Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Leadership

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Also available 100% Online Yes
Other Format(s) Bachelor of Science in Leadership
Credits Required for Graduation 60
Entry Terms Fall Semester, Spring Semester
Meets International Visa Requirements Yes

Overview

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.


Curriculum

Required Courses


Semester 1 (13 s.h.)

ENG 3107 Writing for the Professions-Business & Social Sciences 3 s.h.
ENG 3108 Writing for the Professions-Business & Social Sciences Lab 1 s.h.
LDR 1200 Assessing Your Leadership Capability 3 s.h.
ECN 1100 Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.
MGT 2100 Principles of Management 3 s.h.


Semester 2 (13 s.h.)

ECN 1200 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
MGT 2310 Organizational Behavior 3 s.h.
ACC 2100 Financial Accounting 3 s.h.
MTH 2310 Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 3 s.h.
  Seminar 1 s.h.


Semester 3 (12 s.h.)

LDR 3200 Leading and Managing Change 3 s.h.
FIN 2105 Introduction to Corporate Finance 3 s.h.
CMN 2310 Professional Speaking 3 s.h.
LDR 3250 Leading Teams Locally and Virtually 3 s.h.


Semester 4 (12 s.h.)

LDR 3400 Evidence-Based Leadership & Decision Making 3 s.h.
ENG 3300 Literature and Business Leadership 3 s.h.
CMN 3350 Intercultural Communication 3 s.h.
MGT 2330 Business Law 3 s.h.


Semester  5 (10 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.
  Seminar 1 s.h.

 

Required minimum credit hours: 60 s.h.

 


Admissions Requirements

Admissions Criteria:

In order to apply, applicants need to have completed an associate degree or 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(s): must submit one of the following
    • Official associate degree stating conferral and date
    Or
    • Official high school transcript or GED and
    • Official transcripts from each institution attended- must be equal to 80quarter hours (60 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.


Tuition

Estimated total tuition for this program is $30,240.00.

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? 

Bachelor of Science in Leadership program is specifically designed for students who wish to advance their career in a new job, or to assume a higher leadership position within their current organization.Candidates for this program may aspire to become:

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Directors
  • Team Leaders

Program Format

This accelerated program is designed for students who have earned an associate degree or the equivalent number of credits (80 quarter hours or 60 semester hours) and are looking to earn their bachelor's degree at an accelerated pace. The office of admissions will work with applicants to evaluate and accept as many previously completed credits as possible.

Formats & Schedule

The Fast-Track 18-month Bachelor of Science in Leadership is offered as on-campus or online program.

On-Campus
On-campus classes meet at a designated time at the Boston main campus or the Downtown Boston campus on Broad Street. This format allows for face-to-face interaction with instructors and fellow students. Classes are also augmented with online learning through instructor-facilitated lessons and assignments using Northeastern University’s state-of-the-art learning management system.

On-campus classes meet one week night per week and every other Saturday, and participants complete all coursework with the same group of students.

Online
The online format offers flexibility and convenience for working professionals with demanding schedules across the world. Using Northeastern University’s state-of-the-art learning management system and you will be guided through online coursework by your instructors.

Online classes are asynchronous, so there is no designated meeting time. Also, all online Fast-Track courses are completed with the same group of students allowing you to interact with familiar classmates over the six-term schedule. 

Additional Benefits:

  • Complete your degree in 18 months
  • Know your six-term course plan when you begin your program
  • Fast-Track program managers register you for all courses and advise you throughout your entire academic program
  • Develop a valuable network of professional contacts
  • Learn from classmates and the various industries and professions they represent

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  1. Cognitive Complexity
    Students will develop and apply a process for sound decision making, through the use of critical-thinking skills and an understanding of change processes and obstacles to change.

  2. Knowledge Acquisition, Integration and Application
    Students will integrate their lived experience; knowledge of diverse cultures, cross-cultural communication, the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the uses of power between groups; and how ethics, morals, and values relate to their leadership dilemmas into their leadership development process.

  3. Humanitarianism/Civic Engagement
    Students will demonstrate humanitarian values, such as being committed to social justice, engaging in socially responsible actions, and serving as positive social change agents that are reflected upon within their work in the program.

  4. Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Competence
    Students will evaluate and clarify their own and others’ intrinsic and extrinsic motivations as leaders, their own personal identities, and how their identities shape their leadership and followership. Students will define and explicate their personal values, establishing a sense of confidence, belief in themselves, a comfort with taking risks, and a sense of balance between achieving tasks and dealing with relationships.

  5. Practical Competence
    Students will learn how to effectively articulate their set of practical skills and tools, relating group dynamics, team building, and multiple forms of effective communication to developing relationships, managing conflict, and working across difference through a ‘blueprint” portfolio of the individual’s leadership design.

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