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Study the Human Aspects of Business

The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership is an interdisciplinary study of the human aspects of management. This program is ideal for students interested in human resources, coaching/mentoring, managing training and development programs, and provides a strong foundation for graduate school.

Recent graduates have obtained jobs at Securian, Target, maurices, Robert Half International and Creative Arcade.

On-campus Undergraduate Program

  • Face-to-face classes on our Duluth campus
  • Fully understand the behaviors of people within organizations and the human aspects of management

Bachelor’s Degree Online Program

  • 100% online format
  • Earn your bachelor’s degree in as little as two years

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It made me an adept communicator who can utilize conflict resolution and team development principles.

Sara Flagstad, ’12

Degree Details


St. Scholastica understands that financial aid directly impacts student success — increasing the overall value of a college degree. We are committed to making a St. Scholastica education affordable for you. Learn more about our tuition, scholarships, grants and other financial aid!


Visit our Catalog to view the program, course and degree requirements, and learning outcomes. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.



Research and Internships

Internship opportunities are strongly encouraged and can be found in a variety of areas including human resource offices, organization development units, consulting organizations and within the field of public administration. Opportunities to work with faculty on research projects may also be available. The most recent project focused on an authentic leadership study conducted with undergraduate students.

Career Outlook

This degree is well-suited to current supervisors and managers who are hoping to advance their careers. It also can prepare students for graduate study in human resource management or disciplines related to organizational management. Jobs can be found in a wide range of organizational settings.

Is this program for me?

  • Those interested in human resources, business mentoring and training/development, and project management
  • Those interested in working for nonprofit organizations or human services agencies as well as for profit businesses
  • Recent graduates are working at companies such as the DECC, Essentia Health, maurices, Securian, Target and Creative Arcade

Pair with a Language

Boost your brainpower and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, German, Ojibwe and Spanish.

Admission Information

Visit our admissions page for information about transcripts, online application, international admissions and financing.

Application Deadlines

On-campus Undergraduate Programs

Students applying for the fall semester have two application timelines to choose from – Early Action (Nov. 15) and Regular Decision (Feb. 1). Both options are completely free and deposits are fully refundable until June 1. We will accept applications for fall semester through the end of August.

Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs

Most of our hybrid and 100% online programs operate on a rolling admission basis – allowing you to apply anytime. Once your application and other necessary documents are received, we will forward them to the appropriate department for review.


New Student
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for entrance into the college

Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.

Returning Students

A returning student is a student who was admitted and enrolled in a program at St. Scholastica but has been absent from the program for at least three continuous semesters, including summer. To return to the same program at St. Scholastica, a returning student must be in good academic standing and must apply for readmission to the College.