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Organizational Leadership, Bachelor of Science

Program Purpose

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Organizational Leadership is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the College of Business and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.  The degree utilizes a unique interdisciplinary approach to developing leadership skills that recognize trauma and toxic stress as influences on an employee's well-being and productivity. This degree also recognizes the prevalence and impact of trauma within organizations and is designed to develop leaders who have the empathy to keep employees engaged and productive.  This program will emphasize innovative leadership practices, demonstrating a sensitivity around humanity.  Students will gain a strong business and psychology-focused leadership foundation that will help them to break down complex ideas and behaviors relating to employees and organizations.  Key areas of development will focus on leadership in a diverse and multi-cultural environment, decision-making, interpersonal relations, change management, team facilitation, and the six principles to a trauma-informed approach.  Students will be prepared for a range of leadership positions in the public and private sector, healthcare, nonprofit agencies, businesses, and the service industry.

Program of Study

The Organizational Leadership courses will be offered in both an online and face-to-face format over a seven week period.  Most core courses are offered in the "hybrid" format, which includes 20 hours of classroom instruction and at least 20 hours of online instruction.

Program Competencies

In addition to achieving the Wilmington University undergraduate graduation competencies given in the Academic Information section of this catalog, each graduating student will be able to:

  1. Manage change for organizational effectiveness.
  2. Recognize the prevalence and impact of trauma and be able to implement trauma-informed approaches in relation to individuals and organizations.
  3. Exhibit effective leadership skills, including cultural humility, in a diverse and multicultural environment.
  4. Manage high-level organizational projects including the importance of supporting, motivating and evaluating team members as well as managing conflict.

Minimum Grade Policy

Students pursuing a degree in Organizational Leadership are required by College of Business policy to attain a minimum grade of “C” for all program core courses.


Curriculum - General Education Requirements

Humanities Elective (6 credits)

BBM 319 Business Ethics

COM 245 Writing for the Media

DSN 110 Fundamentals of Drawing

TEC 215 Basic Photography

VFP 313 Aesthetics of Film

Culinary Arts Elective

Drama Elective

Ethnic Studies Elective

Fine Arts Elective

Foreign Language Elective

History Elective

Literature Elective

Music Elective

Philosophy Elective

Religion Elective

Social Science Electives (6 credits)


ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

Mathematics (3 credits)

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

Natural Science Elective (3 or 4 credits)

Natural Science Elective

Computer Operations (3 credits)

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

Critical Analysis (3 credits)

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

Organizational Leadership Program Core (57 credits)

FIN 300 Applied Concepts in Accounting and Finance

MAT 312 Business Statistics

BBM 201 Principles of Management

PSY 302 Organizational and Industrial Psychology

ORG 302 Psychology of Leadership

HRM 310 Organizational Development

ORG 408 Culture of the Workplace

ORG 433 Theoretical View of Organizational Systems

ORG 444 Organizational Justice, Ethics, and Social Responsibility

HRM 311 Human Resource Management

BBM 304 Personal Branding

PSY 420 Introduction to Trauma-Informed Approaches

BBM 411 Operations and Systems Management

BBM 412 Project Management

BBM 370 Global Business Management

BMK 305 Marketing

BBM 320 Business Communications

BBM 402 Strategic Management

BBM 420 Seminar in Organizational Leadership

Business or Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives (9 credits)

Students who choose a Social and Behavioral Sciences elective must take courses that begin with course code PSY or ORG

Business or Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective

Business or Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective

Business or Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective

Citizenship (3 credits)

HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues

Free Electives (15 credits)

Free Elective

Free Elective

Free Elective

Free Elective

Free Elective

Students with less than 16 credits are required to take FYE 101 as one of their free electives.

English Composition (12 credits)

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

ENG 131 Public Speaking

ENG 310 Research Writing


Suggested Program Sequence

Freshman

Semester 1

FYE 101 First Year Experience Seminar

OR

Free Elective

ENG 121 English Composition I

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

HUM Humanities Elective

Students with less than 16 credits are required to take FYE as one of their free electives.

Semester 2

BBM 201 Principles of Management

ENG 122 English Composition II

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

ORG 302 Psychology of Leadership

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

Sophomore

Semester 1

BBM 304 Personal Branding

ENG 131 Public Speaking

MAT 312 Business Statistics

PSY 420 Introduction to Trauma-Informed Approaches

HUM Humanities Elective

Semester 2

ENG 310 Research Writing

HRM 311 Human Resource Management

PSY 302 Organizational and Industrial Psychology

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

Natural Science Elective

Junior

Semester 1

HRM 310 Organizational Development

BBM 370 Global Business Management

BBM 320 Business Communications

Business or Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective

HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues

Students who choose a Social and Behavioral Sciences elective must take courses that begin with course code PSY or ORG

Semester 2

ORG 433 Theoretical View of Organizational Systems

ORG 444 Organizational Justice, Ethics, and Social Responsibility

Free Elective

FIN 300 Applied Concepts in Accounting and Finance

Free Elective

Senior

Semester 1

ORG 408 Culture of the Workplace

BBM 412 Project Management

BMK 305 Marketing

Business or Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective

Free Elective

Students who choose a Social and Behavioral Sciences elective must take courses that begin with course code PSY or ORG

Semester 2

BBM 420 Seminar in Organizational Leadership

BBM 411 Operations and Systems Management

BBM 402 Strategic Management

Business or Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective

Free Elective

Students who choose a Social and Behavioral Sciences elective must take courses that begin with course code PSY or ORG

Organizational Leadership Completion Degree

What is a Completion Degree?

A completion degree is a personalized version of a bachelor's degree created exclusively for students who have completed an associate degree at an accredited institution. Completion degrees are available for most Wilmington University Bachelor of Science degrees. A student who expects to transfer a completed associate's degree should communicate with a Wilmington University academic advisor before registering for courses. A transcript with documentation of the conferred degree must be received by Wilmington University to confirm eligibility.

Organizational Leadership Core (45 credits)

FIN 300 Applied Concepts in Accounting and Finance

MAT 312 Business Statistics

PSY 302 Organizational and Industrial Psychology

ORG 302 Psychology of Leadership

HRM 310 Organizational Development

ORG 408 Culture of the Workplace

ORG 433 Theoretical View of Organizational Systems

ORG 444 Organizational Justice, Ethics, and Social Responsibility

PSY 420 Introduction to Trauma-Informed Approaches

BBM 411 Operations and Systems Management

BBM 412 Project Management

BBM 370 Global Business Management

BBM 320 Business Communications

BBM 402 Strategic Management

BBM 420 Seminar in Organizational Leadership

The following courses or their equivalents are prerequisites for a degree in Organizational Leadership:

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

BBM 201 Principles of Management

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

BBM 304 Personal Branding

HRM 311 Human Resource Management

BMK 305 Marketing

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology


BS to MSM Accelerated Option

BS to MSM Accelerated Option

Benefits

*Complete your B.S. and M.S. in Management in less time

*Tuition cost savings

*Flexible choice of concentrations

The accelerated option provides the opportunity for qualified students to substitute up to four courses in their undergraduate program with up to four graduate business courses.  Successful completion of the MSM course(s) by an undergraduate student will apply towards the 120-credit requirement for their bachelor’s degree, as well as towards the 36-credit requirement for the M.S. in Management degree.

A B.S. degree is earned upon the completion of 120 credits. Completing Graduate courses while pursuing the B.S. degree will fulfill the requirements for both programs. Students are considered an undergraduate student until their B.S. degree is conferred. At which time they will be eligible to complete the necessary forms for the transition into the MSM Program.  For more information contact Wilmington University Office of Advising at: advisingncfrontdeskstaff@wilmu.edu

To qualify for the accelerated option, the COB student must:

  1. Declare the accelerated option upon undergraduate acceptance to Wilmington University (including transfer students and change of major students).
  2. Earn 75 credits during their undergraduate program before taking the accelerated option classes in the MSM program.
  3. The student must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 while enrolled in the accelerated option. The 3.0 GPA coincides with the MSM minimum grade requirements.
  4. Complete all required prerequisites for courses taken before starting the master’s courses.
  5. The Program Chair reserves the right to deny a student academic approval for the accelerated option based on the above criteria.

The accelerated option eligible undergraduate business programs:

Business Management

Marketing

Organizational Leadership

Sports Management

The above undergraduate programs align well with the following MSM program concentrations:

MSM (Traditional no concentration)

MSM in Business Communication

MSM in Health Care Administration

MSM in Marketing Management

MSM in Nonprofit Management

MSM in Organizational Leadership

MSM in Sport Management

MSM in Management Information Systems

MSM in Public Administration

 

 



This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2021-2022 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2021 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.