Management - Organizational Leadership
The organizational leadership sequence helps students develop those skills and aptitudes necessary for success and leadership positions in business and not-for-profit organizations in the 21st century. The development of one's skills working with people and groups as well as decision making is at the focus of this program of study. Since the sequence focuses on these people skills and decision-making abilities, it is applicable to a wide or general range of companies and managers.
Organizational leadership concentrates on the knowledge and skill development to become an effective manager. Coursework provides theoretical, experiential and practical knowledge and skills relative to problem solving, decision making, behavior of people and groups in organizations, teamwork, managerial philosophy and style, organizational design, culture, and change as well as related topics.
Point of Pride
The College of Business was one of the first participants in the United Nations-sponsored Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, a framework for academic institutions to advance socially responsible corporate behavior.
Why study Management - Organizational Leadership?
Organizational leadership prepares students for a wide range of jobs because managers in all organizations work with people and teams, make decisions, and are constantly dealing with changes affecting their work. Graduates generally enter a management-training program with their employer to become familiar with company policies and industry dynamics.
Develop their capacity for reflective practice, generating ever deeper levels of insight and self-awareness regarding their specific capabilities and limitations as a leader.
Develop the commitment and ability to marshal creatively and with integrity the forces of human interdependence and diversity in organizations toward the articulation and attainment of common objectives.
Learn how to inspire a clear, mutual vision; one which thoughtfully and respectfully integrates and aligns individual and organizational aspirations for sustained performance and continuous improvement
Learn how to apply systems thinking to critically and mindfully assess the current reality in organizations
Explore new strategies for leading organizational change and development, approaches which emphasize congruent and ethical action, inclusionary practices, collaborative teamwork, and shared leadership.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!