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.


Lennon, McCarron, Owen (director)


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: LSHP

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 204Leadership Theory and Practice4
INTS 404Ethics and Leadership4-6
or MLSC 400
MLSC 402
Leadership and Management
and Leadership and Ethics
INTS 435Leadership in a Changing Environment4
Total Credits12-14


Select at least one course from the following: 13-4
Art as Social Action
Entrepreneurship in the Arts
Conflict Resolution Techniques and Practice
Introduction to Environmental Policy
Advanced Financial Management
Comparative Political Leadership
Art as Social Action (Mason Core)
Foundations of Resilience and Well-Being
Global Leadership (Mason Core)
Leadership and Organizational Problem-Solving
IT in the Global Economy
Organizational Development and Management Consulting
Marketing Management
Applied Leadership I
Leadership and Management
Leadership and Ethics
Introduction to International Business (Mason Core)
Managing Projects and Operations
Introduction to Business Information Systems (Mason Core)
Leadership and Management of Health Care
PRLS 316
Social Psychology (Mason Core)
Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Mason Core)
Social Movements and Political Protest
Resort Management
Total Credits3-4

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