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Organizational Leadership Degree

Become an agent of change

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Explore contemporary leadership

Prepare for contemporary leadership opportunities with a degree in organizational leadership. This program focuses on providing knowledge and skill sets need to succeed in highly competitive environments. Students learn to plan, implement and manage change to benefit companies and organizations.

You’ll learn business analytics, communication, law and ethics while gaining an understanding of how businesses operate in today’s economic and social environment.

You’ll study:

  • Economics
  • Leadership concepts
  • Diversity in organizations
  • Management
  • Contemporary & emerging leadership theories
  • Leading change
  • Fiscal management for leaders
  • Negotiation & conflict


Prepare to lead teams, projects

The organizational leadership program prepares graduates for entry into a variety of industries. You’ll have the skills and tools needed to help companies navigate employment decisions, efficiencies and other changes. Graduates also have a strong understanding of current and emerging social and cultural issues in the workplace.


Employment growth


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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018-19 Edition,

Some possible paths include:

  • Administrative services
  • Advertising
  • Corporate communication
  • Financial management
  • Fundraising & development
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Non-profit leadership

Pride point

ACBSP Member logo.

The Robert W. Plaster School of Business is an educational member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. As part of the ACBSP’s global network, the school enjoys exclusive access to training, awards programs and more.

Small classes

Students learning in small class.

Students benefit from small classes and individualized attention.


Exterior of business building.

Built in 2019, New Hall houses the Robert W. Plaster School of Business. The first floor includes six classrooms with the latest educational technology and mobile furniture to allow for flexible seating. The first floor also includes event space, study areas and faculty offices. The top three floors house 150 students in suite-style rooms.

New Hall also has an outdoor terrace extending from the entrance of the building to the border of R. Marvin Owens field.

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Alumni: Where are they now?

Our graduates work in a variety of industries.

"“Columbia College has provided me a great deal of support, from the professors who became great mentors to the confidence gained from real-world business exposures. Without Columbia College, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”
— Corbin Umstattd ’12, Bachelor of Science in Management
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