Leading Change

“I knew I had skills in the actual work that I do, but wanted to show that I also had leadership skills. This program helped me sharpen those skills and be more confident in portraying them. If you are wanting to advance your career and show leadership ability, this program will help build confidence and also sharpen any existing skills.”Allyson Niehaus, OL 2017 Graduate

Accelerated, Hybrid Evening Program

The Organizational Leadership program offers an accelerated cohort program for a two-year degree completion:

  • Students must have successfully completely 60 credit hours or have earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree
  • Classes meet online and one night a week on UE’s campus

One-on-one, Personal Attention

The University of Evansville is known for personal attention, and these programs will be no different. We understand It can be intimidating to come back to school as an adult. That’s why you’ll work with an advisor throughout the program to achieve your goals.

Affordable

Tuition: $315 per credit hour

The University of Evansville has an excellent reputation for a high value education at an affordable price. You’ll be pleased to find our adult undergraduate degree completion programs competitively and affordably priced, without compromising on the high quality education all UE students experience.

Requirements

When you’re ready to apply, here are the requirements and documents you’ll need to get started.

  • Official college transcripts.
  • Complete application with reflective essay.
  • Résumé reflecting any working experience.
  • Two letters of reference.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate social responsibility with a global perspective.
  2. Develop strategic thinking and problem solving skills for leading teams effectively.
  3. Lead change within organizations and community.
  4. Develop analytical and decision-making skills for dealing with complex conceptual issues ethically and responsibly.
  • This course will explore the motivation for social entrepreneurship and the various forms of social ventures. Social entrepreneurship will be contrasted with traditional models of charity and social assistance. This course will examine successes and failures of social ventures, emphasizing how business strategies and market principles can be used to achieve social goals in ways that are self-sustaining. Students will propose projects that identify new, innovative approaches to address social and environmental problems.
  • This is a course in which students propose their own social innovation project. Projects are completed in teams guided by a coach. Competencies are developed in social innovation, empathy, creative problem-solving, design thinking, story-telling, project management, teamwork, and presentation skills. Students draw upon diverse team member strengths to create impact on a social or environmental issue. Course is repeatable. Projects change each time the course is taught. Prerequisite CHNG-280 and/or permission of instructor.
  • First Year Seminar for transfer students. Engages students in classroom activities that promote the acquisition of critical reading, writing, and thinking skills appropriate to college-level discourse. Toward that end, students will learn the basics of the expository essay: development of a central thesis, organization of material, and responsible use of supporting detail. Additionally, they will explore a variety of genres as well as writing practices and conventions for disciplines across the university.
  • Introduction of characteristics, theories, and practices of adult development and learning. Examines basic assumptions about producing competent, flexible adults able to apply knowledge in a changing environment.
  • Introduction to fundamental concepts of leadership. Emphasizes supervisor's roles, fostering relationships, and motivating and empowering others.
  • Emphasizes critical thinking about numerical data: percentages, ratios, solving equations, computing and interpreting means, medians, modes, and standard deviations.
  • Study of social and psychological factors that influence the supervision of groups and individuals in work settings.
  • Emphasis on developing and refining practical written and oral presentation skills. Writing intensive course.
  • Study of theories, principles, and practices involved in organizing, supervising, and leading others. Emphasis on communication, motivation, leadership, evaluation, and compensation of human capital.
  • Survey of controversial issues, dilemmas, and quandaries encountered in contemporary society. Emphasizes fundamental norms of conduct in organization and ethical issues that affect them, including employee-employer relations, consumer advertising, and the environment.
  • Development of essential supervisory skills by increasing the students' thinking and knowledge to application. Considers the unique challenges of the 21st century.
  • Emphasizes practical application of concepts, theories, and practices of leaders. Students design and implement a problem-solving research project through integration with prior and concurrent course work. Includes class presentations, simulations that combine knowledge and skill.
  • Emphasizes practical application of concepts, theories, and practices of leaders. Students design and implement a problem-solving research project through integration with prior and concurrent course work. Includes class presentations, simulations that combine knowledge and skill.
  • Examines impact of conflict, stress, and change in organizations. Emphasizes ability of an organization to monitor itself to determine need for change in appropriate areas. Participants examine effective change strategies.
  • Study of best practices in decision-making. Approaches to leadership such as power-influence, situational factors, individual traits, and behaviors are explored as models of decision-making theory. Students required to apply decision-making strategies throughout course.
  • Fundamentals of developing a strong customer base. Emphasis on methods, tools, skills, and techniques required to develop, manage, and market to customers. Considers both external and internal customers.
  • Studies issues involved in living and working in a global environment. Explores topics such as ethics, social responsibility, law, and technology in the international arena.
  • Principles of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the management process. Models, simulations, and case studies used to develop skills in setting goals.
  • Examines team process and leadership including team development, the importance and challenge of team member diversity, maximizing team creativity, problem-solving, handling team conflict, and revitalizing a passive or complacent team. Also emphasis on leading and managing virtual teams and the unique differences.
  • Teaches specific software applications in an applied setting. A survey of technology tools available to professionals, includes positive and negative attributes of modern technologies with real-world examples.
  • Emphasizes practical application of concepts, theories, and practices of leaders. Students design and implement a problem-solving research project through integration with prior and concurrent course work. Includes class presentations, simulations that combine knowledge and skill.

Contact me at lr155@evansville.edu to learn more about program requirements and get started today on your journey!

Lindsay Roberts
Lindsay Roberts
Director, Center for Adult Education

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