Advance Your Career with an Organizational Studies Degree

Pair your business education with your specialized expertise and move from support roles to leadership positions in health care, private corporations, government agencies and other organizations.

What is an Organizational Studies Degree?

Our Organizational Studies degree is for adult students who have an associate degree 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.

What Classes do Organizational Studies Majors Take?

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 you’ll take core business classes in finance, accounting and business law.

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 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 you will be able to take evening, online, weekend and reduced-seat time courses.

Careers with an Organizational Studies Degree

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 program will prepare you to move ahead.

Recent graduates have been promoted at their employer in the manufacturing, construction and real estate sectors.

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

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Graduate Studies with an Organizational Studies Degree

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

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 prepared for positions that require a bachelor’s degree in health care, private corporations, small businesses, government agencies and other organizations.

You will learn how to 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 and other communication tools; and coach and mentor employees.


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

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