Organizational Leadership | AUM

Organizational Leadership

Program Description

If you want the challenge of taking charge in complex environments, you may be suited to a major in Organizational Leadership. In AUM’s special multi-disciplinary applied science program, you’ll learn what makes an effective leader, the best ways to motivate others, and how to foster cohesiveness and collaboration. In real-world scenarios, you’ll practice problem solving and conflict management that have applications to military professionals, state and federal agencies, law enforcement, universities and colleges, and non-profit organizations, as well as those organizations engaged in counseling, training and development, life-span learning and healthcare. Choose between two tracks of Organizational Leadership: a military track that requires participation in Army or Air Force ROTC, and a non-military track. 

Points of Pride

  • Our faculty members bring real-world experience to the academic environment:
    • The Department Head was the former Deputy Chief of Police in a major southern California City.
    • Our Organizational Leadership faculty members are retired military officers.
  • The degree is very flexible. Students can obtain their degrees traditionally, online, or through hybrid courses. We also offer courses at night so that active-duty officers can take classes.

Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.

Employment of management occupations is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations, which will result in about 505,400 new jobs. Employment growth will be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones, which will require more workers to manage these operations. The median annual wage for management occupations was $97,230 in May 2014, which was the highest wage of all the major occupational groups.

U.S Bureau of Labor statistic sample


Median Pay

Job Growth through 2024

Training and Development Managers

$101,930 per year

7% (2,300 more jobs)

Administrative Services Managers

$83,790 per year

8% (23,500 more jobs)

Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals

$89,540 per year

6% (14,000 more jobs)

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Soaring Warhawks

  • Baron Litaker works as an intelligence analyst at Alabama Fusion Center and is an officer in the Alabama National Guard; he is also CEO of B-LitGrow LLC.
  • Jesse Kehler is a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve and an executive with Advanced Technology Systems, Inc.
  • Devon Bailey is a First Lieutenant in the US Army National Guard.
  • Captain Zack Donovan is on active duty with the U.S. Army. He’s served two combat tours, and graduated from both Ranger School and the U.S. Army Infantry School.

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

Course sampling specific to the Organizational Leadership major includes:

Course #

Course Name

ORGL 2930

Values and Ethics for Strategic Leaders (writing intensive)

ORGL 3971

Team Building I

ORGL 4970

Leadership in Crisis (writing intensive)

JUST 4710

Legal Arbitration and Mitigation (writing intensive)

ORGL 4900

Team Building II

MILS 3010/3011

Leadership and Problem Solving w/Lab

MILS 3020/3021

Leadership and Ethics w/Lab

MILS 4010/4011

Leadership and Management w/Lab