The Creative Leadership minor is an interdisciplinary minor that gives students the opportunity to study creativity, leadership, communication and problem-solving issues. This 18-credit minor contributes to creating future professionals with a breadth of interpersonal skills necessary to collaborate across industries.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the importance of professional relationships and networking
  2. Identify possible causes for conflict in professional situations and propose creative scenarios for resolution
  3. Apply knowledge gained to systematically problem-solve


Required courses (6 credits):

  • CRL 301 – Introduction to Creative Leadership
  • CRL 311 – Professional Issues in Creative Leadership

Choose 4 classes (12 credits) from below:

  • CRL 319 – Global Leadership
  • BPS 325 – Creative and Design Thinking for Professional Studies
  • CRL 342 – Customer Relations Leadership
  • CRL 472 – Organizational Leadership
  • CRL 313 – Strategic Leadership in Professional Studies
  • CRL 320 – Coaching for Leaders
  • CRL 406 – Leading from Within
  • PPM 301 – Foundations of Project Management

Admission Requirements

  • The minor is open to Syracuse University undergraduate students in good standing with the approval of their home college. 
  • Must enter program no later than first semester of junior year.
  • Not available for students in The Martin J. Whitman School of Management.

If you have additional questions about a specific minor, please speak with your academic advisor or email