West Palm Beach


Bachelor of Science, Organizational Leadership

This Palm Beach Atlantic University program helps you do more, preparing you with the skills needed to move your team, department or company forward.

PBA offers guidance that focuses on biblical, historical, theoretical and practical studies. Combined with our thriving community connections, we help you develop skills to reach your potential.

Our program delivers specific benefits such as:

  • An emphasis on the hands-on application of knowledge in daily business, which will equip you with a competitive edge in today’s employment environment
  • Providing you with 120 credit hours that consist of 45 hours of general education, 44 hours of organizational leadership major and 31 hours of electives, transfer credits or Professional Education Credits. – Click here to learn about your classes.  
  • The infusion of Christian values so that you learn among students and professors who share your perspective
  • Small classes comprised of 15 – 20 fellow adult students
  • Professional growth paired with personal growth
  • The convenience of learning at any of our campuses, plus the option to take courses online if you choose
  • This program is specially designed for students who want to complete a bachelor’s degree that will apply to a variety of work settings
  • Accelerated courses are offered weeknight evenings at PBA’s West Palm Beach and Orlando campuses in eight-week terms
  • Two entry points: fall (August) and spring (January) with application deadlines of August 1 and December 1. 

Closer to a degree than you think?

You might be closer to completing your degree than you might think once transfer and Professional Education Credits are applied. Your admission counselor can guide you through this process.

Up to 42 credits of upper-level coursework completed at other regionally accredited colleges will be considered to apply to this degree (transfer). 

Professional Educational Credit for your prior formal training and professional work experience will be considered to apply to this degree.

[NOTE: This program also is offered completely online for learners in other Florida cities and selected states.]

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Admission Requirements

1.    A high school transcript is not required if you bring at least 12 transferrable college credits from a regionally accredited university. 
2.    Grades of a C- or better will be accepted if completed at a postsecondary regionally accredited institution. Request that your official college transcript(s) be sent electronically to Palm Beach Atlantic University.
3.    If you have completed an Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree, you will receive a course-by-course evaluation to determine the number of transfer credits that will apply to your bachelor’s degree.
4.    Submit: 

  • A completed online application and $35 nonrefundable fee www.pba.edu  (Click on the drop-down arrow to select the Undergraduate-Adult Accelerated application)    
  • Writing assessment 
  • Online students submit a federal or state issued photo ID


Admissions decision and notification

Applicants will be notified in writing admissions decision within two weeks after completing the application and submitting documents. To secure a spot in the program, accepted students must, no later than 30 days before classes begin, submit:

  • A non-refundable $100 deposit, which is applied to tuition upon enrollment
  • On campus students submit a federal or state issued photo ID at the time that your PBA ID is issued


Use our calculator to determine costs for college

The cost is calculated based on the number of credit hours needed to complete the degree at $435 per credit for attending courses on the West Palm Beach campus plus the Resource Fee of $220 per semester. Students transferring in credit hours or that have completed Professional Education Credit (PEC) may be able to greatly reduce total number of credit hours needed to complete the program. For specific information, please contact grad@pba.edu or orlando@pba.edu to learn more.

*Cost based on 2017-2018 fee schedule and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Financial Aid

Palm Beach Atlantic makes every effort to offer financial assistance through a variety of programs (federal and institutional) to deserving students. Primary funding for graduate study is provided on the basis of demonstrated financial need in the form of work study awards and student loans. Students must apply for financial aid each year by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Learn more about opportunities for Financial Aid*; for questions on work-study or loan eligibility please contact finaid@pba.edu.

*Cost based on 2017-2018 fee schedule and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

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