B.S. in Organizational Leadership

B.S. in Organizational Leadership

The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership (OLEAD) is a 123-credit degree program that provides a well-rounded, liberal arts education-- with a special focus on the complex social, cultural, and organizational issues that confront organizational leaders in the world. The degree is developed specifically for the Adult Student interested in expanding their professional horizons, enabling them to lead others effectively in any industry.

Degree Overview

The degree prepares adult learners to build practical work skills that can be utilized immediately, including a solid foundation in critical thinking, decision making, problem solving and team building. Graduates of the Organizational Leadership degree program obtain a diverse and highly-effective education enabling them to enhance their opportunities and to expand their career options. This program also allows for flexibility by offering electives that support and meet individual career goals. The Penn State Berks program offers accelerated hybrid 7-week courses in addition to online and traditional class formats. This might allow earlier completion of the degree.

Certificate Program

Accelerated Foundations of Employment Relations and Leadership (FERL)

This 12-credit certificate can provides a solid foundation in leadership concepts and employment relationships by increasing your Leadership and managerial skills. The certificate can be completed during the Fall and Spring semesters of one academic year. The courses can be applied to the bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership.

Complementary Minors

The following academic minors are suggested for Organizational Degree majors to complement your degree.

  • Business
  • Communication Arts & Sciences
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Professional Writing
  • Spanish

After Graduation

A Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership can prepare you for a range of careers in which leadership skills and management of employees is paramount. The need for individuals who understand and can address conflict, make ethical decisions, motivate and in general work with people and organizations is in high demand.