Academic Programs Catalog

College of Social Science

School of Human Resources and Labor Relations

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Leadership of Organizations

The Minor in Leadership of Organizations provides interdisciplinary study of the leadership of organizations, preparing students to critically assess the effectiveness of leaders in a wide range of organizations including business, government, and non-profit. The minor also prepares students to be more effective leaders in their careers and as citizens.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult an advisor in the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations.

Requirements for the Minor in Leadership of Organizations

Complete a minimum of 15 credits from the following:

1.  The following core course (3 credits):
HRLR 211 Introduction to Organizational Leadership 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
ANP 321 Anthropology of Social Movements 3
ANP 475 Organizational Anthropology 3
HST 213 U.S. Business and Economic History 3
PLS 313 American Public Policy 3
PSY 235 Social Psychology 3
PSY 255 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3
SOC 481 Social Movements and Collective Identities 3
3. Two of the following courses (6 to 8 credits):
COM 240 Introduction to Organizational Communication 4
CSUS 429 Program Evaluation for Community Sustainability 3
PHL 345 Business Ethics 4
REL 291 Special Topics in Religious Studies 3
TE 250 Human Diversity, Power, and Opportunity in Social Institutions 3
WRA 491 Special Topics 1 to 4
Students who choose REL 291 or WRA 491 must obtain prior approval from the academic advisor to ensure content is specific to Leadership of Organizations.
4. The following course (3 credits):
HRLR 311 Applied Organizational Leadership 3