Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations

Organizational Leadership Minor

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Why Choose Organizational Leadership?

The Organizational Leadership major and minor are multidisciplinary, focused on the people side of organizations and managing others. An education in organizational leadership can provide you with a broad perspective to prepare for complex social, cultural, and professional issues that are sure to be encountered.

Organizations have an increasing demand for those who have mastery in:

  • Interpersonal communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Building effective teams
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision-making
  • Coaching and training
  • Conflict management

What differentiates Wright State’s Organizational Leadership program from other universities?

Courses are designed to accommodate both the traditional and adult student schedules. Options include:

  • On-campus (face-to-face)
  • Online using live web-conferencing technology
  • Hybrid (some online, some on-campus)
  • Fully online

Learn more about the Organizational Leadership program and field through The Wright Leader Podcast.

Contact Information

Brenda E. Kraner, Ph.D., Program Director


Graduates from the Organizational Leadership program have secured careers that include some of the following:

  • Marketing account manager
  • Business owner
  • Government/military positions
  • Public relations manager
  • Corporate recruiter
  • Sales account executive
  • Human resource specialist
  • Event planner
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Bank executive
  • Customer service manager

65 percent of our 2018-2019 Organizational Leadership graduates were employed in the State of Ohio within a year of graduation. 11 percent were pursuing advanced degrees a year after graduating. Top employers for WSU Organizational Leadership majors include Kettering Health Network, Miami Valley Hospital, Caresource Management Group, Speedway LLC, PNC Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Reynolds and Reynolds, Nationwide Mutual Insurance, Wright State University, and Sinclair Community College. (ODJFS Data Match, 2019). 

Academics and Curriculum

View Minor in Organizational Leadership program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.


Admission Requirements

Available to all Wright State students.

Admission Process

Current Wright State Students


Submit Major/Minor Change Request form online in WINGS Express. (Select the "Registration and Records" menu and then the "Major/Minor Change Request" option.)

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