Thrive in Your Vocation
Your persistent, purposeful qualities point toward a rewarding leadership career. Gain key skills applicable across a range of industries while completing your bachelor’s with the support of our vibrant, virtual Christ-centered community.
Our Locked-In Tuition program guarantees you’ll pay the same price for your entire undergraduate degree.
About the Program
With a focus on vocational formation integrated into every course, the online Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership program helps you explore your identity, relationship to the world, and connection to the life and mission of God. Use these principles to guide your career, lead with purpose, and make a difference no matter the industry you pursue.
All the Details on Your Degree
Stand out from the competition while understanding what it takes to succeed in today’s global workforce. Complete your bachelor’s degree or gain the skills to move up in your career with a 64 credit-hour major focused on leadership theories and applications, purposeful communication, data- and research-based decision-making, and the importance of teamwork and collaboration.
Total: 120 hours
University Requirements: 56 hours (including 9-15 hours in Bible)
Major: 64 hours (up to 25 hours in electives)
Self Assessment in Leadership
Teams and Team Leadership
Crisis Management in Organizations
Ethics for Leaders
Upcoming Start Dates
January 9, 2024
March 5, 2024
April 30, 2024
Common Job Titles
Social and Community Service Manager
Nonprofit Executive Director
Leadership extends beyond giving directions and persevering in the face of challenges. Instead, fostering collective success and a sense of accomplishment rests on support, collaboration, and a culture where all ideas are heard. In turn, the online Bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership focuses on relationship building — listening, motivating, and nurturing innovation and advancement through teamwork.
The program is divided into two segments: a 39 credit-hour core and 25 credit hours of electives for exploring higher-level leadership, communications, and business subjects. However you envision your career, the program covers:
- classic and contemporary leadership principles;
- the art of cultivating your leadership style in relation to your vocation;
- ethical, top-down decision-making skills;
- research designs and statistics methods for making data-backed decisions;
- organization-level decision-making skills to encourage success and cultural change;
- management theory;
- human resources management;
- team dynamics;
- psychology-rooted organizational behavior theory;
- race and racism and their influence on the workplace;
- crisis management principles;
- models of organizational change and development; and
- organizational communication theories and methods.
Meet the Program Director
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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