Leadership Development

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.

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.

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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

124 Credits


Required Credits


Elective Credits + General Education

Degree Requirements

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
(45 credits)


Audit fee per class

Tuition and fees are subject to change annually. Costs for books are not included.

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


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July 6, 2021
August 30, 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).

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Contact 800-777-2556  or online@houghton.edu to connect with an admissions representative.