Organizational Leadership, BA (Online)

CBU's online Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree program equips working professionals with highly sought-after leadership skills.

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Program Intro

Develop managerial skills necessary to lead effectively and broaden professional horizons. Coursework in CBU's online BA in Organizational Leadership program covers such topics as exercising influence, complex problem solving, teamwork, critical thinking, decision making and conflict management. 

48 Units

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16 Months to Completion

*Based on a full-time course load and prior completion of general education and elective requirements

$520 +fees Cost Per Unit

*Based on current academic year. Subject to change.

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Why Earn Your BA in Organizational Leadership (Online) at CBU?

Learn to Ethically Lead in the Workplace

Students in CBU's online organizational leadership program will learn to excel and manage in the workplace while integrating ethical principles and integrity to strengthen the foundation of companies in both private and public sectors. CBU’s online BA in Organizational Leadership degree program connect aspiring professionals and accomplished faculty. As successful professionals, mentors and instructors, professors bring practical, applicable working knowledge into the classroom and into the hands of students. 

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Program Details

Consistent with the university student outcomes, upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply fundamental principles of leadership theory in an organizational setting.
  2. Evaluate and apply skills and strategies associated with personal leadership.
  3. Apply communication theories, strategies, and processes to a modern organizational structure.
  4. Evaluate ethical frameworks and develop principles and habits for Biblically based leadership practices.
  5. Evaluate the decision-making process to enhance the probability of implementing better decisions.
  6. Examine how leadership can define and think about culture.
  7. Apply fundamental concepts relating to group dynamics, group decision making, and interpersonal conflict and negotiations in an organizational setting.
  8. Analyze concepts related to employee engagement, small/global management of human resources, employment law features, and positive employee relations.
  9. Synthesize various concepts effecting organizational behavior and design including individual behavior, group behavior, processes, and change management.
  10. Explore and apply a logical framework approach to strategic project management.

LDR 310: Leadership Theory

The purpose of this course is to equip students with skills necessary for successful leadership in public, private and non-governmental organizations.

LDR 450: Culture and Leadership

This course examines organizational culture and leadership. Students will define and describe the structure of culture, examine what leaders need to know about macro cultures, analyze culture and leadership through stages of growth, and assess culture and leading planned change.

ORG 340: Conflict Resolution and Negotiation for Leaders

This course examines information about negotiation and conflict-resolution topics and provides concrete examples of strategies and tactics in action for leaders.

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Dirk Davis, Ed.D.

Professor of Organizational Leadership

Office Phone: 951-343-3905
Office Location: Tyler Plaza

Is financial aid available to help pay for online programs?
Our online degrees offer a reputable and more affordable option for earning your bachelor’s, master's or doctorate degree. When pursuing an online degree, students are freed from the financial obligations that accompany some traditional degrees, such as room accommodations, gas and parking. Additionally, CBU has partnered with select employers to provide their employees with the opportunity to improve their career through their educational goals and receive a 20% tuition scholarship. Learn more about tuition and financial aid.

Are CBU's online programs accredited? 
California Baptist University (CBU), which includes all programs offered online, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Many prospective students are uncertain about which college degrees employers or universities will accept. This regional accreditation by WSCUC means you can be confident that your CBU degree is recognized and respected by schools and companies across the country.

CBU Online has received various awards and has been ranked in the top 50 in the nation - best online bachelor’s degree category by U.S. News & World Report for 7 consecutive years.

What resources do I need to complete my degree online?
To complete your online degree, you will need access to a computer, Wi-Fi and a word processor like Microsoft Word. These are necessary to access the student learning system and complete your assignments. Some programs may require different resources. Check with your enrollment counselor for specific expectations upon applying for your program, or you can view additional information here.

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When you complete and submit your application to CBU, a friendly and knowledgeable admissions counselor will guide you through the admissions process and all the necessary steps to become a Lancer.

CBU accepts applications for online enrollment throughout the year, and most online degree programs can start at 6 semester entry points per calendar year.

Online Semester Classes Begin
Summer 2024 - Session 2 July 1
Fall 2024 - Session 1 September 2
Fall 2024 - Session 2 October 28
Spring 2025 - Session 1 January 6
Spring 2025 - Session 2 March 3
Summer 2025 - Session 1 May 5
Summer 2025 - Session 2 June 30

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Career Possibilities

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Recruitment Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • Administrative Manager

*Some career options may require further education.

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Next Steps

Join a growing group of accomplished alumni who earned their degree while balancing career and family goals. To begin your journey at California Baptist University and connect with your God-given calling, request more information or apply today!