Organizational Leadership

School of Business
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Boost your career competencies and credentials through BW's organizational leadership, a versatile business major designed for non-traditional students.

Organizational leadership is offered to adults with work experience who are registered in BW's Adult & Continuing Education Program.

The rigorous program prepares you to manage and lead today's team-based organizations. It provides a multi-disciplinary approach to leadership issues through coursework in management, communication studies, organizational psychology, data and research analysis.

Well-respected among professionals, BW's business program prepares you for success. Faculty members are scholars and practitioners. You'll learn from professors with decades of corporate, government and nonprofit experience who share insights that are diverse and career relevant.

Designed to meet the needs of busy adults, BW's flexible course format makes it easy to balance work and family commitments. Many of the classes in the major are offered online, in a hybrid format or an eight-week minimister.

A2BW Benefits Transfer Students
If you've earned an associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, you can apply these credits to a BA in organizational leadership. The A2BW Program (Associate to Bachelor at BW) is a transfer agreement that gives you maximum credit from your associate degree and streamlines completion of your bachelor's degree at BW.

Baldwin Wallace University's School of Business will benefit from a $15 million gift from alumnus Stephen Boesel '68. The gift is slated for student scholarships, faculty support, learning opportunities and a renowned business speaker series.

Career Opportunities

  • Human services
  • Human resource management
  • Training and development
  • Nonprofit management


Available as a major, organizational leadership is offered to adults with work experience who are registered in the Adult & Continuing Education Program.

You may choose to double major in psychology, sociology or business Administration, or complete a minor in one or more of those fields. The human resources certificate program also meshes well with the organizational leadership major.

Course descriptions, requirements for the major and additional information can be found in the University Catalog.

Student Experiences

BW provides a supportive, professional environment. The average class size is 19 students, which allows for individual attention and faculty mentoring.

Experiential learning bridges classroom study with real-world opportunities. You can enhance your studies through internships, co-curricular activities and other learning opportunities that include:

Student Clubs & Organizations

Blackstone LaunchPad
Open to students of every major, Blackstone LaunchPad is an innovative program that presents entrepreneurship as a viable career path and offers students concrete tools and guidance to transform ideas into thriving businesses. The LaunchPad offers students access to an extensive network of mentors, experts and services.

Business Clinic
Students receive training in business planning, client service and research through the Business Clinic. Students are teamed with successful entrepreneurs-in-residence to coach clients through the development of their business strategy. Clients include small business owners, new business entrepreneurs and not-for-profit boards and/or executive directors.

Center for Innovation and Growth (CIG)
Infusing the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship throughout campus and Northeast Ohio is the crux of this signature Center. CIG offers outstanding professional networking and hands-on learning opportunities to students of every major. The CIG Student Fellows program places students alongside business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. Through CIG Growth Consulting Projects, students assist CIG partners and other companies, nonprofits and government agencies in achieving growth through innovation.

A global, nonprofit organization, Enactus helps students develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills as they learn, practice and teach principles of free enterprise to improve the standard of living for millions around the globe.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Open to students of all majors, SHRM provides career-minded students with information on networking, interviewing skills, professionalism and more. Members participate in Ohio Human Resources Games, an outstanding opportunity to network with professionals across the state.

Alpha Sigma Lambda
A proud member of the Association of College Honor Societies, Alpha Sigma Lambda recognizes the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence. Members are in the top 20 percent of eligible students.


At Baldwin Wallace, you’ll experience personal and professional growth in a supportive community that challenges and inspires you to succeed.

Baldwin Wallace has long championed the success of its students. Evidence of this can be seen in the extraordinary achievements of its alumni spread throughout the United States and the world.

Among recent accolades, 92 percent of graduates from the Class of 2014 reported being in rewarding jobs or in graduate school studies within six months after graduation.