Lincoln Memorial University


To inquire about this program:

Dr. Karen Carter | 423.869.6675 |

The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Learning & Leadership provides educational and research opportunities to adult students who wish to integrate their business/organizational workplace backgrounds with the study of business.  The program format serves those working in business and public organizations by providing a business degree program relevant to their workplace needs and available in an evening, online or blended course delivery format.  With a focus on organizational learning leadership, the program provides education, leadership, research, and service through relationships with businesses and public organizations. The ORLL provides its graduates with the opportunity to continue their education and enhance their careers. Our graduates are prepared to serve as managers and leaders in business, education and government.

Admission Requirements

Admission to Lincoln Memorial University:

  • In addition to submitting a completed application form and a $25 non-refundable application fee
  • Applicant must have the appropriate source/agency mail the required documents (official academic transcripts, examination scores, etc.) directly to Lincoln Memorial University Admission Office. 

Admission to Organizational Learning & Leadership Program: 

  • Admission to LMU
  • Completing at least 60 semester credit hours from a post-secondary institution as evidenced by official transcripts sent directly from the college or university to the Admissions Office;
  • Having earned a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on all academic work completed;
  • Completing at least 26 semester credit hours of the General Education Core Curriculum for the ORLL;
  • Submitting two (2) letters of recommendation—one (1) character reference and one (1) employer reference;
  • Providing a writing sample (a minimum of one (1) page to the OLL Director that includes a self-analysis and the purpose and goals for participating in the ORLL;
  • Completing a personal interview with an advisor; and
  • Reviewing and signing the written Plan of Study through which a student agrees to follow as a means to complete their bachelor’s degree with LMU.
  • Paying a $100.00 admission fee (applied to tuition) to reserve space in the designated group (non-refundable and non-transferable).
  • Candidacy for each applicant into the Organizational Learning & Leadership Program (ORLL) is reviewed by the School of Business Admissions Committee.
  • Completing a Declaration of Major form indicating the degree choice of a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Learning & Leadership at Lincoln Memorial University.
  • Students admitted to the program will receive a letter from the Program Director notifying them of their admittance to the program.

Special Features

  • Utilizing a comprehensive business curriculum, the ORLL consists of 17 classes (60 hours of study) that can be completed over the course of 4 semesters.
  • The ORLL classes are designed to provide a focused, intensive educational experience structured around a rigorous management and leadership business function core.


The LMU School of Business offers the Bachelor of Science degree designed specifically for working adults at two convenient locations. The Organizational Learning and Leadership (ORLL) is offered at LMU-Cedar Bluff, TN as well as the main campus in Harrogate, TN. 

The convenient course schedule allows you to take evening classes with other working adult students. The courses within the program make use of a variety of real world exercises and activities intended to integrate students’ business/organizational work experiences with their core ORLL classes.

Curriculum Information

Students who have earned an Associates of Art (AA) or Associates of Science (AS) degree from a SAC’s Accredited Tennessee or Kentucky institution will have completed all General Education core requirements set forth by Lincoln Memorial University as a component of the Tennessee Transfer Pathway Program as approved by the University spring 2012.
A baccalaureate degree from LMU requires 128 hours. To meet this requirement, student hours may come from a combination of the following:

  • Transferable college credit hours
  • Special credit, which includes Prior Learning Portfolio
  • Credit by Examination
  • LMU ORLL core curriculum
  • Military Credit


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6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752