Leadership Studies is a multidisciplinary minor combining theoretical and applied coursework in a variety of organizational contents. The Business emphasis is designed for students who are entrepreneurs, future heads of non-profits, and organization leaders. The emphasis on Community and Social Change is for motivated students in any field who are interested in social action and increasing their sense that individual intervention in community action is possible and consequential. The military leadership emphasis is for VWIL students who will commission into one of the armed services.
Leadership studies classes combine theory with practice, giving students both the tools and the confidence to learn to lead. Students choose courses from many disciplines to examine topics such as ethics, organizational behavior, and gender issues in leadership. Required for students in the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leaders, leadership studies is open to all students.
Leadership studies is available as a minor with three areas of emphasis: Military Leadership, Community and Social Change, and Business.