Develop an understanding of foundational leadership theory in your chosen context.

BPS Degree Requirements

bps leadership concentration

Focus on the nature of leadership in a variety of settings and prepare for leadership responsibility in the community and in your selected profession. Coursework will focus on business (emphasis on leadership and management) and social sciences/humanities (emphasis on communications, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, and/or sociology).

Courses will provide an educational experience in theories of motivation, leadership styles, organizational and group behavior, professional ethics, communication, theories of cultural difference and multicultural communication, human resources, and/or budgeting.

Program of Study — BPS Leadership Strategies and Dynamics Concentration

Charger Foundations (General Ed - 41 or 42 Hours)
AGSC Area   Hours
I Freshman Composition 3-6
II1 Fine Arts 3
  Humanities (literature) 3
  Humanities (literature or non-literature) 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts 3
III Mathematics 3-4
  Natural Sciences (lab) 8
IV1 History 3
  Social & Behavioral Sciences (non-history) 6
   History/SBS 3
  1Take either 1 EH (Literature) + 2 HY (History) or 2 EH (Literature) + 1 HY (History). Take no more than six hours in a single discipline in Area II or Area IV.  
General Electives2 (27-34 Hours)
  2Up to 34 hours technical credit may be accepted as electives.  
Interdisciplinary Core (18 Hours) - Available Online
PRO 301 Theories and Practices of Adult Learning (waived w/permission) 3
PRO 310 Academic Writing for Professional Studies 3
PRO 320 Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Critical Thinking 3
PRO 325 Interdisciplinary Research & Applications 3
PRO 498 Inquiry & Learning 3
PRO 499 Capstone Experience: Research Thesis/Project 3
Interdisciplinary Concentration - Leadership Strategies and Dynamics (30 Hours)
MGT 301 Managing Organizations 3
MGT 410 Leadership, Personal Dev & Org 3
  Leadership & Business Related Courses 12
  Arts, Humanities & Social Science Related Courses 12-15
Total Degree Requirements
120
A note about Professional Studies (PRO) courses:
  • PRO 301 is held in a 7 week term and is offered either as a hybrid course, meeting one evening each week with the majority of the work being done online, or it can be taken completely online.
  • PRO 310, PRO 320, and PRO 325 are held in 7 week terms and are offered completely online.
  • PRO 498 is held in a 7 week term and must be taken in the next to last semester before graduation.
  • PRO 499 is held in a full semester (fall, spring, or summer) and must be taken in the graduating semester. In lieu of meeting in a traditional classroom setting or online, at the start of the semester, students will set a time, date, and method to check in with the instructor each week. Check-ins can be in person or via email, phone, Skype, or Zoom. 

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Why Leadership Strategies and Dynamics?

Can you work well on a team, make decisions and solve problems? Those are the skills employers most want when they are deciding which new college graduates to hire. The next-most-important skill: ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization. Employers also want new hires to have technical knowledge related to the job, but that’s not nearly as important as good teamwork, decision-making and communication skills, and the ability to plan and prioritize work."
—Forbes.com

Leadership Strategies and Dynamics

About the concentration

Focus is on the nature of leadership in a variety of settings. Coursework will prepare students for management responsibilities in their chosen field. Emphasis is placed on leadership and management along with theories of motivation, leadership styles, team building, professional ethics and communication.

Skillset

  • Outstanding oral and written communication abilities
  • Building and leading diverse teams
  • Critical thinking and problem resolution
  • Motivating others
  • Staffing and employee development
  • Knowledgeable in standard business practices and professional ethics
  • Understanding of various leadership styles

Potential Career Paths

  • Human Resources
  • Project Management
  • Public Relations
  • Management Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Social Services
  • Retail/Business Management
  • Political Advisor