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Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership 

Learn the skills you need to meet the myriad challenges that organizations face, from managing budgets to inspiring teams.

Program Overview

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.

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Learn online, in-person or a combination of both

How it Works

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 to ensure true mastery and prevent overwhelm.
  • You can earn up to 30 hours of 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.
“I considered other colleges, however, I liked SNU’s approach the best. As a working professional, I felt that SNU was best suited to help me succeed.”
Jordan Hernandez
B.S.Organizational Leadership


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.

Upcoming Start Dates

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Monday, September 27, 2021
“I chose SNU for a few reasons, 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.”
Stephen Sharp
B.S. Organizational Leadership


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.



Online classes are specially
designed for professional &
graduate studies.
Phone: +1 (405) 491-6332

Bethany Campus

6729 NW 39th Expressway
Bethany, OK 73008
Phone: +1 (405) 491-6332


Tulsa Campus

8210 E. Regal Ct.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
Phone: +1 (918) 664-4100

Del City Satellite 

3909 SE 29th Street,
Suite #135
Del City, OK 73115

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