Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

As an organizational leadership major at Southeastern, you will learn how to become a great leader — one who can communicate a vision, build an effective team and take an organization where it needs to go. Whether you want to become a doctor, teacher, business owner or manager within an organization, the principles of leadership and examples of historical leaders you study will prepare you to rise to positions of influence in your career and effectively encourage others to accomplish their goals. As part of your studies, you will participate in the National Leadership Forum, Southeastern’s annual leadership conference that brings together some of the world’s greatest visionaries to discuss servant leadership. Learn from some of the world’s greatest visionaries at our annual National Leadership Forum.Past speakers have included former President George W. Bush, Benjamin Carson, Tim Tebow, John Maxwell, Tony Dungy and Franklin Graham. In addition, you will complete a minor to help you succeed in a variety of career fields. Interested in becoming a journalist? You can earn a minor in journalism and use your organization leadership degree to quickly move into a decision-making role in the newsroom. Want to own your own business? A minor in business can give you the basics needed to start a company, while your organizational leadership degree will give you the skills and knowledge to most effectively rally your employees around your vision and take the organization where you want to go. Southeastern offers nearly 50 minors from which to choose.

Earn this degree on campus or in our convenient, fully-online format.

Program Details

37 hours of major core
56 hours of foundational core
27 hours of electives

Total credit hours — 120

Sample Core Courses

  • Principled Leadership (LDRS 2123) — This course examines 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.
  • Organizational Behavior (MNGT 3183) — This is a study of behavioral science theory and practice exploring management, leadership, motivation, group dynamics, relations and organizational systems. Topics will concentrate on applying organizational resources for optimal efficiency.
  • Leading Organizational Change (LDRS 4103) — 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.
  • Great Leaders Through History (LDRS 4123) — 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.

Principled Leadership

Leadership Theory and Practice

Business Communications I

Organizational Theory and Behavior OR Organizational Behavior

Cross-Cultural Leadership

Leadership and Human Diversity

Leading Organizational Change

Leadership Forum

Applied Servant Leadership Concepts

Great Leaders Throughout History

Leadership Portfolio I, II and III

Leadership, Followership, Teamwork


Quality and process manager

Campaign development manager

Events director

Corporate trainer

Management consultant

Management analyst

Corporate recruiter

International team manager