Major in Organizational Leadership

The required curriculum for the organizational leadership major comprises a 39 semester credit sequence of courses to be taken sequentially throughout the calendar year. Students have the option to include a 12-credit concentration in Christian Ministries or Human Services.

Courses in the Major
BUSN301Foundations of Business Management 13
BUSN310EGlobal Management and Leadership in Business3
BUSN320Professional Project Management3
ORGL310Leadership and Adult Development 13
ORGL330Theories of Organizations and Leadership 13
ORGL340RPrinciples of Scholarly Writing and Research3
ORGL350Leadership Communication 13
ORGL370Leadership and Technology3
ORGL400Principles of Leading and Managing 13
ORGL440Organizational Research3
ORGL462Integrated Principles of Leadership 13
ORGL465HApplied Leadership Ethics 13
ORGL490Leadership and Change 13
Concentrations
Optional. If interested, select one concentration from the Concentrations tab0-12
Organizational Leadership Major Total39-51
General Education, Core Distinctives, and Elective Courses71-83
Total Credits122

1 Course must be taken for credit at Bethel. 

For more information, visit the Organizational Leadership Program website.

Christian Ministries Concentration

(Cannot be combined with Christian Ministries major, with Christian Ministries minor.)

CHMN300Foundations for Christian Ministry3
CHMN320Personal Spiritual Formation3
THEO341EGospel in Cross-Cultural Perspective3
THEO441Christian Theology3
Total Credits12

Human Services Concentration

(Cannot be combined with Human Services major, or with Human Services minor.)

HUSE300WFamily Perspectives3
HUSE311Personality Theories3
HUSE350Individual and Family Psychopathology3
HUSE410Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships3
Total Credits12

Sample Course Sequence

This example includes the Core courses and the courses for the major (without a concentration) for a hypothetical student that starts in the Fall Semester.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CORE300 Community, Self and Formation: Ancient and Contemporary Narratives3BUSN301 Foundations of Business Management3ORGL350 Leadership Communication3
ORGL310 Leadership and Adult Development3ORGL340R Principles of Scholarly Writing and Research3BUSN320 Professional Project Management3
 CORE310 Scripture and Society3 
 ORGL330 Theories of Organizations and Leadership3 
 6 12 6
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ORGL370 Leadership and Technology3ORGL400 Principles of Leading and Managing3ORGL465H Applied Leadership Ethics3
BUSN310E Global Management and Leadership in Business3CORE320 History, Faith and Society3ORGL490 Leadership and Change3
 ORGL440 Organizational Research3 
 ORGL462 Integrated Principles of Leadership3 
 6 12 6
Total Credits: 48