Leadership and Human Capital, Minor

The leadership and human capital minor will deepen students’ knowledge and skills that are necessary to attract, retain, develop, lead, and manage employees. Employees of a firm are resources for an employer and based on their expertise provide economic value to a firm. Thus, the effective leadership and management of human capital is instrumental to an organization’s success. As organizations are seeking new ways of dealing with problems such as globalization, a weak economy, rapidly changing technology, union-management relations, and changing demographics in the workplace, managers and human resources professionals use a wide range of techniques for handling these and other challenges and ensuring that their employees and organizations are competitive and high performing.

Managing human capital is a significant component of the strategic management of an organization. The courses offered in the leadership and human capital minor will expose students to the major issues and challenges in leading and managing a global and increasingly diverse workforce. The courses address the human capital issues all employees face and offer ways to deal with them.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified. Please note, only one course in the minor may double count in one of the seven business concentrations.

Organizational Behavior

ORGB 3201Organizational Behavior4
or ORGB 3209 Organizational Behavior

Managing Human Capital

MGMT 3420Managing Human Capital4


Complete two of the following courses:8
Negotiating in Business
Developing Leaders for Global Sustainability
Managing a Diverse Workforce
The Management Practices of Great Organizations
Human Resources and Workforce Analytics

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor