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Pursue the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies degree at Regent University.

B.A. in Leadership Studies

Lead the Way

You’ve got goals. And you want a degree that gives you the skills to achieve them. Regent’s Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies will equip you with a solid foundation in innovative leadership, ethics, strategic planning, and decision making—preparing you to lead with excellence in a multitude of roles. You’ll explore key concepts and theories such as leader-member exchange (LMX), servant leadership, and transformational leadership. You’ll also choose one of six concentrations that best aligns with your career goals.

Online
120+
October 25, 2021
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GROW YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Identify and analyze complex problems and develop strategies for optimal resolution.

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.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). Our programs have also been ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia for 8 years in a row. Experience the Regent difference through the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies degree program.

On completing the B.A. in Leadership Studies degree, you will be able to:

  • Understand capital management and principles of product, price, promotion, competition, and communication for growth.
  • Lead with excellence and make strategic decisions.
  • Understand principles for leading and engaging children, adolescents, and adults for ministry health and growth.
  • Prepare for graduate studies in business administration and leadership.

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 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Leadership Studies – Business program will equip you with a solid foundation in innovative leadership, ethics, strategic planning and decision making. You'll also gain expertise in the human relations and reporting sides of business, all from a Christian perspective.

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The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Leadership Studies – Christian Ministry explores how to study and teach the Bible and communicate effectively in the ministry environment. It will equip you with innovative leadership and strategic planning skills to follow your calling.

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The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Leadership Studies – Criminal Justice will equip you with a solid foundation in leadership, strategic planning, ethics, the American criminal justice system and approaches to measure and control crime. Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

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The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Leadership Studies – Government & Public Policy focuses on leadership skills, strategic planning, interpreting political data and exploring viewpoints. Choose courses in the judicial system, international relations, state and local government, constitutional law, and more to tailor your degree to best fit your goals.

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The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Leadership Studies – Information Technology focuses on innovative leadership, technical design, development and management. Learn to analyze a problem and define the computing requirements for its solution. Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

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The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Leadership Studies – Self-Designed allows you to 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. It will prepare you to lead with excellence and make strategic decisions.

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Exploration of expectancy, leader-member exchange (LMX), transactional, transformational, servant leadership and other theories, including foundational leadership principles and concepts.

Significant historical and contemporary leaders to identify exemplary leadership behaviors and skills to promote strong moral reasoning and wisdom. Prerequisite: LDST 201.

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.

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.

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

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • After you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete the required admissions questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial high school or college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved company.

Step 4: Submit Your Government-Issued ID if Applicable

  • All online students and graduate level on-campus students are required to email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Step 5: Submit Your FAFSA

  • Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. Regent’s school code is 030913.
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 (3-11 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 (3-11 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 »