Aug 24, 2019  
Undergraduate Evening & Online Catalog - 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Evening & Online Catalog - 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Organizational Leadership, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership (ORL) program provides adult learners an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in leadership theory and practice. The overall goal of the Organizational Leadership program is to offer a quality, flexible degree completion curriculum that:

  • Affirms Christian values and beliefs;
  • Equips students to utilize leadership, professional development, and human relations principles;
  • Develops written and oral communication skills;
  • Instills a commitment to be critically reflective, self-directed, life-long learners;
  • Promotes an appreciation of the multicultural environment in which students live and work;
  • Helps students better adapt to technological and cultural change; and
  • Empowers students to work effectively as individuals and as team members.

Admission Requirements

Ideally, ORL students should have already earned an associate's degree or at least 60 semester hours of college-level credit. However, students with fewer credits may be admitted to the ORL program. All outstanding General Education courses should be completed prior to beginning the ORL major courses.


The required curriculum is provided through online class sessions with ample opportunity for both synchronous and asynchronous communication between faculty and fellow students. Content is centered on organizational behavior, leadership, interpersonal, and problem-solving techniques. The eleven ORL major courses must be taken at PBA and must be completed in sequence. There will be at least two synchronous meetings for each eight-week course. Please refer to the Academic Policies  for more detailed information.

Professional Education Credit (PEC)

Within the first semester, a student seeking credit through non-traditional professional educational credit must make application through his or her faculty advisor. All work and documentation for non-traditional credit must be completed no later than the end of the first semester that the student is enrolled. Please refer to the Academic Policies  for more details.

New first semester students can earn Professional Education Credits through the following methods:

  1. Active or inactive certificates or licenses
  2. Professional Trainings
  3. Military Trainings
  4. Non-Traditional Coursework
  5. Case studies

Major in Organizational Leadership Curriculum Requirements

120 Credit Hours

Note: Online course numbers begin with an 'E' such as ECIS 1103.

General Education Requirements - 45 Credit Hours

All General Education  courses* must be completed prior to beginning the Organizational Leadership (ORL) major courses OR the student must be registered for any outstanding General Education courses prior to beginning the ORL major courses. (*Exception: MIN 4153 Christian Values & Biblical Faith  should be taken in the student's final semester at PBA.)

Global Studies Requirement: Organizational Leadership majors fulfill the General Education Global Studies requirement through major study (ORL 4043 ).

Required ORL Major Courses - 36 Credit Hours

These courses must be completed at PBA and must be completed in sequence. Please refer to the Degree Plans below for appropriate course sequence.


* ORL 4043  satisfies PBA’s Global Studies Elective requirement.

ORL Elective Courses - 19 Credit Hours

Elective hours may be satisfied through Professional Education Credits (PEC). Please refer to the Academic Policies  for more details.