Organizational Leadership B.S.
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The B.S. in Organizational Leadership is concentrated on the process of influencing others and adapting to change. It covers aspects such as ethical behavior, organizational culture and global perspectives, purposeful communication, and the use of information for making decisions, planning goals, and implementing strategies. Students learn and practice how leaders recognize opportunities and motivate others, and how followers choose leaders.

Graduates go on to careers in administration, management, and entrepreneurial ventures in corporate, government, military, and nonprofit organizations. Jobs include corporate trainer, employee relations representative, personnel manager, project leader, and supervisor.

Contact Information

Petros Malakyan
Department Head
malakyan@rmu.edu
412-397-6302 phone
Wheatley Center 211

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall

  • ORGL 1000 Elective Introduction to Leadership Development
  • ORGL 1100 Introduction to Leadership & Followership
  • PSYC1010 General Psychology
  • SOCI1010 Principles of Sociology
  • RMU core / non-business electives

Freshman Year, Spring

  • ORGL 2200 Applied Personal & Interpersonal Leadership Skills
  • ORGL 2300 Leadership & Ethics
  • CSCM2040 Professional Communication in Workplace
  • RMU core / non-business electives

Sophomore Year, Fall

  • ORGL 1200 Diversity & Multiculturalism in Organizations
  • ORGL 1300 Elective Leading & Following Through Personality Type 1
  • RMU core / non-business electives 11
  • CSEN1020 Argument & Research 3
  • CSCM1030 Public Speaking & Persuasion 3

Sophomore Year, Spring

  • ORGL 2000 Elective Pop Goes the Leader: Leadership & Popular Culture
  • RMU core / non-business electives

Junior Year, Fall

  • ORGL 3100 Collaboration & Teams
  • ORGL 3300 Power, Influence & Decision Making
  • ORGL 3700 Leadership & Communication
  • Other major / minor/ non-business electives

Junior Year, Spring

  • ORGL 4000 Organizational Design & Effectiveness
  • ORGL 440 Elective Contemporary Issues in Organizational Leadership
  • Other major / minor / non-business electives

Senior Year, Fall

  • ORGL 3200 Applied Group & Organizational Leadership Skills
  • ORGL 3500 Elective Leading Virtual Teams & Organizations
  • ORGL 3900 Elective Leadership & Sustainability
  • Other major / minor/ non-business electives

Senior Year, Spring

  • ORGL 4903 Elective Organizational Leadership Internship
  • ORGL 4850 Organizational Leadership Capstone Project
  • Other major / minor / non-business electives

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Leading Virtual Teams & Organizations
Collaboration & Teams
Power, Influence & Decision Making
Major Credits
36
Organizational Leadership
Core Credits
39
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits
45

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