Leadership Skills
For a Dynamic Workplace

Attributes employers seek on a candidate's resume1

  •  76.6%

    Communication Skills

  •  76%


  •  73.1%

    Analytic/quantitative skills

  •  72%

    Strong work ethic

  •  71.4%

    Ability to work in a team

  •  70.3%

    Problem-solving skills

  •  68.6%


Learn to Lead in a changing world

Students graduating from the Organizational Leadership B.A. will gain the practical communication, organizational, and leadership skills they need to compete and thrive in the 21st-century workplace.

Seven of the top 20 most in-demand occupations in the Puget Sound Region require Organizational Leadership skills. 2

Managers (All)
9,487 job postings
First Line Supervisors of Retail Workers
7,640 job postings
Marketing Managers
7,518 job postings
Medical and Health Systems Managers
6,121 job postings
Sales Managers
5,959 job postings
Human Resources Specialists
5,825 job postings
General and Operations Managers
3,402 job postings

In employer surveys, Organizational Skills are the second most requested skill across all career areas.3

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Organizational Skills
  3. Writing

Organizational Skills are valued by all employers.

Organizational Leadership roles are expected to grow nationally over the next decade.4


Median income for leadership occupations in the US.


Job growth predicted between 2014 and 2024.


Predicted number of new jobs by 2024.


  1. Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers—Job Outlook, 2014
  2. Educational Advisory Board. Employer Demand Analysis for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metropolitan Statistical Area. 2013.
  3. Burning Glass Technologies. The Human Factor: The Hard Time Employers Have Finding Soft Skills. November 2015.
  4. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. "Occupational Outlook Handbook." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 17 Dec. 2015. Web. 13 Jan. 2016.


Attend Our Open House!

You are invited to attend an Open House showcasing Seattle University’s School of New and Continuing Studies, offering hybrid degree completion programs and professional certificates.

Date & Time:
Wednesday, August 3rd
SU Admissions Building
901 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122


Attend Our Open House!