Minor in Leadership Studies

The Minor in Leadership Studies has as its primary objective the goal of providing students with an in-depth knowledge of leadership theory, skills, experience, and application through a rigorous program of study that is multi-disciplinary in nature. The minor is comprised of three tracks: Global Engineering, Public Policy and Business, offered through the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Public Policy and the ILE respectively. Students apply for a specific track, are accepted, and enter the program to begin a prescribed 15 credit hour course of study while satisfying requirements for a bachelor's degree in their major.

Application and course descriptions are available at: http://leadership.gatech.edu

Application and course descriptions are available in the Minor Program of Study & Guidelines section of this catalog.

GPA Requirement

In order for a student to be enrolled in this minor, they must have at least thirty credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater, have applied for admission, and been formally admitted. Each course counting toward the minor must be completed with a grade of C or above, with the overall required GPA in the courses counting toward the minor being a 2.75 or better.

Program of Study - Business Track

Required Courses
PUBP 4140Foundations Leadership3
Select at least 3 of the following from the Business Track:9
Leadersip-Changing Env
Mgt in Healthcare Sector
Management Consulting
Entrepreneurial Finance
Gend, Race, Ethn Org Behav
Global Workforce Mgt
Serv Lead Values Systems
Social Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Special Topics
Organizational Behavior
Prin of Management
Entrepreneurship Forum
IMPACT Forum
Internship
MGT 4611Integrative Mgt Analysis3
Total Credit Hours15
1

See below list of approved Special Topic courses.

Approved Special Topics Courses

MGT 4803Corporate Governance - pre-requisite MGT 21063
MGT 4803Business Fundamentals for Social Entrepreneurs (available only to participants in the Budapest Study Aboad program)3
MGT 4803Motivation and Rewards - Pre-requisite MGT 3101 or MGT 31023
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours of Special Topics courses may be included in a minor program or the student may complete 3 credit hours of Special Topics and 3 credit hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research. Students may not use 6 credit hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research for a minor.
  • A maximum of 3 credit hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. This includes courses taken at another institution or credit earned through the AP or IB program, assuming the scores meet Georgia Tech minimum standards.
  • It is the major advisor’s responsibility to verify that students are using only courses from the designated block(s) from the student’s major field of study that are allowed to satisfy a minor program, that they are not using any Core Area A-E courses (including humanities and social sciences), and that they are not using any courses for more than one minor or certificate. Any free elective course used to satisfy the course requirements of the student’s major degree program may also be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor.

Program of Study - Global Engineering Track

Required Courses
PUBP 4140Foundations Leadership3
CEE 4803Special Topics (Global Engineering Leadership & Management)3
Select at least 3 of the following from the Engineering Track: 19
Special Topics (Environmental Quality in Developing Countries)
Special Topics (Construction Management and Megaprojects)
Special Topics (Transportation, Cities & Sustainable Development)
Special Topics (International Disaster Reconnaissance Studies)
Special Topics (Sustainable Subsurface Infrastructure)
Special Topics (Energy-Focused Civil Engineering)
Internship 2
Work Abroad Semester (Work Abroad Semester)
Total Credit Hours15
1

See below list of approved Special Topic courses. Students may use up to 12 hours of Special Topics courses from approved list.

2

 Students may also select a Global Engineering Leadership Development Internship.

Approved Special Topics Courses

CEE 4803Special Topics (Environmental Quality in Developing Countries)3
CEE 4803Special Topics (Construction Management and Megaprojects)3
CEE 4803Special Topics ( Transportation, Cities & Sustainable Development)3
CEE 4803Special Topics (International Disaster Reconnaissance Studies)3
CEE 4803Special Topics (Sustainable Subsurface Infrastructure)3
CEE 4803Special Topics (Energy-Focused Civil Engineering)3
  • A maximum of 3 semester hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. This includes courses taken at another institution or credit earned through the AP or IB program, assuming the scores meet Georgia Tech minimum standards.
  • It is the major advisor’s responsibility to verify that students are using only courses from the designated block(s) from the student’s major field of study that are allowed to satisfy a minor program, that they are not using any Core Area A-E courses (including humanities and social sciences), and that they are not using any courses for more than one minor or certificate. Any free elective course used to satisfy the course requirements of the student’s major degree program may also be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor.

 Program of Study - Policy Track

Required Courses
PUBP 4140Foundations Leadership3
Select at least 3 courses from the Policy Track:9
Political Philosophy
Political Processes
Organizations and Policy
Special Topics 1
Internship
PUBP 4651Public Policy Internship3
Total Credit Hours15
1

See below list of approved Special Topic courses. Students may use up to 12 hours of Special Topics courses from approved list.

Approved Special Topics Courses

PUBP 4803Ethical Responsibility in Leadership
PUBP 4813Managerial and Leadership Skill Building
PSYC 4803Exploring Multicultural Identities
  • A maximum of 6 semester hours of Special Topics courses may be included in a minor program or the student may complete 3 semester hours of Special Topics and 3 semester hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research. Students may not use 6 semester hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research for a minor.
  •  A maximum of 3 semester hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. This includes courses taken at another institution or credit earned through the AP or IB program, assuming the scores meet Georgia Tech minimum standards.
  • It is the major advisor’s responsibility to verify that students are using only courses from the designated block(s) from the student’s major field of study that are allowed to satisfy a minor program, that they are not using any Core Area A-E courses (including humanities and social sciences), and that they are not using any courses for more than one minor or certificate. Any free elective course used to satisfy the course requirements of the student’s major degree program may also be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor.