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B.A. in Leadership Studies – Self-Designed

Choose Your Path. Lead the Way.

You want a degree that gives you options and the flexibility to pursue your unique path. Regent’s Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies – Self-Designed will equip you with a solid foundation in innovative leadership, ethics, strategic planning, and decision making—preparing you to lead with excellence in a variety of roles. Customize your courses to fit your area of interest, and be challenged in problem-solving, creative thinking, and principled leadership—all from a Christian perspective.

Online
120+
June 21, 2021
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TAILOR YOUR DEGREE

Choose up to 15 credit hours within the same discipline that best fit your career path.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field. Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 & 2020). Our programs have also ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia for 8 years in a row. Experience the Regent difference.

On completing the B.A. in Leadership Studies – Self-Designed you will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in your chosen area.
  • Lead with excellence and make strategic decisions.
  • Pursue a career in business, ministry, IT, and more.

Career Opportunities

  • Business Administration
  • Computer Programming or Web Development
  • Mentorship & Coaching
  • Network or Systems Administration
  • Nonprofits or Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Police or Probation Officer
$82Thousand
Median annual wage for network and computer systems administrators Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018

The nature, requirements, and beneficial role of entrepreneurial thinking for the leader as innovator in the organization and in society. Prerequisite: LDST 201.

Introduction to the vocabulary and methodologies associated with the discipline of systems thinking; relationship between the parts of any system, particularly human systems, explores organizational operations and the interaction of various leadership styles and decisions on those operations. Prerequisite: LDST 201.

The nature of ethical leadership through a consideration of the ethical foundations of leadership principles evident in the lives of great leaders; the effect of leader’s values and beliefs on decision-making. Cross-listed with MGMT 330.

Leader’s behaviors and decisions in sending messages to people throughout the organization. Analysis of the concept of organizational culture, its development, and the effect it has on the leader and people in the organization; focus on a leader’s ability to positively influence followers. Prerequisite: LDST 201.

Investigate analytical and process skills for effective decision-making and change management. Assess key factors in the change process, effective planning and problem-solving. Cross-listed with MGMT 370.

An approved independent study option, supervised by faculty in a directed area of scholarship. Study is conducted according to a learning contract between a chosen faculty member and the student. Prerequisite: LDST 201.

The influence of virtual teams on leadership effectiveness; the development of interactive and dynamic groups in virtual and face-to-face environments. Prerequisite: LDST 201.

The process and nature of strategic planning, including the constraints and opportunities leaders face in strategic planning, the leader’s task in accommodating and minimizing these limitations, and the impact of these constraints on strategic choices. Prerequisite: LDST 201.

The concepts, theories, and current practice regarding organizational structures and their development, the dynamics of individual and collective behavior within organizations; human interaction within organizations to foster and manage change. Emphasis on the role of leadership and cultural values. Prerequisite: Junior standing and prior management or leadership coursework.

Intensive examination of a selected area of study in the field of leadership studies. Topics vary and are announced in advance. This course may be repeated for credit. Lecture, seminar, and/or team study. Prerequisite: LDST 201.

An approved advanced independent study option, supervised by faculty, in a directed area of scholarship. Study is conducted according to a learning contract between the student and a chosen faculty member. Prerequisite: LDST 390.

Capstone project to integrate leadership and the student’s concentration area. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

Admission requirements vary based on the stage you’re at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$7,260
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$6,888
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

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