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1 Class at a Time Study in Elgin, Rockford, or Online
4 Years Time to Completion You can shorten with transfer credit
$580 Cost Per Credit Hour Multiple financial aid options available
120 Credit Hours Required
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Prepare for the strategic, managerial, and interpersonal tasks of leadership

Grow as a dedicated and dynamic leader by earning your Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership at Judson.

Upon graduation, you will be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate your capacity to plan, organize, and lead professionally
  • Conduct, evaluate, and present business proposals to stakeholders and decision makers
  • Adapt your skillset in management, critical thinking, and research to current and future business trends

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Why Judson for your bachelor’s degree?

You could qualify to pay $0 out-of-pocket for tuition

Judson’s tuition is already lower than average for a private university. However, we want to make our Organizational Leadership bachelor’s even more affordable for you through our $0 out-of-pocket tuition program for qualified students. Here’s what you need to know:

  • You must complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and qualify for Pell Grants and the Monetary Award Program (MAP) offered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).
  • This is a legitimate financial aid offer made possible through Pell and MAP funding, along with generous contributions from Judson partners.

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What classes will I take?

During the 48 core credit hours in this program, you’ll take leadership and business-centered courses that will teach you how to lead with passion.

Course List
  • BUS 304 Critical Thinking, Research, and Writing
  • BUS 306 Strategic Management
  • BUS 330 Managerial Budgeting and Accounting
  • BUS 350 Technology Management
  • BUS 374 Economics
  • BUS 421 Leading Innovation
  • BUS 425 Marketing Analytics
  • BUS 485 Business Capstone
  • HRM 351 Human Resource Management
  • LDB 301 Academic and Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • LDB 481 Faith and Life Issues
  • MKT 425 Marketing Analytics
  • ORL 326 Organizational Behavior and Development
  • ORL 328 Diversity and Intergenerational Effectiveness
  • ORL 340 Leading Change in Organizations
  • ORL 345 Leadership Theories and Application
  • ORL 422 Global Leadership

How much homework will I have?

Expect to spend about 15 hours a week on coursework outside of class.

Can I transfer my other college credits to Judson?

Yes, many credits transfer seamlessly when you enroll at Judson. Our enrollment coaches know our generous transfer policy and work personally with you to maximize the credits you receive.

What jobs can I get with an organizational leadership degree?

What is the job outlook in this industry?

Management occupations are projected to grow at about-average rates both nationally (9%) and in Illinois (9.23%) through 2030.

Graduates of this program go on to careers and salaries like the following:

  • General manager

    National Annual Mean Salary: $115,250

    Illinois Annual Mean Salary: $118,890

  • Human resources manager

    National Annual Mean Salary: $136,590

    Illinois Annual Mean Salary: $128,820

  • Administrative services manager

    National Annual Mean Salary: $113,030

    Illinois Annual Mean Salary: $109,860

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Illinois Department of Employment Security

How can I lower costs?


Judson students who receive financial aid

Call a coach to learn about transferring credits or financial aid


Where will I take my classes?

  • Online


    Take classes from the comfort and safety of your own home.

  • Rockford Campus


    Choose from two convenient campus locations in Elgin, IL or Rockford, IL.

What help can I get?

Enjoy personalized coaching, 24/7 tech help, and other valuable resources that offer you the support you need to succeed inside and outside the classroom.

  • 24/7 Tech Help
    24/7 Tech Help
  • Student Success Center
    Student Success Center
  • Financial Aid Services
    Financial Aid Services
  • Free Daycare at Rockford Campus
    Free Daycare at Rockford Campus
  • Designated Success Coach
    Designated Success Coach
  • Career Services
    Career Services

Learn more about the financial resources Judson provides to adult students

What makes this program stand out?

  • WSJ

    Featured in college rankings by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

  • Best Christian Colleges Undergrad

  • 94%

    Students who would recommend Judson to a friend

How will an organizational leadership degree benefit me?

How is the bachelor’s in organizational leadership different from the bachelor’s in business administration?

The bachelor’s in organizational leadership and the bachelor’s in business administration are both designed to help you become an effective leader.

Organizational leadership

Manage the human side of an organization. Study topics like change management and conflict resolution and learn how to develop rapport within an organization through interpersonal relationships.

Business administration

Focus on the functional areas of business like accounting, finance, and operations management.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration