Bachelor of Applied Science in Leadership


The Bachelor of Applied Science in Leadership program is designed to equip you with many of the skills employers report and research indicates are needed to obtain employment, advance within a profession, and assume a managerial or leadership position within an organization.

This degree program will prepare you for greater leadership roles within your chosen field. You will learn to master soft skill areas like leadership, team building, strategic planning, and organizational communication.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Leadership is for students who possess an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, have completed past community college or technical school course work, or have occupational/career credits.


Required Core

  • BADM 334 Small Business Management
  • BADM 369 Organizational Behavior & Theory
  • SLDR 301 Leadership Theory and Practice
  • SLDR 310 Strategic Planning
  • SLDR 320 Modern Leadership Theories
  • SLDR 490 Capstone Seminar (1-6 Credits)
  • SPCM 410 Organizational Communication

Electives - Take four courses from the following:

  • BADM 336 Entrepreneurship I
  • BADM 344 Managerial Communications
  • BADM 438 Entrepreneurship II
  • HRM 460 Human Resource Management
  • HRM 461 Personnel Planning & Selection
  • HRM 466 Training & Development
  • PSYC 331 Industrial & Organizational Psychology 
  • SOC 326 Mediation & Conflict Resolution
  • SPCM 434 Small Group Communication
  • SPCM 485 Communication/Conflict Resolution
  • WRTG 379 Technical Communication
  • WRTG 479 Professional Technical Writing


Dr. Sonya Pagel

Associate Professor, Humanities - Speech

Meier Hall 308

Dr. Pagel has been on the faculty of BHSU in the area of Speech Communication since 2002. Her areas of expertise include business and professional communication, conflict management and mediation, interpersonal communication, and organizational communication.


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