Companies need qualified leaders to articulate vision and implement strategies that will distinguish the organization and transform the workplace. SNU’s Organizational Leadership degree completion program trains true leaders by developing aptitudes and skills necessary to be successful in any organization. 

By attending class one night a week or completely online, you can earn a bachelor’s degree and learn professional communication, problem-solving, strategic thinking, team building, business decision-making, and project management from proven leaders in as few as 15 months.

What Makes This Program Unique?
Earning a degree while working full time or raising a family has never been more possible. Here’s why adult students are thriving and reaching their goals at SNU:

  • Classes take place one night a week or entirely online.
  • Students focus on one class at a time.
  • You can earn college credit for what you already know.
  • Students study alongside other adults in similar stages of life.
  • Instructors with vast amounts of industry experience guide students through courses.
  • Textbooks are delivered directly to your door at the beginning of each class.
  • A dedicated student success advisor guides students through the duration of your studies.

Career Outcomes
The versatility an organizational leadership degree provides is appealing to many students and provides ample opportunities for graduates in the workforce. The skills in this program can be applied in a variety of roles such as

  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
  • Training and Development Manager
  • City clerk
  • Project coordinator
  • Sales manager
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Training and development manager
  • Human resource manager
  • Management analyst

If one of these careers sounds like it might be a good fit for you or you believe a degree in Organizational Leadership can help you advance to the next level at your current organization, apply today!

Student Testimonials
“I considered other colleges, however, I liked SNU’s approach the best,” said Jordan Hernandez, online Organizational Leadership graduate. “As a working professional, I felt that SNU was best suited to help me succeed.”

“I chose SNU for a few reasons,” said Stephen Sharp, Organizational Leadership graduate. “They offered something a lot of other colleges didn’t. They offered a place that I could go to school in the evening times after work and still be able to complete my degree in a reasonable amount of time. When I saw the VETS Center on the website, I immediately gave them a call.”

Bethany, Tulsa, Del City, and Online

Studying Organizational Leadership at SNU leads to an understanding of organizational structure, communication, leadership methods, and more. The coursework, designed for adult students, both challenges and equips future leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful.

Credit hours: 3
This course examines interpersonal communication and the factors that influence its effectiveness in both professional and personal relationships.

Credit hours: 3
This course examines adult learning theory and various learning styles. The course provides a model that is used to analyze life experience.

Credit hours: 3
This course is designed to provide students with experience involving major forms of technical communication used in professional fields.  This course will introduce students to the rhetorical principles as well as documentation practices necessary for writing and producing effective and professional communications, such as letters, reports, instructions, proposals and websites.

Credit hours: 3
This course analyzes the formal and informal functions and problems of organizations. The course also examines the strategies to plan, implement, and manage change in an organization.

Credit hours: 3
This course provides for the study and application of principles, methods and techniques required to conduct applied research. The course also emphasizes the skills needed to report the research in both written and oral presentation.

Credit hours: 3
This course provides a survey and application of the basic data analysis methods used in the process of evaluation, including a study of both descriptive and inferential statistical methods.

Credit hours: 3
This course examines communication in group and organizational settings and its effectiveness in both professional and personal groups and organizations. Emphasis is placed on leadership, decision-making, and conflict management.

Credit hours: 3
This course provides study of the Bible as a foundation to an understanding of Western culture and history. The course also explores the relevance of the Bible to modern day life.

Credit hours: 3
This course presents the policies of recruitment selection, training, development, and compensation of employees. Attention is given to affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and the Office of Safety and Health Administration (O.S.H.A.) legislation.

Credit hours: 3
This course examines various theories of management, leadership styles, and motivation theories as applied to the supervision of people in organizations. The course includes the study of labor negotiations, performance appraisals, and employee productivity and development.

Credit hours: 3
This capstone course examines various theories of man and their relevance to personal and social values. The course provides the basis to formulate or clarify a philosophy of life that is consistent with the demands of a responsible lifestyle in the contemporary world.

Credit hours: 3
The project requires the student to analyze an organizational problem, select appropriate research methodology to examine solutions, and evaluate the implementation. The project results are reported in both written and oral presentations.

Enrolling at SNU is a simple process. With rolling start dates, there’s no need to wait months at a time to begin your educational journey. Plus, our generous transfer policy and prior learning assessment can shorten your path to graduation. Once you are ready, take the following steps:

Step 1. Apply online at

Step 2. Complete your FAFSA at using school code 003149

Step 3. Send official transcripts from any colleges you have attended to SNU at or ATTN: SNU PGS Admissions, Southern Nazarene University, 6729 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK 73008.

You will be contacted regarding any supporting materials we may need. Upon acceptance, your student success advisor will help you enroll and prepare for success as an adult student at SNU.

Don’t wait to make your dreams happen. Begin working toward your degree as soon as possible with start dates occurring throughout the year! Once accepted, you will be able to set your start for the soonest start date, as space allows, or plan for future enrollment.

September 28, 2020 – Tulsa
October 6, 2020 – Del City
January 11, 2021 - Bethany
January 13, 2021 - Online


We strive to deliver valuable programs to you at an affordable price, with help from financial aid options such as grants, scholarships, tuition assistance, loans, and more. All tuition and fees are listed below so you can feel confident in your decision to enroll at SNU without unexpected expenses. To learn about the resources available to you, visit our financial aid page and connect with a representative to discuss your unique needs.

Program Length: 36 Credit Hours

Tuition: $450 per Credit Hour*

Fees: N/A

Textbooks: Students are automatically opted into a program that will deliver books to their home address before each course. If desired, students have the option to choose a different plan offered through Tree of Life or opt out of all Tree of Life textbook plans and order books elsewhere.

*Effective June 1, 2020- July 1, 2021

Going back to school for your bachelor’s degree as an adult student is a huge investment in your future. Be sure you have all the tools you need to ensure you’re making the right decision and that you will be successful on your educational journey.

Choosing the Right Program
We want to help you make the decision that will lead you to your goals. Learn how an Organizational Leadership degree from the right university can position you for success in an ever changing economy.

Why You Should Finish Your Bachelor’s Degree
How to Choose Your Major
How Going Back to School Prepares You to Be a Leader
How Adult Students Are Positioned for Success
5 Questions Adults Should Ask Before Going Back to School
How a Bachelor’s Degree Boosts Earning Potential
What is an Accredited College and How Does it Affect Your Education?

Selecting the Right Format
Choosing the right learning format is an important aspect of setting yourself up for success as an adult student. These resources can help you choose between online and in-person options, understand the value of accelerated courses, and more.

Online vs. In-Person Education
Why Every Adult Should Consider an Online Degree Program
How Online Degree Programs Work
Why Accelerated Courses Work for Adults
Public vs. Private Universities
Benefits of Adult College Programs

Getting Started and Enrolling
Going back to school doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Understand what you need to know when entering the world of academia, like how to finance your degree, how to gather transcripts, and applying for college.

Are You Ready for College?
Your Most Pressing Financial Aid Questions Answered
Everything You Need to Know about College Transcripts
How to Use Prior Learning to Graduate with Your Bachelor’s Sooner

Succeeding as an Adult Student
Many adults have thrived at SNU at all of our locations, including online. See some of these resources to learn how they have done it and prepare yourself to do the same!

How to Get Energy for Class
Use These Resources to Succeed as an Adult Student
Five FREE Time Management Tools for Adult Students
How to Excel as a Student with a Full-Time Job
How Adult Students Can Achieve Work-Life Balance
10 Must-Use Apps for Adult College Students

Succeeding as a Military Student
You’ve served your country, and that gives you a unique view of the world, approach education and the benefits you receive as an adult student. Our VETS Center is fully-staffed and here to assist students as they return to school, and we also share veteran-specific information on our blog. See some of the resources below or contact our VETS Center directly if you would like further support.

VA Headaches? Here’s What the Best Universities for Veterans Offer
Top 4 Financial Aid Options for Veterans You Don’t Have to Pay Back
What Are Your Options for VA Education Benefits?
What Veterans Need to Know Before Going Back to School
How SNU Serves Veterans

Looking for more ways to make the most of your educational investment? Get free ebooks on topics important to adult students, information-rich infographics, and regular tips on succeeding as an adult student on our blog