2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 25, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Organizational Leadership, BS


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

Either:

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

OR

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

Program Learning Objectives and Outcomes

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES 

  • “Students enrolled in the Organizational Leadership Program WILL learn to……” 

Leading Self 

Based on OL2010 / OL3020 

Leading Others 

Based on OL3030 / OL3040 

Leading in Community 

OL4020 / OL4030  

Leading Organizations 

Based on OL4010, OL4940, OL4950 

Articulate their personal strengths, competencies, and preferences through leadership self-assessments and apply those to organizational settings.

Explain and apply interpersonal competencies and strengths related to emotional intelligence.

 

Identify, reflect on, and apply leadership concepts within experiential learning environments. 

 

Analyze organizational behavior and dynamics and create and deliver leadership resources and processes critical to organizational success.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES 

  • “As a result of their learning experience, graduates of the Organizational Leadership Program CAN……” 

Articulate their personal strengths, competencies, and preferences and apply those to organizational settings.

Explain and apply interpersonal competencies and strengths related to emotional intelligence.

Identify, reflect on, and apply leadership concepts within organizations.

Analyze organizational behavior and dynamics and create and deliver leadership resources and processes critical to organizational success.

 

For More 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 from any 1000-level or 2000-level COM course.

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.