Organizational Leadership

Gain key skills employers seek when hiring managers.

Whether you’ve already landed your dream job or are hoping to advance in your career, earning your Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership will set you apart in the job market.

A degree in organizational leadership from JBU will prepare you to take on a variety of leadership roles. You'll learn about: 

  • Becoming a strategic leader for an organization
  • Building positive working relationships as an executive or manager
  • Developing processes for evaluating and making solid decisions
  • Inventively and ethically managing human and capital resources
  • Building a high-performance, wide-ranging, disciplined organizational culture
  • Equipping leaders with foundational organizational and business skills to manage and lead

An organizational leadership degree will give you great flexibility over the life of your career, providing you with ethical leadership skills and abilities valued across functions, sectors, and industries.

All JBU business programs are accredited or are candidates for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), ensuring that you’ll receive a quality business education while enjoying the convenience of online courses. For more information about accreditation and a list of accredited programs, click here.


  1. Classes are offered in 8-week terms with two terms per semester.
  2. You can choose whether to be a full-time student or a part-time student and finish your degree at your own pace. Most students enroll in 12 hours per semester (two terms) and finish in 18-24 months.
  3. Online OL courses are compressed, which means that you'll learn the same amount of content that you would in a traditional 16-week course during an 8-week term.
  4. Your classes are available from wherever you are, so long as you have internet access.
  5. Assignments are due weekly, and students are expected to be active in the online course at least three times per week.


  1. Employment Outlook–According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for graduates with organizational leadership degrees show an increase of 11-19% between now and 2022.
  2. Qualified and diverse faculty– Our Christian faculty have the academic credentials to ensure a great business education, but they also have practical experience in using real-world skills like critical analysis and reasoning, diversity and creating value for organizations.
  3. Relevant curriculum– Our program was designed in collaboration with hiring managers to ensure that the courses prepare you for today’s workplace. OL is more than just traditional leadership theory; it’s applicable education that helps you master the skills necessary to lead your organization in a global economy.


  • Successful completion of at least 45 semester hours of transferable college credit
  • GPA of 2.0 (4.0 scale) or better on all prior academic work

Candidates who meet some but not all of these requirements may appeal for admission consideration. Please visit with your admissions representative for further information.


  1. Submit your application for admission
  2. Request transcript(s) from all universities previously enrolled (even if you did not receive credit)

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