MacArthur School of Leadership


Accelerated Dual Degree

You want to study both organizational management and leadership, but you have a life that can’t be put on hold for several years. At Palm Beach Atlantic University, Florida’s top Christian college, you can earn your bachelor’s degree in organizational management right along with your master’s degree in leadership, thanks to our accelerated dual degree program.

PBA's Accelerated Dual Degree program allows students with busy schedules to earn their bachelor's in organizational management while also earning a master's in leadership.

Your Program

You must state your interest in this program during your first semester at PBA. You’ll earn 145 credits — 105 in your bachelor’s degree and 40 in your master’s degree. In order to fit your studies into your busy life, we offer flexible class schedules, including evening classes from 6 to 10 p.m. You may attend two nights per week for eight weeks. For your convenience, classes are offered at both our main campus in West Palm Beach and at our Wellington campus.

Your Experience

Through the accelerated dual degree program at PBA, you will be prepared to start — or advance — in a wide variety of careers that require effective leaders with outstanding management skills.

You’ll benefit from a program that emphasizes:

  • Collaboration with faculty and fellow students, who bring a range of experiences to the classroom.
  • Learning in a Christ-centered environment — where your professors share the Christian worldview.
  • Small, adult-focused classes with just 15-20 students.
  • Developing a leadership mindset, managing and resolving conflict and making solid decisions.
  • Enhancing your skills in areas such as critical thinking, strategic planning, anticipating change and effective writing.
  • Engaging in hands-on learning through internships and experiences with seasoned professionals.
  • Growing your knowledge and skills through clubs and organizations.

Your Faculty

You’ll learn from professors who bring real-world experience into the classroom, including one professor who has taught at eight universities and owns a successful consulting business. (He’s also known for his great cheesecake!) 

Your Opportunities 

Depending upon your circumstances, you may earn your bachelor’s degree in organizational management in as little as four semesters (1 year, 4 months) and a master’s degree in leadership in 9 semesters (3 years). To discuss, please contact an admissions counselor.

If you want to know more about how accelerated programs work, please contact us at (561) 803-2122 or (888) 468-6722 .