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 to develop skills to be a leader for national and global technology enterprises.

The broad curricula will help you learn how to lead in a variety of scenarios, from innovative technology organizations to global teams and organizational change. You will also take courses to understand how policies and law affect technology innovation and influence global technology and organizational leadership.

Special Features

Interest/Focus Areas

  • International Leadership
  • Healthcare Public Policy
  • Communication
  • Human Resources Development
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Technology Law & Policy

ATTN: OLS students

Current organizational leadership and supervision (OLS) students can use the same resources listed on this page. OLS plans of study remain active for those students already enrolled at Purdue prior to the summer of 2015.

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 21300 Project Management
TLI 21400 Introduction to Supply Chain Management Technology
TLI 25300 Principles Of Technology Strategy
TLI 25400 Leading Change In Technology Organizations
TLI 31300 Technology Innovation and Integration: Bar Codes to Biometrics
TLI 31400 Leading Innovation In Organizations
TLI 31500 Innovative Product Development and Testing
TLI 31600 Statistical Quality Control
TLI 33610 Risk Analysis And Assessment
TLI 35600 Global Technology Leadership
TLI 41400 Financial Analysis for Technology Systems
TLI 45700 Technology Policy and Law
TLI 45800 Leadership for Competitive Advantage
TLI 43640 Lean Six Sigma
TLI 45900 Technology Focus Seminar

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 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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