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; whilesupporting 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.