Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jun 13, 2024  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration - Organizational Leadership

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Program Director: Sharon L. Starcher, DBA


The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership provides an overview of the fields of organizations and environments, leadership and organizational development. The major consists of courses that explain issues and ideas related to successfully working in organizations.

This major is designed to provide expansive knowledge of leadership within an organization from a systems perspective. Classes such as management, organizational behavior, marketing, and accounting provide the foundation for advanced classes in diversity, working with groups and teams, project management, and business strategy. An organizational issue or concern is researched and analyzed to help students focus on practical information to develop a strategic plan that benefits the organization and/or the community. Together, all the courses provide a practical guide to leadership issues in a nonprofit, for profit, faith based and public sector organizations. An ethical perspective is threaded throughout the major. The major is designed to provide a solid leadership and organizational background for graduates to use in seeking responsible employment or promotion.

Admissions Requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • A minimum 2.4 GPA, below 2.4 can submit a petition
  • Two years' postsecondary work experience.
    • Need a minimum of 6 transferable units, below 6 units can submit a petition
    • Note: need 60 units before starting the major

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Business Content Knowledge: the student demonstrates mastery of foundational knowledge in general management, organization development, human resource management, managerial accounting, the legal and ethical influences in business, and marketing. USLO Content Knowledge
  2. Critical Thinking: the student evaluates business conditions, identifies problems, and creates solutions within the business context utilizing critical thinking skills. USLO Critical Thinking
  3. Faith Integration: the student recognizes Christian ethics and values, and the student integrates his/her faith-based ethics and values as the student formulates decisions that affect the business community and its environment based on the course focus. USLO Moral Reasoning, Service
  4. Communication: the student conveys researched ideas clearly through professional written and oral communication that utilizes the current language of the business community. USLO Oral Communication, Written Communication
  5. Cultural Awareness: the student applies management practices that demonstrate the student's understanding and respect for organizational culture, for diverse cultures at large, and for the impact to society and the environment. USLO Perspective
  6. Reflection and Personal Growth: the student integrates advanced self-awareness and interpersonal effectiveness into supportive service as a professional, a team member, and a leader. USLO Reflection 

Organizational Leadership Emphasis

OL1. Diversity and Group Dynamics: the student evaluates business situations concerning diversity and group behavior and proposes solutions to related unhealthy workplace conditions. USLO Information Literacy

OL2. Financial Analysis: Students will learn to evaluate financial statements, business proposals, forecasting, and budgeting data in order to provide managerial oversite and decision making for an organization.

Credit-Bearing Grades

Students must earn a C- or higher to receive credit for their organizational leadership courses. Exceptions: Students may receive credit for BIB-314 and BIB-451, as well as any other general education or elective course, with a D -.

Program Length

Eighteen-month cohort program.

Locations Offered

North Fresno, Merced, Visalia, Online and some courses offered in Reedley

2 Year

BA Business Administration - Organizational Leadership (DC)  

General Education Requirements

Required for Degree Completion Business Adminstration majors:


Elective units as needed to meet the Bachelor of Arts minimum. This requirement may be met through allowable college coursework, Advanced Placement exams, College Level Examination Program, International Baccalaureate exams, and Military or ACE credit.

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