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Petros Malakyan, Ph.D.
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Degrees

Members of a society conduct their daily lives intersecting with their established educational, political, cultural, religious, commercial, familial, community and governmental organizations. These organizations require effective and flexible leaders and followers to maintain a well-functioning society and enable members to adapt to inevitable change. Organizational Leadership is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing the analytical and practical skills necessary to effectively participate in a wide range of society's organizations.   You will learn and practice how leaders recognize opportunity and motivate individuals and groups, and how followers choose leaders and why.

The B.S. in Organizational Leadership degree offers a foundation in many aspects of leading and following: the process of influencing others and adapting to change, ethical behavior, organizational culture and global perspectives, purposeful communication, and the use of information for decision making.  This major prepares you for a wide variety of career options in which your universalist knowledge about people and organizations enables you to plan goals and implement strategies drawing on the capabilities of all kinds of participants.   Graduates with this degree seek and obtain jobs and careers in administration, management, and entrepreneurial ventures in corporate, government, family, military, and non-profit organizations.

Robert Morris University has a partnership with Community College of Beaver County. The program explores professional opportunities for students interested in various aviation fields. Student may simultaneously begin their academic works at CCBC and RMU. They will earn an AS degree from CCBC and a BS in Organizational Leadership from RMU. Students interested in the following professional environments would find this program of interest: professional pilot, air traffic control, aerospace management, or unmanned aerial vehicle operation. 

The M.S. in Organizational Leadership degree builds on your experience as a member of society interacting with multiple institutions, whether occupational, educational, political, cultural, social, communal, for example, to learn how to effectively develop strategies for adapting to change. To provide you with a deeper understanding of  how leaders and followers create and adapt, you will study the theories and strategies of leadership, conflict negotiation, critical thinking, and ethics and change, as well as managing information and technology, and analyzing human behavior in cultural contexts.

These degree programs are offered in 8-week sessions, offered at multiple starting points throughout the year, either partially online or fully online.

The minor in Organizational Leadership includes 15 credits. It is applicable to any academic major. It allows students to focus on important differences between managing and leading. 



Certificates

Our certificate programs are offered in 8-week sessions, offered at multiple starting points throughout the year, either partially online or fully online.

Undergraduate-level
The Leadership and Ethics Certificate program challenges students to apply personal and professional skills to real-life professional environments, with particular attention being paid to ethical conduct. Students are asked to make important decisions to realistic case studies while paying attention to an organization's culture, mission and values. The credits in this certificate program count toward the BS in Organizational Leadership.

Graduate-level
The Ethics and Legal Issues Certificate program explores the critical legal and ethical responsibilities for an employer and employee in any organization. Particular attention is paid to ensuring that federal non-discrimination policies are followed in recruiting talent, training and development of employees, and termination practices. The credits in this certificate program count toward the MS in Organizational Leadership.

The Group Dynamics and Conflict Resolution Certificate program engages students in understanding why conflict enters the professional environment and how to fix it. Group dynamics and organizational behavior are also carefully examined. The important role leaders play in containing conflict also is integral. The credits in this certificate program count toward the MS in Organizational Leadership.

The Leadership and Organizational Change Certificate program allows students to consider how positive and effective change can be made to an organization. Through an examination of internal and external environments, the student will evaluate what criteria are best used in implementing those changes. The credits in this certificate program count toward the MS in Organizational Leadership.