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Social Leadership and Ethics

Undergraduate Specialisation


Social Leadership and Ethics Specialisation


Learn to lead in an ethical, responsible and sustainable way.

Broad career options

Develop your leadership and managerial insights and abilities in order to tackle current and future leadership challenges.

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An understanding of ethics, responsibility and sustainability is a key requirement for those operating in industry, government and community sectors.

By analysing contemporary case studies and engaging with stakeholders, you’ll gain the insights and skills central to leadership practices in today’s organisations.

This specialisation provides a foundation of leadership and managerial knowledge, insights and abilities that will help you understand current and future leadership challenges, demonstrate cross-cultural competence and engage with global perspectives in ethical and sustainable ways. 

You will study topics central to contemporary leadership including ethics, communication and cross-cultural perspectives, managing change and sustainable development.

Why study

  • This specialisation aligns with the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), ensuring what you learn is globally relevant and geared toward making a real difference tomorrow.
  • During your study, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with industry experts who will pass on their experiences, challenges and insights.

Student profile

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Career information


  • Management consultant
  • Policy and planning advisor
  • Project manager
  • Sustainability advisor


  • Accounting
  • Finance and investment
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Law
  • Nonprofit and social justice
  • Resources and renewables
  • Retail

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.


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  • Curtin course code: SPUC-SOCLE
  • Last updated on: 18/08/2022