Employers seek graduates who can demonstrate leadership both on and off campus. Community activities, classwork, as well as jobs and internships provide excellent opportunities to take charge of a project or activity and therefore develop your leadership skills.


You can build leadership skills in classes and experiences that encourage you to assume responsibility, encourage others, manage projects and interact with others from diverse cultures. Keep in mind you can assume leadership in any size group or project.

A sample of elective or major coursework includes:

  • Accounting 201B - Managerial Accounting
  • Counseling 350 - Introduction to Leadership Studies
  • Criminal Justice 320 - Introduction to Public Management and Policy
  • Finance 310 - Personal Financial Management
  • Kinesiology 342 - Stress Management
  • Management 339 - Principles of Management & Operations
  • Management 343 - Human Resource Management
  • Management 345 - Small Business Management
  • Management 431 - Women in Management

"Leadership skills tell us that a candidate has long term potential in our company, and we are always attracted to someone who can show us their leadership ability." - Becky Koliboski, District Manager, Target Stores