Leaders need the ability to see, to frame, and think wisely about the ethical issues that confront them. The major is not just for those who aspire to hold political office or high-ranking positions within various organizations. Citizens or members of organizations should have thoughtful and informed conceptions of what makes a good leader, so that they may choose wisely or be prepared to become one. People often serve as leaders or co-leaders in smaller groups within their organizations. People find themselves in social contexts where they may be called upon to lead, and they may decide to do so simply not because they desired to be leaders all along, but because they are needed.
This Ethics and Leadership - Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Public Policy major from Duke Kunshan University, drawing from fields such as philosophy, political theory, history, literature, religion, and the social and natural sciences, seeks to provide students with the specific expertise that is needed to address issues such as global health, pollution and the environment or regulation of corporations and markets. Students will be encouraged and guided in the task of framing specific expertise with a broader and deeper framework of thinking about what kinds of leaders and citizens they should be, and what their ultimate values ought to be.
The major will encourage them to know more and to think more deeply about their own cultural tradition, but also will take them through different traditions of thought about how to make ethical decisions, about the virtues of leaders, the virtues of those they lead, and the right relationship between the two. Students will be encouraged to identify and form views about the differences as well as the similarities between different cultural traditions of thought about these matters, as well as about ultimate values that go into thinking about justice and the good life and how such values relate to conceptions of human spirituality, the divine, and the sacred, how this affects the way human beings relate to one another and with the natural world. Such global perspectives, rooted in one’s own traditions, are more than ever crucial for leadership. Students can choose among three disciplinary tracks: Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Public Policy.
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- Ethics and Leadership
- Ethics, Markets, and Politics
- Conceptions of Democracy and Meritocracy
- Environmental Ethics
- Trust and Cross-cultural Leadership
- Global Justice and Health Care
- The Psychology of Justice
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics Management, Organisation & Leadership Public Policy View 5 other Bachelors in Public Policy in China
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- High academic credentials and passion for learning
- Strong English language competency
- Strong interest in Duke Kunshan's innovative, integrated and interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum
- An adventurous spirit and creative thinking orientation
- A demonstrated desire to have an impact and succeed in life
- Excited at the unique leadership opportunity being a member of the inaugural class provides
International55880 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 55880 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Kunshan
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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