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Southern Oregon University

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The Division of Business, Communication & Environmental Studies offers a multidisciplinary bachelor’s degree program for working professionals who are emerging and developing leaders within their organizations. Classes are accelerated and hybrid, scheduled in 5-week modules with class both in person and online. This program supports use of credit for prior learning (CPL) as part of meeting general education, program pre-requisites, and elective requirements.

Innovation and Leadership is for people who have:

  1. One to two years of previous college experience;
  2. At least five years of work experience beyond the entry level; and
  3. A desire to lead, innovate, collaborate, and think creatively.

How to apply: You must first be admitted to the University. Please contact the Office of Admissions. In your admission application indicate that you want to be in the Innovation & Leadership (INL) program. Once admitted to the University, you will be invited to apply to INL. The process is simple:

  1. Fill out the short application. INL application in pdf format
  2. Write a short (max 500 words) statement addressing how this program relates to your career goals, and how your prior work and educational experience will contribute to a rich learning environment in the classroom.
  3. Submit the application, written statement, and your current resume as directed on the application.

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