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Petros Malakyan, Ph.D.
Department Head,
Organizational Leadership
Organizational Leadership
412-397-6302 Phone
Wheatley 211
Moon Campus

Department of Organizational Leadership

Dear Visitor,

Welcome to the Organizational Leadership website at RMU! 

I invite you to consider studying with us in the area of organizational leadership. You may ask, “What would I gain from this field of study to become more successful in my professional career?” Let me give you two answers from my own learning experiences.

After studying leadership for more than a decade, practicing organizational leadership in different parts of the world, teaching leadership in four continents of the world in the last 15 years, and getting to know my students from Africa to Europe and from Asia to America, I have learned two important lessons about leadership and organizations: First, organizations are an inescapable part of social life. Nearly every student graduating from a college or a university finds herself or himself working in an organization. Thus, it is essential for you as a citizen of today’s globalized world and to study how human relationships work in organizations in order to succeed in your career and life. Second, leadership is not for privileged people and followership is not for the unprivileged ones. Rather, I have seen my students leading and following effectively regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity or nationality across personality and cultural differences. One may choose to lead in one situation and follow in another. Thus, every human being is capable of leading and following and every human relationship requires knowledge and skills in leadership and followership.

For these very reasons, I invite you to consider pursuing one of RMU’s undergraduate or graduate degrees in organizational leadership. As an interdisciplinary field of study, either of our organizational leadership degrees will complement your professional skills and enhance your personal qualities to become a more compatible and hirable candidate among employers. Across private and public sectors, employers require people to skillfully lead, communicate effectively, manage interpersonal conflicts, solve organizational problems, work in teams, and make ethical decisions.

Additionally, students may also pair their Bachelor of Science degree in organizational leadership with an Associate of Science degree in one of four aviation-related disciplines. Through our partnership with the Community College of Beaver County, which is ranked #1 in the nation for the aviation sciences, students can simultaneously earn their Associate of Science degree in Professional Pilot, Air Traffic Control, Aerospace Management, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. It is typical for students to complete both degrees in less than four years. 

If you are interested in our organizational leadership programs, whether online or on-ground, please contact me to learn more about our esteemed faculty and our robust undergraduate and graduate programs.

Petros G. Malakyan, Ph.D.
Department Head, Organizational Leadership
School of Communications & Information Systems
Wheatley Center 211
Robert Morris University
6001 University Blvd
Moon Township, PA 15108
Phone: 412-397-6302
Fax: 412-397-6468