Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations

Organizational Leadership Minor

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Why Choose Organizational Leadership?photo of a smiling student in a class

Gain the skills you need to make a difference in your community with an organizational leadership major or minor from Wright State. These programs are multidisciplinary, focused on the people side of organizations and managing others. An education in organizational leadership can provide you with a broad perspective to prepare for complex social, cultural, and professional issues sure to be encountered. There are many great reasons to choose this degree program.

  • Finish what you started with the organizational leadership degree completion option.
  • Apply your associate or technical degree toward a four-year degree, saving time and money.
  • Stop changing majors and land in a program where you belong!
  • Take your organizational leadership degree and earn that promotion, start your own business, work in the non-profit arena, attend graduate school, or increase your marketability.
  • Strengthen your leadership skills—wherever you are in life.

Organizations have an increasing demand for those who have mastery in:

  • Interpersonal communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Building effective teams
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision-making
  • Coaching and training
  • Conflict management

What differentiates Wright State’s organizational leadership program from other universities?

  • Enroll in a flexible program designed for busy adults.
  • Attend live sessions online or learn at your convenience. 
  • Your military education and experience will be considered.
  • Already earned a technical degree? You can become a leader in your field—quickly!
  • Complete your four-year degree in as few as 18 months. Many credits from other colleges and universities transfer into the program. 
  • Speed up your graduation process—all classes are available year-round. 
  • Your experience and education can be turned into a four-year degree that will get you noticed.
  • A Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) portfolio option is available to you if you have 10 or more years of work experience.
  • Apply your classroom learning to your workplace throughout the semester.
  • A small student-to-faculty ratio gives you the chance to build beneficial relationships with faculty members.

Learn more about the organizational leadership program and field through The Wright Leader Podcast.


Contact Information

Dan Noel, Ph.D., Program Director


Graduates from the organizational leadership program have secured careers that include some of the following:

  • Marketing account manager
  • Business owner
  • Government/military positions
  • Public relations manager
  • Corporate recruiter
  • Sales account executive
  • Human resource specialist
  • Event planner
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Bank executive
  • Customer service manager

65 percent of our 2018-2019 organizational leadership graduates were employed in Ohio within a year of graduation. Eleven percent were pursuing advanced degrees a year after graduating. Top employers include Kettering Health Network, Miami Valley Hospital, Caresource Management Group, Speedway LLC, PNC Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Reynolds and Reynolds, Nationwide Mutual Insurance, Wright State University, and Sinclair Community College. (ODJFS Data Match, 2019). 

Academics and Curriculum

View Minor in Organizational Leadership program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.


Admission Requirements

Available to all Wright State students.

Admission Process

Current Wright State Students


Submit Major/Minor Change Request form online in WINGS Express. (Select the "Registration and Records" menu and then the "Major/Minor Change Request" option.)

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