Leadership and Organizational Management Program - Degree Completion

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Upcoming Start Dates:
September 2024
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Bachelors of Science (degree completion)
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Thinking about completing your degree? You've got this!

You've worked hard to earn credits toward your undergraduate degree. Consider EMU your final step to getting there! Our Leadership and Organizational Management (LOM) degree completion program allows you to transfer credits from an accredited technical, community, or four-year college or school  toward the goal of earning your Bachelor of Science degree. 

The LOM degree provides expertise in leadership, human dynamics, and organizational management for business and public administration. This interdisciplinary program takes a strategic approach to the problems, principles, and practices of management and leadership, incorporating conceptual and theoretical knowledge to hone your critical thinking and leadership skills.

Degree highlights include:

·       Synchronous online courses one evening per week from 6:00-10:00 p.m. 
·       Innovative and relevant topical study using current subject matter and case studies in a
         collaborative cohort of other working adults across different industries. 
·       A course of study that prepares you to become a leader of people and organizations.
·       Student support services for every student. 

Earn your Bachelor's degree in as little as 20 months.

Transferring into the LOM program with at least 60 credits, you could earn your degree in an accelerated format. You have a busy life—we make earning your degree possible by tailoring classes and curricula around the schedules of working adults and non-traditional students. Your success and achievement is our goal. 

Find out how close you are to earning your degree. Contact an admissions counselor at 866-368-5262 or email

Explore the Program

Three 5-week courses (3 credit hours each) per semester. Total Semester Hours – 39 (LOM Major)

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Fall 2023

LOML 320: Leadership Development 
The emphasis in course one is on the experiential nature of nontraditional education and adult development theory. Students will be familiar with various theories and instruments that will provide a cognitive basis for personal analysis and understanding. The objective of this interdisciplinary course is personal discovery through examination of issues in adulthood as studied in the fields of literature, wellness, and gender studies. 
(3 semester hours)

LOML 355: Organizational Behavior 
Students study the foundational theories and approaches to organization structure, design, and culture. Primary emphasis is placed on understanding the organization as an open system. Students will learn to utilize a systems approach in basic organizational diagnosis. Contingency theory provides a theoretical framework for understanding the impact of the business environment on organizational effectiveness, design, and change.  (3 semester hours)

SRSML 460: Business Ethics 
In this course, the student formulates a philosophy of life, providing the base for such concerns as ethics in business, accountability in government, respect for human rights, and a responsible lifestyle in our contemporary world. With a focus on three basic ethical perspectives - virtue theory, deontological theory, and utilitarianism, ethical theories and personal values are examined through readings, analysis of the workplace, and classroom discussion.  (3 semester hours) 

Spring 2024

LOML 420: Leadership Theory & Practice I 
Students examine motivational theory and its application to individual and group functioning in work and home situations. Leadership styles related to particular circumstances are analyzed. Students put their growing leadership skills to practice as their knowledge, skills, and abilities are tested against real-world scenarios. Experiential and application-based learning are utilized throughout this course to develop the student’s individual leadership style.  (3 semester hours)

LOML430: Leadership Theory & Practice II 
Students examine motivational theory and its application to individual and group functioning in work and home situations. Leadership styles related to particular circumstances are analyzed. Students put their growing leadership skills to practice as their knowledge, skills, and abilities are tested against real-world scenarios. Experiential and application-based learning are utilized throughout this course to develop the student’s individual leadership style.  (3 semester hours)

LOML 370: Organizational Change 
This course will explore the various theoretical and practical aspects of managing organizational change within a business context. Students will learn to identify and analyze key factors that influence organizational change, develop strategies for leading and managing change initiatives, and assess the impact that change agents have on individuals, teams, and organizations.  (3 semester hours)


LOML 442: Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
Emotional intelligence (EI), or the set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way, has proven to be a key indicator of leadership performance and development potential. Unlike personality traits or IQ, emotional intelligence is not static and can be developed in targeted areas. In this course, students will assess their baseline emotional intelligence using the first scientifically validated assessment of EI to understand better the ways in which they interact with their environment as a leader. Throughout the course
students will be exposed to the research behind 15 emotional intelligence skills and use their own assessment results to target development for themselves in order to increase their performance, interaction with others, and leadership potential.  (3 semester hours)

LOML 382: Strategic Thinking
This course is designed to equip aspiring leaders with the essential systems thinking skills to effectively address complex challenges in today’s dynamic world. Systems thinking is a powerful approach that encourages a holistic understanding of the interconnectedness and interdependencies within organizations, communities, and global contexts. Students will explore various systems thinking tools
and methodologies to identify patterns, feedback loops, and leverage points for transformative leadership. This course equips future leaders to embrace interconnectedness and adaptability, making them better equipped to face the challenges of the 21 st century. (3 semester hours)

Summer 2024

BISTL 380: Biblical Perspectives 
This course reflects the commitment of Eastern Mennonite University as a Christian, liberal arts university, to nurture an appreciation for the rich resources of the scriptures for creative personal faith and human life in the modern world. It is designed to foster knowledge and understanding of the literature and history of the Bible and the integration of faith, learning, and living. (3 semester hours)

LOML 380: Team Dynamics 
This is a practical course on the skills and practice of team building and leadership. Students will become familiar with team types, roles, composition and processes, and assess personal team and leadership skills. Classes are structured around weekly simulations that provide experience with teams and team leadership. A secondary emphasis is a focus on communications and effective interpersonal relationships. Students will also develop understanding of theories of motivation and conflict management and their applications in team building.
(3 semester hours)

LOML 405: Organizational Research 
This course guides the student in understanding the research process and becoming a critical consumer of research. Organizational research concepts are examined in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Students critically read and critique organizational research.
(3 semester hours)


LOML 384: Conflict Resolution for Contemporary Leaders
Effective leadership demands the ability to navigate and resolve conflict in a variety of different situations. This essential course is designed to equip aspiring and current leaders with the knowledge, skills, and strategies necessary to manage and transform conflicts into opportunities for growth and collaboration. Topics covered will include conflict dynamics, communication and active listening, mediation, assessment and analysis, and cultural competence. This course is for anyone interested in developing advanced conflict resolution skills for success in today’s complex and diverse world as a leader who can harness conflict for positive change. (3 semester hours)

Fall 2024

LOML 465: Application of Research Capstone 
This course guides the student in understanding the research process towards the goal of producing a capstone research paper or project. Students will use both primary and secondary research, apply critical reasoning to the research findings in qualitative and quantitative studies, and use the insights gained to develop a potential remedy for a problem. The written and oral presentations of this course constitute the capstone portion of the LOM degree completion program. (3 semester hours)

LOML 410 HR: Optimizing Workforce Development
This course demonstrates the effective merging of the practice and perspectives of management and the Human Resources professional. Students will understand that human resources management recognizes the value of the employee as a key contributor. In so doing it provides a management challenge necessitating the personal as well as professional development of the employee. It goes far beyond the quest for increased productivity resultant from capital improvements by including management techniques designed to obtain maximal contributions from the members of the organization. The primary objective of this course is to present the principles and practices of human resource management, and to highlight the optimization of workforce development strategies. (3 semester hours)

CCSCL 450: Intercultural Perspectives 
This course focuses on the development of global awareness, faith, and management as it relates to cross-cultural understanding. Students will be challenged to look beyond their own culture and understand social systems and institutions from the perspective of people in another culture. Experiential learning will take place as students participate in an off-campus, cross-cultural experience in a culture that is different from the students' majority orientation. (3 semester hours)

LOML 440: Global Trends in Economic Justice 
This course examines global economic trends, theories of justice, and issues in economic justice. A variety of written materials, historical literature, and contemporary culture are examined for their perspectives on economic justice and fairness. Local, national, and international perspectives on economic development and justice are studied. Students will develop a deepened and more nuanced perspective on issues of poverty and justice.  (3 semester hours)


(may be transferred in or taken at EMU Online)

  • College Writing (3 credit hours) 
  • Public Communication (3 credit hours)
  • Statistics (3 credit hours)
  • Creative Arts: Art, Music or Theater (3 credit hours)
  • Literature/History (3 credit hours)
  • Natural Science (3 credit hours)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (3 credit hours)
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