Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

This is a general overview of the program of study. Students interested in details and requirements should go to the on line catalogue.

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With the rapid rate of change in our global economy, increasing reliance on technology and connectivity, and changing nature of our workforce, the need for leadership at all levels has become increasingly important. Success is only attainable if everyone in the organization – managers as well as co-workers practice effective leadership. Graduates of the Organizational Leadership Program at Purdue North Central can be found in a variety of businesses such as retail, banking, manufacturing, healthcare, and other service organizations working in areas such as human resources, management, production, quality control or sales.

Program Overview

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The Organizational Leadership Program at Purdue North Central offers a highly individualized, human relations-oriented approach to the practice of leadership in a wide variety of settings. One of the strengths of our program is our team of professors who offer not only expertise in their area of study, but have real world experience as well. As a student in one of the OL programs, you can enjoy learning theory as well as practicing vital human relations skills. Several opportunities for gaining practical experience through internships or service learning projects are also available and students are encouraged to take advantage of them.

There are a variety of options for pursuing coursework in leadership ranging from minors to certificates, Associate degrees to Bachelor’s degrees.

Programming is also well suited for students who wish to further their education by adding a leadership component to their chosen field of study or for those who have completed an Associate degree and are interested in furthering their education by pursuing a Bachelor’s degree.

Course Requirements for the BS in Organizational Leadership include:

Leadership Core

  • Human Relations in Organizations
  • Applied Leadership
  • Leadership for Team Development
  • Change Management
  • Gender and Diversity in Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Leadership Philosophy
  • Organizational Policy
  • OLS electives (2 credits)

General Education

  • Fundamentals of Speech Communication
  • English Composition I and II
  • Algebra and Trigonometry I
  • Elementary Statistics I
  • Business Writing
  • Foreign Language (2)
  • Natural Science Electives (2)
  • Humanities/Social Sciences electives (2)
  • Individual and Society, Global cultures, Diversity elective
  • Literature and the Arts elective

Technical Support

  • Introduction to Business
  • Organizational Management or Operations Management
  • Introductory Accounting
  • Introduction to Market Analysis
  • Quality Management
  • Microeconomics or Macroeconomics
  • Computer and Information Technology Elective
  • Law elective
  • Ethics elective
  • Choice of minor, concentration and other electives (7)

What’s Next?

Contacting the Admissions Department at PNC has never been easier! Call us at (219) 785-5505, email us at or complete our online request form.

For more information, contact Cynthia Roberts, Department Chair, Associate Professor of OLS, Purdue North Central, (219) 785-5219,