This fall, the College of Business will offer a new interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program in Organizational Leadership.
This collaboration between the colleges of Business and Social and Behavioral Sciences will emphasize innovative leadership practices, “demonstrating a sensitivity around humanity,” says Dr. Mary Pat Braudis, assistant professor and assistant chair of New Jersey programs for the College of Business.
“This degree also recognizes the prevalence and impact of trauma and stress within organizations,” adds Dr. Braudis. “It’s designed to develop leaders with empathy to keep employees engaged and productive and develop leadership skills that will influence an employee’s well-being and productivity. Students will gain a strong business and psychology foundation that will help them break down complex ideas and behaviors that transfer into leading others.”
Key areas of development will focus on leadership in a diverse and multi-cultural environment, decision-making, interpersonal relations, change management, team facilitation, and the six principles to a trauma-informed approach. The program will prepare students for a range of leadership positions in the public and private sector, health care, nonprofit agencies, businesses, and the service industry.