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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Leadership

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Become a highly qualified leader in a management role, whether you coordinate or direct teams or run the entire organization.

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Online Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Leadership

Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s online Bachelor of Arts in Leadership degree program is intentionally designed for working adults—it’s convenient, affordable, and flexible. The program prepares ambitious students for leadership roles in organizations across all fields and industries.

This online leadership degree program can be completed in as little as 21 months (depending upon the student’s previous college experience) and features a variety of courses that, with the guidance of a Christian worldview, encourage students’ professional development and personal growth.

Leadership Degree Highlights

A leadership degree, especially one from an intentionally Christian university, can help you shine bright in the corporate world. Our accelerated online program can be completed anytime, anywhere.

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Tuition & Cost

$398 per credit hour

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Program Length

21 months*

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Total Credit Hours


*Based on students beginning the program with 56 transferable credit hours and only needing the program-specific classes. Time to completion varies based on individual student circumstances and previous college experience.

**30 credit hours of the program must be completed at MVNU. Other restrictions apply. Please contact our Enrollment Team for additional information.

Leadership Courses You Might Take

LEDR 3073

Management and Leadership Techniques

A study of management techniques and their application to the development of improved managerial effectiveness.

LEDR 3083

Organizational Behavior

A study of behavior in organizational settings as affected by individual, group and organizational processes. Special emphasis is given to learning, motivation, attitudes, stress, organizational culture, group processes, and decision-making.

LEDR 4093

Applied Leadership Project

The course is designed to provide the student with a real-world opportunity to solve a significant management or leadership problem, make an important enterprise decision, capitalize on a venture, and implement a plan of action to improve the organization or agency.

Curriculum stats/highlights

Students interested in earning a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of general education, all requirements for the major, and 39 upper division credit hours. Many courses fulfill more than one requirement so most majors can be completed within the 120 credit hour minimum.

Students may be able fulfill their general education or elective class requirements by transferring previously earned undergraduate credits or applying Prior Learning credits gained through job or military training. In these cases, students may be able to complete this online degree in leadership in as few as 21 months.

Students must successfully complete Personal Development and Research Skills before continuing into the remainder of the BA program. In addition, the Applied Leadership Project may only be taken after successful completion of all other BA Core courses. All courses are 100% online.


Core Courses Credit Hours
Student Success Strategies 1
Spreadsheets for Leaders 3
Management and Leadership Techniques 3
Fundamentals of Accounting 3
Macroeconomics 3
Organizational Behavior 3
Leadership 3
Ethics and Law 3
Managing Human Resources 3
Applied Leadership Project 3
Organizational Communication 3
Project Management 3
Advanced Law for Leaders 3
Global Perspective 3
Total Program Hours 40

How much will a Leadership Degree cost?

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Credit Hours

BBA Only: 40

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Financial Aid

Apply for scholarships, loans, grants, and tuition reimbursement.

Career-focused Leadership Majors

Graduates of the BA in Leadership degree go on to become highly qualified leaders—whether they land in a management role, coordinate or direct teams of employees, or run the entire organization, MVNU Leadership alumni simply shine forth.

  • Non-profit Management
  • Church Relations/Leadership
  • Project Manager
  • Training and Development

We can help you explore majors, discover internships, and plan your future as a professional. Our advisors welcome students at all levels and offer personalized guidance tailored to individual needs. From resume and interview preparation to networking advice, MVNU advisors provide a host of resources that can help you achieve a rewarding career after graduation.

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