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Business & Leadership Studies

Two bachelor’s degrees. Four professional certificates. Endless opportunities.

  Affordable Tuition |   No Test Scores |   Rolling Admission |   Three Start Dates |   Expert Faculty

Degrees & Certificates

Online Bachelor's Degrees

Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources

  • Develop a specialty for strategic organizational design in the workplace. Students explore the impacts of employee recruitment, retention, and engagement as well as the ever-changing landscape of a post-covid workforce.
  • 36 credit hours toward major, 84 credit hours general courses and electives. Find degree-specific information here.

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior & Management Studies

  • Study the foundations of business, organizational behavior, and principles of management.
  • 36 credit hours toward major, 84 credit hours general courses and electives. Find degree-specific information here.


Professional Certificates

Accounting Fundamentals

  • This 18-credit certificate provides a foundation in the essential practices of accounting including processes, laws of taxation, and the ethical constructs for business relationships.
  • View certificate requirements.

Applied Business Studies

  • This 18-credit certificate provides the analytical and practical skills that will help you to operate your business profitably, ethically, and successfully.
  • View certificate requirements.

Human Resources Fundamentals

  • In 18-credit hours you’ll grow your knowledge of forecasting, planning, recruiting, compensating, and managing human resources in compliance with applicable laws and ethical concepts.
  • View certificate requirements.

Small Business Development

  • This 18-credit hour certificate offers experience in creating business plans, marketing strategies, and managing your endeavors successfully.
  • View certificate requirements.

Earning a degree or certificate through Tulane SoPA’s Business and Leadership Studies Program prepares you to target key areas needed to manage a business entity. Our programs cover everything from marketing to client relationship development, which can help you succeed in management or other leadership roles. These courses will not satisfy requirements toward majors in Tulane's School of Liberal Arts or the A.B. Freeman School of Business.

“SoPA not only paved the foundation for my educational journey, but provided me with real world experiences to prepare me for my future career endeavors.”

—Coty Perossier ('14)


Expert Faculty

Our faculty are experts who practice what they teach. By day, our professors are leaders in banking and finance, the legal industry, small business administration, human resources, and the hospitality industry. They bring their daily experience to the classroom to ensure you are learning real-world professional skills to further your career.


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Students enrolled in SoPA’s bachelor’s degree program in Human Resources are learning from a SHRM-approved HR curriculum aligned with today’s HR standards. You’ll learn the ins and outs of organizational leadership including:

  • Compensation and benefits
  • Recruiting and staffing
  • Training and retention



Engaging & Flexible Student Experience, On-Campus & Online

Industry Partnerships & Career Guidance

Partnerships that translate into industry certifications, credit for experience, & career advancement opportunities.


Innovative Online & On-Campus Courses

Never watch a boring PowerPoint. We’ve developed the most interactive courses around.



Our courses are constantly refreshed and informed by what leaders in business and HR fields expect from graduates.


Meet the Advisory Board

The Business and Leadership Studies curriculum is guided by experienced faculty and a knowledgeable advisory board that helps ensure the most up-to-date and relevant skillsets are being taught to our students.

Featured Members

Eric Brown

Eric Brown
President, Mississippi Gulf Coast at Trustmark National Bank

Josh Forman

Josh Forman
Director - Security Services,
University of Pennsylvania

Derick Houston

Derick Houston
Banker, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Christine Smith

Christine Smith
Senior Professor of Practice, A.B. Freeman School of Business




Facts at a Glance

Admissions Process

Tulane SoPA accepts students on a rolling basis, year-round.  Start dates every August, January, and May. We never require test scores or recommendations. Visit our Admissions Process page to learn more.


All tuition is charged by the credit hour and we have minimal fees. Visit our tuition page to see our current tuition rates and use our net price calculator.

Financial Assistance

We strive to make a Tulane SoPA education affordable for all students. Learn about financial aid, discounts and scholarship opportunities here.

Portfolio Assessment

Earn credit for your work experience through a portfolio assessment. Undergraduates can earn up to 24 portfolio credits. Graduate students can earn up to 6 portfolio credits.

Career Advising

SoPA offers career advising to all enrolled students.