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Leadership & Innovation (BS)

Discover and develop your leadership skills with an online bachelor’s degree program in leadership and innovation from Bluefield University. Whether your dream is to lead a small team or manage a large workforce, the skills you master in the leadership and innovation program can help you reach your goals as a Christian leader. Your studies will create close connections with our faculty and your fellow students as you prepare for your dream job.

Earn an Online Leadership & Innovation Degree

Learn fundamental theories about leadership, and develop a plan for raising your personal leadership skills to the next level in the leadership and innovation program. You’ll practice your critical thinking and problem-solving skills as you study real-world situations leaders face. By the end of the program, your leadership toolbox will be filled with the skills employers want, including teamwork, communication, negotiation, a positive attitude, and an ethical character.

With your degree, you’ll be able to lead in a variety of organizations. Employers are looking for graduates with strong leadership skills who know how to lead people and teams. Perhaps, you might serve in a human resources position, manage a team of sales representatives, lead in a government organization, or manage a nonprofit. There is no limit to the job opportunities available to graduates who can communicate, as well as lead and motivate others.

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Tuition: $395 Per Credit Hour
Next Start: July 2024 (Online)
Time to Complete: 4 years*

* Time to complete can be reduced with prior learning and transfer credits

Available Grants & Scholarships

Learn fundamental theories about leadership.
Start building your network while enrolled.
Grow as a servant leader.

Courses & Requirements

Bachelor's Degree (BS)
General Education (39 Credits)

General Education requirements may be fulfilled in more specific courses for certain majors

  • Introduction to the Writing Process
  • Fundamentals of Speech (3 Credits)
  • Biblical Perspectives (3 Credits)
  • Developing the Christian Mind (3 Credits)
  • Math/Science* (3 Credits)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities* (6 Credits)
  • Social/Behavioral Science* (3 Credits)
  • Degree Requirements (BA or BS/BSN)* (6 Credits)
  • Personal Wellness (2 Credits)
  • ESS Activity Course* (1 Credit)
  • Career Pathways I & II (2 Credits)
  • Career Pathways III & IV (2 Credits)
  • Career Pathways V & VI (2 Credits)

* Course or requirement includes multiple options. Online offerings may differ.

Core Requirements (36 Credits)

  • Using Business IT Tools Effectively
  • Leading in the 21st Century
  • Business Communications
  • Managerial Goal Setting & Problem Solving
  • Coaching, Mentoring, & Motivating Teams/Individuals
  • Business Research Methods
  • Planning Your Career as a Leader
  • Data Analytics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Understanding Financials
  • Innovation & Entreprenuership
  • Principles of Marketing
Electives (45 Credits)
Total Credits: 120

Career opportunities available to graduates of this program include:

Human Resource Manager
Post-secondary Education Administrator
Industrial Production Manager
Management Consultant
Corporate Trainer
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