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Leadership Studies (BA)

DePaul’s Leadership Studies degree is a multidisciplinary program for adult students. Its coursework will advance your knowledge in the theory and practice of leadership across various environments, including corporate and non-profit settings.

As you work towards your organizational leadership degree, you’ll take courses offered by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, the College of Communication, and the Department of Psychology.

Our Leadership Studies degree program will develop your skills in:

  • Communication
  • Conflict management
  • Developing leadership models
  • Ethics
  • Human interaction
  • Negotiation
  • Organizational change
  • Project management

Online Degree Options

Whether in the corporate, small business or non-profit arena, leadership skills are fundamental to career advancement. The Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies program from DePaul’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) develops those skills through theory and practice across multiple disciplines.

Designed for busy adults, this online degree offers the flexibility to attend class in real time or on your time. And DePaul’s generous credit transfer policy and the option to earn academic credit for life and career experience make it possible to earn this degree in just two years.



  • Project Management
  • Organizational Communication
  • Statistics
  • Conflict Management
  • Portfolio Development
  • Applied Research

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • Communications
  • Community organization
  • Governmental service
  • Human resources
  • International affairs
  • Nonprofit work
  • Public relations
  • Project management

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