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Master of Arts in Organizational Management &
Ethical Leadership

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The world needs more leaders who, at their core, care about people and communities. Leaders who can influence others with honest, transparent, and empathetic actions. At Thomas More University, you can be a part of positive change, learning the skills you need to empower others and lead by example. Our Master of Arts in Ethical Leadership will provide you with the knowledge and skills in leadership, social justice, and decision-making that prepare you to step up — and step forward.

Complete your master’s in ethical leadership completely online
We pride ourselves on offering a leadership graduate program online that is just as dynamic as more traditional master’s in ethics programs. This helps you balance your coursework, job, and family while learning in a supportive and interactive community. Our accelerated program format allows you to learn top job skills employers are looking for while finishing your master’s in ethical leadership degree in as few as 18 months.

Why earn a master’s of ethical leadership degree at Thomas More?

Thomas More University is committed to producing leaders with strong values like honesty, respect, and initiative. That’s why we prioritize ethics in our leadership degrees. Although many universities offer general online master’s in organizational leadership or master’s in ethics degrees, we bring these concepts together to help you learn how to be an ethical leader. When you enroll in our Master of Arts in Ethical Leadership program, you’ll receive a well-rounded graduate education designed to foster deep thinking and moral decision-making. 

Here’s more of what sets our master’s in ethical leadership program apart from other master’s programs. 

  • A leadership degree designed to serve you: You’ll earn a Master of Arts in Ethical Leadership in as few as 18 months and 100% online. This format allows for maximum flexibility and helps you balance work, school, and family. 
  • Leadership career opportunities: The best leadership graduate programs prepare you to work in a variety of institutions that require practical, empathetic decision-making. After completing your master’s in ethical leadership degree from Thomas More, you can take on a wide range of organizational leadership roles in nonprofit, healthcare, corporate, and educational settings.
  • Values-based and practical leadership coursework: Learn real-world lessons in organizational leadership shaped around current issues, events, and challenges at an institution committed to morality, truth, and humanity. 
  • Small class sizes: All graduate courses in ethical leadership are capped at 25 students. This means you’ll get more individualized attention from your professors than other online master’s in organizational leadership and development programs. You’ll also make stronger personal connections with your classmates. 
  • Personalization: Whether you’re returning to work, looking to earn a promotion, or changing careers, we have a team dedicated to your success. As part of the master’s in ethical leadership degree program at Thomas More, you’ll have access to advisors, tutors, and our Concierge Service as you learn how to improve ethical leadership.

“The ethical leadership master’s degree program at Thomas More helped me understand the importance of ethics, but perhaps in a more essential way, it taught me to act in an ethical manner as a leader. I gained the confidence to communicate my vision to others.”

Sonny Blanco ’20 MA Ethical Leadership, Wrestling Coach

Is an online master’s in ethical leadership degree from Thomas More right for me?

Of course, but don’t take our word for it.

You can complete your master’s in ethical leadership at a university named a top school in Kentucky for ROI, according to a recent Georgetown University report. Our small, private university environment allows us to provide exclusive experiences from the day you enroll to the day you graduate — and beyond. We strive to balance that exclusivity with affordability and flexibility in all our programs, including our ethical leadership graduate program online.

Expect to take leadership graduate courses online in ethics, diversity, organizational development and leadership, nonprofit management, research, and more. Our faculty has created every graduate course in ethical leadership using a rigorous process to facilitate skills application and a sense of community within an online environment. Your coursework will help you apply leadership and problem-solving skills to a variety of real-life scenarios, and you’ll learn from faculty well-trained in translating the traditional graduate curriculum into an online environment.

Each faculty member also has extensive experience in their respective field and knows why ethical leadership is important. Plus, as residents of the community, our faculty have a vested interest in the personal and professional success of our students.

Sample courses for Thomas More’s master’s of ethical leadership degree program:

    • Ethics for Leaders
    • Leading a Diverse Workforce
    • Leading High Performing Teams
  • Non-Profit Leadership


Thomas More University is one of the most cost-effective private universities in the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio, and Northern Kentucky area. In addition to our efforts to keep our tuition affordable for each student, we also provide our ethical leadership graduate program students with personalized opportunities for financial aid, such as:

  • Scholarships for new students
  • Education benefits for veterans
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employer scholarships

If your employer offers tuition reimbursement for your master’s in ethical leadership degree, you have the option to pay for your class after receiving your reimbursement. This is different from other graduate programs, and, we hope, a helpful benefit to our students.

Our master’s in ethical leadership degree centers on critical thinking, flexibility, creativity, and emotional intelligence, preparing students for a variety of careers. Graduates of our MA in ethical leadership have gone on to work in nonprofit, government, and corporate jobs in:

  • Business 
  • Higher education
  • Civil service 
  • Healthcare
  • Social services
  • Military
  • Marketing and finance

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