Organizational Leadership and Technology, B.S.
Learn to lead employees to innovate and implement solutions to complex technological challenges in business through your studies at Saint Louis University's School for Professional Studies. Coursework in the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Technology program combines the study of computer information systems with coursework in organizational leadership and behavior. By taking courses that span both areas, you will be better prepared to lead and manage in complex technological work environments.
As part of the School for Professional Studies, this 120-credit degree program offers leaders like you a flexible option to meet your personal career goals. With six accelerated, eight-week terms each year offered by SLU online, you can begin working toward your degree at any time making advanced education more accessible for working professionals.
SLU's organizational leadership and technology program is unique in that it combines an organizational leadership program and a technology management program into one well-rounded educational experience.
Large-scale employers of organizational leadership and technology employees include computer systems design firms, insurance and financial firms, government agencies, business management organizations and manufacturers.
- Age: 22 years or older (exceptions may be made)
- Work Experience: At least three years or the equivalent
- Education: High school diploma or composite GED score of at least 2250
- Interview: Successful completion of a meeting with an academic coach (this can be done over the phone or on campus)
- Grade Point Average: Minimum transfer cumulative GPA of 2.50 (unless qualified for conditional admittance)
- Transcript: An official transcripts from the most recent institution attended
Scholarships and Financial Aid
There are two principal ways to help finance a Saint Louis University education:
- Scholarships: awarded based on academic achievement, service, leadership and financial need. The School for Professional Studies offers numerous scholarships and awards specially for new students.
- Financial Aid: provided in the form of grants and loans, some of which require repayment.
To determine eligibility for financial assistance, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) early for maximum consideration. FAFSA is available online at: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
For information on other scholarships and financial aid, visit the student financial services office online at http://finaid.slu.edu.
Active Military and Veterans
Students may be eligible for a reduced tuition rate of $410 per credit for this program. In addition, Saint Louis University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for eligible students.
- Graduates will be able to describe the functions and interrelationships of the key units of an organization.
- Graduates will be able to analyze a problem and identify the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
- Graduates will be able to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society.
- Graduates will be able to describe the role of ethics in decision-making in multicultural, professional organizations.
- Graduates will be able to critique historical and contemporary approaches to leadership and leadership styles.
|College core requirements|
|Organizational Leadership Courses||24|
|Foundations of Effective Leadership|
|Organizational Behavior, Work, and Wellbeing|
|Organizational Foundations: Business Essentials|
|Human Resources and Personnel Management|
|Organizational Behavior and Team Effectiveness|
|Leadership Context: Culture, Structure, and Strategy|
|Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior|
|Motivation & Self-Management|
|Information Systems and Technology|
|Introduction to Programming|
|Data-Driven Decision Making|
|System Analysis and Design|
|Database Analysis and Design|
|Analytics and Visualizations|
Students must maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA.
|Communication and Technology||9|
|Igniting Success: Jesuit Education and the Adult Learner|
|Public Speaking in Org. Life|
|Business and Professional Writing|
|Critical Thinking and Problem Solving||6|
|Discrete Methods and Models|
or CIS 2850
|Principles of Data Analysis|
|Intro to Phil: Self & Reality|
|Ethics, Values & Spirituality||9|
One additional THEO or SPR course
|Engaging the Human Experience||15|
|Ethics of Writing|
|Engaging the Human Experience|
One Humanities course
|Approaching the Arts|
|Twentieth Century Art|
|Intro to Literary Study|
|Introduction to Short Fiction|
|American Literary Traditions: Special Topics|
|Origins of the Modern World to 1500|
|Origins of the Modern World, 1500 to Present|
|U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction: 1850-1877|
|The Saint Louis Region|
|Intro to Phil: Self & Reality|
|Science and Religion|
|Spirituality: Work & Vocation|
|Spirituality, Peace & Justice|
|One Natural Science course|
|Introduction to Ecology and Evolution|
|Biology of Health and Disease|
|One Social Science course|
|Introduction to American Politics|
|Survey of Economics|
|Introduction to Sociology|
|One Diversity course|
|Professional Communication Between Cultures|
|Interpersonal Relations in Org|
|Introduction to Sociology|
Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.
Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.
This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester. Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.
|PST 1500||Igniting Success: Jesuit Education and the Adult Learner||3|
|CIS 1150||Concepts & Applications of Technology||3|
|HUM 2000||Ethics of Writing||3|
|CMMK 1210||Public Speaking in Org. Life||3|
|CIS 1300||Information Systems and Technology||3|
|CIS 1600||Introduction to Programming||3|
|THEO 1005||Theological Foundations||3|
|HUM 1500||Engaging the Human Experience||3|
|CIS 2700||Discrete Methods and Models||3|
|OSTD 3005||Organizational Foundations||3|
|ARTH 1005||Approaching the Arts||3|
|CIS 2850||Principles of Data Analysis||3|
or OSTD 3205
or Interpersonal Relations in Org
|PHIL 1055||Intro to Phil: Self & Reality||3|
|CIS 3300||Database Analysis and Design||3|
|CIS 3150||Workplace Ethics||3|
|CIS 3600||Networking and Telecommunications I||3|
|PSYK 4760||Training & Development||3|
|PSYK 4250||Motivation & Self-Management||3|
|CIS 4150||Data Governance||3|
|ENGL 4005||Business and Professional Writing||3|
|CIS 4550||Social and Organizational Computing||3|
|OSTD 4105||Concepts and Theories of Leadership||3|
|PST 3200||Human Resources in Orgs||3|
|PST 3100||Accounting Concepts for Professionals||3|
|OSTD 4805||Organizational Theory and Practice||3|
|PMGT 4030||Project Management Laboratory||3|