Undergraduate Major in Organization Behavior: Business Leadership

The accelerated Business Leadership program gives busy professionals the opportunity to complete their undergraduate education at Northwestern University in as little as two years. Students complete an interdisciplinary major in organization behavior with a focus on business and leadership. Students learn not only about organizations but also how to maximize performance within organizations as they develop communication, teamwork, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Business Leadership program courses are offered in an accelerated cohort – in two years, students complete a prescribed schedule of courses that meet Saturday mornings and afternoons combined with instructor-facilitated online sessions and collaborative work with their classmates. In the second year, online courses are added to accelerate progress toward the degree. Students will earn three milestones during their Business Leadership program coursework.



About Organization Behavior: Business Leadership

Business Leadership Program Features & Goals

Business Leadership Program Curriculum

The Business Leadership major curriculum is completed by students who move through a two-year schedule of on-campus and online courses in a cohort. View an outline of the courses and schedule for each year at Business Leadership Curriculum.

Undergraduate Business Leadership Courses

Explore Undergraduate Business Leadership Courses for descriptions, locations, and quarterly schedules.

Business Leadership Admission & Transfer Policy

Application to Northwestern University School of Professional Studies bachelor's degree programs is completed online. Once admitted, many students create a shorter path to degree completion by applying transfer credit. View detailed application instructions and transfer credit policies on the Admission & Transfer Policy page. 

Business Leadership Tuition & Financial Aid

The School of Professional Studies offers competitive tuition rates for undergraduate courses. The Tuition & Financial Aid page lists current per-course tuition rates in addition to financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

Registration for Business Leadership

Registration for courses opens 8 to 10 weeks before each quarter and is accessed CAESAR,  Northwestern's online student records system. View course registration timelines and instructions on the Registration Information page.

Career Options for Business Leadership

Business Leadership, a specialized program within the organization behavior major, emphasizes leadership principles and practices for management, while integrating insights from the social sciences and building communication skills, as well as financial literacy. See the Business Leadership Career Options page for details. 

Business Leadership Program FAQs

Read frequently asked questions about academic, program and admission information on the Business Leadership FAQs page.

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