this commitment to excellence and leadership, former President
Walter E. Massey
’58 led the effort to establish and enhance the programs
in the Leadership Center that are vital in realizing his vision.
- To formalize
and enhance the College’s longstanding tradition of developing
leaders, the College moved to create academic and co-curricular
programs that teach leadership using a model based on Martin
Luther King Jr.’s idea of the “Beloved Community,”
an approach in which creative individuals are the catalysts
for social change.
- The College
also moved to broaden its work in developing students’
awareness and capabilities in international affairs by founding
the Andrew Young Center for International Affairs.
- Along with
gaining a global perspective, the College further extended its
historical commitment to community service by establishing the
Office of Community Service, a program designed to give Morehouse
students the tools to serve their communities and apply leadership
skills in real time.
along with the Division of Business Administration & Economics,
make up the core of the academic activities that will be housed
in the Leadership Center building.
Leadership Center at Morehouse College
of the Leadership Center at Morehouse College began as a conscious
effort on the part of former President Walter E. Massey '58,
administrators, faculty, students, alumni and friends of Morehouse
College to recapture and appropriate the distilled essence of
the Morehouse Tradition of Leadership through a curriculum-driven
For the past
seven years, under the direction of Executive Director Dr. Walter
Earl Fluker, the Leadership Center at Morehouse College has designed
and directed leadership initiatives in three strategic areas:
education, research and training.
Center staff, assisted by a nine-member faculty committee, developed
a 15-hour minor in Leadership Studies, which was approved by the
Morehouse Board of Trustees in April 2002. In 2005, the first
class of students graduated with a minor in Leadership Studies.
new curricular program adds more formal structure to the College's
production of great leaders.
Business Administration & Economics
in 1938, the Division of Business Administration and Economics
at Morehouse offers the bachelor’s degree in Economics and
the bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Students majoring in business administration must select one of
the following functional area concentrations: accounting, finance,
management, or marketing. A minor in economics is also offered.
The Business Administration program is accredited by the Association
to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business’s (AACSB) International
Association for Management Education. The Business Administration
Program sponsors chapters of Omicron Delta Epsilon (international
honor society in economics) and Beta Gamma Sigma (the honor society
for AACSB accredited business programs).
Andrew Young Center for International Affairs
was established at Morehouse College in 1993 as the Center for
International Studies. It was renamed the Andrew Young Center
for International Affairs in a ceremony held in March 1998. The
Center has as its mission the globalization of the College’s
academic programs, curricula, activities and the preparation of
students for service in the world community.
Office of Community Service
As the entity
that coordinates and supports community service and community
development at Morehouse College, the Office of Community Service
develops leaders by helping Men of Morehouse gain the skills to
become “social entrepreneurs.”
three main components are: community development, community-based
research, and service learning. Just as entrepreneurship and leadership
are critical to private sector success, so are they critical to
community service. Community service at Morehouse is more than
serving 10 volunteer hours per week at a local homeless shelter.
It entails developing the skills to affect change, to solve problems
and to lead service organizations and nonprofit agencies to new
levels of success.
of Community Service is the umbrella for the Emma and Joe Adams
Public Service Institute, The Bonner Scholarship Program, the
Federal Work Study Community Scholars Program, the Morehouse Mentoring
Program, the Frederick Douglass Tutorial Institute (FDTI), and