Organizational Leadership (B.A.)

New Orleans produces and attracts artists of all types. It has been the home of French impressionist painter Edgar Degas, American playwright Tennessee Williams and jazz great Louis Armstrong. Occasionally referred to as America’s most European city, New Orleans relishes its unique culture, history and traditions. According to the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy, New Orleans’ cultural sector includes 34,198 jobs, or 13.7% of the city’s total workforce. Cultural businesses in the city have experienced job growth during each year since 2002.

The University of New Orleans offers a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Cultural and Arts Institutions to prepare students for leadership positions in the New Orleans cultural economy and beyond. Students take classes in fundraising, marketing, law and technology – all focused on the arts. Graduates will be prepared to take on careers in theatre management, opera and orchestral management, concert promotion, artist coordination and other key leadership roles in arts and cultural institutions. The program is designed for working adults who have already earned at least 60 hours of college credit and want to finish a bachelor's degree. Program participants must be at least 25 years old. The program can be completed in two years at a cost well below that of other online degrees. Students participate in five academic terms per year, with each term being eight weeks in duration.

The Organizational Leadership degree program is offered through a collaboration among the nine universities that make up the University of Louisiana System. Thirty hours of study are offered jointly by faculty at the nine universities and 30 hours of concentration and elective courses offered by each institution.  The online platform is seamless and the cost is uniform across concentrations and universities.

Organizational Leadership Image

Organizational Leadership

Sample Classes

  • Fundraising
  • Marketing the Arts
  • Arts and the Law
  • The Business of Music
  • The Business of the Visual Arts
  • The Business of Theater
  • Arts Technology