The Cohort Experience

Cohorts are designed with the adult learner in mind. Adult learners have specific responsibilities and challenges. In a cohort model, you will become part of a group that will be together from the first course through graduation. You will build trust, communication and camaraderie with other adults who personally understand the rigors of obtaining a degree while taking care of a family, career and other realities of life.

Research shows that students who participate in cohort groups have higher graduation rates, a greater sense of community with their peers, and the ability to better plan their degrees due to the structured order of courses.

Students take only one course at a time and the courses are accelerated five weeks in length. The program is 24-months of six consecutive semesters, requiring 9 credits each semester from CBS core curriculum.


Learn to Lead with Excellence

Effective, proven leadership begins with effective, proven training. Build and develop exemplary Christian leadership skills with the College of Biblical Studies online Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership (BSOL) degree.

Whether you are a pastor, teacher, ministry leader or in the corporate sector, there is a great need for leaders who seek to be better and more effective with the skills they possess. Through a creative blend of theory and application, BSOL students will acquire supervision and leadership skills that can be applied in all walks of life.

A Degree for the Working Adult

The BSOL degree is offered online as part of our Accelerated Degree Completion Program. This program has been created for the working adult who has completed at least 69 hours of college credit that meets prerequisite requirements. This program is structured five weeks in length in a cohort model and can be completed in as little as two years.

Courses are developed and taught by knowledgeable, degreed and experienced professors. The degree program is comprised of 123 credit hours.

What Can You Expect from an Organizational Leadership Degree?

The CBS online BSOL degree equips students with principles of organizational leadership in a biblically based curriculum. Students learn practical application of Christian leadership while gaining knowledge relating to the health and growth of a church, para-church and business organizations. Key management proficiencies are integrated with an understanding of biblical teachings on motivation, ethics, conflict resolution and teamwork for effective spiritual leadership.

Student can expect to:

  • Develop leadership traits based on godly character and biblical knowledge.
  • Learn the skills needed to manage a diverse workforce.
  • Develop interpersonal, communication, organizational and critical thinking skills.
  • Utilize technology to maximize and improve organizational performance.

Upon succesful completion, student will:

  • Understand a variety of rhetorical devices, arguments and genres.
  • Understand biblical leadership and appreciate the value of that leadership in a business environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate one’s Christian faith with organizational purpose.
  • Evaluate management and leadership decisions with ethical character, sound business judgment and critical thinking skills.
  • Understand the principles of communicating, motivating and aligning people and teams to accomplish organization objectives.

Balancing Your Education and Life

We understand that beginning or returning to college can be daunting. An online degree from CBS provides you with key elements for success:

  • 100% online – No set class time and no classroom needed; take classes anywhere, anytime with your computer.
  • Experience the same expert faculty as on-campus students.
  • Online resources – Access to our library resources online, personal time with faculty and online technical assistance has been designed with your needs in mind.
  • Affordable tuition – Whether you’re in-state or out-of-state, you’ll enjoy one of the lowest tuition rates offered by accredited colleges.
  • Financial aid – Many students qualify for financial aid and do not even realize it. We’ll help you navigate through this process so that you can utilize any financial aid available to you.
  • Transformational instruction – At CBS, your spiritual growth is just as important as your academics. Biblically based curriculum and spiritual training will not only uphold your faith but will provide a deeper knowledge and love of God’s word.
  • Support from the application process through graduation – our staff and faculty are committed to your success. We’re here to provide academic, spiritual and moral support to ensure your CBS experience exceeds your expectations.

Take the first step toward success. Be a part of the CBS experience – where training in truth leads to your life transformation. You’re just one click away.

Our online students have the same access to our academic advisors as do our on campus students. To talk with an advisor, call us as 832.252.4661.

Questions? Need more information? We’re here to help! Contact our Admissions office at 713-772-4253 or admissions@cbshouston.edu.

Registration Deadline:

  • August 18, 2014

Class start dates:

  • August 25, 2014
  • 6:00 pm CST

Program Details:

  • 54 credit hours
  • 24 month program completion
  • Courses Begin Every 5 Weeks

"The College of Biblical Studies is not only a college without compromise but also a college of hope. Hope for the student and for the world."

- Michel Burke