Organizational leadership is about more than a title. It’s about motivating others to impact the world.
Organizational leadership is a field that involves combining business skills with the leading and building of teams. Bethel’s B.A. in Organizational Leadership will help you advance your career and prepare you as a world-class leader by equipping you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel. You’ll discover your personal leadership strengths, learn to integrate the best business practices with the most effective leadership skills, balance innovation and ongoing processes, effectively respond to opportunities and challenges, and become a catalyst for change.
Upcoming Organizational Leadership Events
MAY 9 2017
6 p.m. CT Lundquist Community Life Center (CLC)
Meet program directors, faculty, and current students and learn more about our adult undergrad and graduate programs! 6 pm-7:30 pm CT
Lead with Character and Confidence
At Bethel, our faith is central to everything we do and helps us conduct business in a way that’s true to our values. You’ll get a truly transformative education as you learn to lead with character, build successful teams, influence your organization, and motivate others. Our professors model character-driven leadership, using their own experiences as Christians in business to guide you as you explore the intersection of faith and career.
Our organizational leadership degree features highly-regarded graduates, distinguished faculty, relevant instruction, a convenient schedule, valuable networking, and community, all within a Christian learning environment. You’ll be prepared to make a difference in our world and inspire others to use their own God-given talents to accomplish incredible things.
0% of 5-year alumni are involved in leadership roles- Bethel CAPS Alumni Survey
65K to 75K - median income of 5-year alumni-Bethel CAPS Alumni Survey
You’ll grow as an ethical leader in courses that integrate faith into real-world situations. You’ll explore practical ways that values influence business practices and leadership.
Community and connection
You’ll take all of your classes with the same group of peers, fostering meaningful friendships, lifelong connections, and a valuable network.
Through our organizational leadership degree program, you’ll learn skills for leading employees in applying your organization’s mission, vision, and strategies so you achieve greater effectiveness and market impact.
You’ll practice effective communication skills and learn to use technology in ways that enhance your leadership, preparing you to make informed decisions, build successful teams, and develop processes that work.
We’re committed to helping you succeed from admission to graduation. Rather than focusing on the results of one entrance exam for admission, we look for well-rounded people with work experience who can bring new perspectives into the classroom. And once you're here, you'll be supported by advisors and professors who will make sure you have everything you need.
We know many of our students work full time, have families, and are involved in their community while in school. Our schedules make it easier for you to earn your organizational leadership degree by having limited in-class time so you can complete your assignments when it works best for you.
In our courses, we integrate Christian faith into ideas and case studies. In this way, we model practical ways that values and beliefs influence business practices and leadership.
The Organizational Leadership program provides students with life changing experiences. Students learn to work effectively and strategically within their cohort. The program not only provides students with superior education, it teaches students the value of integrity within Christian views.Tee Lee '14
Currebt job: Industrial Sales
I earned my degree at Bethel to further my career, but that changed when God gave us a daughter with autism. While I’m no longer pursuing my career, the writing skills I learned from my professors have been such a blessing. I communicate by email all the time with my daughter’s doctors and caregivers, and it has meant all the world to me to be able to communicate clearly with them.Amy Forsline
I believe people will never forget what you made them feel, and the Organizational Leadership program will better help me make seniors feel loved.Jeena Gurung '15
Current job: Como Park Falcon Heights Living-at-Home Block Nurse Program
Professors always challenge us to think about how we’re going to apply what we’ve learned. That’s given me a lot of confidence to go out and use my knowledge and skills. I’ve realized I can affect change irrespective of my position in an organization. Since I started the program and using the principles at my job, I’ve been promoted twice.Richard Senyah '13
My leadership mission is to be the voice for those who don't have the strength to speak. Bethel guided me down a path to serve that mission in a way I never dreamt existed.Julie Kline '15
Organizational Leadership Degree Outcomes
Our B.A. in Organizational Leadership will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to advance your career and become a world-class leader.
An organizational leadership degree will help you learn how to:
- Build and lead innovative, successful, thriving teams
- Lead employees in applying your organization’s mission, vision, and strategies
- Apply Christian ethics to your work
- Evaluate how global factors impact your decisions
- Foster healthy leader-follower relationships to help develop the next generation of leaders
- Think critically and make wise decisions