About The Major

Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS) equips students with leadership knowledge and skills needed to work in a wide spectrum of careers; including frontline supervision, human resources, project management, training and development, manufacturing/production, and human services organizations. The blended, hands-on curriculum provides the flexibility to prepare you for leadership roles no matter where you are in your career. The program incorporates group dynamics, global leadership perspectives, theory and practice. Many OLS courses are offered in a variety of formats to accommodate busy students and professionals.

Skills and abilities the major develops include: communication skills, leadership, human resource management, project management skills, analytical and decision-making skills.

Complimenting Interests




Major Possibilities

Sample Coursework

  • Organizational behavior
  • Project management
  • Human resource management
  • Ethical decision in leadership
  • Global workforce leadership

Possible Careers

  • Quality control coordinator
  • Project management leader
  • Human resource generalist
  • Training and development specialist
  • General manager
  • Producation supervisor

* = indicates this career requires further education or training

Where could I work?

  • Ascension Health
  • Covance
  • Cummins
  • Duke Energy
  • IET, Inc.
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • TriMedx

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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