The Strategy, Leadership and Analytics Minor prepares students to be leaders who can manage the dynamics of rapidly changing marketplaces and adapt strategically and creatively for future careers.

As an interdisciplinary minor, and through a curriculum divided into three components, it incorporates basic economic planning courses with classes throughout the arts, humanities and social sciences as well as specially designed SLAM courses focusing on leadership, ethics, law, public relations, marketing, and strategy.

Please note: There is a curriculum change to this program effective fall of 2021. The following requirements apply to students who declare their minor after August 23, 2021. Students who declare before this date must fulfill our old requirements listed further down on the page.

SLAM Learning Objectives

  • Economic Planning Acumen – Students will understand the language and practice of financial and data-driven strategies, including financial planning and analytics measurement and forecasting.
  • Leadership Concepts and Practices – Students will analyze and assess leadership strategies through historical and contemporary lenses.
  • Critical Perspectives on Business, Industries, and Society – Students will be able to contextualize business trends and economic markets through a liberal arts discipline or perspective.
  • Integration of Disciplinary Expertise with Career Opportunities – Students will be able to link their chosen majors to employment trends and practices.


Students must complete 18 credits under our new or old curricula (see below). Courses that do not have a letter grade cannot count toward the minor with the exception of those taken in spring semester of 2020. A minimum of 12 credits must be taken from School of Liberal Arts at Tulane. AP/IB/A-level credit does not count towards this 12-credit minimum. Courses from other universities, schools at Tulane, or from a study-abroad program will be considered for transfer credit on a case-by-case basis. Registration is restricted to SLAM minors during priority registration. Open to all students thereafter.

Curriculum for students who declare after August 23, 2021. 
Minors will take 18 hours of coursework that includes: one gateway course (3 credits), one economic planning or forecasting course (3 credits), and 12 credits of elective courses.

Gateway Course:

  • SLAM 1010: Entrepreneurial Leadership and Problem Solving in a Dynamic Economy

Economic Planning Course—Take at least one of the following:

  • ECON 1010: Microeconomics
  • SLAM 2010 Financial Literacy
  • SLAM 2020 Financial Analysis and Budgets
  • SLAM 2030 Introduction to Data Analytics

Elective Choices—See Tier II and Tier III lists below.

Curriculum for students who declare before August 23, 2021. 
The minor requires a minimum of six courses (18 hours) selected from three tiers that will ensure the students have an acquaintance with basic business language and practices as well as an interdisciplinary perspective.

Tier I – students must complete 2 of the following Tier I courses

  • ECON 1010 Microeconomics (required)
  • ACCN 2010 Financial Accounting or SLAM 2020 Financial Analysis and Budgets

Tier II – students must complete a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 in Tier II

  • PHIL 2600 Ethics in Business
  • SLAM 3010 Leadership
  • SLAM 3020 Management
  • SLAM 3030 Principles of Marketing
  • SLAM 3050 Public Relations
  • SLAM 3060 Philanthropy and Social Change
  • SLAM 3070 Non-profit Development
  • SOCI 2500 Organizational Behavior

Tier III – Electives

  • ANTH 3195 Financial Lives
  • ANTH 3190 Economic Anthropology
  • ARBC 3060 Business Arabic
  • ARHS 6660 Art Acquisition and Collection Management
  • ASTC 3070 Business Chinese
  • CLAS 4110 Classical Leadership Lab
  • COMM 2650 Mass Communication Law
  • COMM 3400 Communication and Leadership in Groups and Organizations
  • DMPR 3290 Digital Production Non-Profits
  • ECON 1020 Intro to Macroeconomics
  • ECON 3100 Economics of Money and Banking
  • ECON 3340 Government and the Economy
  • ECON 3420 Economic History of the United States
  • ECON-3810 Labor Economics
  • ENLS 3670 Technical Writing
  • FREN 3060 Business French
  • HIST 4004 Markets, Money and Trade in Pre-Industrial Economies
  • HISU 2680 Working in America
  • ITAL 3200 Italian for Business
  • MEMS 1999 MEMS Event Management
  • MUSC 2800 Introduction to the Music Business
  • MUSC 3700 Contemporary Music Industry
  • POLC 4030 Comparative Political Economy of the Welfare State
  • POLI 3540 International Political Economy
  • SISE 2010 Intro Social Innovations/Entrepreneurships
  • SLAM 2010 Financial Literacy
  • SLAM 2030 Introduction to Data Analytics
  • SLAM 2600 Intro to Creative Industries
  • SLAM 3080 Fundraising and Sponsorship
  • SLAM 3100 Digital Entrepreneurship
  • SLAM 3910-3915 Special Topics
  • SLAM 4570 Public Service Internship
  • SOCI 1510 Work in American Society
  • SOCI 2180 Wealth, Power and Inequality
  • SPAN 3050 Spanish Gram & Writ Business
  • THEA 6550 Stage Management
  • THEA 6552 Performing Arts Management
  • THEA 6580 Producing

Application Process

Completion of the Major/Minor Declaration form is required. 
Please email your completed Major/Minor declaration to Declarations are signed each Friday and emailed back the following week.

Contact info: 
Ron Gard 
Program Administrator of SLAM 
209 McWilliams Hall