Organizational Leadership Program Requirements

Successful organizations demand successful leaders at all levels. This major focuses on an understanding of human behavior and leadership theory and practice. The Organizational Leadership program integrates courses from across disciplines to stimulate both critical and creative thinking. The broad, interdisciplinary curriculum provides the framework necessary for managing and leading in today’s team-based organizations. The Organizational Leadership major is available to adults with work experience who are registered in the Adult & Continuing Education Program. This major is well suited to occupations in the area of human resources, training and development, other non-fiscal managerial positions.

Organizational Leadership

Computer Code: OGLS

Links to other majors, minors, and certificates:
OL majors may choose to double major in Psychology, Sociology, or Business, or complete a minor in one or more of those fields by counting the required courses in both areas. The Human Resources certificate program also meshes well with the OL major.

Prerequisites:
Note: PSY 100 is required of all Organizational Leadership majors and must be completed before taking any required PSY courses.

Minimum credits required: 31-33 (plus prerequisites as indicated)

Required courses (* = Prerequisite Required)

Leadership Base Component

LDR

201

Introduction to Leadership Studies

3 credits

LDR

202D

Contemporary Problems in Leadership

3 credits


Content Component

BUS

305

Introduction to Management

3 credits*

BUS

326

Legal Environment of Organizations

3 credits*

SOC

210

Work Matters: The Sociology of Work & Work Settings

3 credits*

PSY

321

Human Relations & Group Dynamics OR

3-4 credits*

PSY

339

Social Psychology


Choose one

SOC

301D

Social Inequalities 

3 credits*

CAS

350

Organizational Communication

3 credits*


Statistics (choose one)

PSY

278

Elements of Statistics

4 credits*

ECN

279

Elements of Statistics

4 credits*

MTH

135

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

3 credits*


Data Analysis

CSC

141

Advanced Applications for Information Analysis

3 credits


Capstone

OLS

444

Senior Seminar: Integration of Theory & Practice

4 credits*

 

Organizational Leadership Minor- 21 credit hours

Required Courses (* = Prerequisite Required)

BUS

305

Introduction to Management

3 credits*

BUS

409D

Behavioral Theories of Management

3 credits*

LDR

201

Introduction to Leadership Studies

3 credits

LDR

202D

Contemporary Problems in Leadership

3 credits

SOC

210

Work Matters: The Sociology of Work & Work Settings

3 credits*

OLS

444

Senior Seminar: Integration of Theory & Practice

3 credits*

Choose one:

LDR

125

Leading Diversity

3 credits

PSY

321

Human Relations & Group Dynamics

3 credits*

SOC

290D

Gender Roles

3 credits

SOC

301D

Social Inequalities

3 credits*

 

 

Associate’s to Bachelor’s Program (A2B)
Baldwin Wallace University offers a streamlined Bachelor’s Degree completion program that is open to adult students with work experience who have earned an Associate’s Degree from a regionally-accredited institution.  This program is designed for students seeking majors of Health Care Management, Management, or Organizational Leadership.  Students must apply and be admitted to Baldwin Wallace University.  In the A2B program, the Associate’s Degree covers most of the Core Curriculum requirements at BW.  The student, meeting certain criteria, can complete the Bachelor’s Degree by completing program requirements and earning a minimum of 62.5 credits at BW.  The program is designed for qualifying Associate Degree graduates who may enroll part-time or full-time at either Berea or Beachwood locations.

Associate to Bachelor (A2B)
Organizational Leadership

Computer Code: OGAB

Designed for adults with work experience, this program may be completed full-time or part-time, attending evenings and Saturdays. The A2B in Organizational Leadership is also available entirely online.

As part of their associate degree program, students may have completed some of the A2B courses at a previous institution. In addition to transferring the equivalent of MTH 136 or higher, students may transfer up to 3 additional courses required for the program. The student must then supplement the program with other courses so that the BW student completes all program requirements and earns a minimum of 62.5 semester hours of credit at Baldwin Wallace University.

This program also assumes the completion of ENG 131, or transfer equivalency, and PSY 100 which must be completed before taking any required PSY courses.

Required courses (* = Prerequisite Required)

ECN 100 or ECN 203 or ECN 101 & 102

3-8 credits

MTH 136 or higher

3 credits*

BUS

208

Introduction to Business

3 credits

BUS

305

Introduction to Management

3 credits*

BUS

326

Legal Environment of Organizations

3 credits*

BUS

410

Human Resources Management 

3 credits*

CSC

141

Advanced Applications for Information Analysis

3 credits*

HPE

110W

Personal Wellness

.5 credits

LDR

201

Introduction to Leadership Studies

3 credits

LDR

202D

Contemporary Problems in Leadership

3 credits

LAS

200

Enduring Questions for an Intercultural World

3 credits*

OLS

444

Senior Seminar: Integration of Theory & Practice

4 credits

SOC

210

Work Matters

3 credits*

PSY

321

Human Relations and Group Dynamics OR

3-4 credits*

PSY

339

Social Psychology

SOC

301D

Social Inequalities OR

3 credits*

CAS

350

Organizational Communication


Statistics (choose one)

PSY

278

Elements of Statistics

4 credits*

ECN

279

Elements of Statistics

4 credits*

MTH

135

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

3 credits*

 

Take 3 of the following courses:

BUS

329

Business Ethics

3 credits

BUS

409D

Behavioral Theories of Management

3 credits*

BUS

411

Compensation

3 credits*

BUS

412

Employment Law and Labor Relations

3 credits*

BUS

413

Staffing and Development

3 credits*

 

Elective Courses to reach minimum 62.5 credits at BW

 


Student may change minor to Management, Psychology or Sociology. Additional courses may be required, please consult with your advisor.

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