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Organizational Leadership

The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership will give students the ability to help others move organizations forward in changing times. While the focus of the program is cultivating the ability to lead at any level, individuals also develop and refine skills in critical thinking, problem solving, motivating and empowering others, and communicating effectively and persuasively.

Have you ever watched a group of people trying to accomplish a goal, and they were just not quite able to get everyone moving in the same direction? Chances are that it happened because no one looked at the big picture, identified the skills and abilities of the various team members, and developed a plan to get everyone pulling together in the group's best interest. You could see the problems as you watched, and you wanted to step in to help. Now you're ready to put your natural tendencies to work by enhancing them with the education that employers seek in supporting and empowering individuals and teams.

Students will learn to:

  • Define and recognize the evolving nature of leadership
  • Identify, compare and contrast classic and contemporary views of leadership
  • Deduce leadership knowledge from the liberal arts and humanities
  • Analyze the styles and practices of leaders to better understand leadership practice
  • Define and discuss the concept of followership
  • Explain the need for ethical, responsible leadership and embody those values in their own leadership practice

Program Fact Sheet

Basic philosophy, spirit and drive of an organization have far more to do with its relative achievements than do technological or economic resources, organizational structure, innovation and timing.

- Marvin Bower