Organizational Management and Leadership
Why Study Organizational Management and Leadership?

Gain knowledge and skills to effectively lead people, departments, and organizations. This major provides a strong foundation in management with a focus on leadership development and effectiveness. The curriculum explores contrasts between management and leadership theory, and helps develop practical skills for employee development as well as conflict and change management. Develop your own leadership style while earning a degree to advance your career and increase your earning potential.

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Why North Park?

North Park’s major in organizational management and leadership builds on the principle that leadership is a process and not a position in a distinctively Christian, urban, and multicultural learning community. You’ll work with leaders in business and nonprofit to gain practical, ethical management skills. Learn concepts you can apply immediately in your work or volunteer position—no matter what that position is—while gaining knowledge to make you an effective manager and leader in any future position.

Find out more about completing your degree at North Park.

Credit for Life Experience

In the School of Professional Studies, you may earn academic credit for life experience through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Credit is earned if you are able to demonstrate learning, whether from informal life experience, professional management training, certification, licensure, or any other source.

Learn more about transferring and earning credit for life experience.

Careers in Organizational Management and Leadership

Graduates have a broad range of career opportunities, including business and nonprofit leading and management, human resources, and more. Many students also continue on to graduate programs, including North Park’s School of Business and Nonprofit Management.

Learn more about North Park's Career Development Office.

Alumni Spotlight

Travis Perry C’09 credits the program’s accelerated format with allowing him to complete his degree while balancing a busy family life and professional responsibilities. “Most important,” he says, “two months after I earned my organizational management and leadership degree, I moved into my current position as a senior safety specialist.”

Read more about Travis's experience.

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Meet the Faculty

Trevor James oversees the organizational management and leadership as well as business administration majors. He has an extensive background in higher and adult education, as well as marketing and management experience in both the nonprofit and public sectors.

Learn more about Trevor.

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Location Options

A degree in organizational management and leadership can be earned through classes offered at the Chicago and Grayslake campuses, a combination of online and in-person classes, or exclusively online.

Program Flexibility

Flexibility is built right into the School of Professional Studies. New classes start every two months, with seven-week accelerated courses that meet just once a week at one of our two campus locations–evenings or Saturdays–or online.

By taking at least six courses a year, most students finish their degree in 2.5 years or less, depending on transfer credit (students can transfer as many as 90 hours).

Explore the courses and requirements for the organizational management and leadership major.