Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2009/2010
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:
(All courses are 0.5 credits, except for OL480* which is a 1.0 credit course.)
CT221 - Applied Scientific Reasoning
CT224 - Organizational Leadership
JN313 - Public Speaking
OL140 - Historical Profiles of Leadership
OL233 - Social Science Research Methods I
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

Optional Courses:
3.0 credits chosen from the following:
CT315, OL250, OL260, OL265, OL270, OL301, OL320, OL325, OL327, OL330, OL335, OL350, OL365, OL370, OL380, OL410, OL430.

Students may count 1.0 credit of the following courses from the Administration Option towards their Optional Leadership requirements:
BU208 - Interpersonal Communication
BU223 - Fundamentals of Finance
BU228 - Management Skills
BU229 - Introduction to Marketing
BU233 - Personal Finance
BU237 - Accounting
BU285 - Introduction to Operations Management
BU311 - Entrepreneurship and New Ventures

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 credits and the requirement to complete an online course will be waived.
  2. Students completing the honours program in leadership are required to complete a minimum of a 0.5 credit Online Learning course.
  3. Refer to the University Regulations chapter for progression and course regulations and the earlier section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.
  4. Students completing the honours Leadership program are excluded from completing the Honours Health Administration program.