Undergraduate Organizational Leadership

The Organizational Behavior and Leadership program (OBL) is intended for change leaders who want to contribute to their organization’s success by improving the well-being of its most important asset: its people. The program prepares you for responsible leadership and managerial roles in a variety of organizational settings. You'll develop the conceptual and problem-solving skills that an effective leader needs to identify how behaviors and attitudes can be improved through recruitment practices, training programs and implementation of feedback systems. Completing this program will equip you with the skills, knowledge and values needed to advance your career and thrive in complex organizational management teams.

The flexible format of the Edgewood College OBL program allows you to balance work, home and school.

Are you a former College Completion student? Contact gps@edgewood.edu for assistance. 

Program Highlights

  • Our hybrid courses are just 8 weeks long, run year-round, and are a combination of face-to-face and online learning. This innovative and flexible format allows you to begin classes when you choose and are ideal for the undergraduate student or working professional. 
  • Small class sizes ensure you receive individualized instruction and guidance.  
  • Undergraduate Certificates in Organizational Behavior and Leadership are available if you want to upgrade your leadership and management skills without committing to a full degree program.  


Employment outlook

  • $87,000 median salary in 2017
  • Projected growth is 5% or more over the next decade

Our graduates have taken their degrees and secured managerial and leadership roles in a variety of employment sectors, including health care, higher education, elementary and secondary education, banking, professional services, manufacturing, government, and non-profit. 

Some graduates have pursued graduate study in such fields as human resources, organization development, industrial-organizational psychology, management, healthcare administration, business administration, information technology, and law. 

Example careers include: 

  • Training and Development Manager (Median Salary: $108,250)
  • Management Consultant (Median Salary: $82,450)
  • Human Resources Manager (Median Salary: $110,120)

Faculty and Staff

Victoria M. Palmisano, MA, MBA, MLS, PhD, Associate Dean & Assistant Professor
BA, Tulane University
MA, University of New Orleans
MBA, Louisiana State University – Shreveport
Masters of Legal Studies, The University of Arizona
PhD, University of New Orleans

Jacob Gill, MS, Accounting Program Coordinator & Lecturer
BBA, Edgewood College
MS, Edgewood College

Fazel Hayati, MBA, PhD, Professor of Management
MBA, Louisiana State University – Shreveport
PhD, Auburn University

Ken Kavajecz, MS, PhD, Professor of Finance
BS, University of Wisconsin–Madison
MS, Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management
PhD, Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management

Leigh Maxwell, MA, PhD, Associate Professor of Communications Studies
MA, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
PhD, The Ohio State University

Xiaodong Kuang, PhD, Associate Professor of Communications Studies
PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Dan Schroeder, PhD, Associate Professor in Organizational Behavior and Leadership 
BS, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater 
MA, Western Michigan University 
PhD, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Kayla StajkoviΔ‡ CPA, PhD, Assistant Professor of Management 
BS, St. Cloud State University 
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Raj Kamal, MS, MBA, Senior Lecturer 
BA, Delhi University – St Stephen’s College
MBA, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
MS, Purdue University – Krannert School of Management

Annette Mondry, MEd, PhD, Senior Lecturer 
MEd, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee 
PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Justin Wilder, Professional Advisor 
BA, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

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