2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Organizational Leadership (BOLD) Minor

The Minor in Organizational Leadership is open to all Virginia Tech students with at least a 2.50 GPA.

Required Minor Courses
MGT 2354Teams, Leadership, and Business: Cultivating Excellence (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)3
MGT 4334Ethical Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility (Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States)3
Subtotal6
Elective Courses
Select two courses from the list 16
Subtotal6
Required Experiential Activity 2
Select one of the following:3
Field Study
Cornerstones of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Management Consulting
Subtotal3
Required Capstone Course
MGT 4354Leadership: Advances in Skills and Concepts3
Subtotal3
Total Credits18
1

Minor electives should be chosen as complements to your major to develop skills in

  1. Creativity and Innovation;
  2. Critical and Strategic Thinking;
  3. Intercultural Communication; and/or
  4. Holistic Thinking and Ethical Reasoning. 
2

The experiential activity may take the form of a campus activity, community activity, or an internship that offers significant leadership experience that is consistent with the goals of the minor. These activities are usually fulfilled through one of the three courses listed below. In certain cases, other courses that are directly related to a leadership activity can be substituted for the experiential activity. All experiential activities must be pre-approved the semester before by the Director of the Business Leadership Center (leadershipcenter@vt.edu).

Notes:

  • Admission decisions will be made as applications are received. Applicants should receive a response, in writing, within two weeks of the decision. An advising meeting with the BLC Director is required before the minor becomes official.
  • Students must complete the minor with at least a 2.0 in the 18 credit hours required by the minor.
  • Course substitution requests must be proposed in writing via the course substitution survey found on the Business Leadership Center’s website (https://pamplin.vt.edu/leadership-center/minor/course-substitution.html)
  • Students may apply major courses to the minor, not to exceed 50% overlap (except COMM/PR/MJ majors)
  • Students should consider Pathways requirements when choosing electives 

Minor in Organizational Leadership Electives List

  • Discourse
  • Critical Thinking in the Humanities
  • Reasoning in the Social Sciences
  • Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
  • Quantitative and Computational Thinking
  • Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
  • Critical Analysis of Equity and Identity in the U.S. 
Creativity and Innovation Courses
ITDS 1114Design Appreciation (Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts)3
FA 2004Creativity and the Artistic Experience (Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts)3
HIST/SOC/STS 2604Introduction to Data in Social Context (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking)3
HORT 2164Floral Design (Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts)3
MGT 2204Global Business of Pop Culture (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States)3
Intercultural Communications Courses
COMM 2004Public Speaking (Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse)3
MGT 3444Multicultural Diversity in Organizations (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)3
RLCL/HUM 3204Multicultural Communication (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)3
TA 2404Introduction to Applied Collaborative Techniques (Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts)3
Critical and Strategic Thinking Skills Courses
ACIS 1004Accounting Foundations (Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking)3
ART 2385Survey of the History of Western Art (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts)3
COMM 2084Media and Society (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)3
LDRS 3304Elements of Team Leadership3
PHIL 1504Critical Thinking3
PHIL 3505Modern Logic and Its Development3
TA/MUS 2604Introduction to Arts Marketing3
TA 3604Arts Management3
Holistic Thinking and Ethical Reasoning Courses
CMST 3064Persuasion3
GEOG/NR 1115Seeking Sustainability (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)3
HIST 3114History of Capitalism (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)3
HIST 3554Age of Globalization (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)3
LDRS 3104The Dynamics of Leadership3
MGT 4314International Management3
MN 4005Leadership and Management/Ethics (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)3
PHIL 2304Global Ethics (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities)3
PHIL/MGT 4324Business and Professional Ethics (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities)3