The Whitworth School of Business offers a minor in leadership that is an attractive complement to any major area of study. The leadership minor makes a significant and unique contribution to the study and practice of leadership through its integration of principles, theories and application of leadership with the transforming nature and the moral authority of Christ.
Course requirements for the leadership minor can be found here: Leadership Minor Requirements
Develop knowledge of the evolution of the theories of leadership and management, as well as theories that inform various practices of leadership, e.g., conflict management.
Be able to understand, in different kinds of leadership situations, how to choose appropriate situational leadership styles and understand the basic leadership theory that informs their practice of leadership.
Understand the differences between transactional and transforming leadership and the benefits of each in different kinds of leadership and organizational settings.
Explore the relationship of leadership to service by participating in local service activities.
Have appreciation and knowledge of both the breadth and the depth of contemporary and classical leadership literature.
Students who complete the leadership minor will gain skills and competence in the following areas:
- moral reasoning
- leading change
- critical thinking
- creative problem-solving
- conflict resolution
- human motivation
- organizational behavior
- communications issues
- ethical practices in leadership
- participation on leadership teams