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Purdue Polytechnic South Bend | Organizational Leadership

Organizational Leadership

When you major in Organizational Leadership (OL) at Purdue, you will focus on leadership and innovation skills to be a leader for national and global technology organizations and businesses. You will grow to understand your own strengths and how they can be used in team development, human resource management, and interpersonal relationships.

The broad curricula will expose you to a variety of scenarios through team projects, group discussion and presentations. You will explore topics from innovative technology organizations, global teams, and change management and implementation. You will also take courses to understand how policies and law affect technology innovation and influence global technology and organizational leadership.

Interest/Focus Areas:

International leadership, Healthcare public policy, Communication, Human resources management, Innovation and entrepreneurship, Product lifecycle management, Retail management, Project management, Technology law and policy.

Program Requirements

  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.
  • All classes are offered by Purdue, unless otherwise noted.

First Year (31 cr.)
First Semester
  • COM 11400 Fundamentals of Speech; OR
    SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (IU South Bend)
  • MA 15800 Precalculus–Functions and Trig
  • TECH 12000 Design Thinking in Technology
  • TLI 11100 Introduction to Manufacturing and Supply Chain Systems
  • Written Communication Selective
Second Semester

Second Year (30 cr.)
Third Semester
  • ECON 21000 Principles of Economics; OR
    ECON-E 103 Introduction to Microeconomics (IU South Bend); OR
    ECON-E 104 Introduction to Macroeconomics (IU South Bend)
  • PSY-P 12000 Elementary Psychology; OR
    PSY-P 103 General Psychology (IU South Bend); OR
    SOC 10000 Intro to Sociology; OR
    SOC-S 161 Principles of Sociology (IU South Bend)
  • TLI 21300 Project Management
  • TLI 21400 Intro Supply Chain Management Technology
  • TLI 25300 Principles of Technology Strategy
Fourth Semester

Third Year (30 cr.)
Fifth Semester
Sixth Semester

Fourth Year (30 cr.)
Seventh Semester
  • TLI 41400 Financial Analysis for Tech Systems
  • TLI 45700 Technology Policy and Law
  • TLI 45800 Leadership for Comp Adv.
  • TLI 48590 Organizational Leadership Capstone I
  • Leadership Experiential Selective
Eighth Semester

CAND 99100

Course that students must enroll when registering for the last course for the certificate. There are no fees assessed for this course. No class attendance is required and no grade will be issued.

Academic Bulletins

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2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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