Leadership Studies Minor

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. Additional focus areas are forthcoming in the fall of 2019.

 

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

    A: To complete the minor, students must take four core courses: Introduction to Business, 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-count courses?

    A: Many courses overlap, but to complete two CLE minors, students must take four unique courses per minor.

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

    FOUR CORE COURSES:

    • EN.660.105 Introduction to Business
    • 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.660.321 Managing & 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.660.458 Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Sustainable Living
    • EN.660.460 Entrepreneurship
    • EN.660.xxx Building Resilient Communities: Policy and Practice
    • EN.660.xxx Crafting Public Policy: Current Status, Process and Product
    • EN.660.xxx Measuring Impacts and Outcomes
    • EN.661.xxx Regulatory Writing

    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.xxx Building Resilient Communities: Policy and Practice
    • EN.660.xxx Crafting Public Policy: Current Status, Process and Product
    • EN.660.xxx Building Individual and Community Health Through Science Policy
    • EN.660.xxx Measuring Impacts and Outcomes
    • EN.661.xxx Regulatory Writing

    ONE CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE:

    EN.660.xxx Leadership Studies Capstone

    Please note the following:

    • Only one course may be taken on an S/U basis
    • Only 6 credits taken outside WSE and KSAS (including transfer and study abroad) can be applied to the minor
    • A C- or higher is the grade requirement for all M&C courses.
  • We recommend that all students interested in the minor make an appointment to speak with the CLE academic program coordinator to receive guidance about the program.

    1. Please complete and submit the Leadership Studies Minor Inquiry Form.

    2. Once you submit your inquiry form, email the CLE at cle@jhu.edu to make an appointment with an academic program coordinator for an “Addition/Change of Minor” form. Engineering students and Arts & Sciences sophomores and juniors must submit this form to the Office of the Registrar. Arts & Sciences seniors must submit this slip to the Office of Academic Advising.

 

 

 

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