Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness Major

Photo 1: Male business student wearing a suit displaying management and leadership skills while giving a presentation. Photo 2: Two female and one male business student collaborate and discuss a project with management professor.

Ranked No. 33 Nationally

Loyola’s leadership and organizational effectiveness program is recognized by U.S. News & World Report in their 2022 Best Colleges guide, ranked No. 33 for management in undergraduate business programs.

As a leadership and organizational effectiveness major in Loyola’s Sellinger School of business, you’ll develop the in-demand leadership, management, innovation, and consulting skills required to succeed as an effective collaborator in a broad range of organizations--from management consulting firms and for-profit businesses to entrepreneurial ventures, non-profits, and governmental agencies.

Our AACSB-accredited, management-focused program will give you a thorough understanding of how leaders manage people and processes that contribute to organizational effectiveness and performance. Through an immersive management curriculum, you’ll take courses in organizational behavior, leadership, strategic management and more. Apply what you learn through a hands-on consulting practicum, where you’ll compete with classmates to solve problems faced by today’s business and organizations.

Why should you study leadership and organizational effectiveness at Loyola?

Crucial Competencies

You’ll graduate ready to demonstrate the knowledge, behaviors, and skills employers are looking for, including bold leadership, creative innovation, excellent communication, collaboration, engaged citizenship, inclusiveness, and evidence-based problem-solving.

Top-Ranked Program

Loyola's business and management programs consistently enjoy top national rankings. This track record of excellence has helped Sellinger graduates land jobs at some of the world’s top brands—from Disney and Under Armor to Exelon and PwC.

A Versatile Degree

Not only will you develop a critical understanding of management processes and problems faced by organizations, but you’ll also gain the tools to create, implement, and evaluate creative solutions applicable in a variety of work environments.

 

What you’ll learn

From developing important competencies to be effective, innovative leaders to gaining critical problem-solving and decision-making skills, graduates of Loyola’s leadership and organizational effectiveness program will:

  • Develop skills necessary for effective leadership, people management, negotiation, and conflict resolution;
  • Practice creative and critical thinking as well as judgement and decision making;
  • and Collaborate, cooperate, and coordinate with others to solve complex problems while developing emotional intelligence.

Loyola leadership and organizational effectiveness career paths

Loyola international business alumni are more than ready to launch careers in a wide range of positions within the marketing field. Some job titles of recent grads include:

  • Recruitment Coordinator
  • Operations Analyst
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Legal Administrative Specialist
  • Human Resources Associate

In addition to graduating ready to enter a variety of fields, a degree in leadership and organizational effectiveness can prepare you for admission to Loyola’s one-year Emerging Leaders MBA program or other competitive graduate programs. Loyola also offers a part-time MBA with a specialization in management

Recent graduate placements

  • Callaway Golf
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Social Security Administration
  • The Walt Disney Corporation
  • Whiting Turner

Popular courses

Managing Innovation & Entrepreneurship

MG 404

Explore entrepreneurship and global strategy through a deep dive into the stages of innovation and entrepreneurship. Learn how they are shaped by today’s sustainability-driven global economy, how they shape an organization’s collaboration strategy, and how development of an entrepreneurial mindset and design thinking supports innovative business decisions.

Managing Corporate Strategy (Consulting Practicum)

MG 407

Examine the emerging practice of applying entrepreneurial capabilities to the development of new ventures and innovative ideas within organizations. Gain practical experience through an internal case competition judged by faculty and local professionals—preparing you to engage in and manage such processes in your career.

Leading Change

MG 412

You’ll develop a better understanding and practice of leadership through examination of the theory, research, and practice of effective leadership in a global, diverse world; the need for and development of leadership as part of the effective management of organizations; and the personal characteristics, behavioral styles, transformational, and other current models of leadership.

Explore our course catalogue for a full listing of courses, descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more.

Interdisciplinary Studies Option in Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness 

An interdisciplinary studies option in leadership and organizational effectiveness combines select management courses with those of another major to best suit the needs of the student. Current pathways include: 

  • Interdisciplinary studies major in leadership and organizational effectiveness and psychology

    Combining leadership and organizational effectiveness and psychology allows students to explore the underpinnings of human behavior in organizations. The courses required for this pathway provide excellent preparation for careers in human resource management, organizational development, and human capital consulting. It is also an excellent foundation for graduate studies in industrial/organizational psychology or organizational behavior. 

Learn more about the interdisciplinary major, established pathways, and the process for declaring or changing your major to interdisciplinary in the course catalogue.

Faculty experts 

Our management courses are taught by experts with the highest level of qualifications. Loyola faculty are teacher-scholars who are attentive to students’ ambitions and needs who have a deep personal interest in each student’s academic success. In addition, our executives in residence bring significant industry knowledge and experience to their teaching and student advising and mentorship.

Faculty Directory

The leadership and organizational effectiveness major is part of the Sellinger School’s Management & Organizations Department

Irem Demirkan
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Management
Sellinger Hall 418b
410-617-2395
idemirkan@loyola.edu

Debra Mitchell
Program Assistant
Sellinger Hall 418
410-617-2357
dmitchell4@loyola.edu

Visit the Management and Organizations Department page