Department Chair: Linda Henderson
Behavior and Leadership (OBL) major will prepare you to assume leadership roles
that are essential to meet the challenges and uncertainty confronting today’s
organizations. The OBL program is structured to equip you with the knowledge,
skills, abilities, attitudes, and tools you need to facilitate the performance
of the organizations where you serve.
The curriculum focuses on the theoretical frameworks and practical applications for exploring and explaining human behavior in the workplace, providing a broad perspective so you can go beyond your accepted ways of interacting and working with others. Through classroom emphasis on critical thinking and independent judgment, you will learn to be an active investigator of organizational life while you develop the conceptual and problem-solving skills that an organizational leader needs to plan, organize, and inspire a group or an entire organization.
- Apply concurrently organizational behavior theory to practice in the
classroom, organization, and society.
- 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.
- Learn to lead, communicate, and work effectively with diverse
individuals and teams through a broad, interdisciplinary foundation.
- 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.
Required (12 credits)
Electives (select 8 credits from the following)