Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Leadership with a Business Minor (Global Classroom)

Campus Locations Boston
Also available 100% Online No
Other Format(s)
Credits Required for Graduation 70
Entry Terms Fall Semester, Spring Semester
Meets International Visa Requirements Yes


Enhance Your Leadership Capacity

In today’s companies, influence and decision-making authority are now distributed throughout an organization. Maximizing the effectiveness of project and team-based organizations requires new collaborative leadership. The Bachelor of Science in Leadership draws upon Northeastern University’s renowned practice-oriented approach to education, integrating theory and practice.  

Specifically designed to help you develop the skills required to assume a future leadership position, this innovative undergraduate program includes courses in psychology, writing, negotiation, finance, ethical decision making, logic, and organizational behavior. Through readings and case studies, you will emerge with the knowledge, skills, and insights you need to advance your career.

Formats: The Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Leadership is also available for students who would like to complete this degree at their own pace, visit our Bachelor of Science in Leadership web page.

Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, leadership and management jobs are projected to grow about as fast as average. Applicants for the limited number of higher-level management jobs will face keen competition, while less severe competition is expected for lower-level management jobs. Demand is expected to be strong for facility managers.

Interested in Learning More?

Discover why the Bachelor of Science in Leadership can benefit your career; view our recent webinar on the program.

Discover the many benefits of the Fast-Track program or watch our Undergraduate Fast-Track webinar.


Required Courses


Semester 1 (14 s.h.)

ENG 1103 College Writing 1 for Nonnative Speakers 3 s.h.
ENG 1104 Lab for ENG 1103 1 s.h.
PSY 1100 Foundations of Psychology 3 s.h.
ECN 1100 Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.
MGT 1100 Introduction to Business 3 s.h.
  Seminar 1 s.h.

Semester 2 (13 s.h.)

ENG 2105 Writing Workshop 3 s.h.
ENG 2106 Lab for ENG 2105 1 s.h.
MGT 2100 Principles of Management 3 s.h.
LDR 1200 Assessing Your Leadership Capability 3 s.h.
MTH 2310 Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 3 s.h.

Semester 3 (16 s.h.)

ENG 3107 Writing for the Professions-Business and Social Sciences 3 s.h.
ENG 3108 Lab for ENG 3107 1 s.h.
LDR 3200 Leading and Managing Change 3 s.h.
ACC 2100 Financial Accounting 3 s.h.
MGT 2310 Organizational Behavior 3 s.h.
LDR 3250 Leading Teams Locally and Virtually 3 s.h.

Semester 4 (15 s.h.)

CMN 2310 Professional Speaking 3 s.h.
FIN 2105 Introduction to Corporate Finance 3 s.h.
ENG 3300 Literature and Business Leadership 3 s.h.
LDR 3400 Evidence-Based Leadership & Decision Making 3 s.h.
MGT 2330 Business Law 3 s.h.

Semester 5 (12 s.h.)

LDR 4850 Capstone – Strategic Decision Making 3 s.h.
CMN 3100 Negotiation 3 s.h.
HRM 2320 Human Resources Management 3 s.h.
CMN 3350 Intercultural Communication 3 s.h.


 Required minimum credit hours: 70

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Criteria:

In order to apply, applicants need to have completed an associate degree or 50-60 semester hours of transferrable college credit. For more information about prerequisite courses, please contact an admissions representative at 1.877.668.7727. We look forward to hearing from you!

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
  • Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
  • Academic transcript: Must submit one of the following:
    • Official associate degree stating conferral and date
    • Official high school transcript or GED and
    • Official transcripts from each institution attended. Must be equal to 70 quarter hours (53 semester hours) for transfer credit evaluation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Undergraduate Admissions.

All requirements must be received prior to review.


Estimated total tuition for this program is $35,280.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of semester hours. Most courses are 3-4 semester hours. See Undergraduate Tuition Rates for details.

Use our Tuition Calculator below to see if transfer credit or tuition reimbursement from your employer could reduce your total tuition.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2016-17 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.

Student Profile

Who Will Your Classmates Be? 

The Fast-Track 20-month Bachelor of Science in Leadership with a Business Minor is a Global Leadership Degree Completion program designed to meet your educational goals and provide an exciting global experience within the classroom and beyond. This program attracts an audience from around the world to our Boston campus.

Leadership- Global Classroom graduates may wish to consider jobs in global companies as:

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Directors
  • Team leaders

Program Format

On-Ground Format

The Fast-Track 20-month Bachelor of Science in Leadership with a Business Minor is a Global Leadership Degree Completion Program designed to fit your lifestyle and your higher educational goals. This format attracts an internationally diverse audience and meets on-campus in the afternoons, while allowing time for internships and other professional experiences.


  • 18-month degree completion
  • Focus on the fundamentals of leadership
  • Contextualized curriculum reflecting international perspectives
  • Emphasis on understanding a global economy
  • Academic internships and volunteer opportunities to complement classroom learning

Learning Outcomes

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Integrate lived experiences and leadership structures, styles, and practices to create an individual leadership profile, demonstrating knowledge of self-awareness and a thorough understanding of the evolution of leadership theories.
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Critically and systemically examine a challenge related to leadership in a cross-cultural context and become expert producers of evidence-based decision-making strategies drawing on theories, tools, and methods practiced in the field of leadership.
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Prepare and present a web portfolio linking knowledge and skills acquired in professional, research, and course practices with knowledge acquired in the field of leadership.
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Explain in a group setting diverse positions, including those representing different cultural, economic, and geographic interests, on a contested public issue related to leadership, and evaluate the issue in light of both those interests and evidence drawn from the literature in leadership.
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate leadership-specific best practices and tools into experiential learning opportunities offered in the program.


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