Leadership, Ethics and Organizational Sustainability B.B.A.

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Leadership, Ethics and Organizational Sustainability (LEO) prepares students to respond to business’ changing relationship with environment and society. Adult students combine their professional experience with the knowledge required to become globally responsible leaders who enable businesses to serve the common good and contribute to the transformation of business and the economy. Professors challenge students to re-examine business practices in light of social, environmental, political and economic shifts, and guide them toward becoming leaders who care about the long-term, sustainable effectiveness of their organizations.

The LEO program at Saint Joseph’s University strives to develop leaders whose goal is to lead and work for the greater good, in regard to leadership, social responsibility, ethics and justice. This involves an awareness of and striving for success as defined by the widely accepted sustainability principle: the triple bottom line (people, planet, profit). This triple bottom line 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.

The program aims to develop leaders who are ethically sound and socially just — in short, to be men and women with and for others, while earning a degree from one of the top-ranked business schools in the country according U.S. News & World Report, the Princeton Review and Bloomberg's BusinessWeek.

This major will build upon students’ previous experience, while preparing them to lead and organize sustainably and for sustainability. The bachelor’s degree in leadership, ethics and organizational sustainability will appeal to students who strive to be leaders in for-profit businesses, as well as students who wish to enter the world of not-for-profit management.

Please note that this degree program cannot be completed entirely online, though many of our non-major courses can be. Students may be required to take some daytime courses on campus for this major.