Develop the leadership skills employers value and you'll use every day as you advance in your career. Learn to work in interdisciplinary teams. Study how organizations work and how you can make them more effective. Our leadership minor pairs well with any major — business, communication, education, recreation and more.
Why This Program & What You'll Learn
A minor in leadership complements any major. You'll learn to assess strengths and weaknesses. You'll become an effective collaborator and communicator. The skills you develop will serve you well in any career or endeavor.
You'll take courses from a wide variety of departments in this interdisciplinary program — including ones from communications, philosophy, human development, health science, psychology, political science and more.
Join more than 4,000 students involved each year with Central’s leadership programs. These include the CMU Leadership Institute — Michigan’s most comprehensive university center for leadership development, training and education.
As a leadership student at CMU, you will:
- Take courses emphasizing service learning and practical experiences.
- Finish your program with a field study project in leadership, either on-campus or in the community.
- Further your understanding of leadership theory and how it connects to your personal leadership experiences.
- Become part of the first academic minor in leadership offered by a four-year public university in the state of Michigan.
Careers & Outcomes
A minor in leadership prepares you to accelerate your career in any area. No matter what path you pursue, you'll be ready to take on more responsibility and help others excel.
Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute
The Institute's many programs and initiatives train CMU students to be empowered leaders working toward a more inclusive, socially responsible world.