Ethics and Leadership: A Liberal Arts-Based Study of Leadership
The emergent crises of the 21st century-access to education in a knowledge-based economy, crime and violence, climate change, immigration and national identities-are at once profoundly global and local, and will require innovative approaches, collaboration, and above all, leadership. Our graduate certificate in Ethics and Leadership is intended for students who want to examine ethical theory and participate in a rigorous exploration of models of leadership. Innovation, disruption, and strategy have played an important part of our understanding of leadership in business. What qualities are associated with leadership in democracies? In civic and mission-based organizations? In movements? How does virtue interact with virtuosity in a liberal arts-based study of leadership?
View the application requirements.
October 1 – December 14
September 20, 2019*
January 6 – March 21
December 20, 2019*
March 30 – June 13
March 15, 2020*
Three Ethics and Leadership courses. Recent and upcoming courses include:
- The Problem of Evil
- The History of Ethics
- Heritage: Law, Ethics, Policy
- Models of Leadership
- Debating Core Western Values
Graduate Course Credit and MLA Transfer Credit
- Students earn one graduate course credit for each course completed
- All credit is recorded on a University of Chicago transcript
- Students may transfer up to three graduate course credits towards the MLA degree
For complete expectations on program expectations, university regulations, and student responsibilities, please visit the Student Handbook for Credit and Degree Programs.
Webpage Illustration, "Chickadees" 1979, C Glen Rabena