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

Organizational Leadership

School of Business

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OVERVIEW

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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

CURRICULUM

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.

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

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.

Enactus

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.

ALUMNI SUCCESS

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.

FACULTY

 

FULL-TIME FACULTY

Lori Long
Chair, Management & Entrepreneurship
Professor

Ph.D., Kent State University

John Fuehrer
Professor
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Mary Pisnar
Professor
DBA, Cleveland State University

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

Param Srikantia
Professor
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Lynda Carter
Lecturer
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

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

Peter Kwiatkowski
Lecturer
J.D., The University of Akron

Joe Mayer
Lecturer
Ph.D., University of Stuttgart

Kathleen Razi
Lecturer
Ph.D., Kent State University