Organizational Leadership Major

The greatest leaders help others be their greatest

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. It’s inspiring, motivating and translating a company’s vision into action. It also means putting yourself out there, leading with courage even if you fear failure. When you’re authentic and true to yourself and your team, you can go anywhere. 

With an Organizational Leadership degree from UNI’s top-ranked business school, you gain experience in critical thinking, setting strategic goals and motivating teams to have confidence, take risks, and accomplish great things. UNI graduates in Organizational Leadership have a solid business education rooted in ethical decision making, civic-mindedness, innovation, team development with authentic interpersonal skills that inspire others. As you lead by example, others will follow on their journey to success, and you’ll soon discover that helping individuals and teams achieve more will lead to a purposeful, powerful, and meaningful career. 

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Our graduates are prepared to meet the growing demand for business skills (2020).


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by our students taking the project management CAPM® exam! PLUS, you pass, we pay! (2019-2021)


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Organizational Leadership Careers

Every career can be enhanced through the study of Organizational Leadership, which is why numerous students choose to combine the organizational leadership program with another major. All business disciplines, from accounting to marketing, need strong leaders in their ranks. All organizational sectors—government, education, business, and nonprofit—require leadership. Graduates from the UNI Business Organizational Management program are prepared to help individuals and organizations achieve success. Some careers that need strong organizational leadership skills include:

  • Business Manager (all disciplines)
  • Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Corporate Recruiter
  • Corporate Negotiator
  • Strategic Planner
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Higher Education Administrator
  • Nonprofit Program Administrator
  • Organizational Trainer

Organizational Leadership Courses

A management degree in organizational leadership from UNI Business provides the skills needed to step into a variety of leadership roles at the very beginning of your career. You will gain insight into your personal leadership strengths, putting theory into practice, and build confidence that you are ready to be a successful organizational leader.

  • Principles of Organizational Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership Skills
  • Business, Ethics & Society
  • Dynamics of Negotiation
  • Managerial Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Information Systems Applications
  • International Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources Management

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Top Employers

Our graduates are in demand! Whether you want to be a business manager at a Fortune 500 company or broker deals as a corporate negotiator, you’ll be getting the business knowledge and professional skills to succeed at UNI’s College of Business. 

Here are a few of the companies where our organizational leadership alumni work:

  • AEGON | Transamerica
  • Allied Universal
  • Ameriprise Financial Services
  • Best Buy
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Farmers State Bank
  • Fidelity Bank & Trust
  • Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • John Deere
  • Kent Corporation
  • Lincoln Savings Bank
  • Menards
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Pella Corporation
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Target Stores 
  • Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Wells Fargo


Beyond the Classroom

Shape your leadership skills and have some fun by joining a student organization.

Students on campus

The Mission of Business Professionals of America is to develop and empower student leaders to discover their passion and change the world by creating unmatched opportunities in learning, professional growth and service. Members participate in activities to accomplish their goals of self-improvement and leadership development.

Other organizations to check out:

  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • UNI Entrepreneurs
  • Women in Business

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Future Business Leaders of America at UNI is an organization for students seeking careers in all areas of business, and helps to prepare an advanced workforce through the development of leadership and technological skills.