Organizational Leadership Major

Success in leadership positions, whether in management and/or a supervisory capacity in business, government, cultural institutions and nonprofit organizations is based largely upon the following competencies or skill sets: the ability to communicate effectively; familiarity with essential organizational functions (such as strategic planning, budgeting, information processing, legal issues, and public relations) broad-based learning and the critical thinking skills requisite for continual adaptability to changing responsibilities; and, increasingly, the ability to understand and participate with others in multiple task-groups.

The Organizational Leadership major is available to students in the School of Professional and Continuing
Studies on the Lincoln Center, Rose Hill and Westchester campuses. The courses will be offered on-site, online and in hybrid formats.

The target population includes:

  • Individuals who need a Bachelor’s degree to advance professionally
  • Professionals who want to establish themselves as change agents
  • Working professionals and early to mid-career level managers, who may or may not be supervising others.

CIP Code

52.0213 - Organizational Leadership.

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The organizational leadership major consists of nine courses.

Course Title Credits
Required Courses18
Theories of Leadership, Context and Change
Information Systems and Technology for Leadership
Transforming Managers into Inspired Leaders
Ethical Decision Making for Leadership
Statistics I
Area RequirementVaries
Students will choose one course from each of the following areas.
Leading Change (Human Capital)
Issues in Human Resource Management
Change Management and Organizational Culture
Mediation, Negotiation, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Applied Organizational Behavior and Leadership
Leading with Emotional Intelligence
Organizational Communications
Organizational Communication
Business Communications in Leadership
Interpersonal Communication
Digital and Social Media Marketing Communication in Leadership
Organizational Strategy
The Legal Environment
Interpersonal Behavior within Organizations
Strategic Leadership, Development & Diversity
Leading Innovation: Strategies for Growth
Special Topics Seminar
Senior-Level Capstone Course4
Leadership Concepts and Cases

Students must earn a grade of C or above in order for a required course to count toward their major in organizational leadership.


The major in organizational leadership is available to students in Fordham's School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Lincoln Center, Rose Hill, and Westchester.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum and any additional electives that may be required to earn a minimum of 124 credits.