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This course uses works of literature, primarily novels, in place of case studies. Its aim, as a former student put it, is to show "how people develop the skills, courage, and perseverance to use power, money, and influence in constructive ways." The course readings for this course come from many countries, they include novels, short stories, plays, and excerpts from classic works of moral philosophy. The readings also span many centuries, ranging from ancient Greek plays to Shakespeare to contemporary works. The instructor has discussed their experience of teaching this course; see https://web.archive.org/web/20220525141625/https://hbr.org/2006/03/leadership-in-literature. The instructor has also published a book based on their teaching of this course: see Questions of Character: Illuminating the Heart of Leadership Through Literature (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2006). Note that the attached syllabus is from 2001. This information has been collected for the Post-Discipline Online Syllabus Database. The database explores the use of literature by schools of professional education in North America. It forms part of a larger project titled Post-Discipline: Literature, Professionalism, and the Crisis of the Humanities, led by Dr Merve Emre with the assistance of Dr Hayley G. Toth. You can find more information about the project at https://postdiscipline.english.ox.ac.uk/. Data was collected and accurate in 2021/22.

History

Subject Area

Business

Geographic Region

New England

University or College

Harvard University

Funding Status

Private

Endowment (according to NACUBO's U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20) ($1,000)

40575027

Annual Tuition and Mandatory Fees 2021-2022 ($) (Resident; Non-resident, where applicable)

75990

Course Title

The Moral Leader

Terminal Degree of Instructor(s)

MBA and DBA

Position of Instructor(s)

Professor of Business Ethics

Academic Year(s) Active

1996-present

Course Enrolment

60

Primary Works on Reading List

Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman; Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart; Allen Gurganus, Blessed Assurance; F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Last Tycoon; Joseph Conrad, The Secret Sharer; Louis Auchincloss, I Come as a Thief; Robert Bolt, A Man for All Seasons; and Sophocles, Antigone

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