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Sue Stavn

Assistant Dean for Academic Programs

Barowsky School of Business


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Business Administration Minor

See Business Administration minor in the Course Catalog.

The Business Administration Minor is available to all undergraduate students.  This provides the opportunity for non-business majors to gain understanding of the basic concepts and tools of business. 

The minor in business administration requires a total of 18 units.  Two Lower-Division classes—Macroeconomics and Financial Accounting—are required in addition to 12 units selected from Business Administration core 3011-3021, and 4075.  With approval of the Director of the Undergraduate Business Program, courses may also be selected from the five concentrations.

Sports Management Minor

See Sports Management minor in the Course Catalog.

The worldwide increase in recreational sports and fitness participation, coupled with society's growing concern over healthy lifestyles, has created a need within the sports and recreation industry for additional trained management professionals possessing a wide variety of skills.

The Sports Management Minor provides exposure to the many facets of the sports, recreation and leisure business including sports marketing, coaching theory and practice, facility and operational management, legal liability and risk management, sports psychology, and sports news media and public relations

Students are invited to participate in an internship program designed to provide work skills and practical experiences in the sports field.

Leadership Studies Minor

See Leadership Studies minor in the Course Catalog.

The 18-unit Minor in Leadership Studies is a multi-disciplinary program providing students the opportunity to study and practice leadership from multiple disciplines, including both theoretical and experiential components, emphasizing active learning and community service.

Regardless of one’s academic major, this minor seeks to improve a student’s abilities for leadership roles in their chosen field. The program has four components: theoretical, experiential, skill building and a culminating capstone.

The minor in Leadership Studies will prepare students of all majors to study the qualities and skills of effective leaders and apply these concepts to improve their leadership behaviors and ethical decision making that effects constructive and effective change. The program seeks to educate students to be prepared to serve as leaders in their professions and in their community.

The Leadership Studies Minor emphasizes ethical, cultural, historical, organizational, philosophical, political, psychological, societal and ethical dimensions of leadership. Students will learn the nature of leadership, examine strategies for effecting change and practice ways to become a better leader in multi-cultural contexts.

The program is comprised of courses from Business, Communications, Humanities, Environmental Science, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Political Science and International Studies and Psychology. Additional courses are offered by all other academic departments on campus: History, Social and Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Gender Studies. Conversations with Art, Art History, Digital Arts and Music will be pursued to identify applicable courses.

Students contemplating a Leadership Studies minor are required to meet with their major advisor, and then the advisor for the Minor in Leadership Studies, preferably by the beginning of their sophomore year.

● 18 units required: Complete 3-units in each of six categories.
● At least 12 of the 18 units in the minor must be Upper Division.
● 9 units of the 18 may be also used to fulfill general education categories.
● Applicable unit in one’s major may be applied to the major and the minor.
● Students must complete at least 12 of the 18 units of the requirements for the Leadership Studies Minor at Dominican University of California.

Learning Outcomes

  • Compare the prevailing leadership and followership theories.
  • Analyze, explain, and evaluate the tenets of change leadership and transformation of cultures from a historical, organizational, political and societal perspective.
  • Compare and apply the major theoretical and experiential approaches to effective leadership communication
  • Explain key theories of organizational behavior and provide examples of their impact, or analyze the diversity of political structures and practices around the world.
  • Analyze and discuss the challenges facing individuals and organizations in pursuit of ethical behavior and socially responsible decision making at the individual, governmental, non-profit and corporate level.
  • Lead through participation in campus organizations, clubs, community leadership projects or activities approved for this category.

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