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Undergraduate Catalog 2019 - 2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019 - 2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Organizational Leadership, B.A.


Organizational Leadership majors develop the leadership skills necessary to be effective in our diverse global economy. They enhance problem-solving skills to promote positive organizational change and learn effective management concepts which can be applied to the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

What careers can this major prepare you for?

Graduates hold managerial and administrative roles in governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private companies. You may go on to hold positions including: Community Engagement Manager, Communications Officer, Development Professional, Director of Administration, Diversity Management, Executive Director, Grant Administrator, Healthcare, Human Resources Professional, Marketing Manager, Nonprofit Management, Program Specialist, Public Service, Social Services, Volunteer Coordinator.

What skills are developed within this major?

Skills developed within this major include: communication; leadership; management; analytical skills; problem-solving; critical-thinking; and passion for public service.


Students are advised in the college offering their chosen track:

  • Urban Studies Track, 216-687-3884
  • Business Management Track, 216-687-3729
  • Communication Track, 216-687-4635

Additional Information

  • The degree program is a joint venture of the Levin College of Urban Affairs, the Monte Ahuja College of Business, and the School of Communication. Students are admitted to the Levin College, where the major is housed.
  • Internship opportunities are available to all students; scholarships are available to qualified students.
  • Students in the urban studies track with substantial prior learning experience may apply for credit through the Assessment and Accreditation of Prior Learning Experience program.
  • Opportunities to participate in small seminar groups, research projects, and online courses are available.

Hours Required for Degree

Minimum hours required for the degree: 120

Minimum hours required for the major: 33

Major-Field Requirements

In addition to the major requirements listed below, students must fulfill all College of Urban Affairs Undergraduate Degree requirements, including completion of UST 200 , UST 404 , UST 405 , and UST 490 .

Organizational Leadership majors are required to complete a minimum of 33 credit hours from the following courses: