The Organizational Leadership major prepares you to lead change and transformation in today's diverse organizations.

Organizational Leadership

When you major in organizational leadership at Purdue, you will focus on leadership and innovation skills to be a leader for national and global technology organizations and businesses. You will grow to understand your own strengths and how they can be used in team development, human resource management, and interpersonal relationships.

The broad curricula will expose you to a variety of scenarios through team projects, group discussion and presentations. You will explore topics from innovative technology organizations, global teams, and change management and implementation. You will also take courses to understand how policies and law affect technology innovation and influence global technology and organizational leadership.

Special Features

  • Combine traditional leadership methods with the latest cutting-edge concepts and practices.
  • Take advantage of smaller classes taught by award-winning faculty with significant experience in business, industry, technology management and government service.
  • Gain an upper hand in employment by bringing practical skills to the workplace.
  • Practice your skills internationally. You can study abroad in Munich without delaying your graduation date or explore other options in the UK, Australia, or China.
  • Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate

Interest/Focus Areas

  • International Leadership
  • Healthcare public policy
  • Communication
  • Human resources management
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Product lifecycle management
  • Retail management
  • Project management
  • Technology law and policy

What can I do?

Organizational Management
Human Resource Management
Training and Development Manager
Operations Management

Where can I go?

General Motors
Academic Organizations
I love that we approach organizational leadership as technology. Technology is so much more than just computers and software, it is about being on the cutting edge and an organization's business strategy and leadership is technology!
Sarah Wever
Organizational Leadership

What to expect in Organizational Leadership

Core courses

TLI 11100 Gateway to Technology Leadership and Innovation
TLI 11200 Foundations Of Technology Leadership
TLI 15200 Business Principles for Organizational Leadership
TLI 21300 Project Management
TLI 21400 Introduction to Supply Chain Management Technology
TLI 25400 Leading Change In Technology Organizations
TLI 31400 Leading Innovation In Organizations
TLI 33400 Economic Analysis For Technology Systems
TLI 31600 Statistical Quality Control
TLI 35600 Global Technology Leadership
TLI 36700 Teaching Design and Innovation I
TLI 41400 Financial Analysis for Technology Systems
TLI 43640 Lean Six Sigma
TLI 45700 Technology Policy and Law
TLI 45800 Leadership for Competitive Advantage
TLI 48590 Technology Leadership Capstone
TLI 48595 Organizational Leadership Capstone II

What it's like to be a TECHIE!

The Polytechnic learning environment

Our learning experience is designed to produce graduates who not only have deep knowledge, applied skills, and experiences in their chosen discipline, but also problem solving, critical thinking, communications, and leadership skills sought by industries and communities.

About the department

The Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation tackles the global challenge of preparing leaders for the 21st century. With a focus on technology-driven careers, the degree programs allow students to lead the development of high-tech solutions. Research projects also focus on improving current processes and practices.

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