The Leadership Studies minor offers Johns Hopkins Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Peabody students a broad array of courses to assist in positioning themselves as leaders among their peers in entrepreneurial ventures in private industry, government, and academia. The minor offers a multidisciplinary approach that focuses on organizational and contextual aspects of leadership and personal development.

Some students simply take a course or two. Many choose to fulfill the eight-course Leadership Studies minor, pairing it with their engineering, liberal arts, or public health major. The minor’s four core courses provide a strong foundation in the fundamentals of entrepreneurial enterprises.

Students can then select any three upper-level courses to complete the minor or elect to focus further in the area of Social Enterprise.

Q: What are the requirements for the Leadership Studies minor?

A: To complete the minor, students must take four core courses: Foundations of American Enterprise, Financial Accounting, Leadership Theory, and Professional Writing and Communication OR Oral Presentations. Additionally, students must complete three upper-level electives and the Leadership Studies Capstone course. Students can choose an optional focus area in which to complete their upper-level electives.

Q: Who can take Leadership Studies courses?

A: Leadership Studies courses are open to all Johns Hopkins Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Peabody students.

Q: Do I have to declare the Leadership Studies minor in order to take Leadership Studies courses?

A: No. Students may choose to take only a course or two. They do not have to declare the minor.

Q: Do I have to select a focus area?

A: No. The focus areas are optional. Students may choose any three upper level electives listed as options for the Leadership Studies minor, or they may elect to follow a focus area. Additional focus areas are currently in development as options for the minor.

Q: I’ve already declared the Entrepreneurship & Management minor, but I am also interested in the Leadership Studies minor. Can I double minor?

A: Our common core allows for students to more easily minor in more than one CLE minor. Students may also double-count electives as long as they are listed as acceptable electives for each minor.

To complete the minor, students must take a total of eight courses:

FOUR CORE COURSES:

  • EN.660.105 Foundations of American Enterprise
  • EN.660.203 Financial Accounting
  • EN.661.110 Professional Writing and Communication OR EN.661.250 Oral Presentations
  • EN.660.332 Leadership Theory

THREE UPPER ELECTIVES:

Students can select an optional focus area. If not pursuing a focus area, select any three courses from the second list below.

Social Enterprise Focus Area

Required courses:

  • EN.660.329 Social Enterprise Theory and Practice: Community-Based Learning
  • EN.660.335 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    • OR EN.660.321 Managing and Marketing Social Enterprises

Select one additional elective from the options below:

  • EN.660.331 Leading in Teams
  • EN.660.333 Leading Change
  • EN.660.336 Community Engineering: Interdisciplinary Problem Solving
  • EN.660.361 Engineering Business and Management
  • EN.660.363 Leadership & Management in Materials Science and Engineering
  • EN.660.455 Building Resilient Communities and Systems
  • EN.660.458 Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Sustainable Living
  • EN.660.460 Entrepreneurship

Non-Focus Area Path

Select any three courses from the list below:

  • EN.660.329 Social Enterprise Theory and Practice: Community-Based Learning
  • EN.660.321 Managing & Marketing Social Enterprises
  • EN.660.331 Leading in Teams
  • EN.660.333 Leading Change
  • EN.660.336 Community Engineering: Interdisciplinary Problem Solving
  • EN.660.361 Engineering Business and Management
  • EN.660.363 Leadership & Management in Materials Science and Engineering
  • EN.660.458 Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Sustainable Living
  • EN.660.460 Entrepreneurship
  • EN.660.455 Building Resilient Communities and Systems

CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE:

  • EN.660.470 Leadership Studies Capstone

Please note the following:

  • Study abroad credits must be pre-approved by the program director. Email your adviser to request a review and include all relevant syllabi. Once approved, arrange a time with your adviser to complete the pre-approval form provided by the Office of Study Abroad.
  • Only one course may be taken on an S/U basis
  • A C- or higher is the grade requirement for all E&M courses.

It is necessary that all students interested in the minor make an appointment to speak with a CLE Academic Program Coordinator to receive guidance about the program.

1. Please complete a minor declaration form online by logging into your Student Information System (SIS) account, clicking the “Registration” tab, selecting “Online Forms,” and then “Declare a new major/minor.”

2. Upon submission of the form, schedule a meeting with the minor adviser here: calendly.com/emyrick2.

3. During the meeting, the minor adviser will answer any questions you may have about the minor requirements and approve your declaration form.