LEAD 320: Leadership and Business Organization

Course in Leadership and Communication
Course Description:

In LEAD 320, Leadership and Business Organization, students interactively and critically study five of the most influential books ever published regarding why for-profit enterprises succeed or fail; do an original “management consulting” report on an actual business firm; and write a final paper on what, if any, particular individual styles or institutional structures predictably and reliably enable one to “succeed in business.”

Course Credits:
1 course unit (c.u.)*
Term Format:
Accelerated 8-Week Term
2021 Term Offered:
Fall 2 (accelerated): Oct 28 – Dec 21, 2021
2022 Term Offered:
Spring 1 (accelerated): Jan 12 – Mar 9, 2022
LEAD 101

*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.


  • Senior Fellow, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, Wharton
  • Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Fox School of Business, Temple University

Charlotte Ren is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Wharton School’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the University of Pennsylvania. She previously taught at Purdue University and the University of Pennsylvania. Charlotte has a PhD in Management, an MA in Economics from the University of… Read more

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