Minor in Leadership Studies
The primary objective of the Minor in Leadership Studies is providing students with an in-depth knowledge of leadership theory, skills, experience, and application through a rigorous program of study that is multi-disciplinary in nature. Initially, the minor will comprise two tracks, one in Public Policy and the second in Management (MGT), offered through the School of Public Policy and the Institute for Leadership & Entrepreneurship (ILE) at the Scheller College of Business respectively. Students apply for either the Public Policy Track or the MGT Track, are accepted, and enter the program to begin a prescribed 15 credit hour course of study while satisfying requirements for a bachelor's degree in their major. In order for a student to be enrolled in this minor, they must have completed at least 30 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater, applied for admission, and been formally admitted. Ideally, students will be in their sophomore year at Georgia Tech. Each course counting toward the minor must be completed with a grade of C or above, with the overall required GPA in the courses counting toward the minor being a 2.75 or better.
Apply online at: http://leadership.gatech.edu
Course Descriptions are available at:
https://oscar.gatech.edu (under Georgia Tech course catalog or Schedule of Classes).
Once enrolled in the program, the requirements for the minor are the successful completion of 15 credit hours as follows:
Required Course: 3 semester credit hours
Track: 9 semester credit hours. Choose one--Public Policy or Management.
Internship (Public Policy Track) OR Capstone Project (Management Track): 3 semester hours
I. Each student must take the following course (3 hours):
PUBP 4140 Foundations of Leadership
II. Each student must take at least three courses selected from either the Policy track or the Management track in the following list of offerings (9 hours).
Policy Track (choose 3 of the following)
PUBP 2030 - Organizations and Policy
PHIL 3050 - Philosophy and Political Philosophy
PUBP 2010 - Political Processes
Courses currently taught as special topics:
PUBP 48X3 - Leading Change in Public Organizations
PUBP 48X3 - Leadership for Social Change
PUBP 4803 - Ethical Responsibility in Leadership
PUBP 4803 - Managerial and Leadership Skill Building
PSY 2803 - Exploring Multicultural Identities
Management Track (choose 3 of the following)
MGT 3103 - Leadership-Changing Environments**
MGT 3150 - Principles of Management
MGT 4072 - Entrepreneurial Finance
MGT 4102 - Management Consulting
MGT 4116 - Gender and Ethnicity in US and Global Organizations
MGT 4191 - Entrepreneurship Forum*
MGT 4192 - Impact Forum*
MGT 4193 - Servant Leadership, Values and Systems
MGT 4194 - Social Entrepreneurship
MGT 4670 - Entrepreneurship
MGT 4803 - Fairness & Leadership: Building Trust**
MGT 4803 - Motivation and Rewards**
MGT 4803 - Teamwork in Organizations**
MGT 4803 - Corporate Governance**
MGT 4803 - Managing Teams
MGT 4803 - Business Fundamentals for Social Entrepreneurs (Currently available only to participants in the Budapest Study Abroad Program)
*Students electing the Management Track can use either MGT 4191 or 4192, but not both.
**These courses require the completion of pre-requisites. Please check OSCAR for more details.
III. PUBP 4651 OR MGT 4611 - Internship OR Capstone Project. Students enrolled in the Public Policy track will complete an internship by enrolling in PUBP 4651 (3.0 credit hours). Students enrolled in the Management track will complete a capstone project by enrolling in MGT 4611 - Integrative Management Analysis (3.0 credit hours).