Program Overview

The B.S. in Organizational Leadership integrates key concepts from multiple disciplines related to innovation; change management; individual, team, and group behavior; and principles of inclusive leadership. Students also develop the communication skills, interpersonal skills, and ethical decision-making skills needed for effective leadership in for-profit and non-profit sectors. Students gain real-world, practical knowledge which they can apply immediately in current roles or for future career advancement.

Program Highlights

  • Multi-disciplinary approach prepares students for a variety of  for-profit and non-profit settings
  • Emphasis on the communication skills, interpersonal skills, and ethical decision-making skills needed for effective leadership
  • Dual focus on professional knowledge and practical management skills
  • Integration of Christian worldview into professional leadership practices

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Potential Careers

Graduates of the program are armed with the knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed in a variety of roles in related industries:

Management Positions

Nonprofit Organizations

Government Agencies

Fortune 500 Companies

Fire / Police / Paramedic Departments

Course Requirements

Students must complete the following degree components at LAPU or via applicable transfer credits. See the catalog for more details.

General Education Requirements
31 Credits

General Education (31): see catalog for more details

31 Credits
Program Requisites
3 Credits

STAT 280Applied Statistics

3 Credits
Major Requirements
39 Credits

ORGS 300Dynamics of Group Behavior

3 Credits

ORGS 310Adult Development and Learning Assessment

3 Credits

ORGS 320Introduction to Research Methodology

3 Credits

ORGS 340Managerial Communication

3 Credits

ORGS 350Leadership Ethics

3 Credits

ORGS 360Organizational Analysis

3 Credits

ORGS 400Leading Disruptive Innovation

3 Credits

ORGS 410Data-Driven Decision Making I

3 Credits

ORGS 411Data-Driven Decision Making II

3 Credits

ORGS 430Introduction to Data Analysis

3 Credits

ORGS 440Diversity in the Workplace

3 Credits

ORGS 450Theory and Practice of Leadership

3 Credits

ORGS 460Leadership and Change

3 Credits
Electives
47 Credits

Electives (47): choose 100-400 level courses from the catalog

47 Credits
Total Credits
120 Credits
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Recommended Concentrations

A concentration is similar to a minor, but more integrated and with no extra units added to the degree. Each program allows you to choose a concentration to sharpen your skills and specialize in a focused area of study.

Business Psychology

The study of organizational behavior, motivation, and conflict management.

The Business Psychology concentration provides a foundation for motivating and understanding organizational behavior, conflict management, and gender issues. Focus on psychological theory, concepts, and business-related strategies effectively prepare the student for a career in the business arena. This is also a valuable foundation if students plan to get a master’s degree in business.

PSYC 455 – Conflict Management (3 Credits)

PSYC 460 – Motivation (3 Credits)

PSYC 470 – Positive Psychology (3 Credits)

PSYC 480 – Group Processes (3 Credits)

BUSN 485 – Management and Organizational Behavior (3 Credits)

Organizational Dynamics

Specialize in designing and implementing innovative and strategic corporate-wide change initiatives.

The Organizational Dynamics concentration prepares students to specialize in designing and implementing innovative and strategic corporate-wide change initiatives designed to advance the organization’s sustainability and long-term viability. Students develop the key organizational skills necessary to analyze an industry and implement change initiatives to ensure a competitive advantage for the long-term viability of their firm or organization.

BUSN 350 – Marketing and E-Commerce (3 Credits)

BUSN 395 – Project Management (3 Credits)

ISYS 380 – Information Systems Management (3 Credits)

ORGS 360 – Organizational Analysis (3 Credits)

PSYC 460 – Motivation (3 Credits)

Public Administration

Introduces students to the roles and responsibilities of managers and leaders in the public service sector.

The concentration in Public Administration introduces students to the roles and responsibilities of managers and leaders in the public service sector. Students will become familiar with various functions of public administrators in the areas of theory of leadership, finance, risk management, change management, and human resources. Particular attention is paid to the relationship of various departments and agencies within a governmental structure.

ORGS 330 – Managerial Finance (3 Credits)

ORGS 350 – Leadership Ethics (3 Credits)

ORGS 420 – Human Resource Strategy (3 Credits)

CRJU 430 – Principles of Public Administration (3 Credits)

CRJU 460 – Risk Analysis and Security (3 Credits)

ISYS 470 – Information Security and Compliance (3 Credits)

ORGS 360 – Organizational Analysis (3 Credits)

PSYC 455 – Conflict Management (3 Credits)

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