Why Study Organizational Leadership and Supervision?
The focus is on leadership and innovation. As you develop the skills of a leader, you will learn more about national and global technology enterprises. The broad curricula will help you learn how to lead in a variety of scenarios, from innovative technology organizations to global teams and organizational change. You will also take courses to understand how policies and law affect technology innovation and influence global technology and organizational leadership.
Many of our graduates pursue careers as corporate presidents and/or CEO’s, project managers, production supervisors, project scheduler, human resource specialists, business administrators, and talent acquisition supervisors once they have finished their degrees
Why Choose Purdue Northwest?
With a major in Organizational Leadership and Supervision, you will focus on leadership and innovation to develop skills as a leader for national and global technology enterprises. The broad curricula will help you learn how to lead in a variety of scenarios, from innovative technology organizations to global teams and organizational change. You will also take courses to understand how policies and law affect technology innovation and influence global technology and organizational leadership. Many of our graduates pursue careers as project managers, production supervisors, human resource specialists, and business administrators once they have finished their degrees.
The Faculty of the Construction Science and Organizational Leadership Department have a wealth of real world experience and are leaders in their respective disciplines. You will be mentored by experienced instructors and train in real-life laboratories and settings. You will gain a theoretical and hands-on understanding as to what it takes to succeed in a career in organizational leadership and supervision.
PNW Professor Ralph Ocon has over 30 years of teaching experience at Purdue University Northwest and is a recipient of the Purdue University Northwest Outstanding Teaching Award. He also has over 20 years of industrial/business training experience.
Dr. Ocon shares his experience and thirst for knowledge outside of the classroom by authoring or co-authoring over 25 peer reviewed conference papers and is the author of a book on diversity management, titled: “Issues on Gender and Diversity in Management.”
Areas of Study
- Project Manager: $68,886
- Production Supervisor: $55,000
- Human Resource Specialist: $46,191
- Operations Manager: $66,754
The Organizational Leadership and Supervision Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET. This ensures that the program is independently reviewed and meets the quality expectation for that profession.
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- Construction Engineering & Management Technology
- Environmental Health and Safety
- Computer Information Technology
- Mechatronics Engineering Technology
Carly Steinberg – OLS major
“After spending my Freshman year undecided, I researched all of the majors offered at Purdue University Northwest. I soon came to find my perfect fit, Organizational Leadership and Supervision. I love the fact that my classes teach me academic knowledge along with the practical skills I need going out into the workforce. The small class sizes and the personal interactions with my professors and office staff have made my journey towards earning my degree in OLS both rewarding and exciting.”
Where do our alums work?
- Gariup Construction
- British Petroleum (BP)
- United Parcel Service (UPS)
- Work Management, Inc.
- SunCoke Energy
- BMW Constructors
- University of Chicago
- Arcelor Mittal
Industrial Advisory Committee
Leaders in business, industry, and labor make up the Organizational Leadership and Supervision Industrial Advisory Committee. Members work closely with faculty and administration to prepare the community’s future work force.
- College of Technology Scholarship
- E. Winthrop Taylor Memorial
- Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Scholarship
- School of Technology Class of 67′ Scholarship
Concentration: Environmental Health and Safety
OLS majors can pursue a concentration in Environmental Health and Safety, an important component for most industries including: communication, consulting, construction, government, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, petroleum, and utilities.
Many of our graduates pursue careers as safety coordinators, safety supervisors, safety instructors/trainers, loss control specialists, and EHS specialists once they have finished their degrees.
- OLS 35000 – Applied Creativity for Business and Industry
A study of the ways an individual can become more creative and how they can develop an environment which encourages creativity from employees.
- OLS 47400 – Conference Leadership Training
Understanding the role of the conference in the work world, with practical applications of the various techniques of conference leadership, and an understanding of group problem-solving in the conference situation.