Baldwin Wallace University Programs

BW's multi-disciplinary approach to leadership prepares you to manage and lead today's team-based organizations. 

Organizational Leadership

Carmel Boyer 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 minimester.

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's 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.


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  • 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.

The organizational leadership major prepares students to:

  • Recall business terms, concepts, and principles and effectively communicate these, through both oral and written means, using the language of business
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to analyze information and produce improved business decisions and generate effective recommendations for better course of action or opportunity for improvement
  • Demonstrate relevant application of business knowledge
  • Exhibit high standards of ethical awareness and conduct and recognize ethical issues businesses/people face in today’s world
  • Take on leadership roles in organizations
  • Analyze organizational decisions using tools, techniques, and theory commonly used by organizational leadership professionals
Course Catalog

Course Descriptions

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


Our world-class faculty will help you make your educational experience everything you want it to be. Small class sizes and an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio mean professors get to know you and your interests.

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.


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.

One hundred percent of BW organizational leadership graduates from the class of 2017 reported being in rewarding jobs within six months of graduation.



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Burton D. Morgan Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies
Ph.D., Kent State University

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John Fuehrer
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Peter Kwiatkowski
Associate Professor
J.D., The University of Akron

Lori Long
Burton D. Morgan Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies

Ph.D., Kent State University

Mary Pisnar
Chair, Management and Leadership
D.B.A., Cleveland State University

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

Lynn Schulte
Chair, Accounting and Business Law
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Dale Sheptak
Associate Dean, Graduate Business Programs
Associate Professor
D.S.Sc. University of Leicester

Param Srikantia
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University


Lynda Carter
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Rob Kollin
M.S.M., M.S. Case Western Reserve University