Online Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership Ethics

Inspire Positive Change Through Values-Based Leadership

The M.A. in Organizational Leadership with an Ethics concentration teaches working professionals how to guide organizations towards purposeful and responsible decisions in a diverse, globalized world. You will be led through a unique series of online courses that integrates personal mindfulness, professional awareness, and global consciousness for skillful leadership in any organizational context.

By the end of this online organizational leadership master's degree program, you will develop concrete skills in collaboration, conflict resolution, ethical decision-making, and inspiring diverse teams towards common goals. As a graduate of this program, you will have the knowledge and skills to lead more effectively and courageously influence your organization in making ethical decisions that have a positive impact.

Learning Outcomes

The M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Ethics aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce leaders capable of respecting differences and collaborating with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems:

  • Mindfulness: Apply awareness of self and the multi-faceted perspectives of others to lead in local and global contexts to reach common goals.
  • Conflict Resolution: Assess the cause of conflict in organizational settings and apply strategies to resolve and leverage conflict in diverse environments.
  • Ethical Theories: Articulate the major theories of ethical thinking and assess their implications in a contemporary, global context.
  • Ethical Leadership: Lead ethically and responsibly in positions of power in a workplace, community, or organization.
  • Social Good: Analyze the spaces on the continuum between the corruptive nature of power and social responsibility.
  • Strategic Communication: Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders to achieve innovative and collaborative resolution to community and organization issues.
  • Global Ethics: Evaluate and resolve multiple ethical perspectives and their impact on organizational effectiveness.
  • Leadership Theories: Articulate and apply the major theories and principles of leadership, conduct analysis and recommend appropriate change strategies.
  • Action Research: Research, design, develop, and implement a capstone project plan to affect positive change in an organization.

Completion Time

15 Months



100% Online






Online Accredidation


The curriculum for the M.A. in Organizational Leadership with an  Ethics concentration begins with a professional assessment that guides you towards self-awareness and defining your own values. You then learn how to apply those values to leadership and decision-making in the context of various ethical, economic, philosophical, cultural, religious, humanistic and contemporary worldviews.

Organizational Leadership courses are taken along with courses from The Claremont Core®. These courses teach the engagement skills necessary to implement the theories and ideas from the concentration courses. You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with and learn from students in other programs.

Organizational Leadership Courses

The Claremont Core

Capstone Action Project

Claremont Core Curriculum

Engagement Skills for Creating a Sustainable Impact

In an increasingly interconnected world, leaders who want to make positive, sustainable change need to develop the critical perspectives and collaborative skills necessary to reach across traditional barriers of ideology, culture, and faith. At CLU, we put development of these capabilities at the center of our degree programs. The result is the Claremont Core®, a sequence of four innovative courses. Progress through the Core takes you through a process of self-awareness and steadily evolves towards engagement with others and society at large.

The Claremont Core

Program Highlights

Capstone Action Project

By the end of student’s coursework at CLU, they will articulate and apply a change management program that they can use to facilitate positive change in any context.

Weekend Gatherings

Twice a year at the beginning of the Fall and Spring academic terms, CLU brings together students, faculty, community leaders and friends of the university for an intentional time of networking, socializing, and collaborative learning.


We believe the online format gives working professionals a rich and dynamic collaborative learning environment where they can dialogue with classmates more effectively and engage with the learning on their schedule.



As a graduate of the M.A. in Organizational Leadership with an Ethics concentration, you’ll be equipped to enhance your leadership performance and extend your influence in your current vocational field. This degree can apply to a broad range of occupational fields, including:

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Non-profits
  • Social enterprises
  • Government agencies
  • Non-government organizations (NGO)
  • Faith-based organizations
  • International business and manufacturing
  • International finance organizations


  • Darrell Ezell, Ph.D. — Dean
    Darrell Ezell, Ph.D. — V.P. of Academic Affairs
  • Joanna Bauer
    Joanna Bauer — Dean of Organizational Leadership
  • Robert McManus
    Robert McManus, Ph.D. — Faculty Chair
  • Jeffrey Cervantez
    Jeffrey Cervantez, Ph.D.
  • Online Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership
    Carol Madison
  • Stephanie Raible
    Stephanie Raible
  • Steve Trainor
    Steve Trainor, Ph.D.
  • Stan Ward
    Stan Ward, Ph.D. — Dean of Capstone Studies