• Management & Leadership (Minor)

  • Overview

    The Management and Leadership minor is offered through the Schools of Public Engagement.

    The minor in Management and Leadership offers focused study of management and leadership processes and competencies involved in developing and maintaining inclusive, sustainable, and socially responsible organizations. Students learn to apply principles and methods that embrace interdependencies, navigate complexities, and connect the dots between multiple perspectives employing a socially responsible and global lens.


    This minor requires successful completion of 18 credits. Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.

    Subject AreaCourse OptionsCredits
    Core Required Courses* NMGT 2000 Introduction to MLE
    NMGT 2423 Leadership in Context
    NMGT 3402 Group Dynamics and Team Skills
    Electives** NMGT 4110 Strategic Management
    NMGT 3031 Project Management
    NMGT 3032 Technology, Knowledge, and Information Systems Management
    NMHT 3310 Socio-Tech Innovation
    NMGT 3030 Social Entrepreneurship
    NMGT 2133 Finance for Managers
    NMGT 2110 Basic Accounting
    NMGT 3140 Growing a Small Business
    NMGT 2115 Introduction to Marketing
    NMGT 2400 Introduction to Nonprofit Management
    NMGT 2112 Big Data: Consumer Research
    NMGT 1300 Basics of Investment
    NECO 2004 Introduction to Microeconomics
    NECO 2022 Introduction to Macroeconomics
    NMGT 2140 Entrepreneurship
    NMGT 2120 Public Relations
    NMGT 3110 Arts Management
    CENT 5500 Arts Management and Nonprofit Governance
    CENT 5100 Marketing for the Arts
    CENT 5600 Finance for Arts Managers

    NMGT 3115 Arts and Cultural Marketing
    Managing and Mobilizing Resources (in development)
    Telling a Story Through Numbers (in development)


    * Substitutions for listed courses must be approved by the program chair.
    ** At least two courses must be at the 3000 level or above.

    Learning Outcomes

    A student who has completed this minor should be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the contexts of modern organizations, including the legal, economic, and ethical environments, and how they shape organizational strategies for managing the future
    • Employ critical thinking and creative problem solving to address the challenges of managing complex, socially responsible, and inclusive organizations
    • Demonstrate familiarity with a range of leadership styles and the abilities required for effective and inclusive leadership
    • Apply effective interpersonal, social, and collaborative skills needed to thrive in groups, organizations, and communities
    • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills necessary for effectiveness in organizations


    The Management and Leadership minor is available to all undergraduate students at The New School.

    For questions about this minor, please contact Latha Poonamallee, associate professor of management and social innovation and chair Management programs, at poonamallee@newschool.edu.

    How to Declare or Change a Minor

    General guidelines for declaring a minor are available here. Current students can declare or change a minor by logging in to my.newschool.edu, clicking on the Academics tab, and then clicking on the link to Major/Minor Declarations.

  • Take the Next Step

    Contact your Student Success advisor to discuss how a minor will fit with your degree requirements.

    Declare or change a minor on my.newschool.edu in the Academics tab. Note that some minors require an application.

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application


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