Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Leadership with a Business Minor (Global Classroom)

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Enhance Your Leadership Capacity

In today’s companies, influence and decision-making authority are now distributed throughout an organization. Maximizing the effectiveness of project and team-based organizations requires new collaborative leadership. The Bachelor of Science in Leadership draws upon Northeastern University’s renowned practice-oriented approach to education, integrating theory and practice.  

Specifically designed to help you develop the skills required to assume a future leadership position, this innovative undergraduate program includes courses in psychology, writing, negotiation, finance, ethical decision making, logic, and organizational behavior. Through readings and case studies, you will emerge with the knowledge, skills, and insights you need to advance your career.

Formats: The Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Leadership is also available for students who would like to complete this degree at their own pace, visit our Bachelor of Science in Leadership web page.

Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, leadership and management jobs are projected to grow about as fast as average. Applicants for the limited number of higher-level management jobs will face keen competition, while less severe competition is expected for lower-level management jobs. Demand is expected to be strong for facility managers.

Interested in Learning More?

Discover why the Bachelor of Science in Leadership can benefit your career; view our recent webinar on the program.

Discover the many benefits of the Fast-Track program or watch our Undergraduate Fast-Track webinar.


Required Courses


Semester 1 (14 s.h.)

ENG 1103 College Writing 1 for Nonnative Speakers 3 s.h.
ENG 1104 College Writing 1 for Nonnative Speakers Lab 1 s.h.
PSY 1100 Foundations of Psychology 3 s.h.
ECN 1100 Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.
MGT 1100 Introduction to Business 3 s.h.
  Seminar 1 s.h.

Semester 2 (13 s.h.)

ENG 2105 Writing Workshop 3 s.h.
ENG 2106 Writing Workshop Lab 1 s.h.
MGT 2100 Principles of Management 3 s.h.
LDR 1200 Assessing Your Leadership Capability 3 s.h.
MTH 2310 Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 3 s.h.

Semester 3 (16 s.h.)

ENG 3107 Writing for the Professions-Business and Social Sciences 3 s.h.
ENG 3108 Writing for the Professions-Business and Social Sciences Lab 1 s.h.
LDR 3200 Leading and Managing Change 3 s.h.
ACC 2100 Financial Accounting 3 s.h.
MGT 2310 Organizational Behavior 3 s.h.
LDR 3250 Leading Teams Locally and Virtually 3 s.h.

Semester 4 (15 s.h.)

CMN 2310 Professional Speaking 3 s.h.
FIN 2105 Introduction to Corporate Finance 3 s.h.
ENG 3300 Literature and Business Leadership 3 s.h.
LDR 3400 Evidence-Based Leadership & Decision Making 3 s.h.
MGT 2330 Business Law 3 s.h.

Semester 5 (12 s.h.)

LDR 4850 Capstone – Strategic Decision Making 3 s.h.
CMN 3100 Negotiation 3 s.h.
HRM 2320 Human Resources Management 3 s.h.
CMN 3350 Intercultural Communication 3 s.h.


 Required minimum credit hours: 70

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Criteria:

In order to apply, applicants need to have completed an associate degree or 50-60 semester hours of transferrable college credit. For more information about prerequisite courses, please contact an admissions representative at 1.877.668.7727. We look forward to hearing from you!

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

Student Profile

Who Will Your Classmates Be? 

The Fast-Track 18-month Bachelor of Science in Leadership with a Business Minor is a Global Leadership Degree Completion program designed to meet your educational goals and provide an exciting global experience within the classroom and beyond. This program attracts an audience from around the world to our Boston campus.

Leadership- Global Classroom graduates may wish to consider jobs in global companies as:

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Directors
  • Team leaders

Program Format

On-Ground Format

The Fast-Track 18-month Bachelor of Science in Leadership with a Business Minor is a Global Leadership Degree Completion Program designed to fit your lifestyle and your higher educational goals. This format attracts an internationally diverse audience and meets on-campus in the afternoons, while allowing time for internships and other professional experiences.


  • 18 month degree completion
  • Focus on the fundamentals of leadership
  • Contextualized curriculum reflecting international perspectives
  • Emphasis on understanding a global economy
  • Academic internships and volunteer opportunities to complement classroom learning

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  1. Cognitive Complexity
    Students will develop and apply a process for sound decision making, through the use of critical-thinking skills and an understanding of change processes and obstacles to change.

  2. Knowledge Acquisition, Integration and Application
    Students will integrate their lived experience; knowledge of diverse cultures, cross-cultural communication, the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the uses of power between groups; and how ethics, morals, and values relate to their leadership dilemmas into their leadership development process.

  3. Humanitarianism/Civic Engagement
    Students will demonstrate humanitarian values, such as being committed to social justice, engaging in socially responsible actions, and serving as positive social change agents that are reflected upon within their work in the program.

  4. Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Competence
    Students will evaluate and clarify their own and others’ intrinsic and extrinsic motivations as leaders, their own personal identities, and how their identities shape their leadership and followership. Students will define and explicate their personal values, establishing a sense of confidence, belief in themselves, a comfort with taking risks, and a sense of balance between achieving tasks and dealing with relationships.

  5. Practical Competence
    Students will learn how to effectively articulate their set of practical skills and tools, relating group dynamics, team building, and multiple forms of effective communication to developing relationships, managing conflict, and working across difference through a ‘blueprint” portfolio of the individual’s leadership design.


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