B.A. in Organizational Studies
The Organizational Studies SLU/BJC partnership program is taught in an on-ground cohort format, so students will be taking these courses with other BJC employees at the BJC Learning Institute.
Success in for-profit and not-for-profit settings requires an understanding of corporate operations, but it also requires the ability to lead, motivate, and inspire. The Organizational Studies major provides students with this all-important integration of leadership and corporate operations.
Organizational Studies is an interdisciplinary program that examines work behavior at the individual, interpersonal/group, and organizational levels.
The program develops competencies through project-based learning in the following areas.
- Individual level
- oral and written communication
- critical thinking and problem-solving
- ethical decision-making
- Interpersonal/Group level
- interpersonal relations
- group dynamics
- leading a diverse workforce
- Organizational level
- the legal environment of organizations
- integrated marketing
- economics and accounting
- leadership and human resource management
- organizational structure, culture and strategy
The B.A. in Organizational Studies degree program is particularly well suited for students interested in career advancement into administrative, supervisory, and leadership positions or for those considering a career change.
All of the courses in the OS program provide practical application to the workplace. Courses are instructed by discipline-prepared faculty who are also working professionals. In the program, students complete course projects with for-profit and non-profit organizations and assemble those projects into a professional, electronic portfolio prior to graduation.
Students in the BJC OS program also complete a customized series of electives consisting of 21 hours of electives focusing on Industrial Psychology and Strategic Communications.
To enroll in this program, students will need to complete the free Application for Admission to Saint Louis University School for Professional Studies. While providing log-in information to access the application, applicants will need to select the BJC Application.
Curriculum Overview for Organizational Studies Degree
*Due to Saint Louis University School of Business AACSB accreditation standards, School for Professional Studies students may not apply more than 30 credit hours of "business related" courses toward their degree. Courses marked with an asterisk are included in that total.