With Southeastern University’s online bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership, discover foundational leadership principles that can be applied to any field.
Become an effective leader with the skills to communicate effectively, assume responsibility for an organization’s direction and coordinate teams and groups. You will develop a strong understanding of leadership theories and practices that guide successful businesses. Make a difference as a leader in the workplace and learn how to encourage others to achieve their goals. You’ll have the convenience of being able to study whenever and wherever you’d like and learn from faculty who are experts in their fields.
Through our online program, you’ll prepare to be a great leader in a variety of sectors, including:
- Nonprofit organizations
- Government administration
- Church leadership
- Business management
While studying the leadership core courses, you will explore topics such as business communication, organizational behavior, human diversity and cross-cultural leadership. You’ll also learn the history of great leaders and how to apply servant leadership concepts. With the well-rounded curriculum, you’ll acquire a better appreciation of God and His creation, allowing you to thrive in any context.
With this program, you can choose a minor to strengthen your skill set and gain an advantage in the marketplace. Pair your degree with a minor in business to help broaden your knowledge of business management and learn how to become a business owner. With a minor in journalism, you can move into a leadership role in the newsroom. The possibilities are virtually endless.
Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Courses and Requirements
Comprised of 120 credits, SEU’s online bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership includes 56 credits of general education courses that will provide you with a well-rounded foundation. Thirty-seven credits of the degree make up the leadership core. You must also choose 27 credits of general elective courses.
The general education component of undergraduate degrees provides you with a basic understanding of a broad range of subjects. This supports the liberal arts emphasis of the university’s academic mission.
Course Number Course Title Description Credits LDRS 2123 Principled Leadership The student will examine patterns and styles of leadership in a business environment from Biblical and Christian perspectives. Special attention will be given to the development of a leader's personal life, including spiritual formation, personal ethics, decision-making, and integrating faith, learning, and work. 3 LDRS 2223 Leadership Theory and Practice This course focuses upon the theoretical development and challenges of effective leadership by reviewing the historical development of various leadership theories. This includes leader traits, skills, and behaviors; models; and other approaches to leadership. 3 LDRS 3003 WI: Cross-Cultural Leadership This course introduces students to the challenges and impact of leadership within a cross-cultural framework. It examines cultural values, practices, and patterns of communication that exist within various cultures with an emphasis on cultural intelligence. 3 LDRS 3033 Leadership and Human Diversity This course examines the complex nature of leadership, culture and personal identity, explores populations at-risk, and encourages students to understand and appreciate diversity. Specific knowledge of leadership as it relates to individual cultures, awareness of the patterns of oppression experienced by those cultures, and skills relevant to developing a culturally competent approach to working with diverse people groups are addressed. 3 LDRS 3183 Organizational Theory and Behavior This course is a study of behavioral science theory and practice exploring management, leadership, motivation, group dynamics, relations and organizational system. Topics will concentrate on applying organizational resources for optimal efficiency. 3 LDRS 4103 Leading Organizational Change This course prepares learners to better comprehend the hyper-turbulent environment of the 21st century by introducing behavioral science techniques and methodologies to systematically bring about high-performing organizations. 3 LDRS 4113 WI: Applied Servant Leadership Concepts This capstone course synthesizes previous course work by reviewing theories and definitions in an effort to apply theory to practice. This course emphasizes the importance of self-discipline, humility, servant leadership, and the art of being contemplative. 3 LDRS 4123 Great Leaders Through History This course examines the historical impact of some of the world's greatest leaders from various backgrounds including, but not limited to those who represent religious, government, business, military, and community organizations as well as the arts. 3 LDRS 4143 Leadership, Followership, Teamwork This course surveys the basic theories, styles, and applications of leadership, including traits, skills, behavior, and relationships. It further considers effective teamwork and the leader-follower relationship. 3 LDRS 4141 Senior Leadership Portfolio This course is the capstone course for the major requirements and provides students the opportunity to synthesize and apply their learning in a workplace context. Insights are gained leadership profile as they relate to the workplace. A written reflection and portfolio of evidence are required. 1
Select three of the following:
Course Number Course Title Description Credits BBUS 2113 WI: Business Communications This course will study effective communication in a professional environment. The course prepares students to create effective letters, reports, electronic, and other forms of business writing and presentations. 3 BBUS 3203 WI: Essentials of Management This survey course introduces the theories of management and emphasizes the basic management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling organizations. The course emphasizes the functions of management with appropriate quantitative and behavioral concepts and encourages students to develop a set of professional ethics from a Christian world-view. 3 BBUS 3143 Project Management This course is an introduction to project management and provides an overview of the contents of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). The course provides focus on business analysis functions as they relate to the development of information technology solutions that meet specific business needs. 3 PMIN 5633 Leadership Development A theological rationale based upon the doctrine of the priesthood of the believer and the gifts of the Holy Spirit is developed with practical application for the recruitment and development of lay persons for ministry within the congregation and to the community. The course focuses on the identification of individual gifts and talents that persons may possess and the training of those individuals for various ministries. Styles of leadership, administrative functions and multi-staff relationships. 3 LDRS 3000/4000 LDRS Elective Choose any 3000-level or 4000-level LDRS course 3
Choose a total of 27 credits of any college level elective courses.
Tuition and Fees
|Tuition||$390 per credit hour||$46,800|
|Technology Fee||$150 per semester||$1,200|
|General Student Fee||$150 per semester||$1,200|
Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated two to eight semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 866.858.6290 or request more information.
* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.
At SEU, we want to help make your online education even more affordable, so we offer a variety of financial aid options. About 98 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid, and we have multiple payment options available.Learn More
After earning the organizational leadership online degree from SEU, you will have the credentials needed to pursue a variety of career paths, including:
Frequently Asked Questions
- Because our online tuition rate is already discounted, we do not offer additional internal scholarships. However, we encourage you to apply for external scholarships. Connect with your tuition planner for additional information.
- We accept transfer credit all the way up to the master's degree level and offer free transfer credit evaluations. Transfer credits are accepted from regionally accredited colleges and universities, as well as institutions accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education. We also accept transfer credits from nationally accredited or unaccredited institutions if an articulation agreement exists. For information, view our Transfer Policy.
- We proudly welcome those who have served our country and God in the armed forces. We are a member of the Yellow Ribbon Program, and you can earn veterans benefits under the GI Bill. For information, visit our Financial Aid page.
- As an online student, you're still part of a community. We have enrollment counselors, advisors and tuition planners who will work closely with you for the duration of your program. You’ll also have access to our tutoring services, career services and the online library.
- A Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership degree prepares students to be successful leaders who can make an impact on their colleagues and communities. Graduates are effective communicators who can build functional teams; they know how to take charge and direct the goals of a business or organization. There are many reasons to get an organizational leadership degree including:
- A broad range of career opportunities.
- A foundation for high-paying careers.
- The knowledge to create real change.
- A bright outlook for job growth.
Benefits of Learning Online
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