Get the most marketable skills available — leadership skills. No matter what your career plans are, the McDonough Leadership Program offers you an excellent way to gain an understanding of leadership and the practical abilities that go with it. Through Marietta's McDonough Center for Leadership and Business, you'll learn about the nature of leadership, undertake an extensive study of leadership development, and train to be a leader. Plus, you'll graduate with a degree from one of the most comprehensive leadership development programs in American higher education today. In fact, the Marietta Model that we've developed is nationally recognized as a cutting-edge approach in the study and practice of leadership within a liberal-arts context.
The McDonough Leadership Program offers several ways you can participate:
Major in International Leadership Studies
Minor in Leadership Studies
A Certificate in Leadership Studies
The Leaders in Action Certificate and Leadership-designated courses.
Participating in the program — in whatever way you choose — will give you the chance to learn to be insightful, intuitive, visionary, and self-confident.
Leadership Studies Abroad
Watch leadership in action through our Leadership Studies Abroad course. You'll travel to countries experiencing significant change and meet with prominent leaders in government and business to discuss the challenges they face. This course is open to students in the McDonough Leadership Program, but students may also take it for their major in history, international business management, modern languages, or political science.
Clubs & Organizations
McDonough Student Advisory Council (McSAC) serves as a liaison between the McDonough leadership students and the dean of the McDonough Center, promotes participation, encourages commitment and accountability, and allows for the practice of leadership skills and behaviors.
Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) is the national leadership honor society that selects students showing superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary character.
The American International Association is open to any member of the Marietta College community who wishes to engage new cultures and meet interesting people. The organization increases positive interactions and understanding between American and international students at Marietta and supports the values of globalization by exposing students to different cultures.
The Model United Nations Club is devoted to learning about international political leadership issues by preparing and participating in inter-collegiate simulations, where students role-play delegates from different countries in committees of the United Nations.
The Spanish Club promotes interest in the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. It is open to all Marietta students.