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Organizational Leadership and Supervision

Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision

The baccalaureate program in Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS) was designed with the active assistance of business and industrial leaders. It provides a practical, people-oriented approach to the practice of leadership. It was established to meet the educational needs of:

  • Individuals currently employed who desire to develop leadership skills.

  • Students majoring in fields which have limited job opportunities who desire to increase their employability by developing leadership as well as technical skills.

  • Graduates from associate degree programs who desire to continue their studies toward a Bachelor’s degree.

The OLS curriculum prepares graduates for successful careers in business, education, retail, service, government, health care and industry/manufacturing. Depending upon how their coursework was structured, graduates may be working in positions such as management, human resources, training, accounting, customer service, field engineering, plant engineering, production or process control, purchasing, quality control, sales or technical writing.

Several degree options designed to meet a variety of interests are described in the section following the general plan of study. Specific plans of study can be obtained from advisors or clerical staff in the College of Business office. In addition, a variety of minors are available to meet specific needs. For further information, contact the academic advisors.

A 2.25 gradepoint average is required to transfer into this program.

Required Courses – 126 credits

Leadership Core (30 credits)

OLS

25200

Human Relations in Organizations

OLS

27400

Applied Leadership

OLS

38600

Change Management

OLS

38800

Leadership for Team Development

OLS

45400

Gender and Diversity in Management

OLS

47700

Conflict Management

OLS

48700

Leadership Philosophy

OLS

49400

Organizational Policy and Strategy (capstone)

OLS

xxxxx*

Elective

OLS

xxxxx*

Elective

Legal/Ethical (6 credits)

Ethics Elective –

OLS

44100

Leading Ethically or

GBG

34400

Business Ethics or

PHIL

11100

Ethics

Law Elective –

OLS

36800

Employment Law or

GBG

26000

Business Law or

GBG

25900

Law and Society

Technical Support Representative (24 credits)

GBG

12700

Introduction to Business or

IET

10400

Industrial Organization

GBG

35100

Organization and Management or

IET

35200

Operations Management

MGMT

20000

Introductory Accounting

MGMT

32300

Introduction to Market Analysis

ECON

25100

Microeconomics

OLS

48400

Leadership for Quality or

IET

36400

Total Quality Management

C&IT Electives (6 credits)

Skills Development (30 credits)

ENGL

10100

English Composition I

ENGL

10200

English Composition II

ENGL

42000

Business Writing

COM

11400

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

COM Elective

(any 30000- or 40000-level elective)

Foreign Language Elective

Foreign Language Elective

MA

15300

Algebra and Trigonometry I

STAT

21300

Probability and Decision Theory

General Education Requirements (21 credits)

Science (6 credits)

Behavioral Science Electives (6 credits)

History/Political Science Elective

Aesthetic Awareness Elective

Open electives (6 credits)

Minor or Area of concentration (15 credits)

Students are expected to maintain a 2.0 GPA in order to be eligible for this degree

Associate of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision

This program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who wish to improve their skills as leaders or to expand their general education. Leaders work in a variety of organizations and in many different functional areas. Therefore, the curriculum is designed to allow students to select courses within specified categories, which best prepare them for the functional area and/or organization of their choice. Graduates of the program are eligible to continue toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision.

Required Courses (63 credits)

Leadership Core (18 credits)

OLS

25200

Human Relations in Organizations

OLS

27400

Applied Leadership

OLS

33100

Occupational Safety and Health

OLS

37500

Training Methods

 

OLS

37600

Human Resource Issues

IET

10400

Industrial Organizational or

GBG

12700

Introduction to Business

Skills Development (30 credits)

ENGL

10100

English Composition I

COM

11400

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

MA

15300

Algebra and Trigonometry I

MA

15400

Algebra and Trigonometry II or

STAT

21300

Probability and Decision Theory

Technical Support Representative (24 credits)

Select courses that may be appropriate for increasing technical effectiveness in a chosen position

Options include: additional OLS coursework, business courses (GBA, GBG, GBM, MGMT), economics (ECON), computer and information technology (C&IT), or any engineering technology series (IET, ECET, BCM, MET)

General Education Requirements (15 credits)

Behavioral Science Electives (6 credits)

Other Electives (history, political science, English, foreign language, science, communication)

Associate of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision: Human Resource Management Emphasis

This associate degree option offers a blend of professional and humanities courses leading to the broad-based education essential for today’s human resource professional. The degree requires the equivalent of two semesters of full-time study beyond the certificate program.

The curriculum is designed to give students a deeper understanding of human behavior and performance – a quality vital for effectiveness in today’s human resource field. Following the suggestions of human resource professionals, courses incorporate current developments in areas such as: compensation and benefits, labor relations, staffing, human resource law, employee training & development, and occupational safety & health.

Required Courses (63 credits)

Human Resources Core (27 credits)

OLS

25200

Human Relations in Organizations

OLS

27400

Applied Leadership

OLS

33100

Occupational Safety and Health

OLS

37200

Staffing and Performance Appraisal

OLS

37500

Training Methods

OLS

37600

Human Resource Issues

OLS

37800

Labor Relations

One of the following:

OLS

48400

Leadership Strategies for Quality and Productivity or

 

OLS

38800

Leadership for Team Development or

OLS

36800

Employment Law or

OLS

37900

Compensation and Benefits

IET

10400

Industrial Organizational or

GBG

12700

Introduction to Business

Skills Development (15 credits)

ENGL

10100

English Composition I

ENGL

10200

English Composition II

COM

11400

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

MA

15300

Algebra and Trigonometry I

MA

15400

Algebra and Trigonometry II or

STAT

21300

Probability and Decision Theory

Technical Support (9 credits)

C&IT

10700

Computer Literacy

C&IT

12700

Spreadsheet Applications

C&IT

12800

Word Processing

General Education Requirements (12 credits)

Behavioral Science Electives (6 credits)

Other Electives (history, political science, English, foreign language, science, communication)

Organizational Leadership and Supervision Certificate

This practical curriculum is intended to provide first line supervisors with the professional education needed to manage effectively. The program was developed by collaborating with representatives of industry and business. It is designed to meet the needs of the newly appointed manager. Course selection is on the basis of a program worked out with the academic advisor and is carefully tailored to individual needs. Admission to the program is granted to those adults in management positions who meet certain entrance standards and requirements. Specific questions concerning the program should be directed to the chair of the Business department or to any Organizational Leadership and Supervision faculty member on the North Central campus.

Required Courses (12 credits)

3

OLS

25200

Human Relations in Organizations

3

OLS

27400

Applied Leadership

3

COM

11400

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3

ENGL

10100

English Composition I

Core Curriculum (6 credits)

Two of the following three courses are required in the basic core curriculum:

3

OLS

33100

Occupational Safety and Health

3

OLS

37600

Human Resource Issues

3

OLS

37800

Labor/Management Relations

Electives (9 credits)

Additional courses to make a total of 27 credit hours may be chosen in any approved combination.

Total credits required for certificate: 27

A minimum of 15 credits must be taken at Purdue University North Central. All certificate track students must meet the admission requirements of the College of Business and be admitted to the organizational leadership and supervision program. This certificate plan of study is an entry-level, pre-associate degree program.

A 2.0 GPA is required to pursue an Associate of Science Degree in OLS.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Internship experiences are unique learning experiences intended to complement the core curriculum or they can offer a realistic picture of the world of work and bring theoretical concepts to life. Each student who intends to pursue an internship must submit an application to the College of Business faculty member they wish to have as their coordinator for the internship. This application and faculty approval must be received prior to the start of the actual coursework.

Students must have completed a minimum of 60 hours of academic coursework, a 3.0 GPA, and at least junior status. Any exceptions to the listed requirements must be approved by the instructor and the department chairperson.

Credit can be given for up to 3 hours of academic credit per semester with a maximum of 6 credits for internships in the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership degree. All internships for credit in the Department of Business & Leadership must have a relevant faculty member as instructor. The plan of study and experience must be linked to course content in leadership, management, or human resources.

A final report based on the internship must be submitted as part of the coursework in order to receive a grade.