Overview

The B.S. in Organizational Leadership online program offers a foundation in the process of influencing others and adapting to change, ethical behavior, organizational culture and global perspectives, purposeful communication, and the use of information for decision making. This major prepares students for a wide variety of career options in which their broad knowledge about people and organizations enables them to implement strategies to accomplish goals, drawing on the capabilities of all kinds of participants. Graduates obtain jobs or advance in their current careers in administration, management, and entrepreneurial ventures in corporate, government, private business, military, and non-profit organizations. 

The B.S. in Organizational Leadership degree is also available in a traditional format, as well as in a hybrid format that combines both online and traditional classroom coursework. The program is now being offered at RMU Downtown in the Heinz 57 Center on Sixth Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh.

Career Options

A wide range of career options is available to students completing the B.S. in Organizational Leadership degree program. Sample job titles: adult instructor, career counselor, communications officer, community outreach coordinator, consultant, corporate trainer, customer service manager, employee relations representative, employment counselor, events coordinator, health care administrator, human resource manager, job coach, marketing assistant, office manager, operations manager, organizational behavior specialist, personnel manager, program manager, project leader, recruiter, researcher/analyst, retail manager, safety director, sales manager, supervisor, training manager, training specialist or vocational counselor.

Examples of some actual positions held by graduates of RMU's Organizational Leadership program: Assistant Vice President at a Bank (PNC and Mellon), Marketing and Promotions Manager (Pittsburgh Pirates), U.S. Dept. of Labor Workers Compensation Case Manager Supervisor, Pet Daycare and Camp Owner and Operator (Camp Bow Wow), Store Manager (Get-n-Go), Engineer Supervisor (Auma Actuators), Receptionist (Columbia Gas), Vice President of Human Resources (Columbia Gas), Customer Service Manager (Auma Actuators).

Concentrations