Accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership to Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
Program Entry Options
The BAOL program has three program options:
1. Accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership to Master of Business Administration
2. Accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership to Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
3. Credit-hour Bachelor of Organizational Leadership
The accelerated BAOL to MAOL degree program offers students a degree path with up to six fewer credits than the combined traditional BAOL and MAOL degree programs.
The Accelerated Bachelor of Organizational Leadership to Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (BAOL to MAOL) provides students with an innovative theory to practice-oriented leadership program of study based on excellence and flexibility that creates lasting value and relevance for evolving leaders and their organizations.
Program Learning Outcomes
Leadership: Assess an organizational issue from multiple leadership perspectives to recommend solutions.
Critical Analysis: Analyze organizational challenges applying individual, group and organizational theories.
Globalization and Diversity: Evaluate leadership strategies that promote organizational diversity and multi-cultural inclusion on a global scale.
Ethics: Create a personal ethical decision making model.
Collaboration: Evaluate personal competencies in collaboration and teaming.
Change: Apply change management strategies to practical situations in organizations.
Requirements for Admission
Admission requirements include two phases, BAOL admission and MAOL admission during the student’s senior year:
Phase 1, BAOL Admission: Regular undergraduate admission standards apply. See Undergraduate Admission for Degree Seeking Student Applicants in this catalog. Students interested in participating in the Accelerated BAOL to MAOL degree program must select this track during their undergraduate admission process so they will be identified as candidates for this degree program and advised accordingly. Formal admission to MAOL phase of the Accelerated BAOL to MAOL does not occur until the student attains senior status.
Phase 2, MAOL Admission: Accelerated BAOL to MAOL candidates apply for formal admission to the MAOL at the beginning of their senior year. At this time, candidates for this program must demonstrate readiness to do graduate level work by satisfactorily fulfilling one of the following admission options.
A 3.0 grade point average (GPA) calculated over the most recent graded 30 semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution.
A GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 calculated over the most recent graded 30 semester (45 quarter) credits competed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution. A satisfactory score on an accepted graduate admission exam is required.
• Graduate Record Exam (GRE): Achieve the required minimum scores on two out of three of the subsections of the GRE. (Minimum score for Quantitative: 141, minimum score for Verbal: 150, minimum score for Analytic Writing: 4.5)
• Millar Analogies Test (MAT): Achieve a minimum scaled score of 400.
• Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT): Fulfill the formula GMAT + (GPA X 200) > 1000.
An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
Submission of a portfolio of evidence that shows adequate preparation for graduate studies. The portfolio will contain: Writing samples that show graduate level communications and analytical skills; a detailed resume showing professional development and achievements; awards; professional recognition; letters of reference from persons who can attest to the applicant’s ability to do graduate level work; and a letter of explanation detailing the reasons the student believes he or she is a good candidate for graduate study in the field of Business Administration.
Transfer Credit Policy
Undergraduate Credit Transfer: See Undergraduate Credit-Hour Based Academic Policies and Procedures Transfer Credit Policies section of this catalog. Standard university undergraduate transfer credit policies apply.
Graduate Credit Transfer: See the Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog. A maximum of nine credits may be accepted in transfer toward electives in the MAOL degree Program.
In addition to university policies concerning transfer of graduate coursework, the MAOL program will accept transfer of military coursework which meets the following requirements:
1. Course requested for transfer must include an official transcript or copy of an ACE evaluation which verifies graduate-level work;
2. Coursework must be letter graded or provide verification of completion at a grade of “B” or higher;
3. Coursework must be comparable to program requirements (if marginal comparability, a written statement of rationale must be provided); and
4. Military coursework will be accepted in transfer as fulfilling elective requirements only.
Students with professional certification(s) may substitute courses as outlined below provided that their certification(s) are unexpired and currently recognized in the field. Refer to MyBrandman for additional information on certification substitutions listed by catalog year.
|Industry Standard Certification||Substitution Course|
|MCSE, CCNP, MCSA: Windows Server||CSCU 353; CSCU 453|
|Oracle DBA, MCDBA, MCSA: SQL Server 2008, MCSA: SQL Server 2012||CSCU 408; CSCU 453|
|CompTIA A+||CSCU 251|
|CompTIA Network+||CSCU 353|
|CompTIA Security+||CSCU 270|
|CompTIA Cloud Essentials||CSCC 475 (approved substitution for CSCU 251)|
|VCP (VMWare Certified Professional)||CSCU 251; CSCU 353|
|RHCSA (Red Hat Systems Administrator)||CSCU 251; CSCU 353|
|CASP (CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner)||CSCU 270; CSCU 375|
|CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)||CSCU 270; CSCU 375|
|CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker)||CSCU 270; CSCU 375|
|CISM (Certified Information Security Manager)||CSCU 270; CSCU 375|
|CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor)||CSCU 270; CSCU 375|
|PMP (project management professional)||CSCU 383; CSCU 385|
|Six Sigma Green Belt||CSCU 383; CSCU 415|
|CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)||CSCU 353|
|CompTIA IT Fundamentals||CSCU 200|
|CMA||ACCU 640||Current certification at the time of application|
|CPA||ACCU 640||Current certification at the time of application|
|PHR||HRCU 445 or HRCU 600||Certification or recertification within 3 years|
|SPHR||HRCU 445 or HRCU 600||Certification or recertification within 3 years|
|GPHR||HRCU 603||Certification or recertification within 3 years|
|SHRM-CP||HRCU 445 or HRCU 600||Certification or recertification within 3 years|
|SHRM-SCP||HRCU 445 or HRCU 600||Certification or recertification within 3 years|
HR Certification Credit Limitations
Students who receive substitution credit as an undergraduate, for HRCU 445 for the PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, may only receive waiver credit for HRCU 600 as graduate students.
BAOL Requirements for the Accelerated BAOL to MAOL Degree
In addition to the University General Education requirements, the BAOL portion of the Accelerated BAOL to MAOL requires 48 credits of coursework.
|Foundation Courses (12 credits)|
|OLCU 350||Leadership and Professional Ethics||3|
|OLCU 400||Theory and Practice of Leadership||3|
|OLCU 425||Leadership in Diverse and Multicultural Organizations||3|
|OLCU 380||Research and Analytical Thinking||3|
|Competencies (9 credits)|
|COMU 410||Organizational Communication||3|
|OLCU 325||Leadership Skills Development Lab||3|
|OLCU 414||Team Building||3|
Electives/Emphasis Areas (18 credits)
Complete the electives or choose an Emphasis Area
Electives (18 credits):
Upon admission, students work with their program advisors to develop a plan for BAOL electives in the Accelerated BAOL to MAOL degree program. Electives may lead toward a formal emphasis area in Organizational Administration or Supply Chain Systems (see below). Students who do not wish to develop a formal emphasis area may select 18 elective credits to meet individual educational and professional goals. Approved electives include courses from the following programs: Criminal Justice, Education, Human Resources, Business Administration, Computer Science and Information Systems, Health Administration, Public Administration, Organizational Leadership and Psychology. Electives may also be selected from other programs with advisor guidance and Dean/ Associate Dean approval. At least 9 credits must be upper division (300+). Internship and independent study credits do not count toward an emphasis area but do count as electives in the major.
|Emphasis is Organizational Administration (18 credits)|
|The emphasis in organizational administration addresses the fundamental principles of management and administration. This emphasis will be designated on the student's transcript. Students select six courses (18 credits) from the following:|
|Required (15 credits)|
|ACCU 201||Principles of Accounting I||3|
|ECNU 201||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ENTU 401||Introduction to Entrepreneurship||3|
|MKTU 301||Principles of Marketing||3|
|MGTU 301||Principles of Management||3|
|Select one of the following (3 credits)|
|HRCU 430||Conflict Resolution||3|
|SOCU 401||Sociology of Social Conflict, Analysis, and Resolution||3|
|HRCU 445||Human Resource Studies||3|
|CSCU 315||Organizational Information Systems||3|
|Emphasis in Supply Chain Systems (18 credits)|
|This emphasis area in supply chain systems combines an overview and systems approach to understanding supply chain requirements as well as a drill down into specific competencies such as leadership, communication, labor relations and organizational information systems which are crucial to supply chain management and understanding. Students complete six courses (18 credits) as follows:|
|Required (12 credits)||12|
|MGTU 320||Strategies Across the Supply Chain||3|
|MGTU 321||Project Management and Supply Chain Leadership||3|
|HRCU 352||Labor Relations||3|
|CSCU 315||Organizational Information Systems||3|
|Two Course Selections (6 credits)||6|
|Select two courses from Communication, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, and/or Organizational Leadership.|
|Additional Core (6 credits)||6|
|Taken at graduate level upon admission to MAOL during senior year.|
|OLCU 613||Seminar in Organizational Dynamics||3|
|OLCU 615||Leading Organizational Change||3|
|Capstone (3 credits)||3|
|OLCU 487||Senior Research Project||3|
MAOL Requirements for the Accelerated BAOL to MAOL Degree
|Graduate Core (15 credits)|
|OLCU 501||Organizational Research||3|
|OLCU 600||Foundations of Organizational Leadership||3|
|OLCU 601||Democracy, Ethics and Leadership||3|
|OLCU 602||Self, Systems, and Leadership||3|
|OLCU 614||Leadership & Team Development||3|
|Elective Courses (12 credits)||12|
|Twelve graduate-level credits selected by the student, in consultation with an academic advisor. These electives may be used to acquire either specific leadership related competencies or greater knowledge about the student's intended professional arena. Electives may be selected from programs in Human Resources, Business Administration, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, Computer Science, Health Administration, Public Administration, Organizational Leadership, and Psychology. Not all courses may be offered at all sites or in all sessions.|
|MAOL Capstone (3 credits)|
|OLCU 681||Leadership Capstone Seminar||3|