Organizational Leadership, B.S.

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For more than a decade, Mercer University’s Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership degree has been the program of choice for future leaders in all walks of life. This degree program is designed for mid-career adult learners who have four or more years of work experience, and with a keen appreciation of the leader's critical and evolving role in the change process and dynamic environment of 21st Century organizations. Leaders clearly define goals, give their teams purpose, and motivate them toward the highest levels of success. Those with the ability to lead in today’s challenging environment are considered to be valuable assets.

The B.S. in Organizational Leadership program is offered at Mercer's Atlanta, Douglas County, Henry County, and Macon locations. Students are admitted five times per year in August, October, January, March, and May.

There are four concentration options to meet your professional goals:

  • Change Leadership equips students with key organizational leadership abilities needed to effect change in organizations.
  • Civic Engagement and Community Leadership develops informed leaders and active citizens who influence social and economic change in communities.
  • Communication for a Global Society prepares students to analyze and process communication on a global scale through mastering culturally effective listening, empathy, and communication skills.
  • Women and Leadership aims to empower female leaders by enhancing opportunities for women to succeed in meaningful leadership roles.


Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to:

  • Students will demonstrate goal setting strategies through the development of a personal leadership action plan.
  • Students will be able to articulate a personal philosophy of leadership to lead by example by answering the question, “Should anyone be led by me?”
  • Students will be able to apply research and statistical techniques to improve problem solving and decision making.
  • Students will analyze organizational situations using ethical approaches to decision making.
  • Students will employ leadership theories in a variety of leadership situations.

Individuals who successfully complete Mercer’s Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership degree program are prepared to work as professionals in a wide variety of positions, including: administrator, consultant, director, human resource professional, supervisor, team leader, and training and development coordinator.

Our students and alumni can be found leading in a variety of top organizations such as: Coca-Cola Group, Delta Airlines, Federal Reserve Bank, Georgia Pacific Corporation, BellSouth Systems, DeKalb Public Schools, IBM, GA Department of Tech & Adult Education and SunTrust Bank.

The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership requires a total of 120 semester hours to complete including general education studies. Many students transfer in credits. If you have an associate degree or course credits from a regionally-accredited community or technical college, you may transfer qualifying credits toward a degree at Mercer University where we offer a comprehensive credit transfer policy.

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Applicants for the B.S. in Organizational Leadership program should have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale and must be in good standing with the most recent regionally accredited college or university attended.

Application Checklist

Submit all of the following items to complete your application to the program:

  • Application for Admission. Begin application now>
  • College Transcripts 

    Applicants must submit one official transcript from every postsecondary institution previously attended, regardless of length of stay or if the grades are listed on another school's transcript. Official electronic transcripts should be submitted to

    If you are transferring from another institution, you may use the Transfer Equivalency Estimator to measure how your coursework will be credited towards your degree. Mercer will accept 64 credits from a two-year institution and 96 credits from a four-year institution. This tool provides an unofficial report of transferable courses. Upon submission of official college transcripts and acceptance, an official report will be completed by the University Registrar.

  • High School or General Educational Development (GED) Transcript
    An official high school or GED transcript for applicants who have not attempted or have earned less than 30 hours of college credit.

  • Joint Services Transcrip

    An official Joint Services Transcript is suggested, but not required, for individuals who have military experience.  Additional information regarding how to request a transcript is available at


Submit all application supporting materials to:

Mercer University
Henry County Regional Academic Center
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 2140
McDonough, GA 30253


Admission decisions cannot be made until all application materials have been received.

Priority Deadlines
Submit your application with all supporting materials by the following deadlines:

Fall Session I (August): July 15
Fall Session II (October): October 1
Spring Session I (January): November 15
Spring Session II (March): March 1
Summer (May): April 15


Instructions for Undergraduate Transient Applicants

To enroll as an undergraduate transient student, applicants need only submit the following as a complete application packet:

  • Application
  • $25 non-refundable application fee
  • Letter of authorization completed by the home institution that certifies good standing, grants permission to take Mercer University courses, and specifies which course(s) may be taken.

If you have an associate degree or course credits from a regionally-accredited community or technical college, you may transfer qualifying credits toward a degree at Mercer University where we offer a comprehensive credit transfer policy. Use the Transfer Equivalency Estimator to measure how your coursework will be credited towards your degree.

The Enterprise Learning Partnership program (formerly known as the Preferred Provider Partnership program) provides affordable opportunities for employees of partner companies to attend an approved degree program of study at Mercer University. This unique program allows Mercer to establish relationships with corporations, government agencies, and organizations that are committed to supporting their employees' educational goals and ongoing professional development. Incentives include tuition benefits, military benefits, waived application fees, convenient credit transfer policy, and a streamlined process to learn more about an employee’s program of interest.

Employees of the following Mercer partners are able to use these benefits when enrolled in the B.S. in Organizational Leadership program:


AT&T Gwinnett County Police Department
City of Atlanta Fire Rescue Department The Kroger Company 
GEICO  Piedmont Healthcare
Georgia Department of Corrections  Robins Air Force Base
Greystone Power Corporation

WellStar Health System


Learn more about Mercer’s Enterprise Learning Partnership program > 


We understand that you may have questions about your educational journey with Mercer University. Browse our FAQs and get answers to some of our commonly asked questions.

PROGRAM NAME 1 credit  3 credits  6 credits  9 credits 
B.S. Organizational Leadership $475 $1,425 $2,850 $4,275


Facilities/Tech Fees
Undergraduate Students:
1-11 Hours - $12.50/hour
12-99 Hours - $150/semester
Miscellaneous Fees (subject to change based on individual course requirements)
Internship/Practica - $100 - $375
Fieldwork - $75 - $155
Transcript Fee - $25
Transcript Fax Fee - $5
For tuition and fee information for Macon undergraduate traditional, day programs, click here >
A. Evaluation of Foreign Credentials Applicants who completed all or part of their education abroad are required to have their foreign educational credentials evaluated by an independent evaluation service. A Course-by-Course and Grade Point Average Equivalent Evaluation is required for undergraduate admission. Contact the Office of Admissions for information about evaluation services if your foreign credentials have not been evaluated. If an evaluation has been done, you must submit an official sealed copy with your application.

B. Official Translations Documents submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by official translations.
C. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) The TOEFL or IELTS is required for international applicants whose primary language is not English. The scores may not be more than two years old. Official score reports must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions by the Educational Testing Service. The Educational Testing Service institution code for submission of official score reports is 5025. Unofficial copies of the score report may be included with the application for initial review and evaluation. This does not replace the requirement of an official score report for those applicants who are offered admission.
Exception: The TOEFL is not required of international applicants who have attended another U.S. institution and completed freshman English Composition I and II with grades of "C" or higher.
D. Financial Guarantee International applicants who wish to obtain an I-20 for F-1 visa must include financial documentation showing ability to finance tuition and living expenses for one year. Financial documents must have a current date and indicate available funds of US $25,000.
E. Visa Status International Applicants Who are Currently in the United States - Documentation of your current visa status must be submitted with the self-managed application. (Copy of I-20 and I-94 if on an F-1 visa; copy of visa stamp and I-94 if on another type of visa; or copy of Resident Alien card [front and back] if classified as a Resident Alien.)

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