MBA or M.S. Organizational Leadership

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Why get your graduate degree in organizational leadership at JBU?

Employers want people they can trust to handle leadership responsibilities ethically and skillfully. This degree will further develop your leadership skills and equip you to lead with excellence using biblically-based models. You'll gain an understanding of how organizations work, become an expert in management and communication processes in public or private organizations, and how to lead a company using ethical business practices.

Enjoy a flexible format

Complete your coursework on your schedule 100% online. Every MBA class offers a zoom component so you will have the opportunity to connect with your professor and classmates.

Learn best practices

You'll learn the best practices of leadership and contemporary thinking as it relates to leadership theory and practice.

Focus on others

You'll learn a brand of leadership that requires consideration of others and the desire to equip them so that they may grow and lead. 

MBA vs. MS: What's the difference?

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in organizational leadership concentrates more on ethical decision-making and leading the organization as a whole. It also focuses more on technical business skills. The Master of Science (MS) in leadership is a broad degree that focuses more on the people side of this concentration than the business side of leadership. For more details, view the degree requirements for both programs below.


  • 36-45 total credit hours, depending on undergraduate coursework.
    • 24 credit hours of MBA core requirements
    • 12 credit hours for the leadership concentration
  • Students typically graduate within 2 years.

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MBA, Organizational Leadership Concentration (36 hours)

MBA, Organizational Leadership Concentration (45 hours)


  • 30 total credit hours
    • 18 credit hours of M.S. core requirements
    • 12 credit hours for the leadership concentration
  • Can be completed in less than 2 years.

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M.S., Organizational Leadership Concentration (30 hours)

Accelerate your career with our MBA or MS in leadership.

What to expect as an organizational leadership graduate student at JBU


Gain expertise in leadership

JBU's MBA in leadership program focuses on essential skills and knowledge with a balance of practical and theoretical training. You'll learn to inspire, grow and motivate individuals and teams in support of strategic organizational development.


Make connections in class

Even though the program is 100% online, you'll have the opportunity to interact with classmates and professors to build lasting relationships.


Work collaboratively

You'll learn how to collaborate effectively, build teams and solve real world problems. You'll then be able to take these skills directly to your job. 

Featured Faculty

Mrs. DeNisha McCollum, associate professor of business

Mrs. DeNisha McCollum teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses for the college of business. Prior to coming to JBU, Mrs. McCollum worked for 12 years with Walmart Stores, Inc. in the areas of Corporate Risk Management and Associate Health Benefits. She has also provided consulting and facilitation services for Walmart and Milestone Leadership.


Next steps

Choosing a graduate program is a big deal, and our staff and faculty are committed to making this process easy for you.


Our admissions team is here to navigate the application process, so you have all the information to be confident in your decision.

Financial aid

You deserve a transparent, helpful financial aid experience. We'll work with you to ensure you're taking advantage of all of your financial aid opportunities.

Start classes

Most JBU graduate classes happen in 8-week blocks (counseling and education have some 16-week classes). Online and face-to-face class options provide flexibility for your busy schedule. Talk to an admissions counselor for more details on classes in your program.