Leadership takes place in many levels throughout an organization - in interpersonal relationships, in small groups and at the highest positions of administration. This organizational leadership degree prepares students to be dynamic members of their organizations with clear thinking, ethical decision-making, a commitment to organizational effectiveness and the linking of leadership theory to everyday practice.
“Marquette University's College of Professional Studies gave me the global perspective I was looking for, as well an opportunity to stretch my thinking as a leader.”
Virgilio Rodriquez '09
Executive Management Professional
The degree is well-suited for individuals with an interest in administrative, supervisory or managerial positions within the for-profit, nonprofit or public sectors - positions that require business acumen and an understanding of communication strategy and theory.
The strong liberal arts core and organizational leadership theory and practice develop students who can think for themselves, make well-reasoned decisions, value diversity and balance multiple perspectives. After completing the core leadership courses, students can specialize in one concentration area, creating degrees tailored to them.
The major requires
33 credit hours including core leadership courses and a concentration in Organizational Development or Public Service. The minor requires
21 credit hours. More...
Organization & Leadership and Professional Communication '03,
President, Urban Strategies
"I came to Marquette University's College of Professional Studies with ideas; I graduated with choices. Today, I'm president of Urban Strategies, a successful executive management consulting firm. "View the video.