The Social Responsibility and Sustainability Track focuses on values-based practices at the of organizations. This track identifies how business professionals can promote responsible corporate governance practices to create lasting positive social impact. The track will introduce students to values-based decision making and business practices. Students will learn about SRS practices across different functions of a business organization and have the opportunity to apply their knowledge though projects, case studies, competitions, and examination of current business practices. Course work in leadership and governance will provide students with skills and knowledge to create positive social impact in an organization. Students will be prepared to provide practical solutions for the social and environmental complexities of modern business.

Career Opportunities 

After completing the track, students may find opportunities as sustainability consultants, CRS reporting officers, sustainability auditors, sustainability officers and managers, environmental and risk managers, ESG investment analysts, socially responsible investment fund managers, sustainable operations project managers, supply chain managers, and green marketing strategists, among others. Social Responsibility & Sustainability students may also participate in the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility’s (CESR) Career Trek, where students meet directly with executives from high-solvency businesses with a strong presence in social impact activities, social responsibility practices and programs, and significant sustainability initiatives. Ongoing career support for SRS students is available through CESR’s Impact Internship Program and CESR’s bi-weekly Impact Business newsletter featuring internship, job and research opportunities.

Required Courses

There are three required courses in the Social Responsibility and Sustainability Track. All courses are for 3 credits unless indicated otherwise:

  • CESR 4130 (SRSD 4130 starting Spring 2021) – Sustainable Operations
  • CESR 3040 (SRSD 3040 starting Spring 2021) – Fundamental of Ethical Leadership
  • CESR 4827 (SRSD 4827 starting Spring 2021) – Integrated Reporting for Socially Responsible Strategies (Capstone)

Elective Courses

In addition, students in the Social Responsibility and Sustainability track must complete any three of the following elective courses:

  • CESR 4000 (SRSD 4000 starting Spring 2021) – Leadership Challenges
  • CESR 4005 (SRSD 4005 starting Spring 2021) – Business Solutions for the Developing World
  • MGMT 4140 – Project Management
  • CESR/MGMT 4430 (SRSD 4430 starting Spring 2021) – Corporate Boards in Action
  • BAIM 4205 – Information Security Management
  • ORGN 3025 Essential Management Skills
  • ORGN 4300 (SRSD/ORGN 4300 starting Spring 2021) – Leading Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations

You can find academic policies for Leeds School of Business by visiting our Academic Advising academic requirements page.

You can find the most current Four-Year Plans that outline the required course work for the Operations Management Track at the Leeds School of Business by visiting our Academic Advising Four-Year Plan's page.