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Organizational Management and Leadership

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Management and Leadership provides an opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully manage and lead within the public, private, government and nonprofit organizations. The curriculum offers specific areas of emphasis while integrating practical application and active learning strategies to encourage growth in management and leadership roles. 

Skills Include:

  • Ability to provide constructive feedback
  • Active Listening
  • Adaptability
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer Service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal/Intrapersonal Communication
  • Project Management
  • Problem-Solving
  • Team Leadership
  • Time Management

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC. 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CR GEN
ED
ART/HUM/IT/LSCI 3 3
MATH/APPM 3 3
ORAL 6 6
POLS 3 3
SOC (in the program) 3  
UNST 1 1
WR1 3 3
WR2 3 3
GEN ED Electives:
With approval by the faculty advisor, a student may choose a combination of courses with a general education designator to complete the requirements in this section.
5 5
Total General Education Requirements 30 27

Lower-Level Requirements

COURSE PREFIX

LOWER LEVEL REQUIREMENTS CR
IMGT 2400 Intro to Information Management 3
MDIA 3050 New Media Ethics 3
MGT 3410 Human Resource Management 3
PSYC 1000 General Psychology (SOC) 4
STAT 2000 Statistics and the World 3
  General Electives: 
The student must obtain approval by the faculty advisor for any courses taken to complete the requirements in this section."
14
  Total Lower Level 30

Upper Level Requirements

COURSE PREFIX UPPER LEVEL REQUIREMENTS CR
CO/M 4050 Communication and Conflict 3
MGT 3000 Financial Analysis-Budgeting 3
MGT 3005 Foundations of Leadership 2
MGT 3010 Personal Leadership 3
MGT 3110 Business Ethics (HUM) 3
MGT 3210 Management and Organization 3
MGT 4005 Leading Others 3
MGT 4020 Innovation Management 3
MGT 4390 Mgt and Leadership Capstone 2
MGT 4400 Leadership Practicum 2
PSYC 3110 Cross-Cultural Psychology (SOC) 3
PSYC 3200 Industrial-Organizational Psychology 3
  Total Upper Level 33

AREA OF EMPHASIS

COURSE PREFIX TRIBAL LEADERSHIP OPTION CR
AIST 3300 Federal Indian Law 3
AIST 4100 Tribal Government 3
AIST 4110 American Indian Education 3
AIST 4340 Natural Res Mgt and Wstrn Res 3
AIST 4400 Tribal Leadership Practicum 3
  Program Electives:
The student must obtain approval by the faculty advisor for any courses taken to complete the requirements in this section.
15
  Total Tribal Leadership Option with electives 30
COURSE PREFIX Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership Option CR
ENTR 4050 Entrepreneurship Essentials 4
MGT 3400 Business Internship 2
MGT 3410 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 4395 Business and Entrepreneurship Capstone 3
MKT 3050 Social Media Marketing (SOC) 3
MKT 3210 Introduction to Marketing 3
  Program Electives:
The student must obtain approval by the faculty advisor for any courses taken to complete the requirements in this section.
12
  Total Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership Option with electives 30

More Information

  • A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for completion of the BAS degree.
  • A minimum of 30 general education credit hours is required for completion of the BAS degree.
  • A minimum of 40 credit hours of upper-division (3000-4000 level) coursework is required for the BAS degree. 

FAQ's

Who

  • This degree is for individuals who are called to lead, from a personal or professional perspective, this degree will assist them in learning practical skills that will empower them in areas of personal leadership, conflict management, interpersonal communication, human resource management and managing people and projects.
  • Some of the core subjects include human resource management, business ethics, leading others, cross-cultural psychology, leading others, financial analysis-budgeting, information management and more.

What

  • This degree is a Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Management and Leadership
  • This degree offers a pathway in Tribal Leadership
  • This degree offers a pathway in Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • This degree is an opportunity for individuals to earn a bachelor’s degree who wish to further their leadership skills personally and professionally in order to lead and manage themselves, others, and complex projects more effectively. These individuals may or may not have prior higher education to transfer to CWC.

When

  • This degree will be offered at CWC beginning fall 2020.

Where

  • This degree will be offered at all CWC locations: the Riverton campus, the Jackson campus, and the Lander campus through a combination of live courses, online and zoom delivery.

Why

  • To learn to lead more effectively 
  • To learn to communicate and manage others more effectively
  • To advance in my current career
  • To create career opportunities and advancement opportunities for myself
  • To gain essential, current and cutting edge job skills
  • To learn about tribal government organizations and advance my career opportunities within those organizations
  • To obtain my bachelor’s degree locally without paying University rates
  • To obtain a bachelor’s degree in leadership and organizational management that is practical, focused, and that has internship opportunities
  • To obtain a bachelor’s degree, in-person, without leaving my home on the Wind River Indian Reservation, Fremont County, or Teton County without going to school online

CONTACT US

Want to know more about the Bachelor of Applied Science?

Send us an email at bas@cwc.edu or call 307-855-2106, 307-855-2115

Meet Your Professors

Dr. Lael Noonan

Director of Bachelor of Applied Science

Dr. Lael Noonan has a passion for leadership and she's excited to share it with the community.

Dr. Tarissa Spoonhunter

Associate Professor of American Indian Studies

Tarissa is focused on sharing knowledge with other races and nationalities to build relationships to increase understanding.

Brittany Yeates

Assistant Professor of Business

Working with students gives Brittany the opportunity to invest in them the way they invest in CWC.

Sandy Hessler

Instructor of the Start-Up Intensive

Sandy combines over 30 years of business experience and leadership from esteemed organizations including IBM, Proctor and Gamble, and Harvard University with a lifetime pursuit of understanding human potential. Currently, she teaches the Start-Up Intensive in Jackson.

Kyle Trumble

INSTRUCTOR OF BUSINESS

Tammy Forbis

Instructor of Business

Joseph Fountain

Instructor of Psychology

Joesph Fountain brings a wealth of knowledge to his classes.