Organizational Leadership

Organizational Leadership degree at Lafayette

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. OL 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


Daniel Lewis Alumni Profile
Purdue offered a whole host of development experiences for me. These have shaped me as a person, professional, and as a leader. I was able to pursue engineering, technical, and managerial disciplines simultaneously; lessons learned from education in an industrial setting transferred easily to leadership of a professional services firm, even one nearly 90 years old. At Purdue, I never felt part of a crowd - the personal counseling, nurturing, and consistently high and demanding standards all worked in a way that no other institution provided for me.
Daniel Lewis
Organizational Leadership & Supervision ’72
  • 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 Purdue Polytechnic Institute 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.