Weatherhead is home to one of the nation's top Organizational Behavior Departments. Their primary focus in teaching and research is leading and managing change at the individual, team, organizational, and societal level. Undergraduate students can benefit from their access to this distinguished department and can deepen their understanding of leadership and organizational behavior through multiple academic programs.
Students interested in one of Weatherhead's leadership academic programs interact on a personal level with some of the leading experts in their fields, including:
- Diana Bilimoria, who researches and teaches about how individuals achieve their fullest potential as leaders and contributors in organizations, what facilitates women and minority group members to become full participants in organizations, and leadership development at all levels
- Susan Case is interested in a variety of topics in the field of gender and diversity in organizations
- Corinne Coen, whose research considers why people cooperate in teams and how managers can get them to cooperate more often
- John Paul Stephens focuses on the roles of perception, knowledge and relationships in the adaptive coordination of action groups, such as musical ensembles
Business Management Major with Organizational Leadership Concentration
The Weatherhead undergraduate business management major grounds students in the functional areas of business for career preparation across a broad spectrum of industries. All students build a strong foundation in business management by taking required courses in economics, accounting, statistics, communication, leadership, marketing, and operations research and supply chain management.
As a business management major, you will build upon this foundation by selecting an area of concentration. By pursing an organizational leadership concentration, you will select courses that will strengthen your fundamental leadership skills. The flexibility of this major allows students to pursue a second concentration or add additional courses to support their career interests.
See comprehensive information about Weatherhead's BS in Management in the General Bulletin.
At just 15 credit hours, you can easily add a leadership minor to your current undergraduate plan. Learn more about the minor in the General Bulletin.
Note: Students cannot pursue a minor in leadership and a concentration is organizational leadership.
Ready to apply? Learn about our admission requirements.
There are various campus resources available to CWRU students who are interested in developing their skills and interests including: