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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Organizational Leadership Minor


University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (OLEAD): offered via World Campus

PROFESSOR DENNIS GOURAN, Professor-in-charge

This interdisciplinary online minor is designed for World Campus students in any major who wish to supplement their knowledge in the areas related to leadership in organizations. The OLEAD minor focuses on the development of: (1) understanding of the role, functions, and enactment of leadership as an instrument of influence in the modern organization; (2) familiarity with pertinent scholarly inquiry; and (3) competencies essential to success in leadership. Leadership is of interest in numerous disciplines. The curriculum in Organizational Leadership provides the opportunity to select from them on the basis of specialized interests relating to: business administration, communication arts and sciences, criminal justice, economics, history, labor studies and employment relations, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and women’s studies. The OLEAD minor is of value to anyone pursuing a baccalaureate degree who envisions being, or is, in a position of authority (manager, supervisor, executive, officer, and the like) in an organization.

The minor consists of 18 credits, at least 9 of which must be at the 400 level.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing (Sem: 1-2)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits
(at least 9 credits at the 400 level)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
OLEAD 100 GS(3) (Sem: 1-6)
OLEAD 409(3), OLEAD/LER 464(3), OLEAD/LER 465(3) (Sem: 4-8)


SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits in the approved list of courses in the OLEAD Curriculum (Sem: 4-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2012

Blue Sheet Item #: 41-04-063

Review Date: 01/15/2013