Organizational Leadership

  • College

    College of Professional Advancement

  • Department

    Leadership Studies

  • Degree

    B.S.

  • Location

    Atlanta, Douglas County, Henry County, Macon

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Learn how to develop your skills as a leader

Mercer University’s Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership continues to be the program of choice for many future leaders. Persons in leadership roles have clearly defined goals and give their teams purpose. The degree program is ideal for mid-career adult learners who have four or more years of work experience. An interdisciplinary curriculum provides a practical approach to administration that emphasizes leadership, interpersonal relations, and implementation of change in a global environment. 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 evening classes at our Atlanta, Douglas County, Henry County, and Macon locations in January, March, May, August, and October. Students can also take some general education courses online. 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, director, human resource professional, supervisor, team leader, and training and development coordinator.

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

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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.

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