The Organizational Leadership program prepares students to integrate leadership theory with practical application to become effective leaders in nonprofit, for-profit community and governmental organizations. Graduates will be prepared to assume positions of leadership in government, healthcare, and business organizations. Students graduating from the program will learn how to communicate effectively to inspire and lead their organizations while learning how to use research to make informed decisions. Professors will place special instructional focus on organizational leadership planning and developing financial statements, budgets, and reports.

The program is offered entirely online with small class sizes. The program is also very flexible, allowing students to use electives to create a customized curriculum to satisfy their specific needs. The program is led by professors with a wide range of experiences in business.  Graduates of the program will develop a diversity of perspectives on leadership by taking advantage of the border culture that is a part of Sul Ross State University’s heritage.


Texas Core Curriculum (42 hours)
Organizational Leadership sequence (21 hours):
ORGL 3300 Organizational Leadership
ORGL 3302 Case Studies in Leadership
ORGL 3304 Professional Communication for Organizations
PSYC 4302 Industrial Organizational Psychology
ORGL 4300 Human Resources and Risk Assessment
ORGL 4302 Budget and Revenue
ORGL 4304 Project Development
Total hours required: 120
Admission requirements
1. 42 hours of college level transferable credit hours;
2. Completion of a minimum of 15 semester hours of the required Texas Core Curriculum;
3. An earned Associate of Applied Science degree or equivalent.

Note: Students must accumulate a minimum of 39 advanced hours; a minimum of 30 must be from Sul Ross State University. The Organizational Leadership sequence listed above meets 21 of the required hours. Texas core curriculum requirements not already met can be completed through Southwest Texas Junior College or any other accredited institution of higher education. Additional Sul Ross State University hours are selected in consultation with the student's adviser.
For more information about the program, contact
Dr. Thomas Matula, Coordinator
Department of Business Administration