What is Organizational Leadership?
November 12, 2021
By Erinn Sweet What happens when companies and organizations value people over profit? Can leadership in the workplace be taught, or is it a practiced skill? These and other questions are just few of the timely topics addressed in UC’s Organizational Leadership major, offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, designed to teach students to cultivate and apply leadership skills in corporate, nonprofit, or community settings. The program combines a liberal arts education with a curriculum that focuses on theoretical and practical study of leadership. In the classroom, students gain tactical career experience through class projects, guest lectures, and certifications that provide them with marketable knowledge. “This degree is a pathway,” says assistant professor Tom Mobley. He notes that at least one-third of students graduate with a professional certification (for example, certification through the Society for Human Resource Management). Mobley adds that about 60 percent of students complete an internship during their undergraduate career.