Organizational Leadership and Technology, B.S.

Learn to lead employees to innovate and implement solutions to complex technological challenges in business through 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.

Curriculum Overview

As part of the School for Professional Studies, this 120-credit degree program offers future and current 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.

Careers

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.

Admission Requirements

The School for Professional Studies welcomes adult learners whose educational journey has been interrupted by life's circumstances. This includes individuals with at least one of the following characteristics:

  • Delayed enrollment in post-secondary education
  • Attends part-time for at least part of the academic year
  • Works full-time (35 hours or more/week) while enrolled
  • Financial independence, has dependents other than a spouse, is a single parent, or has other demands that make traditional education less feasible

Application Requirements 

  • Work Experience: At least three years or the equivalent. Work experience may include a full-time/part-time job, internship, volunteer work, or comparable experiences.
  • Education: High school diploma or composite GED score of at least 2250.
  • Coaching session: Successful completion of a meeting with an academic coach (this can be done virtually or on campus).
  • Grade Point Average: Minimum transfer cumulative GPA of 2.5 (unless qualified for conditional admittance).
  • Transcript: An official transcript from the most recent institution attended.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

There are two principal ways to help finance a Saint Louis University education:

  • Scholarships: Scholarships are 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: Financial aid is 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 and First Responders

Honorably discharged veterans, active-duty military members, reserve members and first responders qualify for a reduced tuition rate of $295 per credit hour for any undergraduate program offered through the School for Professional Studies.

  1. Graduates will be able to describe the functions and interrelationships of the key units of an organization.
  2. Graduates will be able to analyze a problem and identify the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. Graduates will be able to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society.
  4. Graduates will be able to describe the role of ethics in decision-making in multicultural, professional organizations.
  5. Graduates will be able to critique historical and contemporary approaches to leadership and leadership styles.
Core Requirements39
College core requirements
Major Requirements
Organizational Leadership Courses24
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
Financial Concepts
Technology Courses24
Information Systems and Technology
Introduction to Programming
Data-Driven Decision Making
System Analysis and Design
Workplace Ethics
Cybersecurity Principles
Database Analysis and Design
Analytics and Visualizations
General Electives33
Total Credits120

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA.

SPS Core Curriculum Requirements

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
Principles of Data Analysis
Intro to Phil: Self & Reality
Ethics, Values & Spirituality 9
Theological Foundations
Ethics
THEO/SPR
One additional THEO or SPR course
Engaging the Human Experience 15
Ethics of Writing
Engaging the Human Experience
One Humanities course
Special Topics
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
American Christianity
One Natural Science course
Introduction to Ecology and Evolution
Biology of Health and Disease
One Social Science course
Introduction to American Politics
General Psychology
Survey of Economics
Introduction to Sociology
One Diversity course
Workplace Ethics
Professional Communication Between Cultures
Applied Personality
Introduction to Sociology
Total Credits39

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.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Fall 1  
PST 1500 Igniting Success: Jesuit Education and the Adult Learner 3
General Elective 3
Fall 2  
CIS 1150 Concepts & Applications of Technology 3
HUM 2000 Ethics of Writing 3
 Credits12
Spring
Spring 1  
CMMK 1210 Public Speaking in Org. Life 3
CIS 1300 Information Systems and Technology 3
Spring 2  
CIS 1600 Introduction to Programming 3
THEO 1005 Theological Foundations 3
 Credits12
Summer
HUM 1500 Engaging the Human Experience 3
CIS 2700 Discrete Methods and Models 3
 Credits6
Year Two
Fall
Fall 1  
ORLD 1000 Foundations of Effective Leadership 3
ARTH 1005 Approaching the Arts 3
Fall 2  
CIS 2850 Principles of Data Analysis 3
Humanities Elective 3
 Credits12
Spring
Spring 1  
ORLD 1800 Organizational Behavior, Work, and Wellbeing 3
PHIL 1055 Intro to Phil: Self & Reality 3
Spring 2  
CIS 3300 Database Analysis and Design 3
Natural Science Elective 3
 Credits12
Summer
CIS 3150 Workplace Ethics 3
General Elective 3
 Credits6
Year Three
Fall
Fall 1  
CIS 3000 System Analysis and Design 3
General Elective 3
Fall 2  
ORLD 2500 Financial Concepts 3
PHIL 2055 Ethics 3
 Credits12
Spring
Spring 1  
ORLD 2700 Human Resources and Personnel Management 3
THEO/SPR 3000/4000 3
Spring 2  
CIS 3250 Cybersecurity Principles 3
Humanities Elective 3
 Credits12
Summer
ENGL 4005 Business and Professional Writing 3
General Elective 3
 Credits6
Year Four
Fall
Fall 1  
CIS 3300 Database Analysis and Design 3
General Elective 3
Fall 2  
ORLD 3300 Organizational Behavior and Team Effectiveness 3
PST 3200 Human Resources in Orgs 3
 Credits12
Spring
Spring 1  
ORLD 3800 Leadership Context: Culture, Structure, and Strategy 3
General Elective 3
Spring 2  
ORLD 4000 Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior 3
CIS 4100 Technology Strategy and Decision Making 3
 Credits12
Summer
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits120

Apply for Admission

For additional admission questions, please call 314-526-2825 or email sps@slu.edu.

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