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Bachelor of Applied Science – Leadership Studies

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Online Bachelor's Program for Adults

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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, 18-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


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 This Program Is 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 18 credits from the Leadership Studies concentration. You must earn at least 30 credits at Averett.

Read about our partnerships with Patrick Henry Community College and New College Institute.

Download Requirements

Admissions requirements, transfer credit guidelines and graduate requirements are outlined in our GPS 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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"My experience has been phenomenal. I have enjoyed everything from the faculty to meeting other adult learners in this program. It's given me the support and motivation to continue to see my goal through."

- Rosa Morris, BBA '17

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Rosa Morris, BBA

"As I'm applying for new positions, I'm finding out how important it is to have a bachelor's degree. For almost every position I'm applying for, it's a requirement."

- Ken Buckley, ASB '17

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Ken Buckley, Online Associates Degree

"What I've enjoyed most about the program has been the support, not only from the faculty and staff, but also from my fellow students. The support system that you have can make a world of difference."

- Krysti Filer, BBA '17

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Krysti Filer, Averett BBA

"One of my favorite things about Averett University is the flexibility. They were very helpful and they worked with me on what classes would best suit my ability."

- Larry Taylor, BBA '00 and MBA '16

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Larry Taylor, online bachelor of business administration

Register by May 4th to start
Bachelor of Applied Science Classes May 11th

Next session starts August 12th
  1. May4 Application deadline (online only)
  2. May11 Program start date (online only)
  3. Aug5 Application deadline (online only)
  4. Aug12 Program start date (online only)

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