Leadership and Organization


The Leadership and Organization (L&O) minor has been phased out and is only available to students who have already successfully declared the L&O minor with the Registrar’s office prior to the Fall 2014 semester. Students interested in this field of study and are unable to declare this minor should direct their attention to the Human and Organizational Development Program at Peabody College.

The Leadership and Organization minor provides students with insights into how to be an effective, successful leader in today’s changing environments. Creating, managing, and motivating teams are crucial skills in organizational settings of all types. Students will learn the key ingredients of successful leaders in business and historical settings and how to incorporate them into their own personal style. Students will practice organizing ideas and communicating them professionally. The Leadership and Organization minor equips students to enter the world of business, government, or the nonprofit sector with the leadership tools to make a difference.


The minor in Leadership and Organization is a joint program of the College of Arts and Science and Peabody College. The minor requires 18 credit hours. Course Descriptions
The following courses are required:

  • FNEC 1600 (previously 140): Financial Accounting
  • MGRL 1100 (194): Fundamentals of Management
  • HOD 2100 (1200): Understanding Organizations

Three elective courses to be chosen from:

  • MGRL 3250 (198): Corporate Strategy
  • HOD 2500 (1700): Systematic Inquiry
  • HOD 3204 (2700): Leadership in Theory and Practice
  • HOD 3334 (2710): Challenges of Leadership
  • HOD 3234 (2720): Advanced Organization Theory
  • HOD 3244 (2730): Introduction to Human Resource
  • HOD 3254 (2740): Human Resource Management

Minors may be combined with any departmental or interdisciplinary major; however, the minor in Managerial Studies must include 15 credit hours that are being counted solely toward the minor. Students electing a second minor in Managerial Studies must complete at least 12 credit hours counted solely toward the second minor.

Effective Fall 2015, Vanderbilt University has introduced a new course catalog numbering scheme. For assistance with the translation between old (3-digit) and new (4-digit) numbers, please consult the Course Renumbering Lookup Tool.

Due to the unique situation of a double managerial studies minor, the Degree Audit in YES may sometimes lead students to the wrong conclusions about which classes or how many classes they need to take. If you are considering double minors in Managerial Studies we strongly recommend visiting the Managerial Studies administration to review course requirements in Calhoun 215.

Always refer to your Undergraduate Catalog for the most accurate information.

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