Haub School of Business

Leadership, Ethics, and Organizational Sustainability

Curriculum: Major and Minor

Leadership, Ethics, and Organizational Sustainability (LEO) Major

In addition to the University's general education requirements (GER/GEP) and the Haub School of Business core courses, the LEO major includes the following courses:

Required (3):

LEO 210: Business, Stakeholders, and Ethics
This course analyzes the question, “Does business have a social responsibility?” through the examination of various internal and external stakeholders of the contemporary business organization. Students will be introduced to frameworks and theoretical principles in ethics that may be used as foundations to the analysis of the question above. Students then will learn how stakeholder management relates to an organization’s triple bottom line of people, planet, and profits.  The course includes theoretical concepts and practical analysis, exposing students to some of the ethical dilemmas confronted by employees in the workplace, and serves to help students enhance their skills in resolving these types of dilemmas.

LEO 211: Perspectives on Leadership
This course aims to increase students’ knowledge and skills concerning effective leadership. Through a seminar format we will employ a historical perspective to investigate different approaches, models, and contexts to leadership. We will then explore the contemporary role of leadership in work organizations. Through workshops, we will develop skill competencies critical to effective self, team, and organizational leadership. Students will have an opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to a leadership experience they design and implement themselves.

LEO 495: Applied Leadership and Sustainability (capstone)
This course is an integrative practicum in which students (either individually or in teams) undertake an action-learning project in an organization under the direction of a faculty member with the objective of applying leadership and sustainability concepts developed throughout the program. Students will work with live clients (e.g., non-profit organizations or for-profit businesses) to help them improve their triple bottom-line performance along the people, planet, and profits dimensions and test their leadership skills as they do so.

Three electives chosen from the following:

FBE 330: Social Entrepreneurship
IBU 420: International Management
LEO 310: Breaking News in Business Ethics
MGT 243: Negotiation Skills
MHC 220: Introduction to Human Capital Management 
MHC 221: Diversity in the Workplace
MKT 450: Environmental Sustainability & Green Marketing Study Tour*

* Up to one elective for the LEO major can be taken outside the department, yet still within HSB, that focuses on Triple-Bottom line concerns in business; as other HSB courses that explicitly concern the triple-bottom line framework are developed (e.g., Triple-Bottom Line Accounting or Micro-Finance), we will add them to the list of electives.

Leadership, Ethics, and Organizational Sustainability (LEO) Minor

The LEO minor is an attractive option for any student from either college (Haub School of Business or College of Arts & Sciences) who want to learn concepts and skills of ethical and sustainable leadership.  The minor consists of 6 courses:

Required (5):

MGT 110, 120, or 121 Essentials of Organizational Behavior/Management or Perspectives (part of HSB core)
MGT 360: Legal Environment of Business (part of HSB core)
LEO 210: Business, Stakeholders, and Ethics
LEO 211: Perspectives on Leadership
LEO 212: Organizational Sustainability
LEO 495: Applied Sustainable Leadership (capstone)