2020-2021 Catalog Fall Update

BC 306 Ethics and Leadership (SS)

Ethics is at the heart of leadership. Organizational leaders must gain the necessary knowledge and competencies to make ethical decisions and foster ethical behavior among followers. The design of this class is centered on the examination of unique ethical challenges faced by leaders with an emphasis on building ethical competency. Key topics include virtue ethics, moral theories, moral reasoning, ethical decision-making, ethical influence, inclusion, ethical leadership theories, ethical group problem-solving, ethical organizational climate, ethical diversity, and ethical crisis leadership.




  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. Apply analytical concepts and frameworks to comprehend, analyze, and solve ethical dilemmas.
  3. Recognize the ethical demands of the leadership role.
  4. Assess key decisions using ethical perspectives and philosophies.
  5. Select and apply proper decision-making formats and models with respect to the distinct nature and dynamics of situations.
  6. Explain the practice of ethical leadership through moral behavior and moral influence.