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 sustainably 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.