Leadership, Ethics and Organizational Sustainability Major

The Leadership, Ethics, and Organizational Sustainability (LEO) major develops thoughtful, ethically-grounded, and broad-minded leaders who enable businesses to serve the common good. The major includes several components, including leadership, social responsibility, ethics, justice, stakeholder management, and systems thinking; these aspects all focus on helping students learn how business and organizations can be forces for good in society. The LEO major helps students learn leadership for the greater good, which involves an awareness of and striving for success as defined by the the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit. This triple bottom line encompasses the need for developing shared value that generates sustainable profit, provides for human well-being, and consciously stewards natural resources.

Goal 1: Communication - Students will communicate effectively through written and oral modes of expression across academic, professional, and social contexts using appropriate technology

Goal 2: Critical Thinking and Inquiry – Students  will think critically and construct reasoned arguments to support their positions using skills appropriate to the context, such as deductive reasoning, scientific inquiry, quantitative reasoning, aesthetic judgment, or critical examination of form, style, content and meaning.

Goal 3: Ethics, Social Justice, and Ignatian Values – Students will assess ethical issues and social justice within the framework of Ignatian values and will articulate theoretically informed responses to these issues.

Goal 4: Diversity -  Students will engage respectfully, in a local and global context, with diverse human beliefs, abilities, experiences, identities, or cultures

Goal 5: Discipline or Program Specific Competencies - Students will acquire the essential knowledge and skills to succeed and make well--‐ reasoned judgments personally, professionally, within the business discipline of leadership, ethics, and organizational sustainability.

The traditional undergraduate programs includes a minimum of 120 credits distributed across three components: A General Education component divided into Signature Courses, Variable Courses, and an Integrative Learning requirement; a Major and Divisional component; and Free Electives. In addition to course requirements as specified in each area, students must complete one certified course in each of the following overlay areas1:

  1. Diversity, Globalization or Non-western Area Studies,
  2. Ethics Intensive
  3. Writing Intensive, and
  4. Diversity

Overlay requirements are part of the 120 credit requirements

General Education Signature Courses

See this page about Signature courses

General Education Variable Courses

See this page about Variable courses. Six to Nine courses


General Education Overlays

See this page about Overlays.

General Education Integrative Learning Component

See this page about Integrative Learning Component. Three courses:

 In no case may an ILC course be double counted towards completing other requirements of the Leadership, Ethics and Organizational Sustainability major.

  1. Check the current Academic Catalog for any pre-requisites to the courses. You are responsible to complete any necessary pre-requisites.    
  2. Check the Course Schedule for overlays as many ILCs are approved overlay courses.  
  3. Check with the appropriate department for course scheduling as not all courses are offered every semester.  
Required of all HSB Students
ECN 102Introductory Economics Macro3
Select two from the following areas:6
International Trade
International Macroeconomics
Economics of Labor
Industrial Organization
Game Theory
Economic Development
Environmental Economics
The Economics of Healthcare
Economic Forecasting
Asian Economies
Chinese Economics
Econ of Poverty & Income Dist
Latin American Economies
Race and the Economy
Public Speaking & Presentation
Writing for Organizations
Negotiations, Writing&Conflict
Nature & Environmental Writing
The Authentic Self
Topics in Moral Psychology
Philosophy of Sports
Political Science
Intro to American Politics
Intro to Comparative Politics
Intro to Global Politics
Intro to Political Thought
Advising and Advocacy
Constitutional Politics
Const Law:Rights & Civil Lib
Public Policy
Women and American Politics
Race & Ethnic Politics in U.S.
Protesting Inequality
Latin American Politics
Asian Democ at the Crossroads
Russian Politics
Political Geography
Global Political Economy
Ethics in Internation Affairs
Women, Gender & World Politics
Introductory Psychology
Psychology of Men and Women
Psychology of Culture
Behavioral Economics
Industrial/Organizational Psyc
Personality Psychology
Social Psychology
Psychology of the Self
Psychology of Gender
Intro to Sociology
Social Problems
Ethnic & Minority Relations
Sociology of Gender
Classical Sociological Theory
Race and Social Justice
White Collar Crime
Fair Trade Coffee: Study Tour
Classes and Power in US
Law and Social Policy
Poverty Ethics & Social Policy
Race Relations in Philadelphia

Free Electives

Six courses

Business Foundation 

Ten courses, including:

ACC 101Concepts of Financial Acct3
ACC 102Managerial Accounting3
DSS 100Excel Competency1
DSS 200Intro to Information Systems3
DSS 210Business Statistics3
DSS 220Business Analytics3
FIN 200Intro to Finance3
or FIN 225 Fund of Quantitative Finance
MGT 110Essent'ls of Organzational Beh3
or MGT 120 Essentials of Management
MGT 360Legal Environment of Business3
MKT 201Principles of Marketing3
BUS 495Business Strategy 13
or ACC 423 Accounting Control Systems
Total Hours31

Accounting Majors can choose between ACC 423 and BUS BUS 495

Major Requirements

Required Courses
MGT 210Business Stakeholders & Ethics 13
MGT 211Perspectives on Leadership3
MGT 212Organizational Sustainability3
MGT 415Applied Ldrshp & Sustain Capst3
Major Electives
Select two of the following:6
Intro Human Resource Managemen
Diversity in the Workplace
Intro:Entrepreneur/New Venture
Breaking News in Bus. Ethics
Leading Teams
International Talent Mgt
Decision Making w/ Analytics
Social Enterprise & Soc Change
Employment and Labor Law
Intro Internat. Business
LEO Special Topics
LEO Internship I
LEO Research I
Sustainable Finance
Principles of Selling
Ethics in Marketing
Food and the Poor
Total Hours18

Students who have taken PHL 320 should not take MGT 210; another major elective will be taken instead