Organizational Leadership

School of Business

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Boost your career competencies and credentials through BW's organizational leadership, a versatile business major designed for non-traditional students.

Organizational leadership is offered to adults with work experience who are registered in BW's adult and continuing education program.

The rigorous program prepares you to manage and lead today's team-based organizations. It provides a multi-disciplinary approach to leadership issues through coursework in management, communication studies, organizational psychology, data and research analysis.

Well-respected among professionals, BW's business program prepares you for success. Faculty members are scholars and practitioners. You'll learn from professors with decades of corporate, government and nonprofit experience who share insights that are diverse and career relevant.

Designed to meet the needs of busy adults, BW's flexible course format makes it easy to balance work and family commitments. Many of the classes in the major are offered online, in a hybrid format or an eight-week minimister.

A2BW Benefits Transfer Students
If you've earned an associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, you can apply these credits to a BA in organizational leadership. The A2BW Program (Associate to Bachelor at BW) is a transfer agreement that gives you maximum credit from your associate degree and streamlines completion of your bachelor's degree at BW.

Baldwin Wallace University's School of Business will benefit from a $15 million gift from alumnus Stephen Boesel '68. The gift is slated for student scholarships, faculty support, learning opportunities and a renowned business speaker series.


  • Human services
  • Human resource management
  • Training and development
  • Nonprofit management


Available as a major, organizational leadership is offered to adults with work experience who are registered in the adult and continuing education program.

You may choose to double major in psychology, sociology or business administration or complete a minor in one or more of those fields. The human resources certificate program also meshes well with the organizational leadership major.

Course Catalog

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions, requirements for the major and additional information can be found in the University Catalog.


BW provides a supportive, professional environment. The average class size is 19 students, which allows for individual attention and faculty mentoring.

Experiential learning bridges classroom study with real-world opportunities. You can enhance your studies through internships, fellowships, study abroad and a variety of co-curricular and other learning opportunities.

Alpha Sigma Lambda

A proud member of the Association of College Honor Societies, Alpha Sigma Lambda recognizes the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence. Members are in the top 20 percent of eligible students.


A global, nonprofit organization, Enactus helps students develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills as they learn, practice and teach principles of free enterprise to improve the standard of living for millions around the globe.

View all business student organizations and experiential learning programs.


At Baldwin Wallace, you’ll experience personal and professional growth in a supportive community that challenges and inspires you to succeed.

Baldwin Wallace has long championed the success of its students. Evidence of this can be seen in the extraordinary achievements of its alumni spread throughout the United States and the world.

Among recent accolades, 92 percent of graduates from the Class of 2014 reported being in rewarding jobs or in graduate school studies within six months after graduation.



John Fuehrer
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Lori Long
Ph.D., Kent State University

Mary Pisnar
DBA, Cleveland State University

Param Srikantia
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University


Lynda Carter
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Maureen DeVito
J.D., Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Peter Kwiatkowski
J.D., The University of Akron

Joe Mayer
Ph.D., University of Stuttgart

Angela L. Planisek
Ph.D., Kent State University

Kathleen Razi
Ph.D., Kent State University