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BA in Organizational Management - Early Childhood Education

Students enrolled in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management online degree program with a transfer concentration in early childhood education have the opportunity to transfer approved early childhood education credits to satisfy the concentration requirement. Learn more about this Ashford University degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management with a transfer concentration in early childhood education

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management online degree program with a transfer concentration in early childhood education should have experience or transferrable credits in early childhood education. Applicants should also have an interest in learning about business and management. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management online degree program with a transfer concentration in early childhood education have an opportunity to learn about management, macro- and microeconomics, leadership, and business law. Students have the opportunity to transfer approved credits in the field of early childhood education to meet the concentration requirement. This program is part of the school's Forbes™ School of Business, and online business students have access to a variety of unique resources and online events, such as webinars that feature business experts from Forbes.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for finance aid.

Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management with a Transfer Concentration in Early Childhood Education:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements

Students must complete 52 credits in general education courses.

Introductory Course Requirements

  • EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education (3 credits)
  • PSY 202: Adult Development & Life Assessment (3 credits)

Major Course Requirements

  • MGT 330: Management for Organizations (3 credits)
  • MGT 380: Leadership for Organizations (3 credits)
  • MGT 415: Group Behavior in Organizations (3 credits)
  • SOC 402: Contemporary Social Problems & the Workplace (3 credits)
  • COM 425: Communication in Organizations (3 credits)
  • MGT 435: Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • BUS 303: Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • MGT 450: Strategic Planning for Organizations (3 credits)
  • PHI 445: Personal & Organizational Ethics (3 credits)
  • MGT 460: Leadership Priorities & Practice (3 credits)

Elective Course Requirements

Students must complete 44 elective credits. Students can transfer up to 90 approved credits to accelerate degree completion.

Early Childhood Education Concentration Requirements

Personalize your Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management degree when you pair it with a transfer concentration. Use previous education or work experience to enhance your degree and customize it more closely with your professional and educational goals. Transferring approved credits of applicable coursework in the field of early childhood education can qualify you for this concentration.

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Furthering Your Education:

Students who have completed Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management online degree program with a transfer concentration in early childhood education could go on to earn a related master's degree. Graduates with an interest in teaching could choose to pursue a master's degree in education that prepares them for teaching careers with young children. Another option is an education administration master's degree program that combines management techniques applicable to education.

Some possible master's degree programs include:

  • Master of Arts in Education (Early Childhood Education)
  • Master of Arts in Infant and Early Childhood Special Education
  • Master of Arts in Education (Administration and Supervision)
  • Master of Education (Classroom Management)

Career Paths:

It is important to note that completion of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management online degree program with a transfer concentration in early childhood education does not qualify graduates to work as teachers. Professional licensure is not included in this degree program. However, graduates of this degree program could pursue entry-level, non-teaching based jobs.

Possible employment opportunities may exist in the following industries:

  • Sales
  • Retail
  • Small business management
  • Government
  • Non-profit organizations

NOTE: The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management program is not intended to prepare students for professional licensure or certification in education or any field, regardless of concentration. Graduates of this program will not receive or be eligible to receive recommendation for a teaching license in any state, as this program has not been designed to lead to licensure. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements for that licensure prior to enrollment. For a program with a pathway to teacher certification, please see the Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with Education concentration.

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