Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Leadership of Organizations

Minor in Leadership of Organizations
Program Code:
7755 Leadership Organization
Program Level:
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
School of Human Resources and Labor Relations
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Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
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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
HST 213 U.S. Business and Economic History 3
HST 312 African American Women 3
HST 313 Women in the United States to 1869 3
HST 314 Women in the United States since 1869 3
PLS 310 Public Administration and Policy 3
PLS 313 American Public Policy 3
PSY 235 Social Psychology 3
PSY 255 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3
SOC 241 Social Psychology 3
SOC 481 Social Movements and Collective Identities 3
3. Two of the following courses (6 to 8 credits):
ACM 271 Introduction to Arts and Cultural Management 3
ACM 461 Strategies of Arts and Cultural Management 3
CEP 260 Dynamics of Personal Adjustment 3
COM 240 Introduction to Organizational Communication 4
CSUS 429 Program Evaluation for Community Sustainability 3
ESHP 190 The Art of Starting 3
MGT 325 Management Skills and Processes 3
PHL 340 Ethics 3
PHL 345 Business Ethics 4
REL 185 Introduction to Religion and Nonprofits 3
REL 291 Special Topics in Religious Studies 3
REL 485 Religion and Nonprofit Leadership (W) 3
TE 250 Human Diversity, Power, and Opportunity in Social Institutions 3
WRA 202 Introduction to Professional and Public Writing 3
WRA 401 Rhetoric, Leadership and Innovation 3
WS 404 Women and the Law in the United States 3
Students who choose REL 291 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