Ethical Leadership and the Decision Making Process

Key Information

Programme Type



6-week Online Delivery


5 Master's Credits



Next Start Date

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Course Overview

This online microcredential explores ethical theories and their relationship to leadership at both an individual and organisational level, to gain an understanding of decision-making processes and ethical implications that can result from leadership decisions, and to increase students' awareness of their own ethical leadership perspective

During the course, learners explore the main theories and concepts of ethical leadership, practise self-reflection to increase awareness of their own perspective, and brainstorm learning opportunities in decision-making processes and their ethical implications. They will also be asked to reflect on how the knowledge gained can be applied to their professional and organisational context.

The course is designed for supervisors, managers, and team leaders who are looking to sharpen their decision-making and ethical leadership capabilities and who are looking develop the skills needed for strategic leadership and transformational roles in their organisations.

After successfully completing the programme, participants will receive five Master's-level credits.

Why Choose Lincoln

Flexible, online delivery

Completed over 6 weeks

5 Master's-level credits

Developed by experts at Lincoln International Business School

Explores ethical theories and their relationship to leadership

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How You Study

Students will work in a virtual learning environment, engaging with independent study materials such as videos and reading content and have opportunities to test their understanding.

By the end of the course, students are expected to be able to demonstrate, through reflection, an enhanced capacity to manage their own learning and development, critically analyse theoretical models of leadership and management in relation to ethical leadership and the decision-making process, and recognise the complex nature of the decision-making process and have a critical awareness of the impact of implicit assumptions.

Course content includes:

- Critical action learning
- Morality and ethics in relation to leadership
- Ethical leadership development
- Ethical leadership and decision-making

How you are assessed

The types of assessment used will range from written assignments, reports, and reflective journals, which provide an opportunity to demonstrate learning. Specific guidance will be provided by the teaching team. All assessments will be subject to specific referencing and citation requirements, and University regulations relating to assessment, submission, and resits.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a digital badge and certificate of completion, and five Master's credits.

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Combining Courses

Students who successfully complete three microcredential programmes from the same subject category may use this as Accreditation of Prior Learning against a module on our MBA Leadership programme. For more information, please contact us.

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