completing her master's at UMSL, she had the opportunity to work as a financial aid advisor in the Office of Student Financial Aid. After graduating in December 2012, she became an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences. She advises communication and interdisciplinary studies. She loves working at UMSL but most importantly working with students as they navigate through their college careers.
Before joining the sociology faculty, Jim Craig established the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) Student Veterans Center and founded UMSL’s innovative veterans studies program, helping UMSL garner national recognition as both “Best for Vets” and “Military Friendly.” He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Veterans Studies and the executive board of the Veterans Studies Association. His 2015 paper, “Bounding Veterans Studies,” has been widely recognized as a foundational document used to establish veterans studies programs at colleges around the country. Prior to his academic career, Jim served for 25 years as a soldier, cadet and officer in the U.S. Army. He left the Army with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
He earned a master of military arts and sciences in the Army and a master of public administration from Harvard University. His research interests include the history and evolution of veteran support programs in America, military culture and professionalism, and veteran literature from post-9/11 wars.