Organizational Leadership

Degree Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Organizational Leadership Program Description

The Organizational Leadership major will introduce students to leadership theory and practice, organizational behavior and teams, the ethical dimensions of leadership and decision making, how to lead organizational change, and how to handle conflict and negotiation.

Admission Requirements

Students who are direct admitted to the major as first-time freshmen must possess an overall GPA of at least 2.5 and have completed the course prerequisites listed in the table below with minimum grade of C-, unless otherwise noted, to be eligible to enroll in upper-division course work. 

Students who are not direct admitted to the major (i.e. Business) will declare the major at the beginning of the semester in which they satisfy the course prerequisites listed below.  Applicants also must possess an overall GPA of at least 2.5 to be considered for admission to the major.

Students who are direct admitted to the major and meet the requirements listed above are guaranteed permission to enroll in upper-division course work. The College will accommodate as many majors as resources are available.  Students who are denied admission to the major may apply for admission in a future application period or accept admission to an alternative major in the College.

  • A minimum grade of C- in MATH 150 is required for admission to the program. A grade of D- in MATH 154 or a higher level of college calculus also satisfies the calculus requirement for admission to the program.

Organizational Leadership Program Requirements

General Education FOUNDATIONS

Please use this link to view a list of courses that meet each GEF requirement.

NOTE: Some major requirements will fulfill specific GEF requirements. Please see the curriculum requirements listed below for details on which GEFs you will need to select.

General Education Foundations
F1 - Composition & Rhetoric3-6
Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric
and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research
Accelerated Academic Writing
F2A/F2B - Science & Technology4-6
F3 - Math & Quantitative Skills3-4
F4 - Society & Connections3
F5 - Human Inquiry & the Past3
F6 - The Arts & Creativity3
F7 - Global Studies & Diversity3
F8 - Focus (may be satisfied by completion of a minor, double major, or dual degree)9
Total Hours31-37

Please note that not all of the GEF courses are offered at all campuses. Students should consult with their advisor or academic department regarding the GEF course offerings available at their campus.

Degree Requirements

To qualify for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration students must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours.
  • Possess an overall GPA of 2.0.
  • Possess a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all major courses (i.e. ACCT, ENTR, LDR, MANG, and ORGL), calculated using all attempted GPA hours unless excluded by the D/F repeat policy.
  • The College of Business and Economics accepts all baccalaureate transferable course work completed at public and private colleges in West Virginia and other regionally accredited institutions.  Since the College is AACSB accredited, upper-division courses (courses equivalent to 300/400 level at WVU) must be evaluated by the Dean or designee before they may count toward business core, major core and major restricted electives in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Bachelor of Science in Economics program.

Curriculum Requirements

Overall GPA of 2.0 or higher is required
Possess a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all Major Courses (i.e. ACCT, ENTR, LDR, MANG, and ORGL courses), calculated using all attempted GPA hours unless excluded by the D/F repeat policy.
ACCT 201Principles of Accounting (Minimum grade of C-)3
ACCT 202Principles of Accounting (Minimum grade of C-)3
CS 101Intro to Computer Applications (Minimum grade of C-; may fulfill GEF 2A)4
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics (Minimum grade of C-; may fulfill GEF 8)3
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics (Minimum grade of C-; may fulfill GEF 8)3
Select one of the following (Minimum Grade of C-; may fulfill GEF 8):3
Elementary Business and Economics Statistics
Elementary Statistical Inference
Select one of the following (Minimum grade of C-; may fulfill GEF 1):3-6
Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric
and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research
Accelerated Academic Writing
GEF 2A, Science and Technology3
GEF 5, Human Inquiry & the Past3
GEF 6, The Arts & Creativity3
GEF 7, Global Studies & Diversity3
Select one of the following; minimum grade of C- in MATH 150 or D- in MATH 154 or higher; (may fulfill GEF 3):3-8
Algebra with Applications
and Applied Calculus
Pre-Calculus Mathematics
and Calculus 1
Applied Calculus
Calculus 1a with Precalculus
and Calculus 1b with Precalculus
Calculus 1
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
SOCA 101Introduction to Sociology (May fulfill GEF 4)3
BCOR 191First-Year Seminar1
BCOR 199Introduction to Business (Fulfills First Year Seminar requirement)3
BCOR 299Business Communication (Fulfills Writing and Communication Skills Requirement)3
BCOR 320Legal Environment of Business3
BCOR 330Information Systems and Technology3
BCOR 340Business Finance3
BCOR 350Principles of Marketing3
BCOR 360Supply Chain Management3
BCOR 370Managing Individuals and Teams3
BCOR 380Business Ethics3
BCOR 460Contemporary Business Strategy3
ENTR 416Social Entrepreneurship3
HRMG 470Conflict Management3
LDR 201Principles of Leadership3
MANG 422The Individual and the Organization3
MANG 480Corporate Social Responsibility3
ORGL 310Leadership and Ethical Decision Making Skills3
ORGL 320Theories of Leadership and Organizational Change3
ORGL 410Youth Leadership Development3
ORGL 420Nonprofit Leadership3
ORGL 491 Professional Field Experience3
Unrestricted Electives (needed to reach 120 hours)13
Total Hours120

Suggested Plan of Study

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BCOR 1911ACCT 2013
BCOR 1993ECON 201 (GEF 8)3
CS 101 (GEF 2A)4ENGL 101 (GEF 1)3
Select one of the following (GEF 3):3Select one of the following:3
  
  
  
  
 GEF (Choose from F2A, 5, 6 or 7)3
SOCA 101 (GEF 4)3 
GEF (Choose from F2A, 5, 6 or 7)3 
 17 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ACCT 2023BCOR 2993
ECON 202 (GEF 8)3BCOR 3303
ECON 225 (GEF 8)3BCOR 3403
ENGL 102 (GEF 1)3BCOR 3703
PSYC 1013LDR 2013
 15 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BCOR 3203BCOR 3603
BCOR 3503ENTR 4163
ORGL 3103MANG 4223
GEF (Choose from F2A, 5, 6 or 7)3ORGL 3203
Minor or Unrestricted Electives3GEF (Choose from F2A, 5, 6 or 7)3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BCOR 3803BCOR 4603
HRMG 4703ORGL 4203
ORGL 4103ORGL 4913
Minor or Unrestricted Electives6MANG 4803
 Minor or Unrestricted Electives1
 15 13
Total credit hours: 120

Major Learning Outcomes

organizational leadership

  1. Leadership Skill Development--Graduates will be have the skills necessary to lead others.
  2. Ethical Thinking- Graduates will demonstrate the values, ethics, and principles necessary to be a  good leader.
  3. Leading Organizational Change - Graduates will be able to lead organizational change efforts.
  4. Team Building-Graduates will be able to deal with the dynamics of individuals and teams within organizations and to motivate, lead, and inspire employees toward achieving organizational goals.
  5. Conflict Resolution-Graduates will be able to lead negotiations and  resolve conflict

ORGL 310. Leadership and Ethical Decision Making Skills. 3 Hours.

PR: LDR 201 with a minimum grade of C-. In this course, ethical thinking strategy for decision-making and skill-based application for organizational leadership development is explored. Students will also investigate current research trends regarding ethical issues in businesses and other organizational contexts.

ORGL 320. Theories of Leadership and Organizational Change. 3 Hours.

PR: LDR 201 with a minimum grade of C-. In this course, leadership and organizational change theories required to initiate and sustain change in organizations are reviewed. Students compare, contrast and critique both seminal and modern theories and models of organizational learning, knowledge creation, and organizational capacity building.

ORGL 410. Youth Leadership Development. 3 Hours.

PR: LDR 201 with a minimum grade of C-. This course provides students with an understanding of how adolescents develop and emerge as leaders in their families, schools, organizations, and communities. The objective is to provide future and current leaders with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to develop and enhance the leadership skills and behaviors of the youth in their organizations.

ORGL 420. Nonprofit Leadership. 3 Hours.

PR: LDR 201 with a minimum grade of C-. The course is designed to help students understand the major concepts in the leadership of a nonprofit organization and will help them develop the skills to utilize this material in applied situations. Students will explore the mission of the nonprofit organization, marketing and funding, effective strategies for developing relationships and performance, and ways to enhance leadership skills.