Elevate Your Career with the BAS in Organizational Leadership in at the College of Professional and Continuing Studies

Elevate Your Career with the BAS in Organizational Leadership in at the College of Professional and Continuing Studies

CPCS Organizational Leadership Shown in Workplace Setting

Contact: Sean Owen

STARKVILLE, Miss. —  Are you ready to take your career to the next level by mastering the skills essential for effective leadership in today's dynamic workplace? The new emphasis area in Organizational Leadership, available within the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree at Mississippi State University's College of Professional and Continuing Studies, is designed to do just that. This 15-hour emphasis area equips you with the knowledge and practical skills to excel in team leadership, strategic initiative execution, and data-driven decision-making.

Why Choose Organizational Leadership?

In a world where the only constant is change, leaders must be adaptable, strategic, and informed by data. Our Organizational Leadership emphasis area is perfect for individuals looking to enhance their leadership capabilities and prepare for new job opportunities. This program pairs well with various emphasis areas and offers the added benefit of earning credentials via Google, making you a standout candidate in the job market.

  • According to a report by LinkedIn, leadership and communication are among the top soft skills employers seek, with 57% of senior leaders stating soft skills are more important than hard skills.
  • A study by the World Economic Forum highlights that complex problem-solving, critical thinking, and leadership are among the top skills needed by 2025, driven by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
  • Research from McKinsey & Company shows that organizations with strong leadership are 2.4 times more likely to outperform their competitors.
  • A report by the National Skills Coalition found that workers that qualify for jobs that require digital skills like data analytics can earn an average of 23% more than a job not requiring those skills. Moreover, the found that 92% of  jobs now require digital skills to be an effective employee in the workforce.

Courses and Key Learning Outcomes

PCS 3103 Professional Leadership Strategies - Designed for adult learners and those proficient in technical fields, this course empowers you with practical expertise to elevate your leadership capabilities. You'll learn strategies to lead teams effectively, foster innovation, and drive organizational success.

PCS 3203 Applied Leadership in Strategic Initiatives - This course introduces the essentials of leading and executing strategic initiatives. Engage in hands-on activities that simulate real-world challenges, enabling you to apply theoretical knowledge in practical settings, preparing you for high-stakes decision-making and project management.

PCS 3303 Interdisciplinary Analytics for Informed Decision-Making - Adopt an interdisciplinary approach to data-driven decision-making. Learn to collect, analyze, and interpret data relevant to a variety of organizational challenges, ensuring that your decisions are backed by solid evidence and insights.

PCS 4003 Personnel Management for the Public Sector - Gain practical skills in human resources management tailored to the public sector. Topics include workforce planning, recruitment and selection, performance management, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, risk management and workplace safety, and diversity and inclusion.

PCS 4103 Digital Transformation and Adaptive Leadership - Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to navigate and lead in the rapidly evolving digital business environment. Engage in research and analysis of how converging technologies are reshaping business functions such as virtual team management, digital marketing, and business intelligence.

Why Mississippi State University's College of Professional and Continuing Studies?

Our commitment to flexible, high-quality education means you can advance your career without sacrificing your current responsibilities. The Organizational Leadership emphasis area is designed to meet the needs of working adults, providing the skills and credentials necessary to thrive in a competitive job market.

Take the first step towards transforming your future. Learn more about the Organizational Leadership emphasis area and how it can help you achieve your professional and personal goals.

Contact Us

For more information on enrolling in the Organizational Leadership emphasis area or other programs offered by the College of Professional and Continuing Studies, please visit our website or contact us at (662) 325-3473 or by requesting more information.