Leadership and Organizations - Concentrations

Leadership and Organizations majors must choose and complete one of the following concentrations:

Organizational Development Concentration (12 credits)

Specializing in Organizational Development teaches students:

  • The theory to develop essential competencies to conceptually and structurally align organizations and groups with the purpose of an enterprise.
  • An understanding of organizational, group, and individual behavior.
  • How to develop and continue effective change initiatives.
  • Skills to design organizations that reinforce intended relationships, behaviors and performance.
  • Principles, practices, models, interventions, and processes inherent in organizational development.

Concentration Requirements

The following courses are required:

  • LEOR 3320 Organizational Processes
  • LEOR 3340 Organizational Development and Change
  • LEOR 3350 Organizational Behavior
  • Select ONE upper-division (3000- or 4000-level) LEOR 3-credit Elective course


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Public Service Concentration (12 credits)

Specializing in Public Service provides students with:

  • An in-depth knowledge of leadership skills needed to work with a volunteer staff.
  • Knowledge of organizing for specific purposes and gains in neighborhoods, communities, and the world.
  • Understanding of the social forces that give rise to the organizing of not-for-profits and grassroots organizations.
  • A working knowledge of the tenets of Servant Leadership.
  • Skills to become an active member in a democratic society.
  • Ability to identify rhetorical strategies used by leaders, members, the press, and politicians in promoting social causes.
  • Skills to practice discernment in their own lives.
  • Understand vocation and the call to be a leader or a follower.
  • The ability to identify and apply own ethical framework in these contexts.

Concentration Requirements

The following courses are required:

  • LEOR 3410 Political Leadership
  • LEOR 3440 Leaders as Agents of Change
  • LEOR 3520 Nonprofit Leadership
  • LEOR 3540 Leadership in Community-based Organizations
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Adult Undergraduate Degrees

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Bachelorís Degrees: Leadership and Organizations, Criminology and Law Studies, Professional Communication, Psychology

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Marquette University College of Professional Studies
707 Building, Room 403
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-3153 or (800) 793-6450, extension 2
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