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Leadership Studies, Minor


The leadership studies minor focus on applying, analyzing, and evaluating effective leadership approaches. The minor emphasizes leadership theories and practice and cultivates students' self-awareness and the development of leadership competencies. The curriculum core emphasizes leadership principles and theory while the electives provide interdisciplinary perspectives. As such, students gain understanding of diverse social, cultural, and organizational processes that impact effective leadership in a variety of contexts. The goal of the minor is to prepare students for career growth and for leading organizational success. 

Total Program Credits: 18

Discipline Core Requirements: 18 Credits
Required Courses:  
  MGMT 1250 Principles of Leadership 3
  MGMT 2030 Inclusive Leadership SS 3
  MGMT 3500 Leadership Theory and Application WE 3
  MGMT 450R Leadership Practicum 3
Electives (choose 6 credits hours from the following; 3 credits must be upper division.)  6
  AERO 3100 Management and Leadership A  
  AERO 3110 Management and Leadership B  
  AMST 300R Topics in American Studies  
  COMM 3410 Fundamentals of Mediation and Negotiation  
  COMM 4250 Communication and Leadership  
  ENGL 473R Topics in Gender Studies  
  ESMG 4000 Advanced Emergency Services Leadership  
  ESWF 3380 L380 Fireline/Fire Service Leadership  
  ESWF 3381 L381 Incident Leadership  
  ESWF 4481 L481 Advanced Leadership for Command and General Staff  
  HR 3550 Organization Development  
  MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior WE  
  MGMT 3020 Individual Action and Corporate Social Responsibility  
  MGMT 332G Cross Cultural Communications for International Business GI  
  MGMT 297H Honors Seminar in Leadership Development  
  MILS 1200 Introduction to Leadership Excellence I  
  MILS 145R Introduction to Leadership Dynamics and Techniques  
  MILS 1210 Introduction to Leadership Excellence II  
  MKTG 3640 Sales Management  
  PJST 4300 Race Gender and Class in Peace and Justice  
  POLS 3300 Introduction to Public Administration  
  POLS 420R Issues and Topics in Political Science  
  POLS 3370 Leading Cities  
  SOC 3510 Sociology of Work and Occupations  
  SOC 4400 Social Change  
  SLSS 3200 Leader--Teacher and Mentor  
  SLSS 405G Leader--Global Contributor GI  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete all requirements for the minor. 

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 1250 Principles of Leadership 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 2030 Inclusive Leadership SS 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 3500 Leadership Theory and Application WE 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Elective courses chosen from approved list 6
  Semester total: 6
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 450R Leadership Practicum 3
  Semester total: 3
  Degree total: 18


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Program Details

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe traditional leadership theories and current trends in emerging leadership philosophies.
  2. Apply leadership theories through critical thinking discussions and activities.
  3. Demonstrate mastery of oral and written communication in the context of leadership development theory and practice.
  4. Demonstrate critical analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and solve leadership problems and issues.
  5. Develop self-awareness of leadership strengths and weaknesses.
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