Organizational Leadership

  • College

    College of Professional Advancement

  • Department

    Leadership Studies

  • Degree


  • Location

    Atlanta, Douglas County, Henry County, Macon, Online


Learn how to develop your skills as a leader

For more than twenty years, Mercer University’s Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership 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. Students develop a keen appreciation for the leader’s critical and evolving role in the change process and dynamic environment of twenty-first century organizations. There are four concentration options:

  • 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 their communities.
  • Communication for a Global Society prepares students to analyze and process communication on a global scale by mastering effective listening and communication skills.
  • Women and Leadership empowers female leaders by presenting opportunities for women to succeed in meaningful leadership roles.

Designed for busy and working adults

Mercer University offers the B.S. in Organizational Leadership through online and evening classes at our Atlanta, Douglas County, Henry County, and Macon locations with start dates in January, March, May, August, and October. Students can also choose a combination of online general education courses and in-person classes. There are two eight-week sessions during the fall and spring semesters, and one eight-week and one four-week session during the summer semester. Students can comfortably take two classes per week while maintaining a work-life balance.

Get ready for the next step in your career as a leader

Graduates of Mercer’s B.S. in Organizational Leadership degree program can find employment in a wide variety of positions such as:

  • Administrator
  • Consultant
  • Executive Director
  • Human Resource Professional
  • Nonprofit Leader
  • Operations Coordinator
  • Planning Analyst
  • Program Director
  • Supervisor
  • Team Leader
  • Training and Development Coordinator

Our students and alumni can be found leading in major organizations such as Coca-Cola Group, Delta Air Lines, Federal Reserve Bank, Georgia Pacific Corporation, BellSouth Systems, DeKalb Public Schools, and IBM.

Learn more about our Organizational Leadership major

Ready to take the next step?

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Atlanta Douglas County Henry County Macon

Each class has fueled my ambition to be a world change leader working in a variety of fields such as nonprofit management, business, entrepreneurship, and government solving problems and improving policies that influence people daily and long-term. Organizational Leadership and Mercer are teaching me that leadership is a service industry and being a servant leader helps direct my focus to the real needs and issues existing in the community.

Miriam Williams, B.S. in Organizational Leadership, ’19

Mercer’s B.S. in Organizational Leadership program expanded my leadership perspectives and enhanced the change management tools in my toolkit at a timely point, given the current state of the economy and the pressures presented to organizational leaders to accelerate their agility models with minimal disruptions to performance and financial objectives.

Zenaida Goins, B.S. in Organizational Leadership, ’20

Zenaida Goins

After a short time at Mercer, I learned how to learn, and something clicked. I learned that with research techniques and the right guidance, leadership, mentors, goals, and vision—anything is possible. I was able to use my education as a tool to grow, and it correlated to my day to day.

Heath Callihan, B.S. in Organizational Leadership, ’20

Heath Callihan

Outside of working with the professionals and peers (who became like a second family), I enjoyed the coursework the most. I gained knowledge, insight, and skills to help me be a better person both professionally and personally. I learned that leadership is multifaceted and encompasses much more than just delegating and mentoring.

Syreeta Bowman, B.S. in Organizational Leadership, ’18 | M.S. in Organizational Leadership, '20

Syreeta Bowman

Meet Our Professors

Experienced faculty with a variety of roles and membership in various organizations help to prepare students for leadership in a range of settings. Their expertise prepares students to improve problem-solving and decision-making skills.