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 301 (4) Communication for Managers
  • 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 courses:

  • BUS/REL 354 (4) Theology and Business
  • PHIL 315 (4) Social Ethics
  • PHIL 350 (4) Technology & Value
  • REL 350 (4) Christian Ethics
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