Leadership, BS

The Bachelor of Science in Leadership offers a functional, interdisciplinary curriculum that seeks to prepare students to lead at all levels of today’s global society. The program seeks to encourage and foster high ethical standards, communication competencies, and community building through practical applications built upon the foundation of many theoretical leadership frameworks. Courses include oral and written communication, organizational behavior, leadership theory and practice, and business fundamentals. Through electives, students are encouraged to pursue courses in the social sciences or sciences to broaden their understanding of global challenges and opportunities.

Graduates of the program may pursue careers in management in private, nonprofit, and government organizations.

Global Classroom

This streamlined program is designed for international students with at least 32 applicable credits of previous undergraduate study. It is also suitable for those who wish to transfer after a higher-education qualification in their home country. Students can finish up to six remaining semesters of study within two calendar years.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated.

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

48 semester hours required

Complete one of the following:4
College Writing 1
and Lab for ENG 1105
College Writing 1 for Nonnative Speakers
and Lab for ENG 1103
Complete the following two courses with corresponding labs:
ENG 1107
and ENG 1108
College Writing 2
and Lab for ENG 1107
ENG 3107
and ENG 3108
Writing for the Professions: Business and the Social Sciences
and Lab for ENG 3107
MTH 1100College Algebra3
MTH 2310Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences3
ECN 1100Principles of Microeconomics3
ECN 1200Principles of Macroeconomics3
Information Technology
ITC 1000Computer Applications3
or ITC 2016 End-User Data Analysis Tools
ACC 2100Financial Accounting3
MGT 1100Introduction to Business3
MGT 2330Business Law3
FIN 2105Introduction to Corporate Finance3
PHL 2100Business Ethics3
CMN 1100Organizational Communication3
PSY 1100Foundations of Psychology3

Major Courses

42 semester hours required

SOC 1100Introduction to Sociology3
Leadership and Human Services
HSV 2240Human Behavior in the Social Environment3
LDR 1200Assessing Your Leadership Capacity3
LDR 3200Leading and Managing Change3
LDR 3250Leading Teams Locally and Virtually3
LDR 3400Evidence-Based Leadership and Decision Making3
CMN 2310Professional Speaking3
CMN 3100Negotiation3
CMN 3350Intercultural Communication3
HRM 2320Human Resources Management3
MGT 2100Principles of Management3
MGT 2310Organizational Behavior3
International Relations
POL 1120International Relations3
LDR 4850Strategic Decision Making (Capstone)3


Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.

Term 1Hours
Complete one of the following:4
Complete the following:
MTH 11003
PSY 11003
Open elective3
Open elective3
Term 2Hours
ENG 1107
and ENG 1108
MTH 23103
MGT 11003
LDR 12003
Open elective3
Term 3Hours
ECN 11003
ITC 1000 or 20163
MGT 23303
MGT 21003
Open elective3
Term 4Hours
ECN 12003
MGT 23103
CMN 11003
PHL 21003
LDR 32003
Term 5Hours
ENG 3107
and ENG 3108
ACC 21003
CMN 23103
LDR 32503
Open elective3
Term 6Hours
FIN 21053
HSV 22403
SOC 11003
CMN 33503
Open elective3
Term 7Hours
LDR 34003
HRM 23203
POL 11203
Open elective3
Open elective3
Term 8Hours
LDR 48503
CMN 31003
Open elective3
Open elective3
Total Hours: 120