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The College of Applied Science and Technology specializes in the 2+2 Degree Plan, meaning most students complete the first two years of their degree at a community college then transfer those credits to one of our BAS programs. Whether you're an online student or a student at one of our Branch Campuses, the education is the same.

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The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Organizational Leadership and Regional Commerce is an advanced upper division Junior/Senior level program.

Students begin classes in the program once they have completed their preparatory Freshman/Sophomore lower division coursework. Lower division pathways exist for Arizona Online, numerous community colleges, as well as other academic and military institutions. Talk to an advisor to learn more.

Course Delivery Methods

Courses in both the BAS in OL+RC are offered fully online with some live, synchronous classes. Occasionally, some classes are offered in a hybrid format that includes both face-to-face class meetings as well as online.

 

Hands-On Learning

Reading from a textbook is all well and good, but true learning, real mastery of a topic comes when students can apply their learning to a real-world setting. That's why the BAS in OL+RC gives students many opportunities to work on real-world projects. From internships, research labs, independent studies to the senior capstone, students have many options to tailor their learning to their own needs and to apply it immediately to the world around them.

You Aren't Alone.

We understand that enrolling in school can be stressful and overwhelming. That's why there are people and resources to help you as you earn your degree. From advisors to guide you through the enrollment process to hands-on faculty to guide you through your classes, you'll always have someone to turn to with questions or concerns. In addition, the University offers a laptop and headset loaner program if you need assistance with either of those in your classes. The bottom line is you won't have to complete your degree alone.

Organizational Leadership Track

Understanding all facets of leadership -- from leaders to followers to contextual influences -- is critical for professional success in today's dynamic economy. With us you become one of the world's most employable graduates. The BAS with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership gives you maximum flexibility to choose your own study path while ensuring you're prepared to succeed in today's competitive marketplace. Upon graduation, you'll have the knowledge and skills to enable you to transcend business, personal and organizational boundaries.

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Regional Commerce Track

Gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities crucial to small business success. The BAS with an emphasis in Regional Commerce focuses on providing students with the necessary competencies to analyze and understand small business and the factors that drive economic growth and change in regional, non-metropolitan communities. You will have the opportunity to apply what you learn while working with local professionals and business leaders through internships, research projects, planning projects, and more. Courses are available hybrid/f2f and online.

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Courses

PSYV471 PSYCHOLOGY OF LEADERSHIP

PSYV471 provides students an overview of psychological theories of leadership. Reviews leadership as a process, leader and follower behaviors, and situational characteristics. Analysis of historical and modern case studies will be used to apply theoretical concepts.

LDRV397A JUNIOR MENTORING WORKSHOP

LDRV397A provides students the practical application of theoretical learning within a small group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles for various topics that relate to the field of Organizational Leadership.

LDRV397B SENIOR Mentoring Workshop

LDRV397B provides students the practical application of theoretical learning within a small group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles for various topics that relate to the field of Organizational Leadership.

LDRV401 Leadership in a Diverse Environment

LDRV401 is focuses on developing basic management skills to motivate and lead employees, improve organizational performance, and succeed amid diversity within the organization.

LDRV303 Negotiations

LDRV303 focuses on the development of negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

LDRV305 Organizational Behavior

LDRV305 integrates classical and current organizational psychosocial theories and theories of organizations that provide an understanding of the effects that an organizational system has on the behavior choices of human beings in the work environment.

LDRV404 The Business Function

This course focuses on broadening each student's understanding of business as well as the business goals and objectives needed to be successful in the workplace. It also emphasizes critical thinking and applying this process to the corporate world.

RNCV417 The Global Community of Commerce

This course deals with the relationship of international trade and the social responsibility in contributing to the economic development of developing countries.

LDRV304 The Human Resource Function

This course focuses on developing basic human resource management skills to motivate and lead employees, improve organizational performance, and succeed amid diversity within the organization.

LDRV400 Developing and Maintaining Work Teams

This course emphasizes the development of the skills needed by leaders in creating, developing and maintaining high performance work teams in the organizational environment.

PSYV375 Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Application of the principles of psychology to industrial and social organizations, including personnel, human factors, organizational and consumer psychology.

RNCV311 Market Planning

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the 4 P's of marketing: product, price, place and promotion. This course addresses all the components of marketing in detail with a marketing plan being the main project.

LDRV391/491 Preceptorship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and organizational study.

LDRV393/493 Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.

LDRV399/499 Independent Study

Engage in undergraduate research or a self-driven project with a professional mentor. You might engage in literature reviews, learn to collect and analyze data, or work in the field on Organizational Research projects. Entrepreneurs are constantly doing field research, and this experience can be tailored to pursue those passions as well.

LDRV496 Special Topics

Critical examination and exploration of various topics (inc. theories, research and applications) that relate to the field of Organizational Leadership.

 

 

RNCV311 Market Planning

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the 4 P's of marketing: product, price, place and promotion. This course addresses all the components of marketing in detail with a marketing plan being the main project.

RNCV417 The Global Community of Commerce

This course deals with the relationship of international trade and the social responsibility in contributing to the economic development of developing countries.

RNCV467 Social Aspects of Entrepreneurship

This course reviews the components of social entrepreneurship and how one can use it in creating social value; and will address how social entrepreneurship can occur in all three public sectors: public, business, and non-profit.

RNCV423 The Economic Impact of Tourism and Entertainment

This course will take the foundations of economic development, small business, tourism, and entertainment and apply them to a needs assessment project that focuses on the use of tourism or entertainment for the development of a local or regional economy. A tourism or entertainment needs assessment project is the main project in the course.

RNCV424 The Economic Impact of Service and Trade

This course will take the foundations of economic development, business, entrepreneurship, trade, service, and manufacturing and apply them to a service or trade business plan for the development of a local or regional economy. A business plan on a new service or trade business idea is the main project in the course.

LDRV303 Negotiations

LDRV303 focuses on the development of negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

LDRV305 Organizational Behavior

LDRV305 integrates classical and current organizational psychosocial theories and theories of organizations that provide an understanding of the effects that an organizational system has on the behavior choices of human beings in the work environment.

LDRV401 Leadership in a Diverse Environment

LDRV401 is focuses on developing basic management skills to motivate and lead employees, improve organizational performance, and succeed amid diversity within the organization.

PSYV375 Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Application of the principles of psychology to industrial and social organizations, including personnel, human factors, organizational and consumer psychology.

RNCV306 The Target Market and Distribution Channels

Study of genre and rhetorical situation; advanced practice in expository writing.

RNCV313 Trade and Business Control Systems

Examination of business control systems and their value to organizational business decision-making. Control processes that utilize statements of cash flows, financial statement analysis, cost and managerial accounting outputs will be studied.

RNCV423 The Economic Impact of Tourism and Entertainment

This course will take the foundations of economic development, small business, tourism, and entertainment and apply them to a needs assessment project that focuses on the use of tourism or entertainment for the development of a local or regional economy. A tourism or entertainment needs assessment project is the main project in the course.

RNCV424 The Economic Impact of Service and Trade

This course will take the foundations of economic development, business, entrepreneurship, trade, service, and manufacturing and apply them to a service or trade business plan for the development of a local or regional economy. A business plan on a new service or trade business idea is the main project in the course.

GPSV341 International Organizations

Basic acquaintance with the United Nations and other major international organizations. One of the fundamental trends in the present and future world is the increasing and ever more complex interdependence between nations. To cope with that, conventional unilateral and bilateral means are insufficient. Multilateral approach - cooperative and competitive simultaneously - proves indispensable.

GPSV442 International Law

The international state system; legal-political problems, including territory, environment, seas.

RNCV493 Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.

PSYV471 PSYCHOLOGY OF LEADERSHIP

PSYV471 provides students an overview of psychological theories of leadership. Reviews leadership as a process, leader and follower behaviors, and situational characteristics. Analysis of historical and modern case studies will be used to apply theoretical concepts.

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