Academic Catalog

2022-2023 Edition

Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership program (BAOL) focuses on the development of inclusive leadership skills that are foundational for success in increasingly diverse and global settings. The program integrates key concepts including organizational innovation and change management; individual, team, and group behavior; and inclusive leadership principles. Students will develop communication, relational, and ethical decision-making skills necessary for effective leadership in for-profit and non-profit sectors. Students learn to lead with passion and purpose while gaining real-world, practical knowledge that they can apply immediately in current roles or for future career advancement.

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

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership program will be able to:

  • PLO 1: Apply leadership theories and models in personal, professional, and global settings.
  • PLO 2: Integrate principles of Christian faith, ethics, morals, and values in resolving leadership dilemmas.
  • PLO 3: Demonstrate the fundamentals of effective written interpersonal and business communication.
  • PLO 4: Demonstrate the fundamentals of effective oral interpersonal and business communication.
  • PLO 5: Propose data-driven change in an organization through a systematic process of inquiry, analysis, and evidence-based decision making.
  • PLO 6: Propose a strategic plan for fostering diversity, inclusion, and belonging in an organizational setting.

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 110Introduction to Art3
ENGL 115Introduction to Literature3
or PHIL 205 Introduction to Philosophy
or PHIL 210 Introduction to Ethics
Quantitative Reasoning
MATH 105Survey of College Mathematics3
or MATH 125 College Algebra
or STAT 280 Applied Statistics
Behavioral Sciences
ECON 203Principles of Microeconomics3
or PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology
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 Arts degree in Organizational Leadership, students must complete the following degree components:

Requirement Title Credits
Major Requirements45
Total Credits120

In order to earn the Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership, 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 Requirement34
Major Requirements
BUSN 340Introduction to Business Analytics3
BUSN 395Project Management3
BUSN 485Management and Organizational Behavior3
ORGS 300Dynamics of Group Behavior3
ORGS 335Leadership Theory and Practice3
ORGS 340Managerial Communication3
ORGS 350Leadership Ethics3
ORGS 375Organizational Development3
ORGS 400Leading Disruptive Innovation3
ORGS 440Diversity in the Workplace3
ORGS 460Leadership and Change3
ORGS 475Global Issues in Leadership3
ORGS 480Financial Management and Resource Allocation in Orgs3
ORGS 485Systems Thinking and Management3
ORGS 490Organizational Leadership Capstone3
Electives Requirement 141
Total Credits120

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).