Organizational Leadership and Supervision

Organizational Leadership Supervision

All types of companies -- from a local restaurant to a regional bank to a Fortune 100 company -- need effective leadership in order to succeed. With an organizational leadership degree from Purdue, you’ll have the management and interpersonal communication skills to cultivate professional talent. Your time in the program will be focused on a highly individualized, practical approach to leadership to lead others to success.

From classes to internships, you’ll develop leadership and managerial skills to better prepare you for career opportunities. OLS graduates are a source of professional talent for leadership positions in business, industry, government, and other organizations.

Special Features

  • Combine traditional leadership methods with the latest cutting-edge concepts
  • Take advantage of smaller classes taught by faculty from a variety of professional backgrounds
  • Gain an upper hand in employment by bringing practical skills to the workplace
Jack Calhoun Alumni Profile
I attribute my success to a lot of hard work, a good understanding of my own strengths and weaknesses, and the willingness to accept feedback and constantly learn and grow as a leader. I believe success in anything requires dedication and hard work.
Jack Calhoun
Organizational Leadership & Supervision ’87

Placement Data

Number of Graduates Percent of Grads Reported Placement Rate Average Salary
59 74.6% 84.1% $41,169

Potential Job Titles

  • Customer relations manager
  • Operations manager
  • Retail manager
  • Team leader
  • Technology project leader
  • Sales manager
  • Techno-ism; individual and organizational
  • Global, legal, technological and ethical challenges of organizational leadership
  • Team dynamics
  • Application of conflict management
  • Participative management
  • Multidisciplinary entrepreneurship education

In addition to the fees charged to all Purdue students (technology fee, repair and rehabilitation fee, student fitness and wellness fee), students in the College of Technology pay a differential general service fee of $286.00 each semester.

Full information about tuition and fees is available on the Purdue Bursar’s Office Web site.

Add an international perspective to your education by taking advantage of study abroad opportunities. College-wide, there are approximately 50 programs that offer educational experiences in another country. Experiences can last a week, a month, a summer or a semester depending on the program. The list of study abroad programs, internship and service learning options is updated annually.

Check with your academic advisor for more information about fitting study abroad into your academic plan.

Potential programs for OLS majors:

  • Intern in Sydney, Australia: summer
  • Technology, Innovation and Culture in Bavaria, Germany: spring break
  • London Internship Program: summer
  • Munich University of Applied Sciences: three- and five-week summer programs

Additional information:

  • Cost: Students who participate in study abroad pay Purdue tuition for most programs. Financial aid also applies in most cases and many programs have scholarships and travel grants available. You can also get discounted student airfares.
  • Class transfer: Programs have been designed so that there is minimal disruption to your academic plan. You will receive Purdue credits and grades for all approved courses taken overseas.
  • Language requirements: Over half of the study abroad programs do not require a foreign language, and there are English speaking programs in non-English speaking countries. Check the individual program requirements.
  • Effects on graduation time: Adding a semester abroad should not impact your plan of study if you plan properly and early. There are several choices that are available - semester and academic year programs. Summer programs are 4-8 weeks long, and short-term programs are 1-3 weeks long. Sometimes there are programs during Spring Break, Maymester, and Summer Session.