Organizational Leadership

The Organizational Leadership major is a dynamic interdisciplinary bachelor's degree that creates effective and proactive leaders by developing interpersonal, communication, organizational, and critical thinking skills.

With a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Cal Lutheran, you will acquire or enhance your skills in:

  • Becoming an effective and productive team leader through influence and power
  • Leveraging technology to improve organizational communication and performance
  • Successfully engaging subordinates within culturally diverse environments
  • Leveraging personal strengths to maximize influence
  • Implementing values-based, ethical decision-making practices to support the organization and its stakeholders

Employment of executives and organizational leaders is projected to grow 11 percent from now to 2022, about the average for all occupations. Employment growth will vary by industry and is largely dependent on the rate of industry growth. Top executives should face very strong competition for jobs. In 2012, the median annual wage for general and operations managers was $95,440, and $168,140 for chief executives.**

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook,

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Program Requirements

Required credits: 44 credits minimum; 40 upper division credits in Business Administration, Communication, Psychology and Religion. 2.0 minimum GPA.

Required Courses

BUS 361 (4) Human Resource Management
BUS 367 (4) Behavior in Organizations
BUS 446 (4) Theories and Practice of Leadership
BUS 448 (4) Organization Development
BUS 449 (4) Managerial Leadership
BUS 460 (4) Leadership Development (Capstone)
ECON 311 (4) Statistical Methods
PSYC 200 (4) General Psychology
PSYC 401 (4) Social Psychology


One of the following:
BUS 301 (4) Communication for Managers 
COMM 306 (4) Business and Professional Communication


One of the following:
BUS/RLTH 354 (4) Theology and Business
PHIL 315 (4) Social Ethics
PHIL 350 (4) Technology & Value
RLTH 350 (4) Contemporary Christian Ethics

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