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Organizational Behavior and Leadership Major

Department Chair: Linda Henderson
Ph. D. 

The Organizational 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Curriculum

Required (12 credits)
Electives (select 8 credits from the following)