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Bachelor of Applied Science – Leadership Studies


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Bachelor of Applied Science - Leadership Studies

Build on your skills and prepare for a leadership position with a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) with a concentration in Leadership Studies. This online, 21-credit degree program for Associate of Applied Science graduates will help you advance to the next level of authority in your field.

Goals and Course Topics


Earning a BAS in Leadership Studies degree will teach you the definition of leadership, the difference between leadership and management and how to apply this knowledge to reach personal and professional goals. Graduates will be prepared to advance to greater leadership roles.


This program helps you understand the role and nature of management and leadership, and how to identify and apply leadership styles and theories. Course topics include:

  • What it means to be a leader and a follower
  • How to be an effective leader
  • Value systems and the impact of cultural differences on leadership models
  • Team dynamics
  • Ethical decision-making techniques


  • Nonprofits or Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Journalism/Marketing


This is an accelerated program taught in weekly online classes. You will take courses sequentially to focus on each subject and build on concepts over time. Small classes ensure productive group work and discussions.

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Who is this program for

The BAS in Leadership Studies program is for graduates of an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program with a 2.0 or higher GPA from an accredited institution. To graduate, you must have a total of 120 credits from your AAS degree and courses you take at Averett University, including 21 credits from the Leadership Studies concentration. You must earn at least 30 credits at Averett.

Download Requirements

Admissions requirements, transfer credit guidelines and graduate requirements are outlined in our Academic Catalog. An Admissions Counselor will help you order your official transcripts and Averett will pay the associated costs. We will evaluate your transcripts to determine the degree program for which you qualify.

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