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Department of General Business

Organizational Leadership

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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Why Business?

At West Virginia University's John Chambers College of Business and Economics we're doing things differently. Take the first step today to transform your future. We will help you get to where you want to be in the business world. Join today and be a part of our story.

Do you aspire to make a positive difference in your community, workplace and the world?

Turn your love of service into a meaningful career. Our Organizational Leadership program is the perfect fit if you are looking to pursue your love of nonprofit, public or private leadership.

The program will introduce you to effective methods to handle conflict and negotiations and to foster and lead organizational change.You will gain real-world experience from a hands-on curriculum and will have an opportunity to gain national and global internship experience. You will graduate with the skills you need to land a job you love so that you can make a difference in your community. In addition to nonprofit leadership, many of our graduates go into healthcare or hospitality and recreation leadership.

Working together

You will meet and work with individuals who are just as passionate as you are about implementing positive change. Our hands- on experiences occur in and outside of the classroom. From educational and networking trips and guest speakers, you will gain important communication and leadership skills.


Placement Rate

Of our Organizational Leadership students were placed at graduation.

Related Minors:

Hospitality and Tourism, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Management

  • Participate in hands-on experiential learning opportunities in our backyard

  • Explore the program’s three pillars: strategy, strengths and service impact

  • Learn business acumen and executive leadership skills

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