Amplify your leadership ability with an intentional and creative blend of theory and practice.
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Students taking a full course load can complete the program in as few as 18 months.
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
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
Audit fee per class
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:
- Health and Human Services
- Health Care/Pharmaceuticals
Choose a start date
- January 19, 2021
- March 15, 2021
- May 10, 2021
- July 5, 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)
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