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Online B.S. in Organizational Leadership


The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership program prepares students to become strategic, relational Christian business leaders, fully equipped to practice servant-leadership in a professional business environment. Students will cultivate communication skills, learn how to encourage and develop growth in others, and discover how to apply biblical leadership principles in an organizational setting.

This fully online organizational leadership degree offers students the flexibility to complete their degree on their own schedule and from nearly anywhere in the world. Students will receive the benefits of a quality curriculum integrated with Biblical principles taught by caring professors, that will equip them to positively influence the teams they lead.

The B.S. in Organizational Leadership program will transform you into a relational, innovative leader who excels in strategic thinking, data-driven decision-making, and collaboration. As a student of this program, you will elevate your expertise in:

  • Practice Biblical Leadership.
    You will assess your leadership style and demonstrate how to apply this style to successfully lead organizations using the Biblical model of servant leadership.
  • Explore Organization and Team Success.
    The program will give you the tools to articulate leadership principles that will support high-functioning teams and organizational success.
  • Understand Biblical Diversity.
    Our biblically integrated curriculum will equip you with the knowledge to explain the value of a diverse workforce within an organization and the underlying Biblical principles that support diversity.
  • Hone Your Communication Skills.
    The program will prepare you to demonstrate effective written, oral, and digital communication skills, and develop appropriate organizational communication strategies.
  • Develop Your Decision-Making Abilities.
    Your decision-making abilities will increase as you will be able to analyze business information and apply this analysis to formulate ethical, evidence-based decisions.

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Reduced Tuition for the 2022–23 Academic Year

The B.S. in Organizational Leadership will be offered at a price of $425 per credit for the 2022–23 academic year — a cost reduction of $179!

  • Part-Time Cost per Trimester (6 credits) — $2,550
  • Full-Time cost per Trimester (12 credits) — $5,100

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What courses will I take as an Organizational Leadership major?

The B.S. in Organizational Leadership program will transform you into a relational, innovative leader who excels in strategic thinking, data-driven decision-making, and collaboration. As a student of this program, you will elevate your expertise in:

Leading Diverse Organizations (BUSN 425)

This course will examine diversity in all its forms, including race, religion, sex, gender, mental ability, family, and disability. Students will understand that all human beings possess intrinsic dignity by virtue of being made in the image of God. Students will explain how to apply the biblical understanding of diversity in various workplace policies and practices. Grade Mode: A.

Data-Driven Leadership (BUSN 424)

Students will apply internal and external business data to make business decisions. Covers collection and presentation of data, interpretation of surveys and statistical reports, analysis of financial and marketing data, decision-making under uncertainty, and communication of decisions. Students will learn the use of spreadsheets and other office technologies. Grade Mode: A.

Business as Ministry and Mission (BUSN 376)

This course will explore the place of business people within God’s kingdom program for history. It will draw primarily from the Book of Acts, with special attention given to the activity of the early church – and its current expression –- in ministry and missions. Throughout the course, students will study contemporary examples of missional businesses, and will conclude by creating and presenting their own idea for using business to advance the cause of Christ in a less-developed or less-evangelized country. Grade Mode: A.

Bible and Theology Coursework

As part of Biola’s commitment to a biblically centered education, all undergraduate students have the opportunity to take 30 credits of biblical studies. As an organizational leadership student, 15 of these credits will be integrated directly into your major courses, with the remaining 15 offered through separate Bible and theology courses.

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Career Outlook and Preparation

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership?

The skills you acquire from the B.S. in Organizational Leadership degree will equip you to successfully step into a variety of leadership positions, including:

  • Business and management consultant
  • Project manager or coordinator
  • Medical and health service manager
  • Sales and marketing manager
  • Leadership coaching or development
  • Church, parachurch and nonprofit leadership positions
  • Business or organization executive
  • Non-profit administrator
  • Missions organization leadership positions

28% job growth

According the Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for medical and health services managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2020 and 2030.

BLS projections are not specific to Biola University students or graduates.


Online Bachelor's Degrees Admissions Requirements

If you're interested in applying to one of Biola University’s online bachelor’s degree programs, see the information below to learn about admissions requirements.

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Steps to Apply

Want to get started with the admissions process? See our Steps to Apply for online bachelor’s students.

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Transfer Credit

  1. Transfer up to 70 credits of work from other accredited colleges or universities. Learn more about transferring credits.
  2. Earn credit for your program based on past work or volunteer experience through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Learn more about PLA.

If you have any questions about the admissions process or would like to have a transfer evaluation completed, contact your admissions counselor. To maximize your transfer coursework, contact our success coaches.

Prior Learning Assessment

Whether you currently work in the business world or have volunteer and other life experiences, we want to help you get credit for the knowledge you already have. Through Biola’s Prior Learning Assessment, you can earn credit towards your undergraduate degree. You can use the tool below to see how much credit you can potentially earn.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

As you consider the cost of college, keep in mind that more than 80% of Biola students receive some form of financial aid. We’re here to walk alongside you as you balance tuition and costs with different scholarship and aid opportunities.


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You'll be able to complete weekly coursework on a schedule that works for you — with asynchronous classes that are offered in a 7- or 15-week format.

Total Credits

Total program credits include major-specific courses and Biola's core curriculum.

Cost per Credit

This is the cost per credit; total tuition costs for each trimester will differ for part-time and full-time students.

Next Start Date

Online bachelor's programs have new start dates every 7-8 weeks, which means you can get started as soon as you want.

Standard Completion Time

This indicates the standard duration of this program. Completion time may vary depending on transferred coursework and preferred courseload.


Biola University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. Additional accreditations may apply to specific programs.