Details for Leadership Ethics

In an era of globalisation and moral relativism, Christian Leaders will necessarily be morally distinct. The challenge is how to be ‘salt and light’ within our communities without being dogmatic, legalistic, or exclusive. This unit introduces the approaches to ethical decision making that embraces a biblical mandate to both Grace and Truth.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: THE003
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Neil Chisholm


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Leadership Ethics

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Promote Christian ethical standards in leadership
  2. Incorporate leadership ethics considerations in the process of decision making
  3. Model Christian integrity of conduct in leadership
  4. Promote ethical leadership
  5. Employ tools for making ethical determinations in leadership 

Subject Content

  1. Introduction to ethics
  2. Deontological ethics
  3. Utilitarianism and Situational Ethics
  4. Personal Agency
  5. Virtue Ethics
  6. A Christian theonomous ethic
  7. Laws and policies
  8. Public ethics
  9. Dealing with ethical failure
  10. Conflict resolution
  11. Social justice
  12. Business and environmental ethics

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face on site
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks.)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Worksheets (30%)
  • Code of Conduct (30%)
  • Essay (40%)

Prescribed Text

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