Business Administration (BA) | Los Angeles Pacific University

Bachelor of

Business Administration

45

Required Major Units

$450

Cost Per Unit

$20,250

Estimated Major Cost

General Studies Core Requirements

Learners pursuing any of LAPU’s bachelor’s degrees are encouraged to complete the General Studies Core before starting their major requirements. Learners must attain at least a 2.0 (C) grade-point average in the major. Some majors may require a 2.5 grade-point average (please refer to the degree for more details). All required courses must be taken for a letter grade where the option exists. Prior coursework from regionally accredited colleges/universities may be transferred to meet the General Studies Core requirements.

English Communications

6 Units

COMM

105

Public Communication

3 Units

This course offers practical instruction on how to speak effectively and introduces the basic principles underlying effective communication. Topics range from the study of theoretical models of interpersonal and public communication to the fundamental skills of research, organization, and delivery of informative and persuasive discourse.

ENG

105

Introduction to Academic Research and Writing

3 Units

This course promotes the intellectual and rhetorical skills necessary to write persuasive and argumentative prose. Specific areas addressed to include logic, grammar, and rhetoric. Clarity of purpose and perspicuity of argument are examined through attention to critical thinking, logical fallacies, and textual analysis. Prerequisite: ENG 101

Arts and Humanities

6 Units

ART

110

Introduction to Art

3 Units

This combination lecture/studio course introduces learners to fine art history and processes. Learners develop a deeper understanding of the history, forms, and styles of architecture, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. The studio experiences expand learners’ personal awareness of art and themselves.

ENG

115

Introduction to Literature

3 Units

This course introduces learners to the varying genres of literature—fiction, poetry, drama, and cinema—while examining and exploring the historical, critical, and social significance of literary expression. Prerequisite: ENG 105

OR

PHIL

205

Introduction to Philosophy

3 Units

An introduction to the main areas of philosophy, including epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion. The course will introduce learners to the major philosophers and their writings. In addition, learners will become familiar with worldview-thinking; a conceptual framework from which to examine, understand, and converse on the various topics in philosophy. In particular, learners will learn to articulate a comprehensive Christian worldview and communicate their perspectives with clarity and relevancy.

Social Sciences

3 Units

HIS

202

World Civilizations

3 Units

This course provides an in-depth analysis of global historical trends which have transformed world civilization, such as the emergence of world system(s); formation of ethnic, racial, and national identities; capitalism, colonialism, and development; ecological imperialism; religious movements; industrialization; and modernization. Prerequisite: ENG 105.

OR

HIS

203

U.S. History to 1877

3 Units

This course acquaints the learner with the major developments of U.S. history from early colonial developments through the Civil War. Emphasis is given to the ideas, groups, and events that helped form American culture. Learners develop critical reading and writing skills through analyzing primary documents in this era and also by considering how past movements have shaped our country in the present day. Learners who have successfully completed HIS 201 will not receive credit for this course. Prerequisite: ENG105

OR

HIS

204

U.S. History from 1865

3 Units

This course acquaints the learner with the major developments of U.S. history from the Reconstruction Era through recent times. Emphasis is given to the ideas, groups, and events that helped form American culture. Learners develop critical reading and writing skills through analyzing primary documents in this era and also by considering how past movements have shaped our country in the present day. Learners who have successfully completed HIS 201 will not receive credit for this course. Prerequisite: ENG105.

OR

HIS

420

United States History and the Constitution

3 Units

Exploration of United States history from pre-colonization until the Industrial Revolution. Candidates reflect on the importance of democracy and the Constitution as a lens for understanding democratic principles that serve as the foundation of our political system.

Physical and Biological Sciences
(Requirement waived for B.S. in Health Sciences, increases general electives.)

4 Units

BIO

230

Anatomy and Physiology I

4 Units

Lecture, 3 units; Lab, 1 unit This course is intended for nursing and allied health students requiring a two-semester anatomy and physiology sequence. This course covers the structure and function of cells and tissues, along with the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, nervous, and muscular systems. This course includes both lecture and laboratory components.

OR

BIO

240

Anatomy and Physiology II

4 Units

This course is intended for nursing and allied health students requiring a two-semester anatomy and physiology sequence. This course covers the continuation of body systems started in Anatomy and Physiology I and includes the study of the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. This course includes both lecture and laboratory components. Prerequisite: BIO 230 Anatomy and Physiology I

OR

CHEM

115

Chemistry for the Health Sciences

4 Units

Lecture, 3 units; Lab, 1 unit This course covers organic and biochemistry topics related to the health sciences. Emphasis is placed on organic nomenclature, functional groups, selected organic reactions, and biochemical pathways. Lab activities will focus on the application of organic and biochemistry with respect to the health sciences.

OR

PHYS

150

Introduction to Astronomy

4 Units

Lecture, 3 units; Lab, 1 unit This course introduces the history of astronomy, the solar system, the stellar systems, galactic systems, and cosmology. This course requires basic skills developed in a college algebra environment including solving equations, scientific notation, roots, exponents and unit conversions. Students uncomfortable with these requirements may wish to complete College Algebra before taking Astronomy.

LAPU Distinctives

9 Units

BIBL

100

Introduction to Biblical Literature: Exodus/Deuteronomy

3 Units

This course introduces Old Testament biblical literature, hermeneutics, and literary critical methodologies with a primary focus on the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy. Learners study to observe the overall structure of these books, their historical settings, and modern approaches to their literary analysis. Learners study to interpret individual texts within each book and study how Deuteronomy uses the material of Exodus to communicate God’s Word to a new generation.

BIBL

230

Introduction to Biblical Literature: Luke/Acts

3 Units

This course introduces New Testament biblical literature, hermeneutics, and literary critical methodologies with a primary focus on the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. Special attention is given to the meaning of the texts with regard to their political, cultural, religious, and geographical settings; the literary structures and genres employed; and how those texts are relevant for faithful Christian living.

MO

101

Momentum: Success in the University*

3 Units

This course lays a strong foundation for a successful transition to college by increasing critical thinking, curiosity, goal orientation, and motivation. It provides an orientation to LAP, the Moodle Online Learning System, digital library services, and other support services. Learners are introduced to the idea of a Christian liberal arts education, strengths approach learning and opportunities to develop practical skills and strategies for addressing the challenges of college.
*Must be taken at LAPU

Total Units

28 Units

Business Administration Program Requirements

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

General Studies Core

28 Units

View the General Studies Core tab above for more details on the
General Studies course requirements.

28 Units

Program Requisites

15 Units

ACC

210

Financial Accounting

3 Units

This course introduces the basic financial accounting model and prepares students to explore the application of fundamental accounting principles to business entities. The course focuses on a user perspective and covers the vital steps in the accounting cycle from journalizing transactions to the preparation and interpretation of financial statements. Students will also demonstrate an understanding of the importance of ethics in accounting.

ACC

211

Managerial Accounting

3 Units

This course focuses on managerial accounting and emphasizes the use of accounting data in decision-making. Topics covered include cost accumulation models, cost behavior, break-even analysis, budgeting, short- and long-run decision analysis, capital expenditure analysis, and financial statement analysis. Prerequisite: ACC 210 Financial Accounting

ECO

203

Principles of Microeconomics

3 Units

This course provides an introduction to concepts and tools of economic analysis for microeconomics. Learners study the interactions of firms and consumers: consumer demands, firm costs, price determination under various market structures, and the role of government in a market economy. Prerequisite: MATH 125 or STAT 280.

ECO

204

Principles of Macroeconomics

3 Units

This course provides an introduction to concepts and tools of economic analysis for macroeconomics. Students study national income and economic growth, interest rates, unemployment, and government fiscal and monetary policies.

STAT

280

Applied Statistics

3 Units

This is an elementary course in basic statistical concepts. Students are introduced to the understanding and use of necessary computational procedures to attain the basic skills in the following: frequency distributions, graphs, central tendency, variability, normal curve, probabilities, correlation, hypothesis testing, and chi-square. Understanding and use of the above statistics are stressed over mathematical development.

Major Requirements

45 Units

BSOL

405

Leading Disruptive Innovation

3 Units

Study of the theory and process of disruptive innovation, and how it informs strategic decision-making. Students evaluate the role of technology, disruptive business models, and factors that influence the rate of disruption.

BUS

270

Business Law and Ethics

3 Units

Examines the legal, regulatory, ethical and moral principle and guidelines that impact domestic and global business transactions. The course provides an in-depth study of business and sales contacts, international trade law, intellectual property, real estate, product and service liability, organizational structure, insurance, and political structures. The course discusses how ethical and moral principles guide the decision-making process and business operations.

ECO

440

International Economics and Trade

3 Units

This course examines the theories and principles of international economics and how trade flows and policies impact global business operations. Students evaluate macroeconomic international policies and institutions, tariff rates, customs duties, currency valuations, trade agreements, intellectual property rights, immigration and balance of payments. Prerequisites: ECO 203 Microeconomics, ECO 204 Macroeconomics

MGT

310

Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions

3 Units

Studies statistical methods and techniques designed to increase the efficiency and productivity of a firm and decision-making process. The course requires students to utilize a statistical software program to produce efficiency gains and present the findings through a formal business report. Prerequisite: STAT 280 Applied Statistics or equivalent

MGT

320

Financial Management and Markets

3 Units

Students explore principles and practices of financial management. Sources and methods of raising capital, allocation of funds within the firm, cash flow, financial statement analysis, financial markets, and capital budgeting techniques are addressed. Additional concepts covered include present-value analysis, long-term financial planning, risk and return, and basic derivatives. Prerequisite: ACC 210 Financial Accounting

MGT

340

Introduction to Business Analytics

3 Units

Analysis of data for strategic and informed decision-making. Students utilize descriptive and predictive models to make customer-driven, profit-maximizing business decisions.

MGT

350

Marketing and E-Commerce

3 Units

This course examines the theories and practices of marketing products domestically and globally. The course offers an in-depth study of the primary concepts of marketing and the transition to E-Commerce and how social media has changed advertising and the distribution of products and services. Students examine the concept of global homogenization and consumer behavior.

MGT

380

Information Systems Management

3 Units

This course provides an introduction to the functions of information systems and how systems aid firms in creating value while maximizing efficiency and increasing competitiveness. Students evaluate systems design, database management, networking communications, security, privacy, policy, legal and ethical issues associated with technology.

MGT

395

Project Management

3 Units

Examination of the process and practice of project management. Students work through the process of defining, planning, implementing, and delivering a business project. Students develop cost estimates, time requirements, quality controls, team assignments, training schedules, and documentation; and identify potential risks associated with the project.

MGT

415

Operations Management

3 Units

This course focuses on decision-making and controlling the allocations of personnel, materials, and machine utilization in a manufacturing environment. It addresses issues related to the handling and control of materials, inventory, purchasing, and quality control. Students study about setting standards and developing skills in estimating, forecasting, and scheduling.

MGT

450

International Business

3 Units

This course presents a survey of issues in international business. The focus is on managing and engaging in ethical business practices in an international environment, understanding the global monetary system, and developing an international perspective. The course evaluates production, marketing, competition, trade, global institutions, political structures, supply chain, finance, human resources, and cross-cultural interactions.

MGT

460

Leadership and People

3 Units

Studies the primary theories and principles of leadership and how to apply the principles across a multinational organization. Students come to realize that people, their abilities, and talents serve as the most valuable organizational asset. Students work to develop; a personal philosophy of leadership, evaluate how to motivate employees, develop the ability to inspire leadership qualities in others and the process of creating a shared vision.

MGT

480

Strategic Management and Policy

3 Units

Studies the executive management decision, planning, and implementation process. Students examine how strategic initiatives and structural changes impact and drive the success of a firm. The course exposes students to the theories and concept of strategy, the creation of mission, vision and values statements, strategy implementation, assessment and how to create a success, authentic, stable and positive corporate culture that thrives on innovation and leadership.

MGT

485

Management and Organizational Behavior

3 Units

This course introduces the managerial skills of planning, organizing, leading, and control. It gives particular emphasis to organizing and actuating responsibility and authority, delegation, decentralization, the role of staff, line-staff relationship committees, boards of directors, organization charting, formal and informal organization, communication in multicultural settings, and reaction to change. Students develop a personal philosophy of management to guide their careers as business professionals.

SCM

300

Global Supply Chain Management

3 Units

Systematic overview and analysis of the core components of supply chain operations across varying types of industries, including the study of financial controls, inventory control, warehousing, transportation, and handling. The cumulative effort of multiple organizations brings the final product to the end user. Students apply theories and practical skills of supply chain management including cost control, quality improvement, and inventory management for the global supply chain.

Electives

32 Units

Students may choose from any 100-400 level course in the LAPU catalog.
Students may also choose a 15-unit Concentration as part of their Electives.
Explore Concentrations

32 Units

Total Units

120 Units

This information is current for this academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information.

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