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Leadership, Change and Social Responsibility

The courses in leadership, change and social responsibility are designed to enhance students’ leadership ability by providing you with the basic skills required for the changing workplace. Socially responsible business can help change the world for the better. Be part of this global process, and be able to grow with the company you join. 

The courses in leadership, change, and social responsibility include a number of experiential and real-world opportunities. Students in the classes meet with leaders from non-profit, for-profit, and government organizations hailing from a variety of industries. Within the program there is opportunity for assessment and coaching to help students better understand their own skills, and learn to better develop the skills of others. Students also have the option to complete an internship as part of the degree requirements, and bring the experience they gain in their internship back to the classroom discussion. Through case analysis, interaction with leaders, and class discussion, students leave the program with a better sense of what it means to be a socially responsible manager in an ever-changing and complex world.

In addition to the course requirements, students earning a concentration or minor in leadership, change, and social responsibility are encouraged to take advantage of leadership opportunities in the School of Business, like the Schottland Scholars program, the Think Differently forum, ENACTUS, the Dean’s Student Forum, and other clubs and extracurricular activities to build leadership acumen. For students majoring outside of the School of Business, faculty in the leadership, change, and social responsibility program hope that students will engage in similar leadership programs and clubs within their own majors; we hope to see students seeking opportunities to lead others. Students are also encouraged to take advantage of programs offered by the Higdon Student Leadership Center, like the Fall Leadership Conference and Leadership CofC. Courses in the minor count towards the requirements of the Higdon Center Leadership Certificate Program.

No matter your career path, it is important to understand yourself and others, effective influence techniques, and how to use that ability to influence others in a socially responsible way. Students from a variety of majors choose to minor in leadership, change, and social responsibility, and we frequently find students in our courses who are majoring in biology, communication, political science, and arts management. Gaining a solid understanding of people at work  will catapult your career.

Students majoring in Business Administration can choose to concentrate in leadership, change, and social responsibility. For more information on the requirements for the Business Administration major with a concentration in leadership, change, and social responsibility, visit the college’s catalog.

Students majoring in areas outside of Business Administration can choose to minor in leadership, change, and social responsibility. For more information on the requirements for the minor, visit the college’s catalog.

For more details on the concentration requirements, please contact the Department of Management and Marketing.

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