Business without the Math: Competing Discourses and the Struggle to Develop an Undergraduate Leadership Program

Despite widespread acknowledgement of the importance of leadership education, undergraduate leadership degree programs in Canada are limited and, in some cases, struggling for survival. This case study examines the ways in which competing discourses of careerism, postsecondary Journal of Leadership Education Volume 12, Issue 2 – Summer 2013 2 corporatization, liberal arts education, and business education impact an undergraduate leadership program’s sustainability.