Leadership & Communication in Organizations

The minor/concentration in Leadership and Communication in Organizations provides interdisciplinary study of the leadership of organizations, preparing students to critically assess the effectiveness of leaders in a wide range of organizations including business, government, and non-profit. The minor also prepares students to be more effective leaders in their careers and as citizens.

Minor or Integrative Studies Concentration Requirements

15 credits of upper level course work. Include courses from three areas as indicated:

Communication Skills (CACB)
Select two courses from:6
Case Studies in Prof & Tech Writing
Professional Communication
International Communications
Principle of Organization Comm
Public Relations Campaigns
Interpersonal Communication
Public Argument and Advocacy
Argumentation and Debate
Persuasion & Social Movements
Small Group Communication
Leadership Studies (CALB)
Select one course from:3
Women Leadership/Social Change
Prof Communication Ethics
Managerial Communication
Psychology of Leadership
Dimensions of Organizational Behavior (CADO)
Select two courses from:6
Behavior in Organizations
Marketing and Society
Social Psychology
Attitude and Social Behavior
Psychology of Prejudice
Psyc of Interpersonal Relation
Cognitive Psychology
Diversity and the Workplace
Gender Roles
Psychology in the Workplace
Organizational Entry
Applied Cognitive Psychology
Motivation and Behavior
Race, Ethnicity and Immigration
Sociology of Work
America in a Global Society
Images of Organizations
Total Credit Hours15
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for the minor/concentration. The GPA is based on all coursework required within the minor (excluding prerequisites).
  • A minimum of 9 credits must be completed at UM-Dearborn for a 12 credit minor/concentration.
  • A minimum of 12 credits must be completed at UM-Dearborn for a 15 or more credit minor/concentration.
  • Courses within a minor/concentration cannot be taken as Pass/Fail (P/F)
  • Only 3 credit hours of independent study or internship may be used to fulfill the requirements for a 12 credit hour minor/concentration.  Only 6 credit hours of such credit may be used in a 15 or more credit hour minor/concentration.
  • Minors requiring 12 credits may share one course with a major. Minors requiring 15 credits or more may share two courses with a major. This does not apply to concentrations for the Integrative Studies major.