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Management - Organizational Leadership

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The organizational leadership sequence helps students develop those skills and aptitudes necessary for success and leadership positions in business and not-for-profit organizations in the 21st century. The development of one's skills working with people and groups as well as decision making is at the focus of this program of study. Since the sequence focuses on these people skills and decision-making abilities, it is applicable to a wide or general range of companies and managers.

Organizational leadership concentrates on the knowledge and skill development to become an effective manager. Coursework provides theoretical, experiential and practical knowledge and skills relative to problem solving, decision making, behavior of people and groups in organizations, teamwork, managerial philosophy and style, organizational design, culture, and change as well as related topics.

Why Study Management - Organizational Leadership?

Organizational leadership prepares students for a wide range of jobs because managers in all organizations work with people and teams, make decisions, and are constantly dealing with changes affecting their work. Graduates generally enter a management-training program with their employer to become familiar with company policies and industry dynamics.

Develop their capacity for reflective practice, generating ever deeper levels of insight and self-awareness regarding their specific capabilities and limitations as a leader.

Develop the commitment and ability to marshal creatively and with integrity the forces of human interdependence and diversity in organizations toward the articulation and attainment of common objectives.

Learn how to inspire a clear, mutual vision; one which thoughtfully and respectfully integrates and aligns individual and organizational aspirations for sustained performance and continuous improvement

Learn how to apply systems thinking to critically and mindfully assess the current reality in organizations

Explore new strategies for leading organizational change and development, approaches which emphasize congruent and ethical action, inclusionary practices, collaborative teamwork, and shared leadership.

Related Majors

Related Skills

  • Management Skills
    • Decision-making
    • Management of power and politics
    • Planning and goal-setting
    • Organizational design
    • Job design
    • Performance appraisal
    • Control of ineffective performance
    • Stress management
    • Time management
  • Research Skills
    • Problem identification
    • Problem analysis
    • Interpreting data
    • Presentation of results
  • People Skills
    • Leadership
    • Motivation
    • Managing conflict
    • Negotiation
    • Managing groups
    • Managing interpersonal relationships
  • People Skills
    • Managing superior-subordinate interactions
    • Understanding nonverbal behaviors
    • Leading/managing discussions
    • Active listening
    • Giving effective feedback
    • Speaking skills
    • Writing skills

Related Fields

Public Accounting

Corporate Management

  • Division/regional manager
  • Brand manager
  • Retail manager
  • Promoter
  • Supervisor
  • Personnel administrator
  • Manager of training and development

Small-Business Management

  • Manager (family-owned business)
  • Private consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Salesperson

Human Services

  • Human Services
  • Public agency director
  • Hospital administrator
  • Program coordinator
  • University administrator
  • Fund-raiser
  • Public relations administrator
  • Staff recruiter
  • Trainer

Small-Business Management

  • Consulting
  • Government

Career Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Mark Fauble  110 Student Services Building  mbfaubl@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-5825 

Internship Coordinator

Name Office Email Phone
Victor Devinatz  SFHB 422  vgdevin@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-3403 
John Lust  SFHB 304  jalust@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-2396 

Applying to Illinois State

Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!

Plan of Study

This information is based on requirements for the academic year(s) indicated. Students should consult the catalog year they were admitted under for their academic requirements.

Applying to Illinois State

Illinois State's preferred filing period for fall transfer students is September 1-January 15. For the spring semester, the preferred filing period is from April 1-August 1. You are encouraged to apply early in the preferred filing period for best consideration for admission into competitive majors. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!

Minimum GPA

2.50

Middle 50% GPA

2.73 - 3.35

Required Courses

Students with fewer than 45 hours are evaluated on collegiate coursework and grade point average.

Students with fewer than 45 hours are evaluated on collegiate coursework and grade point average.

Students with 45-59 hours earned mustcomplete the following courses with a grade of C or better:

  • Financial accounting (ACC 131),
  • Economics—micro and macro (ECO 105),
  • College algebra (MATH 119) and Finite math (MATH 120), or
  • Applied calculus (MAT 121) or calculus I (MATH 145).

Students with 60 or more hours earned must complete those courses listed above, choosing the applied calculus (MAT 121) or calculus I (MAT 145) option, and complete the following additional courses with a grade of C or better:

  • Managerial accounting (ACC 132) and
  • Statistical reasoning (MQM 100).

Recommended Courses

  • Introductory-level business course (BUS 100),
  • Introductory-level English composition (ENG 101),
  • Intermediate-level English composition (ENG 145), and
  • Prove computer competency through completion of one of the following: ACC 167and 168; ITK 150; IAI BUS 902; or by passing competency exams of ACC 189.67 and 189.68

Additional Information

Students are encouraged to get an AA or AS.

Plan of Study

This information is based on requirements for the academic year(s) indicated. Students should consult the catalog year they were admitted under for their academic requirements.

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Stacey Meyer  COB 129  slmeyer@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-8385 

Middle 50% GPA

2.73 - 3.35

Plan of Study

This information is based on requirements for the academic year(s) indicated. Students should consult the catalog year they were admitted under for their academic requirements.

Application Period

September 1 through September 30 and February 1 through February 28.

Application Information

Current students can use the Apply to Your Program tool on My.IllinoisState.edu.

Major Requirements

Fewer than 45 earned and in progress hours

Evaluated upon college coursework, GPA, and admissions criteria for incoming freshmen.

45 - 59 earned and in progress hours

Grades of “C” or better in the following courses or their equivalents:

  • ACC 131
  • ECO 105
  • MAT 119 and 120 or 121 or 145.

60 or more earned and in progress hours

Grades of “C” or better in the following courses or their equivalents:

  • ACC 131
  • ACC 132
  • ECO 105
  • MQM 100 or ECO/GEO/POL/PSY 138
  • MAT 121 or 145

The College also requires students to complete in the first semester:

  • BUS 100 with a grade of "C" or better
  • Prove computer competency through completion of one of the following:
    • ACC 167 and 168
    • ITK 150
    • IAI BUS 902
    • by passing competency exams

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Stacey Meyer  COB 129  slmeyer@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-8385 
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