Ethical Leadership – BMAL 570
CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020
This course focuses upon ethical issues and dilemmas faced by leaders. Definitions of ethical leadership are reviewed as they related to values and culture. The theory and practice of ethical leadership is evaluated as it pertains to a biblical worldview.
BMAL 504, 530, and 550
BMAL 570, Ethical Leadership, is an essential course for fulfilling the vision for the Master of Arts in Executive Leadership. One of the stated goals of the BMAL program is to “develop management, leadership and business knowledge within the Christian worldview.” This course explores various ethical issues that business leaders encounter and uses relevant cases, current research, and application-based assignments to develop thoughtful, Biblically-based responses to such issues. The course also directly supports each program learning outcome through the course readings, interactions, and assignments that address ethical leadership.
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the ethical dimensions of leadership.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of leadership concepts.
- Communicate the impact of servant leadership.
- Integrate biblical principles within the field of leadership.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.
Individual Discussion Board Forums (8)
Discussion Boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. Each thread must be supported with 3 scholarly sources as well as the text and Bible and they must be within 3 years. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 200 words and supported by at least 2 scholarly sources.
Case Study Paper
The student will write an 8–10-page research-based case study paper in current APA format. The paper can be considered an addition to Hess & Cameron’s text in that the student will review an organization and a biblical value that the organization has displayed. The paper must include at least 5 references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.
Each group will prepare a two-part corporate values presentation. For the first part, each group will analyze the organizational values reflected in each group member’s Case Study Papers and integrate them into a 4–5-page paper that presents these as part of the organization’s focus on values. 5 sources in current APA format are required.
The second part of the presentation is to include a narrated PowerPoint presentation (at least 10 slides) that reinforces the salient, practical points of the organization’s values reflected in the paper. 5 sources in current APA format are required.
After reading each module/week’s selected readings from the Rae and Wong text, the student will answer the accompanying questions that correspond to the reading. The student will use the template provided to answer the questions. The journal must be first person and demonstrate thoughtful reflection—no additional research or APA formatting is required.