Organizational Leadership Concentration | Biomedical Sciences at PCOM
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Organizational Leadership Concentration

MS in Biomedical Sciences

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Organizational Leadership in the Biosciences Concentration 
MS in Biomedical Sciences

A concentration in organizational leadership in the biosciences opens doors to management and leadership opportunities within major corporations, hospitals and medical facilities. 


As a student in our program, you will learn to improve organizational and human effectiveness through coursework in organizational development and leadership (ODL), team dynamics, change theory and small and large system diagnosis. Concentration coursework is delivered online and is available to students at all PCOM locations.

Program Objectives

Our students will demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in the following areas upon completion of the organizational leadership concentration:

  • Leadership and ethics
  • Self-awareness and authenticity
  • Group dynamics
  • Systems thinking
  • Conceptual intervention design
  • Business/organizational knowledge acumen
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Consulting
  • Effective communication
  • Diversity and inclusion

Students will also be able to:

  • apply skills and techniques of organizational leadership, psychological theory, program evaluation and performance-based outcomes measures in bioscience leadership.
  • apply the theoretical aspects of group, organizational and systemic thought in the real world.
  • demonstrate an understanding of scientific method, data analysis and empirical inquiry.
  • apply advanced skills to access, synthesize and interpret relevant literature.
  • show proficiency in written and oral communication of bioscience and organizational leadership topics.
  • demonstrate effective use of computer technology in researching biomedical science and organizational leadership topics.


After completing foundation year coursework, students may progress to the second-year degree concentration in organizational leadership.

The information listed below is from the current course catalog. Terms, sequences, courses and credit hours are subject to change at any time without notice.

Second Year Concentration Courses
24 Credit Hours Required
ODL 501Foundations and Systems of Organizational Development3
ODL 505Team Dynamics3
ODL 510Capstone: Action Research Project3
ODL 516Developing Systems Literacy: Organizational Workshop3
or ODL 527 Managing Strategic Change: Dialog and Intervention
ODL 517Communication Skills for Leaders3
ODL 520Appreciative Inquiry3
ODL 526Managing Self and Emotional Systems in the Workplace3
or ODL 535 Leading with Emotional Intelligence
ODL 528Diversity Equity Inclusion Leadership Lab3
Total Hours24