Programs Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership - Arizona Christian University

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership


The goal of the organizational leadership program is to develop authentic leaders and followers for a changing world through a Christian worldview. The major is an interdisciplinary program designed to develop leaders to move beyond efficiency to effectiveness. It acknowledges the reality that leadership is about more than a title.  Where can you use a degree in organizational leadership?  The answer is simple: any industry, any career, any field.

Organizations need leaders who can focus on their most important resource: their people. Use the tools you gain from your degree to empower others and help them grow into competent leaders as well. Wherever you work, you’ll be ready to inspire, motivate and lead your team to success.

Why Organizational Leadership at ACU?

These are some of the most important aspects of an Organizational Leadership degree:

  • Ability to understand need of project management, feasibility studies, project life cycle and planning techniques and break-even analysis
  • Aptitude to comprehend and apply knowledge of organization structure, financial management and project control, monitoring and evaluation
  • Proficiency to identify, analyze and apply suitable planning techniques for project management
  • Competence to outline, practice and summarize concepts of material management and personnel management
  • Integrate leadership theory, scholarship, and practice with developmental self-awareness.
  • Evaluate the impact of leading and following within various spheres of influence.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of leadership settings.
  • Respond to leadership dilemmas in a manner consistent with one’s personal faith and values.
  • Assess the well-being of organizations and individuals using a variety of strategies.
  • Gain understanding of essential principles associated with effective leadership principles and how to apply these principles in the day-to-day business environment
  • Analyze the complexities of leading, managing and following to allow for opportunities that achieve shared outcomes.

Career Paths

With an Organizational Leadership degree you can pursue a career as:

  • Business consulting
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Governmental agencies
  • Technology and IT
  • Sales
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Human resources
  • Marketing firms
  • Healthcare services providers
  • Retail Sector

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School of Business Administration

Arizona Christian University
Building 2000
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

(602) 489-5300

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Academic Major Courses

Core requirements accumulate to 30 credits, 15 credits of Biblical and Theological Studies and 8 credits of science courses. 3 credits of Upper Division Biblical and Theological Studies electives are required.

CourseCourse NameCreditsPrerequisites
Business Administration Core Courses (39 credits)
BUS 101Introduction to Business3
ECO 203Principles of Economics3
MAT 210Introduction to Statistics3MAT 105 (Pr)
CSC 220Computer Information Systems3
ACC 221Financial Accounting3BUS 101 (Pr)
ACC 222Managerial Accounting3ACC 221 (Pr)
MGT 232Personal Money Management3
BUS 301Business Law3BUS 101, ENG 102 (Pr)
FIN 330Principles of Finance3ACC 221 (Pr)
MGT 340 Principles of Management3BUS 101 (Pr)
BUS 341Business Ethics3BUS 101 (Pr)
MKT 350Principles of Marketing3BUS 101 (Pr)
BUS 490Business Capstone3BUS 101 (Pr)
Organizational Leadership Focus Courses (18 credits)
IDS 302Interpersonal Conflict Resolution3
MGT 342Organizational Behavior3MGT 340 (Pr)
BUS 345 Communication Strategy in Business3BUS 101 (Pr)
BUS 404Principles of Leadership3
MGT 440Human Resource Management3MGT 340 (Pr)
MGT 460Strategic Management3^ See below
^ Prerequisite: Completion of all required business major core courses.