Ethical leadership in a complex and diverse world

Take the next step in your career with Concordia’s accelerated bachelor’s in communication and leadership. This interdisciplinary program equips you with the skills you need to be an effective, ethical leader in an organization of any size.

Cost Per Credit$540
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Leadership

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Program Overview

Ethical leadership in a complex world

What makes a good leader? Many adjectives might come to mind; inspiring, knowledgeable, ethical, empathetic, wise, confident, discerning, and the list could go on. While all of these are traits of a good leader, none of them alone can adequately describe what leadership means.

Leadership requires a well-rounded, multifaceted set of skills. A good leader is knowledgeable. They excel in all forms of communication; conveying, receiving, and understanding thoughts and ideas verbally and in writing. A good leader is empathetic. They understand individuals and groups of people; what they need to find fulfillment in their work, do their job effectively, and what motivates them.

There isn't a single skill that you can work towards that will make you an effective leader. That's why Concordia's communication and leadership program draws from a wide range of disciplines to help you grow into a strong leader. Your critical thinking skills will be sharpened, so that you can analyze information and make good decisions in leading your peers. You will learn effective communication strategies, oral and written, as well as data visualization and communication, to help you clearly communicate, inspire, and persuade people. You will study collaboration strategies to help you understand and work with diverse groups. Upon completion of the program, you will possess the knowledge and skill to lead in organizations of all sizes.

Driven by Christian principles, this program also looks to Christ as an example of perfect leadership. "...even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve..." (Matthew 20:28). Christ is the head of the Church and leads the Church by service to Her. Even the God of all creation humbles Himself and sacrifices His own interests for the good of His people. As Christians, we look to Christ's example of servant leadership.

What to Expect

Program outcomes

Students will:

  1. Apply concepts of Christian faith to contemporary issues
  2. Exercise ethical leadership while working collaboratively with diverse individuals and groups
  3. Integrate interdisciplinary knowledge to confront real-world problems
  4. Think creatively and critically
  5. Communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing
  6. Evaluate, analyze, and present data

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