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Graduates of this program obtain a diverse and highly-effective education enabling them to expand their career options.

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The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership (OLEAD) is a well-rounded, liberal arts education—with a special focus on the complex social, cultural, and organizational issues that confront organizational leaders in the modern world. The degree is developed specifically for the Adult Student interested in expanding their professional horizons, enabling them to lead others effectively in any industry.

By requiring studies in social sciences, (sociology, anthropology, psychology), humanities (history and philosophy), and business management (leadership concept and theory, management, law and labor relations), Penn State prepares adult learners to build practical work skills that can be utilized immediately, including a solid foundation in critical thinking, decision making, problem solving and team building. Graduates of the Organizational Leadership degree program at Penn State obtain a diverse and highly-effective education enabling them to enhance their opportunities and to expand their career options. This program also allows for flexibility by offering electives that support and meet individual career goals. Students are able to schedule classes through accelerated hybrid courses in conjunction with traditional on-campus courses in the evenings.

Certificate Program A 12-credit Certificate “Foundations of Employment Relations & Leadership” is offered at Penn State Berks. The four courses that are part of this certificate all transfer into the OLEAD degree. Learn more about the certificate. 

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For program-specific questions, contact Solange Israel-Mintz, sai3@psu.edu, 610-396-6222; or Weaver Santaniello, wms10@psu.edu, 610-396-6142.

For admission information, please contact the Berks Admissions Office at 610-396-6060.