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Leadership, Ethics and Organizational Sustainability

Professors: McCall, Simmers (Chair)

Associate Professors: Dufresne,

Steingard

Assistant Professors: Neiva,, Weidner

Objectives

Students completing this major will:

  • Learn leadership concepts and skills that will last a lifetime

  • Develop critical thinking skills that will contribute to long-term growth

  • Engage in applied scholarship that will make a difference in the world

If you’re looking for an academic program that will help you learn concepts and skills to be a leader who cares about long-term, sustainable effectiveness, you’ve come to the right place.

The objective of this major is to develop leaders whose goal is to lead and work for the Greater Good. This includes several components, including leadership, social responsibility, ethics, and justice. Leading for the greater good entails awareness of and striving for success as defined by the widely accepted sustainability planet/people/profit triple bottom-line. This encompasses the need for efficient use of natural resources, lifestyles that minimize pollution, organizations that are socially responsible, societies that recognize the importance of fairness, and principled individuals who behave in an ethical manner. We aim to develop leaders who are ethically sound and socially just - in short, to be men and women for others. This major will prepare students to lead and organize sustainability, and for sustainability. Furthermore, the minor will augment any other field of study with a solid grounding in ethical leadership.

Both the major and minor in Leadership, Ethics, and Organizational Sustainability will appeal to students to strive to be leaders in for-profit businesses, as well as students who wish to enter the world of not-for-profit management.