IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology


Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS)

A premier bachelor degree granting program, preparing students for professional positions in supervisory management: Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS) provides a broad-based education for those desiring leadership roles in business, government, or industry. OLS programs grant Purdue University Bachelor of Science degree, a Certificate in Human Resource Management, a Certificate in Leadership Studies (non-majors only), and a Certificate in International Leadership.

Organizational Leadership and Supervision is located in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology on the IUPUI campus in the ET 301/309 Suite.

OLS will become one of the premier undergraduate leadership programs in the country. We will develop leaders who demonstrate competence within selected technical fields.

Create and maintain a community of professors, students, and staff dedicated to lifelong learning, growth, and continuous improvement of self and others.

Support the undergraduate leadership program by:

  • Generating and disseminating knowledge about leadership within the context of technological expertise
  • Equipping OLS majors with the knowledge, skills, resources, and perspectives necessary to be effective leaders in technical professions
  • Granting bachelor degrees and certificates in leadership and human resource management
  • Enhancing economic opportunities for its graduates and community
  • Engaging in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors that add knowledge to the discipline of leadership
  • Engaging in service to school, campus, community and profession
  • Adding value to organizations through consultation and training
  • Assessing learning outcomes for continuous improvement

The OLS Program:

  • Is a highly individualized, practical, "real-world," approach to supervisory management.
  • Emphasizes leadership, interpersonal relationships, and change implementation.
  • Is a flexible curriculum, allowing students to specialize in their areas of interest and talent.
  • Provides a pragmatic, innovating, and adaptable approach to a student's education, with opportunities for interaction between students, faculty, and the work world.
  • Employs full-time and associate faculty possessing real world skills from a variety of professional backgrounds.
  • Offers individualized, personal counseling.
  • Provides a source of professional talent for leadership positions in business, industry, government, and other organizations.