Specialization in Organizational Leadership

Lead Faculty: Dr. Julia L. Buchanan

The purpose of the area of specialization in organizational leadership is to provide students with the skills and theoretical concepts that will assist them when seeking promotions or positions in management and supervision. This area of specialization is designed to prepare diverse adult learners to become effective, change oriented leaders in an international society by adding distinctive and challenging curricula. This area of specialization is ideal for individuals who desire to understand the technical and reflective processes that often accompany opportunities to exercise leadership in profit and not for profit organizations.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Distinguish between multiple approaches for exercising leadership to promote innovation and confront complex issues within organizations.
  2. Interpret organizational dynamics, group dynamics and engage in systems thinking in order to promote the development of a learning organization capable of innovation, adaptation, and orchestrating conflict.
  3. Evaluate ethical issues and aid organizational members in creating ethical culture appropriate to the organizational and global environment that supports operating in environments of diversity, uncertainty and unpredictability.
  4. Distinguish between the functions of authority, power, the practice of leadership, and utilize frameworks that serve organizational purposes.


Program Requirements (4 courses; 18 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):