Leadership Development (BBA/BS)

Amplify your leadership ability with an intentional and creative blend of theory and practice.

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18 months

Students taking a full course load can complete the program in as few as 18 months.

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Learn on Your Time

Instead of 'live,' in-class sessions, you will participate in video content, readings, and online discussions at your convenience. Scheduled real-time video conferencing allows you to interact with faculty and classmates.

What will I learn?

Through Houghton’s BBA/BS in Leadership Development you will:

  • Develop the skills required to assume a future leadership position
  • Practice critical thinking, team building, analytic and complex problem-solving techniques
  • Understand the fundamentals of management and organizational development
  • Obtain leadership experience while learning how to make difficult decisions and effect change
  • Maximize your knowledge of interpersonal communication

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Credit Info

124 Credits

45 Required Credits

79 Elective Credits + General Education

Who is this degree for?

Individuals who have completed some college coursework or have applicable work experience; business professionals who wish to enter into leadership roles and need the training and credentials to open doors and succeed; or established business managers or team leaders looking to advance their careers and assume a higher leadership position.

Faculty Members with Solid Industry Experience

Study with faculty members who have years of professional business experience in a variety of fields, including (but not limited to) broadcasting, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, nonprofits, banking, public relations, higher education and human resource management.

A Christian Perspective

All classes are taught through the lens of the Christian faith, providing you with a top-quality business education rooted in ethics, leadership and responsibility.

Cost and Affordability

The 2020-21 cost per credit hour for the Leadership Development Degree is


Cost per credit hour


Program Cost
(40 credits)


Audit fee per class
(non-degree seeking)

Program Outcomes

Students earning a BBA/BS degree in Leadership Development through Houghton Online are prepared to serve in supervisory and administrative roles within a wide variety of industries including but not limited to:

  • Manufacturing
  • Health and Human Services
  • Banking
  • Government/Non-profit
  • Energy/Utilities
  • Health Care/Pharmaceuticals

Application Requirements


Choose a start date

  • March 15, 2021
  • May 10, 2021


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Documents and supporting materials

You’ll be asked to provide your official high school transcript, 1 recommendation letter, and your test scores (can be waived)


Personal Statement

Your personal statement should be between 300 and 500 words (roughly a half of page to a page of typed writing). Get started with these suggested writing prompts

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