The Organizational Leadership and Supervision degree focuses on providing individuals with a competitive advantage when moving into leadership and supervisory roles in technology-based organizations. The program investigates the rapidly changing and complex nature of leadership in organizations that use and rely on technology.
The success of today’s businesses and organizations demand leadership that is informed, forwardthinking, and able to optimize the capabilities of knowledge-based workers and the solutions they create. The Organizational Leadership and Supervision degree develops exactly this set of skills. Students learn about leadership, the creation of organizational vision and value, and the development of human resources while leading technological change.
The Organizational Leadership and Supervision degree provides a long term, empowering approach to the practice of leading people rather than the short term, command and control approach to utilizing human resources. Students learn about leadership, the importance of organizational vision and values, developing human resources, and managing technological resources in corporate, government, nonprofit, or community organizations. Leadership skills in goal setting, time management, verbal and visual communication, and leadership values and abilities are developed through relevant real world applications.
The Organizational Leadership and Supervision program consists of 120 hours of undergraduate academic credit. In addition to meeting the 42 semester hour university core curriculum requirement, students must complete major core courses, and directed emphasis coursework. Students must earn a 2.0 minimum GPA in all major and directed emphasis courses attempted at the university. Transfer students must have earned a 2.0 GPA or better in all major and directed emphasis courses to be transferred for credit.
The major areas of coursework within the Organizational Leadership and Supervision program are (1) analysis and reasoning, (2) organizations, (3) human resources, (4) communications, (5) integration through an original senior project, and (6) directed technology emphasis.
All majors and minors in the Department of Information and Logistics Technology must earn a grade of C or better in all major/minor courses. No grade lower than C will be accepted on any courses applicable to the major transferred to the University of Houston.
UH undergraduate students wishing to transfer into the Organizational Leadership program from another degree plan must have a minimum 2.00 GPA and be in good academic and disciplinary standing in order to apply for admission. Upon acceptance into the program, your university core curriculum requirements may transfer, and up to 36 semester hours from your previous major may transfer into the area of directed emphasis. A minimum 2.00 GPA must have been earned in each directed emphasis transfer course, otherwise that course must be repeated.
Students from other degree granting accredited institutions may apply for admission. To be eligible for admission, a student must have completed an A.S. or A.A.S. degree and have a minimum 2.00 GPA. Students that are accepted into the program may apply up to 66 semester hours from their Associate degree towards the completion of their Bachelor of Science degree.
Freshmen students are admitted into the Organizational Leadership program; many areas of directed emphasis are available such as Graphics Technology, Supply Chain and Logistics, Information Systems Technology, Electrical Power Engineering Technology, etc. Please see an academic advisor, located in 108 T, for assistance.