Every organization needs leadership.

Success in today's competitive world requires people who are knowledgeable in traditional business subjects and possess the professionalism to excel as leaders. The organizational leadership degree will train you in the art of project management, negotiation, decision making and persuasion so you can successfully manage operations for any organization. 

 

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Some careers in organizational leadership include:

  • Business Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Corporate Recruiter
  • Corporate Negotiator
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Higher Education Administrator
  • Nonprofit Program Administrator
  • Training & Development Manager

Organizational Leadership courses

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Legal and Social Environment of Business
  • Organizational Management
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Managerial Problem Solving
  • Leadership Skills
  • Project Management
  • Business Policy and Strategy

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Beyond the classroom

The organizational leadership program is complemented by internships and extra-curricular activities like the Leadership and Management Association (LMA). Internships and LMA will utilize your leadership skills in real business situations and provide an outlet for fostering new friendships and business contacts. Organizational leadership internships might open the door to a permanent position after graduation. Some organizations that offer internships include:

  • Coldwell Banker
  • IBM
  • John Deere
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Principal Financial Group
  • RSM US LLP
  • Signature Consultants
  • Transamerica
  • Unity Point Health

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