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.
Central to each student’s course of study are the Foundational Studies, a core of classes that position students as leaders in their world. Jessup seeks to develop the whole person by developing skills in communication, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking and by exposing students to a broad cross‐section of knowledge in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
The following courses are part of the requirement for this major and are recommended to fulfill general education requirements or must be taken as part of a student’s major elective choices.
Course Number Course Title Credits BUS 241 Microeconomics 3 BUS 290 Business Statistics 3 BUS 302 Organizational Communication 3
Course Number Course Title Credits BUS 101 Foundations in Business 3 BUS 140 Management and Organizational Behavior 3 BUS 210 Management Information Systems 3 BUS 240 Macroeconomics 3 BUS 242 Personal Finance 3 BUS 245 Financial Accounting 3 BUS 246 Managerial Accounting 3 BUS 260 Business Law 3 BUS 320 Marketing 3 BUS 342 Financial Management 3 BUS 372 International Business 3 BUS 381 Operations Management 3 BUS 496 Business Capstone 4 BUS 498 Strategic Management 3
Jessup’s accredited online business accounting concentration gives students a strong foundation in both national and international accounting standards. This concentration prepares students for the CPA exam and careers at a nonprofit or government organization. Students in the accounting concentration receive hand-on experience in the latest accounting software and learn how to use it to prepare financial statements for auditing. Through this concentration, students apply their knowledge to relevant, real-world scenarios like preparing federal tax returns, corporate financial statements, and comprehensive audit plans.
Course Number Course Title Credits BUS 343 Intermediate Accounting I 3 BUS 344 Intermediate Accounting II 3 BUS 441 Auditing 3 BUS 442 Federal Tax I 3 BUS 443 Federal Tax II 3
Jessup’s entrepreneurship concentration is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on developing a business concept, pitching to investors, and creating solutions to the common challenges business leaders face. This concentration includes an internship, giving students the opportunity to work with nonprofit or B-corporation groups and present work to stakeholders. Graduates of the business entrepreneurship concentration are prepared for managing and leading startups and self-owned companies as well as driving change as an employee.
Course Number Course Title Credits BUS 331 Social Entrepreneurship 3 BUS 388 Entrepreneurship 3 BUS 432 New Venture Finance 3 BUS 433 Managing and Growing New Ventures 3
Jessup’s online business management concentration teaches students how to be effective leaders. The program utilizes practical and theoretical elements of leadership and management while integrating a biblical perspective. This program covers broad topics including human resources, project management, and entrepreneurship while sharpening leadership, marketing, accounting, finance, and management skills. Students in this program explore complex topics including tax audits, macro and microeconomics, nonprofit management, and business development.
Course Number Course Title Credits BUS 382 Human Resource Management 3 BUS 384 Management Leadership 3 BUS 385 Project Management 3 BUS 388 Entrepreneurship 3
Concentrations within the major have variable unit requirements; therefore, to meet the minimum standard of 128 units for degree completion, the free electives are adjusted according to the chosen concentration.
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.
|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.
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.
Learn more about financial aid options.
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.
Learn more about transferring your credits.
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.
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 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?
Easily accessible faculty who have real-world business experience.
The highest level of quality of education.
Students get their education in a small, family-oriented environment.