Minor in Leadership

This minor prepares students for transformative leadership in campus, local, national, and global contexts. Interdisciplinary and integrative classes examine leadership from multiple perspectives and disciplines, offering an understanding of socially-responsible leadership with an emphasis on community action. Through the required coursework and experiential learning, students critically examine diverse theories, research, and perspectives on leadership and are encouraged to explore topics such as social change and globalization, creative conflict resolution, the nature of power, oppression and influence, innovation, and systemic leadership. Civic engagement and multicultural competence are viewed as necessary requirements for leadership.

This minor is open to students in all academic programs, schools, and majors.


Holder, Lennon, Lucas, Owen (director), Wagner

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: minimum of 15

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Core Courses

INTS 204 Leadership Theory and Practice 4
INTS 404 Ethics and Leadership 4-6
or MLSC 400& MLSC 402 Leadership and Management
and Leadership and Ethics
INTS 435 Leadership in a Changing Environment 4
Total Credits 12-14


Select at least one course from the following: 1 3-4
AVT 309
Art as Social Action
AVT 370
Entrepreneurship in the Arts
CONF 300
Conflict Resolution Techniques and Practice
EDUC 303
Politics of American Education
EVPP 361
Introduction to Environmental Policy
FNAN 401
Advanced Financial Management
GOVT 430
Comparative Political Leadership
Art as Social Action (Mason Core)
Foundations of Resilience and Well-Being
INTS 406
Global Leadership (Mason Core)
INTS 451
Leadership and Organizational Problem-Solving
IT 304
IT in the Global Economy (Mason Core)
MGMT 413
Organizational Development and Management Consulting
MKTG 471
Marketing Management
MLSC 300
Applied Leadership I
MLSC 400
Leadership and Management
MLSC 402
Leadership and Ethics
MBUS 301
Managing People and Organizations in a Global Economy
MBUS 302
Managing Information in a Global Economy
MBUS 305
Introduction to International Business (Mason Core)
MBUS 306
Managing Projects and Operations
NURS 436
Leadership and Management of Health Care
PRLS 316
Leadership and Outdoor Education
Social Psychology (Mason Core)
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Social Movements and Political Protest
TOUR 330
Resort Management
Total Credits 3-4

Other courses may be applied to this requirement with prior written approval of the director.