The purpose of the Leadership Development Concentration is to produce graduates with the capacity to understand and lead strategic change and renewal in organizations. The curriculum challenges students to apply critical thinking and collaborative skills in identifying the costs and consequences of planned change.

NOTE: A Minor in Leadership Development (18 credits) is available to any traditional undergraduate student. A Concentration in Leadership Development (12 credits, below) is available only to traditional undergraduate business students.


Course NumberCourse NameCredit
BUSA 141Interviewing and Strategies1
COMM 203Group Communication and Leadership3
COMM 240Rhetoric and Persuasion3
COMM 340Conflict Management3
LDEV 200Introduction to leadership3
LDEV 230Leading Social Change3
LDEV 305Leadership Practicum1
LDEV 335Entrepreneurial Leadership3
LDEV 400Leadership Capstone1
LDEV 445Leadership Strategies for Groups, Teams and Organizations3
 Select any combination of LDEV courses for 12 Total Credit Hours12