Leadership Studies

https://engineering.jhu.edu/cle/

The Leadership Studies minor offers Johns Hopkins Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Peabody students a broad array of courses that help them to position 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.

The minor in leadership studies, part of the Center for Leadership Education, offers students a diversified learning experience that emphasizes the concepts, practices, and skills necessary for effective leadership as managers and entrepreneurs in the public and private sectors.

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 areas of Social Enterprise, Science Policy, or Leadership for Health Professionals.

The Capstone Experience:

In the Leadership Studies capstone experience, students gain hands-on experience through the development of a project in which they practice leadership. Options for the Capstone Experience include (but are not limited to):

  • Experiential Social Entrepreneurship
  • Developing an Environmental Venture
  • Leading Educational Initiatives
  • Leadership in a JHU approved student organization

All Capstone Experience projects must be approved by the director of the Leadership Studies minor before enrollment in the Leadership Studies Capstone course. Projects must be team based, require strong communication, exhibit measurable results, and exist within external-facing organizations.

Minor in Leadership Studies

The requirements of the minor in Leadership Studies can be accessed from the Center for Leadership Education’s website under the “W.P. Carey Program in Entrepreneurship and Management” tab (http://eng.jhu.edu/wse/cle/page/ls_minor). Students wishing to complete a minor in Leadership Studies may also obtain more information from the CLE Faculty Support Staff office located in Whitehead 105.

Core Requirements

(13 credits)

EN.660.105 Introduction to Business
EN.660.203 Financial Accounting
EN.661.110 OR Professional Writing & Communications OR EN.661.250 Oral Presentations
EN.660.332 Leadership Theory

Upper-Level Electives

(9 credits)

Students may choose to complete an optional focus area of upper-level electives in Social Enterprise, Science Policy (forthcoming), or Leadership for Health Professionals (forthcoming). Students not intending to complete a focus area should choose nine credits of coursework from the first list below.

Non-Focus Area Electives

EN.660.329 Social Entrepreneurship 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.660.xxx Regulatory Writing

Optional Social Enterprise Focus Area

Required:
EN.660.329 Social Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice: Community Based Learning
EN.660.321 Managing & Marketing Social Enterprises
Choose one additional course from the list 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 Building Individual and Community Health Through Science Policy
EN.660.xxx Measuring Impacts and Outcomes
EN.660.xxx Regulatory Writing

Capstone Experience

(3 credits)
Must seek approval from Leadership Studies minor director before registering.
EN.660.xxx Leadership Studies Capstone