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Bachelor of Arts in

Organizational Leadership & Transformational Change

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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.

Friends University believes in the equity and dignity of all people and our responsibility to care for one another in our learning and working relationships.

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FAQ You will develop skills in… • 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. • Teambuilding: 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.

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.

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.

Apply now Apply online at or mail application and fee to:

Friends University Admissions 2100 W. University Ave. Wichita, KS 67213

Application fee ($35, $50 international) – Friends University waives the application fee for all active duty and retired military personnel.

Where is the Organizational Leadership & Transformational Change degree offered? We offer adult-focused bachelor’s degrees in Wichita, Topeka, greater Kansas City area and online. Not all courses and programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with your Admissions Counselor for more details.

How long will it take to complete my degree? This varies depending upon several factors, including how much previous college credit you have. However, you can start as soon as you want and finish as soon as you like. You determine your own pace – whether you want to take one evening course per week or more than one per week. Your admissions counselor can give you a better idea of timeframe.

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

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 316-295-5200 or email apply4$

“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 through our success coaches, student peer success mentors and faculty. At Friends, we are focused on you and what we can do together to make a difference in our lives and our world.” — Dr. Jo Lobertini, Dean, College of Adult and Professional Studies

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

Lenexa Education Center 8207 Melrose Dr. | Lenexa, Kansas 66214 913-233-8700 | 800-794-6945, ext. 8700

Topeka Education Center 2820 S.W. Mission Woods Dr. | Topeka, Kansas 66614 785-272-9595 | 800-794-6945, ext. 4300 | 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.

Friends University Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Transformational Change