As of Fall 2012, we are no longer accepting applications for the Bachelor of Science in Organizations, Leadership, and Management. The School of Management will be offering a new Bachelor of Science in Management degree starting in Spring 2013.
Department Chair: Arthur Bell, Ph.D.
The B.S. in Organizations, Leadership & Management (BSOLM) prepares students to assume leadership roles to meet the challenges and uncertainties confronting today’s organizations. Students become active investigators of organizational life through emphasis on theoretical frameworks, practical applications, critical thinking and independent judgment. They development the conceptual and problem-solving skills that managers and leaders need to inspire a group or an entire organization toward sustaining productive and compassionate organizations.
Program Learning Goals
- Learn to lead, communicate, and work effectively with diverse individuals and teams across the organization through a broad, interdisciplinary business and liberal arts foundation.
Analyze and synthesize how cognitive, behavioral, and emotional outcomes at the individual, team and organizational levels contribute to the sustainability of organizations.
Demonstrate competence in integrating skills relevant to effective management professionals in effectively making timely and ethical decisions required in leading complex organizations.
Apply concurrently organizational behavior theory to practice in the classroom, organization, and society.
Develop a fuller awareness and appreciation of self, others, society and the world through the Jesuit values of moral and ethical leadership, social justice, and service to others.
Presents the theory and practice of communication in an organizational setting with a focus on understanding the complexity of communication content, process, context, and outcomes through the lenses of history, culture, critical theory, technology and ethics. Prerequisite: OLM 304 - Foundations in Organizational Behavior.
Analyzes leadership styles with an emphasis on what constitutes effective leadership given the organization and its context. The focus is on how leaders emerge and assume responsibility within learning organizations while assessing leadership styles, values, and skills for empowering individuals as they confront organizational challenges. Visionary leadership within a framework of social responsibility is also examined. Prerequisite: OLM 304 - Foundations in Organizational Behavior.
Focuses on understanding group goals, roles and norms; identifying characteristics of effective groups; diagnosing dysfunctional group behavior; and applying communication and problem-solving models and techniques to improve group decision-making performance. Emphasis is placed on experiential learning through group service learning projects. Prerequisite OLM 304 - Foundations in Organizational Behavior.
Develops the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for change catalysts/agents to influence change within a variety of organizational contexts while examining the internal and external forces impinging on complex organizations and work behavior. Prerequisite OLM 304 - Foundations in Organizational Behavior.