Academic Catalog

2023-2024 Edition

Bachelor of Business Administration

The LAPU Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program equips students with a theoretical framework, practical skills, and ethical values essential for success as a business professional.

Preparation for a successful business career requires a broad appreciation for the major elements of the business enterprise and how they relate to one another. Thus, the BBA degree equips students with professional knowledge and practical skills in strategic leadership, management, operations, marketing, finance, technology, human relations, and business law. The program promotes personal and spiritual growth by emphasizing Christian values, ethical principles, and effective interpersonal relationships in diverse settings. The BBA program also provides students with a broad liberal arts foundation for lifelong learning. The online BBA program enables students to apply their learning immediately in the workplace.

The BBA program prepares students for service in a variety of public and private sector organizations, including first-line management, retail and sales, commercial banking, marketing, big data, information systems, human resource management, healthcare administration, government service, and nonprofits. Students complete the BBA degree program to gain promotions, change careers, or prepare for MBA studies. Some graduates may begin new ventures, operate small companies, launch new products, or return to the family business.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) for the B.B.A. Degree

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program will be able to:

  • PLO 1: Apply management theory and principles in culturally diverse, global business contexts.
  • PLO 2:  Integrate biblical concepts and principles in the management decision-making process.
  • PLO 3: Utilize data-driven decision-making strategies to propose solutions to complex business problems.
  • PLO 4: Effectively communicate business concepts through oral and written forms utilizing 21st century communication skills and technology.
  • PLO 5:  Demonstrate the technical skills and competencies required to effectively manage the functional areas of global business operations.
  • PLO 6: Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and implement ethically sound and legal decisions in dynamic business environments.

Transition to a Master’s Degree Program

LAPU strives to encourage and prepare students to seek graduate degrees. The BBA curriculum is designed to meet the general admissions requirements of accredited graduate-level programs, including the M.B.A. program offered at LAPU. Students should seek advisement regarding additional admissions requirements from the selected graduate programs.


The Los Angeles Pacific University Core comprises the General Education requirements and the LAPU Distinctives. Students are encouraged to complete the Core before beginning their major requirements. General Education requirements may be met by transfer work. The LAPU Distinctives are required for all undergraduate degrees at LAPU.

Requirement Title Credits
General Education Requirements25
LAPU Distinctives9
Total Credits34

General Education

Requirement Title Credits
English Communication
COMM 105Public Communication3
ENGL 105Introduction to Academic Research and Writing3
Arts and Humanities
ARTS 110Introduction to Art3
ENGL 115Introduction to Literature3
or PHIL 205 Introduction to Philosophy
or PHIL 210 Introduction to Ethics
Quantitative Reasoning
STAT 280Applied Statistics3
Behavioral Sciences
ECON 203Principles of Microeconomics3
Social Sciences
HIST 202World Civilizations3
or HIST 204 U.S. History from 1865
or HIST 420 United States History and the Constitution
Physical and Biological Sciences
BIOL 230Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab4
or BIOL 240 Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab
or CHEM 115 Chemistry for Health Sciences/Lab
or NSCI 150 Introduction to Astronomy/Lab
Total Credits25

LAPU Distinctives

Requirement Title Credits
BIBL 100Introduction to Biblical Literature: Exodus/Deuteronomy3
BIBL 230Introduction to Biblical Literature: Luke/Acts3
ISTU 101Success in the University 13
Total Credits9

Must be taken at LAPU.


To earn the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, students must complete the following degree components:

Requirement Title Credits
Core 128
Program Requisites15
Major Requirements45
Total Credits120

34 credits total; 6 credits are counted below in Program Requisites.

In order to earn the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, students must complete the following required courses while achieving a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 in their major courses.

Requirement Title Credits
Core Requirement 128
Program Requisites
ACCT 210Financial Accounting3
ACCT 220Managerial Accounting3
ECON 203Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics3
STAT 280Applied Statistics3
Major Requirements
BUSN 270Business Law and Ethics3
BUSN 310Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions3
BUSN 320Financial Management and Markets3
BUSN 340Introduction to Business Analytics3
BUSN 350Marketing and E-Commerce3
BUSN 395Project Management3
BUSN 415Operations Management3
BUSN 450International Business3
BUSN 460Leadership and People3
BUSN 480Strategic Management and Policy3
BUSN 485Management and Organizational Behavior3
ECON 440International Economics and Trade3
ISYS 380Information Systems Management3
ORGS 400Leading Disruptive Innovation3
SCHM 300Global Supply Chain Management3
Electives Requirement 232
Total Credits120

6 credits of the 34-credit Core are fulfilled within the Program Requisites.


Students may choose from any course in the catalog. If students wish to complete a concentration, they may complete a maximum of two concentrations.

Students may also earn up to 30 credits of electives via Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).