Bachelor of Professional Studies - International Organizational Leadership

Program Overview

As US firms expand their businesses abroad, many will need skilled professionals who can formulate market entry strategies, provide advice on legal concerns and assist with organizational and administrative issues. Increasing competition and globalization also means that job opportunities will exist for individuals who have a comprehensive knowledge of international business, foreign cultures and languages.

This concentration prepares students for challenging career opportunities across geographies, business lines and cultures. The International Organizational Leadership concentration is available through:

  • Austin Peay State University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Tennessee State University
  • Tennessee Technological University
  • University of Memphis 

Program Requirements (120 hours)

The courses listed below under each of the noted categories have been developed to meet the course standards for Regents Online Degree Programs. Students should check with their advisor regarding other online and traditional courses that may meet the requirements of the noted categories.

1. University Admission

You must apply and meet the admission requirements for your university home institution.

2. General Education

You must meet the General Education Requirements of your home institution. It is critical to talk with your advisor(s) prior to enrollment regarding the General Education Requirements and transferability.

  • Complete all of your general education courses through your university, OR
  • Meet with the university Transcript Advisor to determine which prior college credits and/or work experience credits fulfill the university general education requirements, OR
  • Complete the General Education Requirements online through any of the Board of Regents Community Colleges. Be sure to consult your university advisor prior to taking courses.

3. Professional Core (Choose courses from each area)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Administration & Supervision
PADM 3601 Public Administration 3
MGMT 3610 Principles of Management 3
TECH 4381 Principles of Supervision 3
LIST 4093 Special Topics and Leadership 3
Organizational Systems
PM 4120 Organizational Theory & Behavior 3
PADM 4226 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations 3
Team & Organizational Relations
ORCO 3240 Organizational Communication 3
COMM 3010 Integrated Corporate Communication 3
Statistical Methods
SOCI 4510 Introduction to Social Research 3
SOAA 3350 Social Statistics 3
JOUR 3410 Public Relations Research 3
Written Communications (choose two courses from this area)
ENGL 3134 Computers, Writing & Literature 3
ENGL 3250 Professional Communication 3
JOUR 3421 Public Relations Writing 3
International Context
SPAN 3550 Latin America: The Countries and the Peoples 3
POLI 4350 International Law 3
JOUR 4712 Mass Media & Cultures 3
PS 3510 International Political Economy 3
POLS 3010 Comparative Politics 3
Total hours: 21

4. International Organizational Leadership Concentration (all required)

BMGT 3600 International Management 3
POLI 4350 International Law 3
PS 3510 International Political Economy 3
COMM 3560 Intercultural Communication 3
POLS 4508 Theories and Concepts in International Relations 3
Total hours: 15

5. International Organizational Leadership Electives or Additional General Education

If needed- discuss elective course options with your academic advisor.
Total hours: 21

6. Culminating Projects

UNIV 4995 Culminating Special Project 3
Total hours: 3

7. Graduation Requirements

Include the following:

  • At least 120 semester hours total.
  • At least 60 semester hours from a 4-year institution, of which at least 30 hours are from the degree-granting institution.
  • At least 45 semester hours at the 3000-4000 level.
  • No more than 24 semester hours in business courses.

Graduation: You may receive your diploma by mail or attend the official graduation activities and ceremonies at your home institution.

Diploma: Your home institution will conduct your program audit and grant your degree. Your degree will note the name of your home institution.  Your diploma will be the same as all other diplomas. 

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