Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Women and Leadership Course

The Certificate Program is committed to providing young women with the skills and knowledge they need to be the leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. One way we accomplish this is through our Women and Leadership course, designed for advanced undergraduate students.

ENTR 47000/COM 49100 (Women and Leadership)

The purpose of this course is to provide a social and historical perspective of women in leadership as well as the practical skills students can use to develop their own leadership abilities. This team-taught and highly interactive course provides the opportunity for students to meet with women leaders from a variety of organizations. Topics of social, political, economic and historical dimensions of women in leadership as well as discussions of current issues and research relevant to leadership success, skills and abilities, and gender differences in how leadership is enacted and judged are covered. Readings are drawn from multiple disciplines with a focus on the role of communication and leadership. Assignments include a research paper, book review and leading class discussion.

Developed and launched in 2008 by Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, this course is offered during the fall semesters and has been adopted by the Communications Department, now cross-listed as COM 49100, which fulfills one 3-credit "option" course requirement for the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

For more information, contact:

Nathalie Duval-Couteil, MBA, PhD
Director, Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program
Associate Director, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship

Click here to learn more about other option courses from the approved course list found at the bottom of the requirements page.


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