Minors & Certificates
What is Organizational Leadership?
Organizational leadership is an interdisciplinary program that combines a liberal arts education and selective business subjects with classes, guest lectures and seminars in leadership. The core curriculum of the ORGL program focuses on understanding theoretical and practical approaches to leadership. “Leadership,” by definition, is not limited to for-profit enterprises, but extends to all forms of organizational life (e.g., non-profit, government, education) as well as our interpersonal and group relationships. Accordingly, this program provides a coherent pathway for students wishing to become leaders across all sectors by targeting skill areas essential for leadership, organizational success and a lifetime of personal and professional achievement.
Successful students need to enjoy working in team-based environments and desire to make an impact in their organizations and communities. They understand how organizations function, have strong critical thinking and problem solving skills and are self-, socially-, and globally-aware. These characteristics enable our students to succeed in a variety of careers, including human resources, sales, banking and public service.
Advanced Leadership Coursework
Students must complete one of these courses to complete requirements for this elective area.
|OLHR4095||Individual Work in OLHR||1 - 3|
|OLHR6025||Ethical Issues in HRM||3|
|OLHR4050||Lessons in Leadership||3|
Critical Thinking and Decision Making
Students must choose one of these courses to complete this elective requirement.
|OLHR3051||Research Methods for Leaders||3|
|OLHR4000||Leadership and Effective Organizations||3|
Organizational Leadership Certificate Requirements
Students complete the following 18 hours for this certificate:
|OLHR2050||Foundations of Leadership||3|
|OLHR2051||Organizational Behavior for Effective Leaders||3|
|OLHR2095||Leading the Diverse Workplace||3|
|OLHR3050||The Practice of Leadership||3|
One course from Advanced Leadership group below
One course from Critical Thinking & Decision Making group below
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UC Advantages and Special Opportunities
Students in the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.
Freshman Admission Requirements
Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the certificate to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the certificate program using our online form.
In addition, you must meet with the program director so that they are aware that you are pursuing the certificate and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your certificate.
Students not currently pursuing a degree may declare the certificate after establishing non-matriculated status.
If you have declared the certificate then it will appear on your application for graduation. Apply for graduation as you normally would for your bachelor’s degree.
AccreditationThe University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Undergraduate Certificate Degree in Organizational Leadership
Full-Time Program Duration
Uptown Campus West
Edwards One, Suite 4130
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0094
Phone: (513) 556-0176