2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 05, 2023  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Organizational Leadership, BS

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Program Description:

Organizational Leadership is a Bachelor of Science degree completion program that is leadership focused, multidisciplinary, and application oriented. This program is designed for students with a two-year degree or its equivalent who want a broad academic background to prepare them for supervisory and management careers. The major combines courses in communication and administrative skills with the study of leadership theory and practice. Students will also learn problem-solving techniques and complete a leadership skills project. This integrated major prepares today’s and tomorrow’s leaders for challenges across all career fields.

Admission Requirements:


  • Completion of Associate’s Degree from an accredited college/university


  • Completion of:
    • 60+semester credit hours
    • Cumulative minimum GPA of 2.0
    • Completion of OL 2010  and OL 3020  

Learning Outcomes

The Organizational Leadership conceptual framework is developmental in nature. The core of the framework consists of examining the leader as an individual and progresses to looking at the leader in communication with others, in relationship to the organization, and ultimately, the community. The conceptual framework consists of eight foundations (program-level outcomes): competence, credibility, communication, connections, culture, change, coaching, and civic engagement.

Organizational Leadership students will:

1. Students will gain an understanding of their leadership style by completing self-assessments, writing self-reflections, examining their level of emotional intelligence, confidence, and optimism, and by exploring their individual problem solving and decision-making styles. (competence)

2. Students will understand the importance of values, ethics, trust, integrity, accountability, initiative, follow-through, forgiveness, vulnerability, and personal brand as it relates to establishing credibility as a leader. (credibility)

3. Students will be able to demonstrate competence in numerous forms of communication: one-on-one, in a team environment, verbally, nonverbally, in writing, through listening, in a large group presentation, and virtually, using technology. (communication)

4. Students will be able to demonstrate the leadership behaviors necessary to motivate individuals and collaborate in teams to achieve organizational goals. (connections)

5. Students will gain an understanding the components of an organization’s mission, vision, values, and goals and well as the various organizational systems and structures that exist, globally. (culture)

6. Students will examine how power, politics, and toxic leadership can affect organizational dynamics. (culture)

7. Students will be able to apply the principles of creativity, innovation, appreciative inquiry, adaptability, and resilience in leading organizational change initiatives. (change)

8. Students will learn the competencies associated with talent development in organizations. (coaching)

9. Students will understand the value of civic engagement through service or internship opportunities. (civic engagement)

For additional information:

Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours

Element 1 - Communication: 6 Hours

Element 2 - Mathematics: 3 Hours

Element 3 - Global Traditions: 6 Hours

Element 4 - Arts / Humanities: 3 Hours

Element 5 - Social Sciences: 6 Hours

Element 6 - Natural Science : 8 hours

Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours

II. Organizational Leadership Major: 30 Hours

Choose one: 3 Hours


Choose One: 3 Hours

III. Electives: 52 Hours

  • 9 hours minimum (3 courses) with the same departmental prefix Credit Hour(s): 9
  • 9 hours minimum (3 courses) with 2000-level or above Credit Hour(s): 9
  • Open electives Credit Hour(s): 34

Students are encouraged to complete a minor in a field of their choice

Total: 120 Hours

Graduation Planning Strategy

The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

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