Organizational Leadership and Communication Degree

The Adult Undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Communication degree program helps students examine how organizational culture is created, maintained, and influenced through communication. Learn the traditional functions of management—planning, organizing, leading and controlling—and the roles of moral code and ethics in managerial decision-making. 

Communication is the backbone of every organizational culture: public, private, for-profit, and nonprofit. When an organization sells goods or services, the public relations, marketing, and sales departments are responsible for communicating and interacting with consumers, the media, and other external groups to make sure the company succeeds. Additionally, effective internal communication to employees, to management, and between departments is essential to organizational success.


The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Communication helps students develop oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as critical thinking and problem solving so they will be able to communicate their ideas effectively and understand the businesses within which they work. Organizational leadership and communication looks at informal and formal communications, leadership, intercultural communication, and diversity issues, as well as types of internal communications within a business. Students may specialize in human resources, public relations, marketing, or project management.

Degree Requirements

The program consists of 36 hours of coursework in the Organizational Leadership and Communication major.

General education requirements for graduation from Nebraska Wesleyan University must be fulfilled by all candidates for any baccalaureate degree, including the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Communication.

Class Schedule

Classes meet one night a week from 6 p.m.– 10:15 p.m. in five- and eight-week sessions.

Career Opportunities

Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, sales, customer service, human resources management, business writing/editing, and project management skills are highly coveted. Organizational Leadership and Communication degree graduates with related experience, a high level of creativity, and strong communication and computer skills should have the best job opportunities. In particular, employers will seek those who have the skills to conduct new types of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales campaigns involving new media, particularly the Internet.

Read also Communication Studies/Speech Communication: PDF icon What can I do with this degree? (PDF) in the Career Center.

Special Aptitudes

In addition to solid oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, critical thinking, listening, nonverbal communication, and problem-solving abilities are valuable assets.

Financial Aid

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Application Process

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