Organizational Leadership, Bachelor | Online (optional) | Central Michigan University | Mount Pleasant, United States
48 months
20400 USD/year
11376 USD/year
11376 USD/year
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Elevate your potential and that of those around you as you learn to manage, inspire and lead others. Earn a bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership from Central Michigan University to gain the theoretical and hands-on knowledge to lead and collaborate with others in a variety of organizational settings.


Gain knowledge in intercultural communication, management and leadership, business ethics, human resources, communication, mentoring and coaching, nonprofit leadership and more. Then take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to real-world settings through our program's field experience. You'll graduate with the know-how and experience to elevate your career as a leader and influencer.

You'll have the chance to explore a range of areas based on your career goals. And you'll do so under the guidance of our experienced faculty. Gain the nuanced skills to navigate interpersonal relationships in the workplace. Familiarize yourself with organizational psychology and behaviors. Become rooted in ethical leadership and management strategies. Or develop a  robust understanding of the nonprofit industry or human resources department. Our program also adds a minor to help you stand out to employers as a well-rounded organizational leader.

Program Highlights

As an Organizational Leadership student here at Central Michigan University, you'll:

  • Develop skills in the areas of leadership communication, coaching and mentoring, business ethics, intercultural communication, entrepreneurial decision making, marketing, public administration, grant writing, psychology, and more.
  • Have the chance to apply credit earned toward a related master's program at CMU.
  • Earn a bachelor's degree from a program regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication in Leadership
  • Field Experience in Leadership
  • The Emotionally Intelligent Organization
  • Gender and Generational Supervision
  • The Culturally Intelligent Organization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Fall: Rolling


120 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
  • If your GPA is at least 2.8, we will accept your application using the GPA you provide when you apply. 
  • If your GPA is below 2.8, a transcript is required. 

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We take several things into consideration when evaluating applications for admission, including GPA, test scores (optional) and academic improvement over time.
  • As part of the online application, you’ll need to pay a $40 application fee. If your family is experiencing financial hardship, speak to your high school guidance counselor to see whether you qualify for a fee waiver.
  • You may submit an unofficial transcript with your application, or ask your school counselor to submit your official transcript. We can provide an admission decision and merit scholarship with either one. Keep us updated with new transcripts at the end of each semester. It may mean an upgrade in your scholarship.
  • You don’t have to submit a test score in order to be admitted and earn a merit award.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20400 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    11376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11376 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11376 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Mount Pleasant

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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