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Organizational Leadership, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, GA,
For more than a decade, Mercer University’s Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership degree 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, and with a keen appreciation of the leader's critical and evolving role in the change process and dynamic environment of 21st Century organizations. Leaders clearly define goals, give their teams purpose, and motivate them toward the highest levels of success. Those with the ability to lead in today’s challenging environment are considered to be valuable assets.

The B.S. in Organizational Leadership program is offered at Mercer's Atlanta, Douglas County, Henry County, and Macon locations. Students are admitted five times per year in August, October, January, March, and May.

There are four concentration options to meet your professional goals:

  • 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 communities.
  • Communication for a Global Society prepares students to analyze and process communication on a global scale through mastering culturally effective listening, empathy, and communication skills.
  • Women and Leadership aims to empower female leaders by enhancing opportunities for women to succeed in meaningful leadership roles.


Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to:

  • Students will demonstrate goal setting strategies through the development of a personal leadership action plan.
  • Students will be able to articulate a personal philosophy of leadership to lead by example by answering the question, “Should anyone be led by me?”
  • Students will be able to apply research and statistical techniques to improve problem solving and decision making.
  • Students will analyze organizational situations using ethical approaches to decision making.
  • Students will employ leadership theories in a variety of leadership situations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Human Resources
  • Foundations of Leadership
  • Communication for Effective Leadership
  • Human Behavior in Organizations
  • Budgeting for Nonfinancial Leaders
  • Contemporary Global Issues
  • Values, Ethics, and Leadership Practice
  • Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Dimensions of Servant Leadership

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.92

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.92 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission, either Mercer's application or the Common Application, with U.S. $50.00 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official secondary school and/or official university transcript(s), translated in English
  • A letter of recommendation from an academic or personal reference, translated in English
  • Course-by-course evaluation of transcripts, including grade point average (GPA), completed and forwarded to Mercer. We will accept evaluations from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny & Associates.
  • For students whose native language or language of instruction in secondary high school is English, an official SAT or ACT score is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36894 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36894 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    36894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36894 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Doraville

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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