Waldorf University

Program Overview

The Organizational Leadership major from Waldorf University focuses on developing and preparing students for both the people and leadership challenges in modern organizations. Today’s global and highly competitive business environment requires energetic and highly skilled leaders who can add value and create high performance work teams and organizations. The major in Organizational Leadership is designed to create the foundations of knowledge, personal skills and competencies to develop an individual’s leadership abilities. Organizational Behavior is the study of human behavior in organizational settings, the interface between human behavior and the organization, and of the organization itself.

This program prepares the student to understand individual differences in terms of personality, motivation, stress, and decision making. The use and management of teams, conflict, leadership and communication are also addressed, as well as organizational issues in terms of design of the structure, company culture, and managing change within the organization are reviewed. This program is designed to provide emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership and to develop and improve their leadership skills with an emphasis on business and non-profit applications.

This program will also introduce the student to the basic management functions: planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling. The practical skills needed to succeed as a supervisor will be introduced. It also includes contemporary topics such as self- managed work teams, motivating a diverse workforce, coaching and facilitating skills, managing change, TQM, empowerment, and effective discipline. Career opportunities for students completing this program may include supervisory or leadership roles in human resources, operations, corporate training, career planning, corporate marketing, and business consulting. The rapidly changing organizational environments of today make the skills developed in this program essential assets for graduates and the organizations they serve.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Waldorf University is a private liberal arts school located centrally in Forest City, Iowa. For more than 100 years, Waldorf has been the cornerstone in the lives of thousands, setting the solid foundation for success among students, their families and the community. Since its beginning in 1903, Waldorf has been at the forefront of academic innovation, trailblazing a path for future generations. Offering a litany of certificate, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, Waldorf has an opportunity for anyone who wants to improve their life academically, personally or professionally.

    Waldorf offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees as well as a number of online programs degree programs for added flexibility.


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