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Global Leadership Minor Program

About the Program

This interdisciplinary and innovative program is designed to give students from any academic background a competitive edge in the global workforce. During a 10-week spring semester program that spans three European countries, students earn 12 of 15 credit hours abroad.

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Application OpeningApril 15, 2024
Application DeadlineSeptember 15, 2024
Scholarship Application DeadlineSeptember 15, 2024
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Program Dates

Program Dates: January 8 – March 20*, 2025

* The end date of the program is subject to change.


The Global Leadership and 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 designed for students seeking to gain greater knowledge and understanding of leadership and team decision-making from a European global perspective. The coursework comprises courses grounded in theory, inquiry, and application. Students will join a cohort of up to 15 people for a semester abroad in the Czech Republic and 2 other European Union countries (depending on the track). It is recommended that all students complete SLC 250: Critical and Creative Decision-Making to fulfill the 5-hrs requirement needed. Please consult Debbie Acker about the options available. Students from any academic discipline are eligible to apply for the Global Leadership (GLM) program.

Minor Objectives

A primary goal of the minor is to educate the student to be known 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 their academic field and then in relation to working across disciplines and cultures.

The minor is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of 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 who intend to enhance leadership and effective teamwork from a global perspective are encouraged to apply to the minor.

Bocarro poses with students

When I heard about the Global Leadership Minor, I knew it was a fit for me. I could continue building on my leadership skills while being exposed to diverse cultures in three different countries.

Kailea Simmons

Global Leadership Minor, Spring 2022

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 for approximately two to three weeks in a different European location, except for SLC 250. 12 out of the 15 credit hours towards the minor will be taken abroad. Some courses are co-taught by an NC State faculty member and a faculty member from one of NC State’s partner universities.

Required Courses

Course PrefixCourse NameCreditsInstructorLocation
SLC 250Critical and Creative Decision-Making Models3Dr. Debbie Ackerbefore/after study abroad
SLC 475Capstone: Applications for Global Leadership & Team Decision Making3Dr. Debbie AckerVirtually/Prague, Czechia

Students will take one of the following set of courses in addition to the required courses:

Track One

Course PrefixCourse NameCreditsInstructorLocation
FTM 484Strategic Planning and Decision-Making in the Textile and Fashion Industries3TBDPrague, Czechia
COM 402Advanced Group Communication3Dr. Lynsey RomoInnsbruck, Austria
PRT 359Organizational Leadership in Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Event Management3Dr. Jason BocarroLondon, UK

Track Two

Course PrefixCourse NameCreditsInstructorLocation
FTM 484Strategic Planning and Decision-Making in the Textile and Fashion Industries3TBDPrague, Czech Republic
MIE 430Teamwork in Organization3Dr. Leigh ShamblinReutlinger, Germany
IS 495Advanced Special Topics in International Studies3Dr. Seth MurrayNice, France
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Must meet the NC State Study Abroad Office eligibility requirements for Conduct
  • At least Sophomore standing at the time of the 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)

* May be subject to change

Program Cost

Students are eligible to utilize financial aid and are also encouraged to apply for a study abroad scholarship.

  • Admin Fee: $450 ($75 non-refundable set-up fee and $375 study abroad fee)
  • Program Cost: $12,470
  • TOTAL: $12,920
  • Instruction for 12 credit hours of designated coursework toward the minor
  • Accommodations during the office program dates 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

For more details on the Program Costs and Funding.

Watch the info session recording with former student insights. Highly recommended.

Excursions, Cultural Activities and Field trips

The NC State European Center believes “the world becomes your classroom,” namely the Czech Republic and Prague. Global Leadership Minor program offers to expand this experience by immersing students in multiple European countries’ local cultures. GLM students still have the chance to sign up for some optional activities on top of the course-related excursions (such as opera, a day trip to a medieval castle, or a hiking trip organized by Czech dorm mates).


All program participants will be provided with accommodation in all three countries.

During the Prague stay of the program, in addition to NC State peers who live in the same building, several Czech dorm mates (local university students) also reside in the same building and provide additional support and local connections.

Contact Minor Coordinator

Debbie Reno Acker
Shelton Leadership Center, Director
Hunt Library 4100

European Center in Prague for Study Abroad Inquiry

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