Organizational Leadership

About the organizational leadership major

The organizational leadership major equips you with leadership knowledge and skills needed to work in a wide spectrum of careers, including frontline supervision, human resources, project management, training and development, manufacturing and production, and human service organizations. The blended, hands-on curriculum provides the flexibility to prepare you for leadership roles no matter where you are in your career. The program incorporates group dynamics, global leadership perspectives, theory, and practice. Many organizational leadership courses are offered in a variety of formats to accommodate busy students and professionals.

Skills and abilities the major develops: communication, leadership, human resource management, project management, analytical, and decision-making.

Engaged learning experiences

Regardless of your major or future career, engaged learning is vital to your present and future. It makes you more marketable for jobs and professional schools upon graduation, it enables you to build deeper connections with faculty and staff in your field of study, and it makes your learning personal by connecting your interests and values with the curriculum from your classes. Check out the three ideas below for places to get started, or learn more at IU Indianapolis’s Institute for Engaged Learning website.

Quick facts

Sample coursework

  • Ethical decision in leadership
  • Global workforce leadership
  • Human resource management
  • Organizational behavior
  • Project management

Possible careers

  • General manager
  • Human resource generalist
  • Production supervisor
  • Project management leader
  • Quality control coordinator
  • Training and development specialist

Where could I work?

  • Ascension Health
  • Covance
  • Cummins
  • Duke Energy
  • IET, Inc.
  • John Wiley & Sons

Complementing interests




Enterprise, Policy, and Planning Cluster

This major is part of the Enterprise, Policy, and Planning (EPP) cluster. The EPP cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing or interested in business; economics; labor studies; organizational leadership; public and environmental affairs; sport management; and tourism, conventions, and event management.

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