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Bachelor of Arts


Program Details

Next Start Date
May 3
Est. Program Length
3-4 Years
Cost Per Credit
Credit Hours
Transfer Credits Accepted

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Leadership is a carefully sequenced degree designed to prepare students for foundational leadership in a range of life settings, including the local church. This degree program provides a core curriculum in leadership and allows students to choose from a variety of ministry (and other) specializations.

Courses and Requirements

Jessup’s online B.A. in Leadership requires a total of 128 credit hours, including 38 credits in the business major, 12-18 credits in a specific concentration, and 0-12 credits of free electives. As a student, you’ll learn topics including business statistics, financial accounting and marketing.


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Submit your application. Be sure to include a copy of your undergrad transcript confirming at least a 2.0 GPA, if you have one. Otherwise, submit a copy of your high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores.

Tuition Rates & Transfer Credits
Item Credits Cost/Credit Hour Totals
Tuition 128 $500 $64,000
Maximum Transfer Credits 90 $500 $(45,000)
Total with transfer credits: † $19,000

The tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at (844) 224-5483 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.
† Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time.

Financial Aid

Online students receive the same financial aid options as those attending classes on campus. Students receive a dedicated financial aid officer who will guide them through all of their available financial aid options. There are several grants, scholarships and loans available, and undergrad students are eligible for up to $12,500 per year in federal student loans.

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Undergrads also can receive up to $2,000 per year with the Church Partnership Grant, which is reserved for candidates who attend supporting churches. Additionally, California high school seniors or those transferring from a community college may apply for the Cal Grant. The grant does not need to be repaid and is funded by the state of California.

Find out more about the grants and scholarships available.

Prospective students who are transferring can complete their degree in two years with a full workload and 60 units transferred. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred per university policy, and credits may come from other regionally accredited institutions.

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Jessup proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program to fully support our nation’s veterans. Veterans with 100-percent eligibility will have all of their tuition costs and most fees completely covered. Additionally, up to $2,500 per year may be awarded to those who qualify for the U.S. Army Women’s Foundational Legacy Scholarship.

Learn more about Jessup’s military friendliness.

Jessup is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), and is a member of the Association for Biblical Higher Education.

Career Outcomes

  • Auditor

    There are two types of auditors: internal and external. Internal auditors examine for the mismanagement of a business’s funds and work to improve the procedures of discovering and eradicating misuse and fraud. External auditors have similar duties but instead work outside of the organization and examine their client’s financial documents.

  • Marketing Managers

    Marketing managers work closely with clients and internal marketing teams to develop plans to generate interest in products or services, as well as planning promotional campaigns.

  • Human Resource Manager

    A human resource manager coordinates a business’s workforce and acts as a liaison between the organization’s management and its employees. They supervise the organization’s recruitment, interview, selection and hiring processes and handle staffing conflicts, such as disputes and disciplinary procedures.


Why Choose Jessup?

  • Accessible Faculty

    Easily accessible faculty who have real-world business experience.

  • Quality Education

    The highest level of quality of education.

  • Student Community

    Students get their education in a small, family-oriented environment.

Benefits of Learning Online

Studying online rather than in the classroom has its perks as it provides a great opportunity for students who are too far away to get the education they deserve at an affordable price. Plus, the courses take half the time to complete compared to those on campus.

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