Overview of Organizational Leadership

The organizational leadership program explores both theoretical and practical understandings of leadership by:

  • Examining leadership in various types of organizations and across organizational levels and positions
  • Recognizing that leadership in not necessarily position-bound
  • Understanding that leadership is based on building relationships
  • Effectively addressing challenges in all types of human groups, communities, and settings 
  • Evolving the understanding of leadership as a solitary, authoritarian phenomenon to a process that is inclusive and collaborative

Emphasis is placed on:

  • Leadership in team and group settings
  • Developing personal and professional leadership capacities
  • Understanding theory
  • Thinking critically
  • Navigating and creatively solving complex problems
  • Utilizing contemporary technology
  • Appreciating diverse and global perspectives

Partnering organizational leadership requirements with a secondary area of study (second major, minor, or area of concentration) aligned with educational and career objectives equips students to collaborate, lead, and adapt to future needs in their area of interest.

Serving All Learners

The organizational leadership program is designed to meet the needs of various levels and types of learners.  Curriculum is delivered through traditional classroom experiences, evening courses, online classes, service learning, and study abroad.  These courses are offered in traditional semesters and in an accelerated format.  This variety in learning formats best serves all learners including:

  • Traditional Learners: Those individuals who typically take courses on campus and are early in their careers
  • Degree Completion Students: Those individuals who have begun their studies in the past and seek to complete their four-year degree
  • Mature Students:  Those individuals who desire a four-year degree in order to further their careers


Organizational Leadership, B.A.

Sample 4-Year Plan