“Leadership” Degrees

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by Acolyte, Mar 25, 2020.

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  1. bball_lover_86

    bball_lover_86 New Member

    So my question is why do I keep seeing more and more job posting for very legitimate companies asking specifically for a degrees like organizational development and or leadership? Just a question honest question. :)
     
  2. JoshD

    JoshD Active Member

    I would assume it would be for a role that is not quantitative in nature. Soft skills are important in every company and I could only see a graduate degree specifically in Organizational Development or Leadership being called for in such a position.
     
  3. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    First, those are two different disciplines. OD is about the capabilities of an enterprise, along with its culture. Leadership is about preparing the people in charge to take the organization into new directions.

    Second, they're asked for because those disciplines have great value in improving the performance of an organization and its people. Learning --> Performance --> Results.
     
  4. Acolyte

    Acolyte Member

    I agree. As re-skilling and upskilling workforces becomes more widespread, as well as the desire for companies to become more agile and to change quickly, some of these “softer skills” are becoming more important. Leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, change management, etc. where I work, they have a role called an “individual contributor “ and those people can be assigned to different teams for a period of time because of their skill sets, so despite the negative views on this forum about such degrees, I’m still not convinced they don’t have value in both the workplace and the job market at large.
     
  5. bball_lover_86

    bball_lover_86 New Member

    A lot of schools are combining both programs. Just thought it was odd I keep seeing jobs asking for that type of degree.
     

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