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Leadership Studies


How do you define leadership? What form does leadership take in your future? As a Leadership Studies student, you will study both contemporary and classical models of leadership and explore the effectiveness of different leadership strategies. All smart people are called upon to lead at some point in our lives, and through a Leadership Studies minor, you will learn to think critically, what it means to lead, develop self-knowledge, and hone your ability to act in a principled manner as a person of influence. 

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Leadership comes in a variety of shapes and forms and throughout each semester, students meet leaders from the business field to public health care and more through annual on-campus symposiums.    

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with the skills to launch your career 

Being a great leader 

requires you to continually strengthen and refine your skills in communication, critical thinking, and collaboration. With a degree in leadership studies, upon graduation with you will be prepared to:

  • effectively lead small groups, large teams, and entire organizations; 
  • analyze the leadership of others and their effectiveness; 
  • manage conflict between individuals; and
  • communicate with confidence using enhanced oral, written, and visual communication skills.

Explore our Graduate Outcomes to learn more about what our graduates are doing today. 

Meet our Faculty

Dr. Martinella Dryburgh

Dr. Martinella Dryburgh

Executive Director Posey Leadership Institute, Associate Professor of Business Administration

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Popular Courses

  • Introduction to Leadership 
  • Community Leadership 
  • Interpersonal Conflict Resolution 
  • Senior Conference (Capstone Projects)