November 5, 2010 | | Leave a comment Ashford University recently announced the launching of a new bachelor’s degree in business to give students a foundation in the practices of personnel management, and to lay the necessary groundwork for supervisory roles within the profession. The bachelor’s degree in business leadership is designed for undergraduate students who will proceed to a master’s program upon completing the curriculum. Students will take courses in human resources specializations, organizational development, community relations and leadership. Classes will be focused on the guidance of personnel and human capital, rather than a generalized curriculum that is associated with business administration and organizational management degree programs. "Ashford University's bachelor's degree in business leadership equips the [students] with the leadership and human relations skills needed to more effectively move the modern organization forward," said Michael Reilly, program director. "Strong, effective and ethical leaders are more essential than ever in this postmodern world." College officials say the program does not lead to licensure or certification. Classes can be taken on-campus or online, and are taught by experienced managers and business leaders currently in the workforce.