UC Blue Ash College

Pre-Organizational Leadership


Why study Pre-Organizational Leadership?

Pre-organizational leadership is an associate degree program that provides the basic curriculum needed for the first two years of a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership. The program is transfer-oriented and is ideal for the student who wishes to pursue the first two years within a small campus atmosphere. The program provides students with skills and knowledge to perform as effective leaders within organizations and society, combining a liberal arts education and selective business subjects.

Organizational leadership students interested in pursuing a career in human resources (HR) are encouraged to take the HR track beginning in junior year.

UC Blue Ash College (UCBA) faculty advisers assist students in planning courses of study and in following transfer procedures to other colleges.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

All students entering UC Blue Ash College, except those who have taken college level math and English, must take the college's placement test prior to registering for classes.

Additional information is available on the college’s admissions website.

Successful students in organizational leadership need critical thinking skills, people skills, and the ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing.

Like students who graduate with other liberal arts majors, graduates with a BA in organizational leadership are prepared for further academic or professional study and for many different career options in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Organizational leadership students have pursued careers in business management, communications, nonprofit organizations, Peace Corps and government. Organizational leadership students also go on to law school, master's in business administration (MBA) programs, and graduate programs in communication, psychology, and other liberal arts disciplines.

Minors do not apply to associate degree programs. If you are enrolled in a transitional associate degree program, you will spend most of your classroom time acquiring the foundational courses for your four-year baccalaureate. Generally, you will select your minor when you transfer to your four-year institution.

For advising contact information or instructions for students already in this program, please check the college's advising webpage.

Advising Center phone:  513-745-5753

Associate degree programs at UC Blue Ash College (UCBA) are designed to facilitate transfer to a baccalaureate program, while allowing the student to begin a college program with smaller class sizes and individual attention from well-qualified faculty. UCBA is conveniently located and has lower fees for tuition, technology, student life and parking.

The program allows for maximum flexibility, with courses offered days and evenings. Tutoring labs in study skills, writing, and math are available at no additional cost for students needing extra help.

To qualify for a degree, you must fulfill the requirements of the program from which you expect to graduate and must have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. It is your responsibility to take the courses necessary for graduation and to meet the UC residency requirements.

You must complete an application for degree, usually the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

Transferring to UC Blue Ash College (UCBA)

Transfer applications are individually reviewed, and acceptance is based on receipt of application materials, as well as official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. An official evaluation of transfer credit from other colleges will be processed after the student’s file is complete.

Credits are accepted from any institution currently accredited by any of the six regional accrediting agencies. Enrollment Services shall have discretionary authority to accept credits from other institutions in consultation with program directors or department chairpersons. Application of transfer credit to the student's program is at the discretion of the appropriate program director or department chairperson.

Students changing majors FROM other programs or colleges within UC will be considered based on the same criteria as outside transfers.

Students planning to transfer TO other UC colleges (or other institutions) must meet the grade point criteria established by those colleges.

International students wishing to apply to UCBA can find information at the University's International Students Admissions webpage.

Application Deadlines

You may enroll in UC Blue Ash College if you graduated from an accredited high school or preparatory school, or have a GED certificate (minimum composite score of 45). The college's rolling admissions policy allows you to start any semester: fall, spring, or summer.

High school students who are considering UCBA should take the ACT college entrance examination for use in guidance and counseling. All students entering a degree program must also take the college's placement test prior to registering for classes. This test is given on the UCBA campus.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Business & Economics Department
9555 Plainfield Rd.
Blue Ash, OH 45236
(513) 558-9466

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