Overview of Organizational Leadership

The organizational leadership program explores both theoretical and practical understandings of leadership by examining leadership in various types of organizations and across organizational levels and positions.
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Organizational Leadership Programs

The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership

The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership is comprised of four groups of credit hours: Foundation of Knowledge (general education), Organizational Leadership Major Courses, a Secondary Area of Study (i.e., area of concentration or minor), and general electives.

Minor in Organizational Leadership

The Minor in Organizational Leadership consists of six courses, or 18 credit hours.  There are two required courses (LDR 300 and LDR 310) and four LDR courses (any level) of choice.

Delivery Modes

Each program is available in a variety of delivery modes, including:

  • Traditional, face-to-face, daytime classes
  • The PACE program, accelerated evening classes for adult learners, offered in the evenings on the Highland Heights and Grant County campuses- for more information contact the PACE Office.
  • Completely online- for more information about online learning contact the Distance Learning Office.
Contact the Organizational Leadership program coordinator at OrgLeadership@nku.edu.

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Sample 4-Year Plan

Consult the catalog of your enrollment year for specific information.

NKU's BA of Organizational Leadership is on Kentucky's approved WIOA list.
(Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act)

Interested students will need to contact the Kentucky Career Center for information, to determine eligibility, and apply for the WIOA Grant.


Locations of Career Center Offices:



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