Organizational Leadership and Management Bachelor's Degree Overview
Organizational leadership and management (OLM) students learn how to manage and lead change, diagnose problems and come up with solutions, and improve the people who make organizations successful. They develop leadership and managerial competencies, communication, organizational development and change, and conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
UT's organizational leadership and management program has three major foci: leading and managing change, training and development, and communication. Students are continually involved in the OLM field by participating in professional meetings, having practitioners speak in their classrooms and interacting with the professional community on a regular basis.
Students can gain real-world experience through numerous internship opportunities that often lead to full-time positions. This lets students work with accomplished professionals in leadership and management while earning college credit and money.
College of Business and Innovation Highlights
- High-touch, high-tech environment - Students study and practice with the tools, software and situations they'll encounter in the business world thru fully equipped learning labs.
- Internships - More than 85 percent of students do an internship. Through our connections and placement support, we help students secure a position in town or across the country.
- High placement rate - About 80 percent of our students find jobs after graduation; this has remained consistent, even with the economic downturn.
- New facilities - Our new Savage & Associates Complex for Business Learning and Engagement opened in 2009 and our Stranahan Hall was completely renovated in 2011. Our students learn in some of the newest and most innovative spaces on campus.
- Our sales program is ranked top in the country - Bottom line: if you want to get into sales, the UT College of Business and Innovation is where you should go to get your degree.
- We offer many major-minor combinations - We offer bachelor's degrees in 13 different areas of business, with a major and minor in each for students to mix and match.
Most OLM graduates begin working in a management training program. Others choose to continue their education by pursuing a master's or doctoral degree, leading to careers in consulting, management development or college-level teaching.
Organizational Leadership and Management Bachelor's Degree Curriculum