Saint Joseph's University's major in leadership, ethics and organizational sustainability (LEO) encourages undergraduate students to re-examine business practices in light of social, environmental, political and economic shifts. In this program, you'll learn to be a strong, effective and ethical leader.
What is the Leadership, Ethics and Organizational Sustainability Major?
In this program, you'll be encouraged to lead and work for the greater good in every aspect of life. This includes professional leadership, social responsibility, ethics and justice.
The leadership, ethics and organizational sustainability program defines leading for the greater good through the widely accepted sustainability principle of the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. This encompasses the need for developing shared value that generates fair profit, provides for human well-being and consciously stewards natural resources.
Ways to Study Leadership, Ethics and Organizational Sustainability
You will have the option to pursue a major or minor in leadership, ethics and organizational sustainability. Both the major and minor complement any business degree such as business intelligence and analytics, marketing, food marketing, human resources and people management and a wide range of arts and science majors because of its importance and relevancy to any industry.
What can I do with a Degree in Leadership, Ethics and Organizational Sustainability?
As a student in the leadership, ethics and organizational sustainability program, you’ll focus on understanding 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. Graduates in this major pursue careers in a broad range of industries, including:
Sales and marketing
Food and beverage
Sustainability and conservation
Our leadership, ethics and organizational sustainability graduates have gone on to work for prestigious companies such as:
How will Saint Joseph’s University Prepare You for a Career in Leadership, Ethics and Organizational Sustainability?
You will have the opportunity to join Saint Joseph's University's Green Fund, which brings together faculty, students and facilities in creating new sustainability changes on campus. By joining the Green Fund, you will have the opportunity to partake in various environmental programs including the university-wide Recycling Program, Energy Conservation Program, Water Conservation Program and various others that promote corporate social responsibility.
Saint Joseph's University is also home to a chapter of Net Impact, which is dedicated to helping you build a more just and sustainable world. From finding ways to implement healthy school lunches nationwide to promote global water conservation, you will become an active advocate for sustainable change that makes a powerful impact.
4+1 B.S./M.S. PROGRAM OPTIONS
Saint Joseph’s University offers an accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program that allows current undergraduate LEO students to start earning their MBA or Organization Development and Leadership M.S. during their senior year. This model enables you to complete your undergraduate and graduate work in just five years, instead of the traditional six or seven. Combining your bachelor’s with a master’s degree can help you save time and money.
LEO majors interested in this unique option must apply to the graduate program in their junior year and be provisionally accepted before they complete their bachelor’s degree.
The human resources and people management degree at Saint Joseph’s University prepares you for a career in the human resources (HR) field. You'll gain functional knowledge and develop the skills necessary to lead HR practices in various business organizations.
The food marketing department at Saint Joseph's University is led by faculty experts who have worked full-time in the food industry and have practical, first-hand experience. Saint Joseph’s University’s food marketing program is one of the first of its kind.