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The University of Kansas Leadership Studies Minor was first introduced to students in 2001, graduating the first cohort in the spring of 2003. The design of the KU Leadership Studies Minor is one of the very few in the country that combines the study of leadership theory through an experiential learning environment with extensive fieldwork – a partnership in learning between the curricular and co-curricular strengths of the University.

Degrees offered:

Leadership Engagement Certificate

The Leadership Engagement Certificate provides KU undergraduate students with an introduction to leadership theories and practices while helping you make connections between classroom learning and leadership activities. 

Degrees offered:

Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies

The focus of the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies is to build foundational knowledge of the history, theory, and practice of leadership with a focus on ethical decision making and understanding the dynamics of power in doing the work of leadership. The primary objectives are to offer graduate students and working professionals tools and techniques to better understand and navigate leadership opportunities within professional and community environments, and to respond efficiently and effectively to the demands of a changing social, cultural, and political landscape while doing the work of leadership.

Degrees offered:

Global Women's Leadership Engagement

Planned for January 2022

Qualifies as Leadership Engagement Certificate Experience Hours and Leadership Studies Minor Elective Credit.