The certificate in Leadership Studies equips students with the knowledge, skills, experiences, attitudes, perspectives, and tools necessary to understand the broad-based concepts associated with leadership in a variety of individual, organizational, and community settings in an ever changing, pluralistic, global society. A unique feature of this certificate is its ability to attract a diverse group of students from across the myriad of disciplines taught at IUPUI. Such a strong mixture of interdisciplinary perspectives augments the richness of learning that occurs in certificate courses. Upon completion of the certificate in Leadership Studies, students should be able to:
Candidates for this certificate are required to be formally admitted by the IUPUI Office of Admissions, but are not required to be a student in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology. Some credit may be given for applicable courses taken at other colleges and universities. Credits earned while completing this certificate may be subsequently applied toward either the A.S. or B.S. degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS). However, students with a declared major in OLS are not eligible to earn the Leadership Studies certificate, due to curricular redundancy. To receive a certificate, ALL students must complete the appropriate paper work including a student information form and graduation application prior to registration for the final OLS course.
English W131 and Communication R110 are encouraged prerequisites for enrollment in OLS 252, 263, and 274, and are required prerequisites for enrolling in any 300- or 400-level OLS course.
Students are required to successfully complete the following required courses and complete the Application for Graduation to earn the certificate in Leadership Studies:
OLS 25200 Human Behavior in Organizations (3.0 cr.)
OLS 26300 Ethical Decisions in Leadership (3.0 cr.)
OLS 27400 Applied Leadership (3.0 cr.)
OLS 32700 Leadership for a Global Workforce (3.0 cr.) P: OLS 25200
OLS 39000 Leadership Theories and Processes (3.0 cr.) P: Complete Application for Graduation
Any 300-/400-level OLS elective (3.0 cr.)
Total Hours: 18.0 cr.
Veterans & ROTC Students may use 3.0 - 6.0 units of military leadership credit towards OLS 27400 and the elective leadership requirements.
Engineering & Technology students may also be eligible for course substitutions for up to 6.0 credit hours, please contact an ET Advisor for details.
OLS 25200 Human Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.)
Studies the bases of human relations and organization of individual and group behavior. Special emphasis is placed on typical supervisory relationships.
OLS 26300 Ethical Decisions in Leadership (3 cr.)
This class is for students interested in discussing and contemplating the difficult legal and ethical situations facing managers in all sizes and types of organizations. Students in this class will read and discuss a variety of writings on ethics in the workplace and also analyze both written and videotaped legal/ethical scenarios.
OLS 27400 Applied Leadership (3 cr.)
Introduction to and overview of the fundamental concepts of supervision. Emphasis is on the supervisor's major functions and essential areas of knowledge, relations with others, and personal development.
OLS 32700 Leadership for a Global Workforce (3 cr.)
Variety of organizational leadership issues including expatriate assignments, international business strategies and their culture and managerial implications, and a review of business and management practices around the world.
OLS 39000 Leadership Theories and Processes (3 cr.)
Knowledge and applied leadership skills essential for establishing and continuously improving organizational effectiveness by forestalling and solving workplace problems.
OLS 3xx00 Any 300- or 400-level OLS Selective Course (3 cr.)
Course to be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor, based on a student's area of interest.
Organizational Leadership and Supervision
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