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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

Anthony J. Moretti, Ph.D.    
Interim Department Head
moretti@rmu.edu
412-397-6467
Wheatley Center 212

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall

  • ORGL 1000 Elective Introduction to Leadership Development
  • ORGL 1100 Introduction to Leadership & Followership
  • PSYC 1010 General Psychology
  • SOCI 1010 Principles of Sociology
  • CSEN 1010 Reading and Writing Strategies or 1020 Argument & Research 3

Freshman Year, Spring

  • ORGL 2200 Applied Personal & Interpersonal Leadership Skills
  • ORGL 2300 Leadership & Ethics
  • CSEN 1020 Argument & Research 3 or 1030 Public Speaking and Persuasion
  • ECON 1010 Survey of Economics
  • HUMA 1010 Humanities Art and Music

Sophomore Year, Fall

  • ORGL 1200 Diversity & Multiculturalism in Organizations
  • ORGL 1300 Elective Leading & Following Through Personality Type 1
  • CSCM1030 Public Speaking & Persuasion 3 or CSCM 2040 Professional Communication in the Workplace
  • INFS 1020 Fund of Information Technology
  • ENGL Core Course

Sophomore Year, Spring

  • ORGL 2000 Elective Pop Goes the Leader: Leadership & Popular Culture
  • CSCM 2040 Professional Communication in the Workplace OR CSCM 2050 Intercultural Communications
  • HIST or POLS Course
  • MATH Core Course
  • Open Elective

Junior Year, Fall

  • ORGL 3100 Collaboration & Teams
  • ORGL 3300 Power, Influence & Decision Making
  • ORGL 3700 Leadership & Communication
  • SCIENCE Core Course
  • Open Elective

Junior Year, Spring

  • ORGL 4000 Organizational Design & Effectiveness
  • ORGL 4400 Elective Contemporary Issues in Organizational Leadership
  • Open Elective
  • Open Elective
  • Open Elective

Senior Year, Fall

  • ORGL 3200 Applied Group & Organizational Leadership Skills
  • ORGL 3500 Elective Leading Virtual Teams & Organizations
  • ORGL 3900 Elective Leadership & Sustainability
  • Open Elective
  • Open Elective

Senior Year, Spring

  • ORGL 4903 Elective Organizational Leadership Internship
  • ORGL 4850 Organizational Leadership Capstone Project
  • Open Elective
  • Open Elective
  • Open Elective

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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