Organizational Leadership / Bachelor of Arts to Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership / Fast Track

Total Credit Hours: 155
Major Credit Hours: 42

The Organizational Leadership (OL) Department offers a Bachelor's to Master's Fast Track option for Lewis University undergraduate Organizational Leadership majors. The Fast Track option allows qualified undergraduates to complete the graduate MAOL (Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership) in less time than it would take if the two programs were to be taken separately. Nine graduate hours may be used to complete requirements in the undergraduate major (42 hours), the Bachelor's degree (128 hours), and specific course requirements for the Master's program (36 hours). The total number of required graduate credits (36) will remain the same. Students apply for admission to the Fast Track option by submitting the department application form to the Department Chair of Organizational Leadership when they reach senior status (complete 90 credit hours) and have achieved an overall GPA of 3.0. Qualified students approved for the Fast Track option may apply graduate courses to the 18-hour block in the semesters when they take these select graduate courses. Students who take 9 credit hours of approved graduate courses in Organizational Leadership in their senior year and earn a grade of "B" or better in each of those courses will have to complete only 27 more credit hours of remaining core and concentration courses to earn the MAOL. Students accepted into this Fast Track option are required to apply for admission to the MAOL.

Total Hours to graduate in the B.A./M.A. Fast Track (including undergraduate general education requirements, major courses, and electives): 128 undergraduate hours + 27 graduate hours = 155 total Fast Track hours.

Listed below are graduate courses in the MAOL program which students enrolled in the Fast Track option may take during their senior year. Listed next to each is the undergraduate course for which it substitutes, where applicable. Students may apply no more than 3 of these courses to the undergraduate core or approved elective courses in the BAOL curriculum.

ORGL 50900 Leadership: Theories, Practices, and Context substitutes for ORGL 36000 Leadership and Organizational Change
ORGL 51200 Assessing Leadership Skills substitutes for ORGL 32000 Life, Career, and the Emerging Workplace
ORGL 52400 Leading Change substitutes for an advisor-approved, appropriate Elective
ORGL 53600 Ethics, Integrity, and Social Responsibility substitutes for an advisor-approved, appropriate Elective
ORGL 53900 Conflict Management substitutes for an advisor-approved, appropriate Elective
ORGL 55500 Psychology of Motivation substitutes for an advisor-approved, appropriate Elective
ORGL 59200 Workplace Research substitutes for ORGL 44000 Organizational Research Analysis

This program is offered in the accelerated format. The degree requirements are listed below. For accelerated program information, refer to the School for Professional and Continuing Education section in this catalog.