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Bachelor of Arts in


Bachelor of Arts in

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP & TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE You will learn… This degree combines a broad liberal arts study core (courses across academic disciplines which enhance your knowledge and understanding of the world around you) with classes which will increase your skills in organizational, project and personnel management; personal leadership; critical thinking; and ethical reasoning. Additionally, key concepts vital to success in today’s workplace are incorporated, including global awareness, civic engagement and social responsibility.

With this degree, you can… This degree is designed to maximize your skills and effectiveness in public and private, for-profit and not-for-profit industries. Whether your goal is to secure a career in public service, organizational management, consulting or administration, this degree prepares you to successfully evaluate programs, develop platforms, and implement plans to achieve desired outcomes and resolve challenges facing today’s complex organizations.

Benefits and features of the degree include... • 24 hours of social and behavioral science credit required for many government sector jobs. • Best practices in leadership theory, change management and organizational development. • Coordinated service learning programs that transform your sense of social and civic needs.

You will develop skills in…

The OLTC program offered the opportunity I was looking for to develop and grow, as well as challenge myself to improve so that I can have a bigger impact in my workplace.

Katrina Dunn OLTC Graduate

• Leadership and management: enhance your self-awareness skills; assess your personal style, strengths and limitations; and use these to develop successful strategies for guiding and leading programs, projects and people. • Team building: assess group dynamics, facilitate discussions and shape processes to produce successful outcomes at all levels. • Change capability: develop personal adaptability and awareness of change processes at individual, group, organizational, community and global levels to lead and influence change initiatives. • Critical thinking: synthesize, analyze and evaluate complex issues from multiple perspectives to enhance your decision making and formulate better solutions. • Ethical reasoning: apply your values in the larger context of social challenges at local and global levels. • Cultural competency: enhance understanding of how your experiences and culture shape your world view. • Civic engagement: identify and participate in activities affecting positive change in society and the world.

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives. Learn more:

FAQ How long will it take to complete my degree? The Friends difference for adult students... • Start as soon as you like, progress as fast as you wish and get the degree that meets your needs. • A success coach helps you design a degree that fits your schedule and fulfills your goals. • A student peer success mentor provides support, and informal advice and guidance to help you adjust to and navigate the unique challenges you face as an adult student. • Career exploration elements are embedded in many courses to help you identify professional and graduate school opportunities for your major. • Experiential learning provides you with awareness of civic and social needs. • Alpha Sigma Lambda, a national academic honor society for adult students, recognizes academic achievements. • We accept up to 78 credit hours from other accredited colleges and universities.

Notable faculty… Dr. David W. Carter, assistant professor of organizational management and leadership and program director of organizational leadership and transformational change graduated from Benedictine University with a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education, Leadership and Organizational Development. He also earned a Master of Arts in Military History from Norwich University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Maryland University College. Dr. Carter has given speeches at events across the nation and has received numerous awards, including the Professor of the Year Award from the Washburn University Leadership Institute in 2015. He is also an author who wrote a 2013 bestseller—Mayday Over Wichita: The Worst Military Aviation Disaster in Kansas History.

This varies depending upon several factors, including how much previous college credit you have. Friends University requires 124 credit hours to complete a bachelor’s degree. The Organizational Leadership and Transformational Change degree major is a 63-credit-hour program and Friends accepts up to 78 credit hours from other accredited colleges and universities. Any remaining credits needed can be completed at Friends. You can determine your own pace – your admission counselor can give you a better idea of timeframe.

Is financial aid available? Students enrolled in 12 credit hours during a 16-week period will be considered full time for financial aid purposes. To learn more about your financial aid options, call or email 316-295-5200 or

What are my options for earning this degree? The Organizational Leadership and Transformational Change degree program is offered on campus, online or in a combination of both. Most students take two classes every eight weeks.

Is the degree accredited? Yes. All Friends University undergraduate and graduate degrees are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

APPLY NOW How to apply Apply online at or send your application and fee to:

Friends University Adult Recruitment 2100 W. University Ave. Wichita, KS 67213

Friends University waives the application fee for all active duty and retired military personnel.

As an adult student, we understand what it takes for you to enter or re-enter the classroom and succeed. You will find the support you need here at Friends. We are focused on you and what we can do

together to make a difference in our lives and our world.

Dr. David Hofmeister, Dean, College of Adult and Professional Studies and the Graduate School

Contact us: | 877-857-5424 | 316-295-5300

Wichita Main Campus and Online Learning 2100 W. University Ave. | Wichita, Kansas 67213 316-295-5300 | 877-857-5424 |

Friends University does not discriminate against academically qualified students on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy: EEOC/Title IX Coordinator, Friends University, 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, KS 67213, (316) 295-5000. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, 230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604;; 1-800-621-7440.

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