LEAD 3200: Leadership and Business Organization

LEAD 3200: Leadership and Business Organization
Course in Leadership and Communication
Course Description:

In LEAD 3200, 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
2024 Term Offered:
Spring 1 (accelerated): Jan 18 – Mar 14, 2024
Fall 2 (accelerated): Oct 23 - Dec 18, 2024
LEAD 1010

*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.


  • Professor of Practice in Strategy and Innovation, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Faculty Director, Global Master of Public Administration, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Senior Fellow, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, The Wharton School

Dr. Charlotte Ren is Professor of Practice in Strategy and Innovation at the School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania. She’s also Senior Fellow at Wharton’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management. Dr. Ren earned a PhD in management and an MA in economics from UCLA, a bachelor’s degree in international politics and a minor degree in law from Peking University (China).… Read more


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