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Organizational Leadership and Human Skills Development, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
San Francisco, CA, United States| Online
In this Organizational Leadership and Human Skills Development programme from Golden Gate University, you will earn to build teams, manage conflicts, succeed in crucial conversations, and deepen your own emotional and social intelligence.
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In a world where technology is driving constant change, this degree offers the foundational skills employers are seeking now and will need far into the future -- the skills you can use to build a successful career.

Whether you find yourself in a small startup, a large multinational company, a non-profit, or a government agency, developing capacities for critical thinking and emotional intelligence will strengthen your effectiveness and bolster the positive contributions you can make. These are foundational skills for professional lives.

This Organizational Leadership and Human Skills Development degree from Golden Gate University lets you build on what you've already accomplished -- in your current workplace, the military, or other organizational settings -- and create a personal portfolio of in-demand skills that are portable to a variety of organizational cultures in local, national, or global settings.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the BA in Organizational Leadership and Human Skills Development will be able to:

  • Design and create written communications that clearly articulate and advance ideas, arguments, solutions, and strategies.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills in individual relationships and collaborative projects with teams and external clients using persuasive speech to provide clear directions and guidelines in and beyond organizational settings.
  • Locate, analyze and apply information-taking advantage of various research approaches and tools to address organizational problems or to weigh the merits of a solution of emerging possibility.
  • Demonstrate how the use and interpretation of quantitative data based on team and individual assessment data can be used to support professional and team development as well as strengthen the overall effectiveness of the organization.
  • Demonstrate specialized knowledge of leading and leadership that includes effective approaches and practices that influence people and processes and which can accelerate employee engagement, organizational performance, transformation, and change.
  • Develop innovative approaches and solutions to existing issues and new opportunities that strengthen diversity and inclusion relating to people, perspectives, and cultures within organizations and the communities in which those organizations exist.
  • Identify and apply practices that support innovation, creativity, and design thinking and which can generate solutions to systemic problems, as well as leverage emerging opportunities that impact people, communities, and organizations.
  • Identify approaches and employ practices that can constructively address and manage conflict and facilitate crucial conversations.
  • Build agile and adaptive responses to individual, team, and organizational change and disruption generated by local, national, and global forces and experienced within business and industry settings.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    123 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Emotional & Social Intelligence at Work
  • Engagement, Thriving, & Well-Being in Organizations
  • Building & Sustaining Team Cohesiveness
  • Managing Conflict & Crucial Conversations
  • Leading Effectively Locally & Globally
  • Diversity & Inclusion in Organizations
  • Innovation & Creativity in Organizations
  • Adaptability & Agility in a Disruptive World
  • Leadership & Transformation Through Relationships & Communities

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • A high school grade point average of 3.00 (B) or higher
  • A resume showing three or more years of professional work experience
  • A statement of purpose stating why Golden Gate University is the right institution to meet your personal and professional goals; and
  • In some cases, participate in an interview (by telephone or in person) with the dean.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    660 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 660 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    660 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 660 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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