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Organizational Leadership

Organizational Leadership is a multidisciplinary, applied-learning program designed for students who want a broad academic background to prepare them for supervisory and management careers.

A rapidly growing global environment creates demand for professionals who are schooled in leadership. Today's employers want individuals who exhibit strengths in problem solving, teamwork, critical thinking, sound judgment and decision making, listening, conflict management, and human resource management.

An education in Organizational Leadership can provide you with a broad perspective on the best practices for managing complex social, cultural, and professional issues that you are likely to encounter in positions of leadership.

Wittenberg's Organizational Leadership program is designed around your needs as a highly motivated professional who seeks career advancement while continuing to manage job and family responsibilities.

B.A. Degree with a major in Organizational Leadership

  • Click here to read complete descriptions of the Organizational Leadership courses offered at Wittenberg.
  • Click here for a major requirements checklist. 

Degree Requirements:

A minimum of 36 credits, including ORLE 200 and 400 and BUSN 200, 270, 370, and 465. A minimum of 12 credits must be chosen from one of the following three areas listed below.

Recommended in Related Departments
ACCT 225, BUSN 210 and 211, and ECON 190S are strongly recommended, but not required.

Required Courses:

  • ORLE 200: Readings in Leadership
  • BUSN 200S: Entrepreneurship
  • BUSN 270: Business Ethics & Leadership
  • BUSN 370: Legal Environment of Business [W]
  • BUSN 465: Human Resource Management
  • ORL 400: Senior Leadership Seminar [W]

Concentration #1: Communication & Marketing

  • COMM 200: Introduction to Communication Studies [W]
  • COMM 270: Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 290: Media Literacy
  • BUSN 315: Business Analytics
  • BUSN 343: Digital Marketing
  • BUSN 442: Creative Promotion Strategy [W]
  • ORLE 491: Internship, including a pre-approved project [W optional]

Concentration #2: Operations

  • ACCT 226: Managerial Accounting
  • BUSN 300: Cases in Entrepreneurship [W]
  • BUSN 321: Strategic Logistics & Operations
  • BUSN 315: Business Analytics
  • BUSN 390TC: Lean Six Sigma
  • BUSN 390TB: Project Management
  • ORLE 491: Internship, including a pre-approved project [W optional]

Concentration #3: Human Resources Management

  • COMM 224: Group Dynamics
  • PSYC 100: Understanding Psychology
  • PSYC 242: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • BUSN 315: Business Analytics
  • BUSN 390TB: Project Management
  • ORLE 491: Internship, including a pre-approved project [W optional]

To complete the B.A. from Wittenberg University, you need a total of 126 semester credits: general education coursework (48-56 credits), major coursework (36 credits), and elective credits.

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