Organizational Leadership

Organizational Leadership

This program of interdisciplinary study prepares students who wish to more fully understand organizations and the behaviors of people within them.

Coordinator: Lynn Kalnbach, Ph.D.

Organizational Leadership B.A. major

This program helps individuals develop their leadership capabilities through the study of psychology, group behavior, ethics and planned change. The interdisciplinary program explores how individual, group and system factors influence workplace behavior and teaches the principles of effective communication, problem-solving and decision making, as well as team-related skills by using experiential learning opportunities. This major also prepares students who wish to undertake graduate study in various areas of organization studies or management.  

Required courses: MGT 2120 Principles of Management, MGT 3150 Management Communications: Written, MGT 3240 Human Resource Management, MGT 3354 Management Ethics, MGT 3550 Organizational Behavior, MGT 3560 Organization Development, MGT 3555 Leadership, MGT 4261 Team Development, MGT 4262 Training & Development, MKT 2320 Principles of Marketing, PSY 1105 General Psychology, PSY 3327 Social Psychology, and PSY 3330 Research Methods.

Organizational Leadership minor

The minor in Organizational Leadership requires at least 20 credits of business management or psychology courses and must include: MGT 2120 Principles of Management, MGT 3555 Leadership, MGT 4261 Team Development, MGT 3550 Organizational Behavior or PSY 3327 Social Psychology, and MGT 3560 Organization Development or MGT 4262 Training & Development, for a total of 20 credits.

Organizational Leadership major outcomes

Students completing the Organizational Leadership major will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of individual and group behavior to work environment
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Integrate different areas of knowledge to solve organizational problems
  4. Recognize individual biases and build constructive relationships
  5. Apply ethical decision making principles