Advance Your Career

Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in organizational management are able to pair their business education with their specialized expertise and move from support roles to leadership positions in health care, private corporations, government agencies and other organizations.

Extremely Transfer-Friendly Organizational Studies Degree

Our Organizational Studies degree is for adult students who have an associate degree (AAS, AS, AAA or AS) in almost any field, and want to earn a business bachelor’s degree to prepare for a leadership position or a promotion.

Examples of associate degrees that transfer seamlessly into our Bachelor of Professional Studies program include the AAS in Health Information Management & Technology, AAS in Semiconductor & Manufacturing Technology, AAS in Dental Hygiene and AS or AAS in Information Technology, and degrees in other technical, liberal arts, business, general studies or health care fields.

We are proud that Russell Sage College was named a Top Destination for Transfer Students by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Our transfer-friendly policies, experience serving non-traditional students, small classes and transfer scholarships are all attractive to returning adult students.

Flexible Scheduling, Supportive Faculty

As an Organizational Studies major, you will study leadership and management in classes like Leadership and Diversity; Conflict Management and Mediation; Human Resource Management; and Organizational Development and take core business classes in finance, accounting and business law. You will be able to take evening, online, weekend and reduced-seat time courses.

You will learn from professors with doctorates in management disciplines and from directors of state agencies, business owners and chief officers in financial, health care and technology fields.

And whether you take classes online or on campus during evenings and weekends, you will receive individual attention and support that is rare in business programs.

“It’s really designed to allow a very heavy transfer of credits … so they can fast-track a bachelor’s degree in management.”

Kevin Fletcher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Chair, School of Management
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Your Future

Whether you want to ask for a promotion with your current employer or apply for a managerial role at another organization, Sage’s Bachelor of Professional Studies degree will prepare you to move ahead.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for administrative services managers with a bachelor’s degree is $96,940.


Graduates of Russell Sage College’s business bachelor’s degree programs work in a variety of fields. Recent graduates have been hired as managers of human resources and assistant to the CEO at Aquatic Development Group; program manager at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority; and tax analytics program coordinator at General Electric.

Graduate Studies

Our business bachelor’s degree students may receive assured or early acceptance to:

Learning Experience

This bachelor’s degree in organizational management is ideal for working adults with an associate degree who want to build their leadership and managerial skills. You’ll be able to apply your new knowledge in your work right away — and you’ll be encouraged to see the classroom as an organizational development lab, where you work in teams to analyze current workplace practices and systems and propose improvements.

You Will Learn How To

Use emotional intelligence; lead teams; manage conflict; build an inclusive workplace; analyze financial documents; communicate across organizational levels; implement best practices for print and electronic publications, podcasts, video messages and other communication tools; and coach and mentor employees.

Program Objectives

Russell Sage College’s Organizational Studies curriculum focuses on leadership and management. You will complete core business classes in finance and accounting, business law and management principles. When you graduate, you will be well-prepared for positions that require a bachelor’s degree in health care, private corporations, small businesses, government agencies and other organizations.


The School of Management is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

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Assistant Provost for Grants & Community Relations and Graduate Program Director
Chair & Undergraduate Program Director, School of Management
Associate Professor