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, minor, or certificate 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 which exist in organizational settings.

What Employers Value

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

(Based on workforce data trends)

A Program Designed to Develop your Leadership Skills

  • Apply your associate or technical degree toward a four-year degree, saving time and money.
  • A fully online program with course flexibility
  • All courses are offered year-round, accelerating your graduation.
  • Consideration given to those with military education and experience.
  • Take your organizational leadership degree and earn that promotion, start your own. business, work in the non-profit, corporate, or government industries, attend graduate school, or increase your marketability.
  • Strengthen your leadership skills—wherever you are in life.

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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