Developing People and Organizations

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The Organizational Leadership Program concentration in Developing People and Organizations, prepares students to be successful, strategic and impactful professionals who are able to work effectively through others.

This program concentration offers insight into human and organizational relationships; creates the capacity for sound analytical judgment; and the ability to see the "big picture" as it relates to an organization and its environment.  Students can earn a master's degree or graduate certificate. 

Coursework focuses on applied action grounded in theory, and embraces principles applicable to administrative issues in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Get started by applying today.

Program also available online and accelerated online formats.

Program Requirements

Group I Core Courses – 18 courses required

Each course below is 3 credits.

LEAD 500 The Practice of Leadership
LEAD 510 Organizations: Design and Dynamics
LEAD 531 Developing The Human Side of Organizations
Encouraged: Take LEAD 500 before LEAD 531
LEAD 540 Strategic and Financial Decision-Making in Organizations
LEAD 550 Organizational Research
LEAD 598 Project Seminar in Leadership
Pre-Requisites: LEAD 500, LEAD 510, LEAD 550

Group II Concentration Courses – 12 courses required

Must take four courses.

Select at least two from the following:
LEAD 511 Facilitating Culture and Process Change in Organizations
LEAD 512 Forms of Diversity in Organizations
LEAD 532 Program Design for Training and Development in Organizations
LEAD 533 Conflict and Crisis Resolution in Organizations
LEAD 534 Team Effectiveness and Creativity in Organizations
May take up to two from the following:
COUN 505 Vocational/Career Development
COUN 520 Multicultural Counseling and Relationship Development
COUN 535 Holistic Wellness Counseling