Organizational Leadership

About the Major

The organizational leadership major 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 service 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 organizational leadership courses are offered in a variety of formats to accommodate busy students and professionals.

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

Complementing 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
  • Production supervisor

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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