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Globalization has transformed the business landscape and what is expected of today’s professionals. The economic rise of countries like China, India, and Brazil points to a future that will demand a unique set of skills in order to compete in a global marketplace and require broad perspectives, international insight, and the ability to lead strategically, and effectively. 

The Benefits of a Global Classroom

  • Earn your bachelor’s degree in just 18 months

  • Have the opportunity to learn a foreign language

  • Enjoy global peer-to-peer learning by engaging with students from countries around the globe

  • Take advantage of experiential learning opportunities and volunteer opportunities at leading companies and organizations

  • Learn from practitioners – leaders in their fields – who bring their global experiences to the classroom and curriculum

Scholarship Opportunities
All applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Leadership– Global Classroom Degree Completion Program will be considered for a Global Excellence Scholarship, providing assistance of up to $10,000 over the course of the program. Applicants will be evaluated for the scholarship during the application review process. The awarding of the Global Excellence Scholarship is based on the overall strength of a student’s application. Applicants who are selected for the scholarship will be notified at the time of acceptance.

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Unique Features

  • 18 to 20-month degree completion
  • Focus on the fundamentals of leadership
  • Contextualized curriculum reflecting international perspectives
  • Emphasis on understanding a global economy
  • Academic internships and volunteer opportunities to complement classroom learning


The Bachelor of Science in Leadership is also available for students who would like to complete this degree at their own pace, visit our Bachelor of Science in Leadership web page.


General Requirements

Global Classroom BS in Leadership General Requirements

This is a typical plan of study.

Minimum Transfer Credit Required: 32 semester hours

Term 1 

Note: Students must complete at least 15 semester hours of the following:

ECN 1100 - Principles of Microeconomics 
ITC 1000 - Computer Applications 
ITC 2016 - End-User Data Analysis Tools 
POL 1120 - International Relations 
CMN 1100 - Organizational Communication 
PSY 1100 - Foundations of Psychology 
MTH 1100 - College Algebra 

Note: Students take either ITC 1000 or ITC 2016.

Term 2

ENG 1103 - College Writing 1 for Nonnative Speakers 
ENG 1104 - Lab for ENG 1103 
MGT 1100 - Introduction to Business 
ECN 1200 - Principles of Macroeconomics 
CMN 2310 - Professional Speaking 

Term 3

ENG 2105 - Writing Workshop 
ENG 2106 - Lab for ENG 2105 
LDR 1200 - Assessing Your Leadership Capacity 
MTH 2310 - Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 
HST 2150 - The World Since 1945 

Term 4 

ENG 3107 - Writing for the Professions: Business and the Social Sciences 
ENG 3108 - Lab for ENG 3107 
LDR 3200 - Leading and Managing Change 
ACC 2100 - Financial Accounting 
MGT 2100 - Principles of Management 
PHL 2100 - Business Ethics 

Term 5 

MGT 2330 - Business Law 
ENG 3300 - Literature and Business Leadership 
LDR 3250 - Leading Teams Locally and Virtually 
LDR 3400 - Evidence-Based Leadership and Decision Making 
MGT 2310 - Organizational Behavior 

Term 6 

CMN 3350 - Intercultural Communication 
LDR 4850 - Strategic Decision Making (Capstone) 
HRM 2320 - Human Resources Management 
CMN 3100 - Negotiation 
FIN 2105 - Introduction to Corporate Finance 

Experiential Learning

Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:

  • Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has in an area they want familiarity with.
  • Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
  • Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.

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Career Outcomes

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, leadership and management jobs are projected to grow as fast as average. Applicants holding a bachelor’s degree can get ahead of the competition and secure high-level management jobs. 500,000 management jobs are expected to be added by 2024.

Industry-Aligned Faculty

Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.


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Financial Info

The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students.

  • $1.6K Cost Per Course
  • $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid
  • 45% % Receiving Aid