Leadership Studies - B.S.B.A.

The Leadership Studies Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program offers students the opportunity to reinforce logical thinking and creative vision necessary for effective leadership. Effective leadership requires a thorough understanding and seamless integration of both leadership and management principles in making organizational decisions. The program provides diverse opportunities for students to develop their own leadership skills while learning to apply theory to real-world issues and challenges.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to: 

  • Apply the major concepts, skills and values of business administration.
  • Communicate effectively to diverse audiences, purposes and situations through a variety of professional methods within business administration.
  • Use decision-support tools to resolve contemporary business issues using ethical business practices.
  • Integrate leadership and management theory to support contemporary issues within organizations. 

Leadership Studies

A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science in business administration degree

Credits
Business Foundations
ACCT1210Financial Accounting3
ACCT1220Managerial Accounting3
BUS1001Introduction to Business and Management3
BUS3010Business Analytics3
BUS4030Global Strategy Capstone3
CAR0010Career Management1
FISV2000Finance3
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions3
LAW2001The Legal Environment of Business I3
MGMT2001Human Resource Management3
MGMT2020Organizational Dynamics3
MGMT2030Operations and Supply Chain Management I3
MRKT1001Marketing Foundations3
Major Courses
LEAD1010Foundations of Leadership Studies3
LEAD2012Power and Leadership3
LEAD3020Creative Leadership3
MGMT4200Leadership Capstone3
Major Electives *
Choose two of the following:6
Sustainability, Community Engagement & Leadership
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Personality
Psychology of Motivation and Leadership in the Workplace
Psychology of Conflict Resolution
Leadership in Recreation/Leisure Settings
Applied/Experiential Learning
Choose 9 credits from the following:9
College of Business Internship Ic
Directed Experiential Education D
Study Abroad
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses 9
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition II
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning 6
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level
Arts and Humanities 6
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM, LIT, or REL
Mathematics6
Fundamentals of Algebra (or higher, based on student's placement)
Statistics I
Science3
One course from BIO, CHM, PHY or SCI
Social Sciences 6
Microeconomics
One course from ANTH, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives6
Macroeconomics
One course with an EASC attribute
Free Electives #
15 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university 15
Total Credits121.0

IcTypically, internships require a minimum of six credits. Students interested in a 9 or 12-credit internship can apply additional experiential learning and free elective credits, if available. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty adviser before scheduling internship and free elective credits.

D Directed Experiential Education (DEE) opportunities are based on project availability with community partners and student eligibility. For more information, visit Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS). 

#  In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty adviser before scheduling free elective credits.

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills are assessed in ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II or ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse outside of Johnson & Wales University must fulfill the graduation writing requirement through successful completion of ENG0001 Writing Workshop.

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Global Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, arts and sciences, and elective credit at many affordable price points for students during the academic year, break periods, and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester or full year. Financial aid may be applied and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go?