Houghton Online | Leadership Development Degree

An intentional and creative blend of theory and evaluation of application. Students will acquire and practice supervision and leadership skills.

B.S. OR B.B.A.

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Business Administration Online degrees available


Convenient and customizable non-cohort model to allow for individualized planning


with six start dates per year.


or less to graduate with full-time & part-time options available

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About the Leadership Development Degree

Students will develop the skills required to assume a future leadership position.

Who a leadership development degree is for:

  • Established business managers or team leaders looking to advance their careers and assume a higher leadership position.
  • Individuals who wish to enter into leadership roles and need the training and credentials to open doors.

Skills acquired:

  • Develop communication, critical thinking, team building, analytic and complex problem-solving skills.
  • Experience leading teams, making difficult decisions and effecting change.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions overview

To qualify for admission, students must meet the following criteria:

  • At least 63 transfer hours
  • 2 years of work experience
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA*

*An applicant with deficiencies in some of these areas may be offered admission with appropriate evidence supporting the student’s ability to succeed.

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Potential Career Options

  • Management, supervisory and leadership roles in all sizes and types of organizations.

Program requirements & course details

Leadership Development CoursesCommon Core Courses
  • BU 320 Leadership Development 3
  • CM 210 Interpersonal Communication 3
  • PY 215 Social Psychology or PY 301 Psychology of Personality 3
  • PY 310 Conflict Management 3
  • BU 330 Leading Change 3
  • PY 300 Adult Development  3
  • ID 200 Student Success Seminar 1
  • BU 300 Business Writing 3
  • BU 315 Work Team Dynamics 3
  • BU 400 Fundamentals of Management 3
  • ST 400 Quantitative Decision Making 3
  • SO 400 Diversity in the Workplace 3
  • PH 400 Personal and Professional Ethics 3
  • BU 430 Organizational Development 3

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Houghton College Online Degree

124 Credits

40 within Leadership Development major
48 electives
36 general education
84 maximum transfers allowed

I chose Houghton because I felt like the courses were more about learning than about grades. My goal is to become a better leader and the courses seemed to match that."

Brian White, Class of 2017

Online program facts.

No Required Class or Login Times

Complete your degree when it's convenient for you

Full Time or Part Time

Flexible options allow you to maintain employment if desired

No Tests

Professors challenge you to apply learned material instead of rote memorization

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