Organizational Leadership Minor

Organizational Leadership


Students who complete a minor in Organizational Leadership (OL) will become more effective organizational members, whether their chosen career is in business, non-profits, arts, agriculture, service, sales or government.  Students will possess strong leadership, communications, team building, and ethical decision-making skills, along with a greater understanding of organization behavior.  Students will utilize their skills to analyze, interpret, and reflect on the impact a local organization has on its people (and vice versa); providing a career-enhancing performance learning opportunity and developing a network of professional contacts while still at Millikin.  The minor includes an internship at a local business as a culminating course.  Note: This program is offered in non-traditional, online and accelerated formats to non-OL majors only.  Unlike OL major courses, the OL minor courses do not require acceptance into Millikin’s Flexible Learning program.

Program Learning Goals

  • Interpret organizational issues and determine effective solutions consistent with organizational goals. 
  • Evaluate changes in the internal and external environments of organizations and construct appropriate response strategies taking into consideration the organization’s political, social and cultural context.
  • Design effective team-based, collaborative approaches for creative organizational solutions; while supporting increased organizational capacity for change.
  • Use ethical reasoning to judge whether the actions and behaviors of leaders are ethically and socially responsible; while supporting an organizational system which maintains high ethical standards in response to organizational issues.
  • Evaluate an organization in action.  This performance learning experience will include on-site visits to discuss organizational issues, analyze the issues in relation to program concepts and theories, recommend changes, and reflect upon the student’s realizations about organizational leadership. 

A minimum of 21 credit hours is required, with at least 9 credits earned in courses numbered 300 or above.

Organizational Leadership Minor Course List

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • OL300 Self-Leadership
  • MG300 Organizational Behavior and Change
  • OL310 Group and Team Dynamics
  • OL344 Organizational Leadership
  • OL425 Organizational Discovery

Electives - choose at least 6 credits

  • CO343 Conflict and Communication
  • CO344 Leadership and Communication
  • CO345 Leading Organizational Change
  • MG345 Leading Organizational Change
  • OL220 Leadership and Popular Culture
  • OL230 Perspectives in Leadership
  • OL355 Global Leadership
  • OL385 Leadership, Diversity and Multiculturalism

*Additional courses may be added to this list of electives per program approval