Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

You know you want to be a leader in your organization, but what kind of skills are going to make you stand out from the competition? You’ll need communication, collaboration, and most importantly, ethical decision-making skills to succeed in today’s diverse workforce.

You know you want to be a leader in your organization, but what kind of skills are going to make you stand out from the competition? You’ll need communication, collaboration, and most importantly, ethical decision-making skills to succeed in today’s diverse workforce.

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Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

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Our Locked-In Tuition program guarantees you’ll pay the same price for your entire undergraduate degree.

About the Program

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With a focus on vocational formation integrated into every course in the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership program, you’ll have a deeper understanding of your identity, relationship to the world, and connection to the life and mission of God and how that can guide your career. You’ll learn to lead with purpose and make a difference no matter the industry you pursue.

Program Structure

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The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership will help you gain skills in leadership, communication, collaboration and more.

Required Hours

Total: 120 hours
University Requirements: 56 hours
Major: 64 hours (up to 25 hours in electives)

Example Coursework

Self Assessment in Leadership
Teams and Team Leadership
Crisis Management in Organizations
Ethics for Leaders

Upcoming Start Dates

January 11, 2022
March 8, 2022

Common Job Titles

Management Analyst
Compliance Manager
Social and Community Service Manager
Executive Coach
Nonprofit Executive Director

Meet the Program Director

Dr. Dena Counts, Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

Dr. Dena Counts, Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

Dr. Dena Counts is an assistant professor and the program director for two programs – the online B.S. in Applied Communication and the online B.S. in Organizational Leadership. Dena received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication from ACU. After working in the fields of fundraising, consulting, training, and human resources, Dena returned to ACU where she has served in multiple roles during the past 12 years. Dena received her doctorate in Organizational Leadership through ACU Online in 2019. Dena loves the challenge of teaching online and she is continually looking to improve learning and communication strategies for the online student.

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To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Submit official high school and/or college transcripts.
  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.

Students are not required to submit ACT or SAT test scores.

Graduation Requirements: Students must earn a 2.0 GPA or higher to meet graduation requirements and complete at least 33 advanced hours.

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Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

Abilene Christian University enjoys a strong national reputation as one of the leading private Christian universities in the west and southwest, indicated by various ratings (such as U.S. News and World Report and other reports).