Application Deadline: September 15, 2019
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The application may close early if the program fills. Apply early to ensure space is available.Apply Now
Program Dates: January 20 – March 22, 2020*
*Information about the Spring 2021 program will be announced on or before April 1.
The following program dates are tentative and subject to change. Group travel within Europe will be arranged by the program administrators. Students will receive a more detailed and finalized itinerary after acceptance.
|January 20||Arrival Day||NC State Prague|
|January 21||Orientation||NC State Prague|
|January 22-24||SLC 475 Introduction||NC State Prague|
|January 27-February 14||FTM 484||NC State Prague|
|February 15||Travel to London|
|February 16-28||PRT 359||London|
|February 29||Travel to Germany|
|March 2-13||MIE 430||Reutlingen University|
|March 15||Travel to Czech Republic|
|March 16-20||SLC 475||NC State Prague|
|March 22||Departure Day|
The Global Leadership & Team Decision Making Minor is a collaboration between the Shelton Leadership Center and NC State European Center in Prague. The Global Leadership and Team Decision-Making minor is a 15-hour minor that is designed for students who seek to gain greater knowledge and understanding of leadership and team decision-making from a European global perspective. The coursework is composed of courses grounded in theory, inquiry, and application. The student will participate in a cohort of up to 15 for a semester abroad in the Czech Republic, England, and Germany. The student will be required to take SLC 250: Critical and Creative Decision-Making prior to the study abroad experience to complete the 15-hr requirement (unless an exception is granted). Students from any academic discipline are eligible to apply.
A primary goal of the minor is to educate the student to be knowledgeable as a cross-disciplinary global-minded leader within whatever professional field he/she seeks beyond graduation. The student should develop an ability to see his or her own leadership competencies within the context of their academic field, and then in relation to working across disciplines and cultures.
The minor is designed to provide students with a broad understanding for how to work more collaboratively, creatively, and effectively with people from disciplines outside of their origination, and more importantly from other cultures. All students interested in studying abroad in Europe with the intention to study and enhance leadership and effective team work from a global perspective are encouraged to apply to the minor.
Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this minor, students will be able to:
- Identify leadership theories across cultures and disciplines
- Assess how values and ethics influence leadership outcomes from a global perspective
- Compare and contrast leadership practices and strategies across disciplines
- Relate leadership theories and practices to real-life situations
- Articulate the most appropriate team decision making strategies to implement in different situations
- Explain the differences between leadership strategies and theories across cultures and disciplines
Each three-credit course will be taught in a period of approximately two to three weeks, in a different European location, with the exception of SLC 250. 12 out of the 15 credit hours towards the minor will be taken abroad. Courses in Prague and Reutlingen are co-taught by an NC State faculty member and a faculty member from one of NC State’s partner universities.
|Course Prefix||Course Name||Instructor||Location||Credits|
|FTM 484||Strategic Management and Decision Making in Textiles||Helmut Hergeth||Prague, Czech Republic||3|
|PRT 359||Leadership and Supervision in Recreation||Jason Bocarro||London, England||3|
|MIE 430||Teamwork in Organizations||Richard Podurgal||Reutlingen, Germany||3|
|SLC 475||Capstone for Global Leadership & Team Decision Making||Debbie Acker||Prague, Czech Republic||3|
Capital of the Czech Republic and home to NC State's only permanent overseas facility, the program begins and ends in Prague. Participants in the minor will have classes at NC State Prague and will also learn from Czech University of Life Sciences faculty.
Minor participants will spend two weeks in the capital of England and the United Kingdom in the iconic city of London. Students will participate in coursework, site visits, and field trips that expose them to a variety of industries.
- Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.5
- Must meet the NC State Study Abroad Office eligibility requirements for Conduct
- At least Sophomore standing at time of program (unless permission from a program administrator is granted)
- Must have taken SLC 250 with a passing grade prior to the program start date (for special circumstances, discuss with a program administrator)
Students are eligible to utilize financial aid and are also encouraged to apply for a study abroad scholarship.
Admin Fee (due at time of application): $450
Spring 2020 Program Cost: $11,500
- Instruction for 12 credit hours of designated coursework towards the minor
- Accommodations for 9 weeks in Europe
- Travel between program locations within Europe
- City transportation passes in each of the program locations
- Cultural activities, field trips, site visits
- Some meals
- Orientation materials and fees
- International health insurance
- Roundtrip airfare between the U.S. and Europe
- Most meals
- Textbooks and supplies
- Personal expenses
Debbie Reno Acker
Shelton Leadership Center
Hunt Library 4101