The Leadership and Social Justice MBA program focus area teaches students a multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional perspective to leadership in the global business environment. Courses focus on examining leadership theories, research and economic concepts to gain a better understanding of external markets and economies.
Leadership and Social Justice Curriculum (9 credit hours)
MBAC 622: Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3 Credits)
This M.B.A. online course uses a behavioral science approach to help students understand leadership and its impact on the organizational behavior of individuals. Students will examine leadership theories, learn about current research findings, investigate examples of leadership in practice and engage in developmental activities to evaluate and enhance their leadership skills.
MBAC 624: Going Global: Business and Society (3 Credits)
In a globally integrated economy, it is imperative that we investigate and understand multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional perspectives to global business issues. In this course, we examine how doing business globally has become incredibly viable and challenging at the same time. We explore economic, social, cultural and technological issues in the context of a diverse global environment. For example, we investigate Facebook in emerging economies (i.e.: the push back on free internet for all), Netflix in Kenya (i.e.: streaming entertainment without local censorship), Apple (i.e.: personal security versus national security), Uber (the shared economy and employee rights) and more.
MBAC 626: Environmental Economics (3 Credits)
This course covers ways in which economists approach and solve environmental and natural resource problems. Using economic concepts such as supply, demand, equilibrium, and welfare analysis, we explore the problems associated with externalities and market failure. We then study ways in which environmental economists approach and correct market failures. In particular, we study different policy instruments such as Pigouvian taxes, command and control policies, cap and trade, and tradable pollution permits. After exploring these policies, we study specific problems associated with public goods and common pool resources. Moreover, we examine the importance of ecosystem services and their valuations. In particular, we study both revealed and stated preference approaches to measure the values of environmental amenities. Through these variety of topics, we aim at understanding the way economists approach environmental and natural resource problems.
Leadership and Social Justice Career Outlook and Opportunities
The job outlook for careers in the field is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as average for all occupations.1 Common job titles for professionals in leadership and social justice include:
- Environmental Research Coordinator
- Market Analyst/Economist
- Policy Analyst
- Regulatory Analyst
- Social Justice Specialist or Consultant