Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2012/2013
Canadian Excellence

Honours BA Leadership

The Honours Leadership program consists of 20.0 credits, of which not more than 7.0 may be at the 100 level. The program must include a minimum of 9.0 and a maximum of 12.5 senior credits in Leadership.

Student must complete all required courses (6.5 credits) plus a minimum of 3.0 optional OL credits. All students in the program must complete the requirements for the Contemporary Studies (CT) program (minimum of 5.0 CT credits as outlined in the Contemporary Studies section).

Required Courses: (6.5 credits)
(All courses are 0.5 credits, except for OL480* which is a 1.0 credit course.)
CC233/OL233 - Introduction to Social Science Research Methods
CT221 - Applied Scientific Reasoning
CT224/OL224 - Organizational Leadership
JN313/OL313 - Public Speaking
OL140 - Historical Profiles of Leadership
OL300 - Ethics and Organizational Responsibility
OL310 - Organizational Strategy
OL311 - Teams in Organizations
OL312 - Human Aspects of Organizations
OL334 - Social Science Research Methods II
OL340 - Leadership, Organizational Culture and Change
OL480* - Project Management Practicum

Additional Courses:
3.0 credits chosen from the following:
CC315/CT315/OL315, CT266/OL266, HR301/OL301, HR350/OL350, JN109/MB109/OL109, MB300/OL300, MB365/OL365, OL215, OL250, OL260, OL265, OL270, OL314/JN314, OL320, OL322/HR322, OL327, OL330, OL335, OL365, OL370, OL380, OL410, OL430.

Students may count 1.0 credit of the following courses towards their Optional Leadership requirements:
BU223 - Fundamentals of Finance
BU227 - Introduction to Financial Accounting
BU247 - Managerial Accounting
BU288 - Organizational Behaviour I
BU352 - Introduction to Marketing Management
BU354 - Human Resources Management
BU362 - Building and Managing Products, Services and Brands
BU383 - Financial Management I
BU385 - Operations Management I
BU395 - Operations Management II
BU398 - Organizational Behaviour II

Leadership and International Development Stream

Students completing the Honours BA Leadership Program may specialize in International Development. This stream consists of 4.0 credits, as outlined in the requirements for the International Development Option. In addition, students also complete the required courses for the Honours BA in Leadership (6.5 credits) and the requirements of the Contemporary Studies Major (5.0 credits) as outlined in the Contemporary Studies section.


  1. Students enrolled in the honours Leadership program that have successfully completed the required 100 level and 200 level courses in Leadership with at least a 5.0 GPA in these courses shall be eligible to enroll in the post degree/post diploma human resources management program through Conestoga College. If these students complete these courses with an average of 70% or better, they will receive 4.0 senior OL credits including credit for the following courses: OL250, OL260, OL311 and OL312; 1.0 senior miscellaneous credit.
  2. Refer to the University Regulations chapter for progression and course regulations and the earlier section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.
  3. Students completing the honours Leadership program are excluded from completing the Honours Health Administration program.


Senate/Editorial Changes

Editorial Revision March 23, 2012: CT266/OL266, MB300/OL300, MB365/OL365 added to additional course list; effective September 1, 2010.