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:
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
select one additional elective from the options below:
non-focus area path
select any three courses from the list below:
one capstone experience:
en.660.470 leadership studies capstone
please note the following:
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, email email@example.com to set up a meeting with the academic program coordinator.
3. during the meeting, the academic program coordinator will answer any questions you may have about the minor requirements and approve your declaration form.