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Build on your previous experience and responsibilities in the workplace with this Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership. Leadership is key to this program, which focuses on participation, presentation, practice, and performance. You will survey human resource functions, gaining a deeper understanding of legal and ethical considerations involved in employment, and develop sensitivity and appreciation for diversity within the workplace. FPU’s experienced faculty provide the tools for you to help organizations navigate strategic decision-making, and the shifting environments, resources, and paradigms of the business world. These changes, and their effects on organizations and people, are at the heart of this program.


  • The program is offered face-to-face or fully online
  • Cohorts groups meet face-to-face for class one night per week
  • Cohort of 12-22 adults progress through the program together
  • Experienced university faculty and assignments that apply to everyday life
  • Students come from a variety of life stages and cultural backgrounds
  • Innovative course material with practical application for your workplace
  • Students come from a variety of life stages and cultural backgrounds

Career opportunities

Positions or advancement in executive management, nonprofit and community leadership, public administration, human resources, consulting and other leadership positions that involve working directly with employees, including those in the healthcare industry.

Program director

Suzana Dobric Veiss
Suzana Dobrić Veiss

Instructor & Program Director for DC Business

Admission requirements

  • 60 transferable baccalaureate-level units
  • Minimum 2.4 GPA
  • Two years post-secondary experience
  • Application form
  • $40 fee (fee is waived for those attending an information meeting)
  • Official high school transcripts
  • GED or AA/AS degree
  • Official college transcripts

Course listing

Required Courses (39 Units)

The following units must be earned at Fresno Pacific University

Semester 1
BUS 434Individual in the Organization3
MGT 315Principles of Management3
BUS 431Organization Behavior3
BUS 438Human Resources3
BIB 314*Jesus and the Christian Community3
Semester 2
MKT 320World of Marketing3
BIB 451Biblical Perspectives for Leadership3
BUS 442Ethics and Values in Organizations3
ACCT 301Accounting for Management3
Semester 3
BUS 444Diversity in the Workplace3
BUS 432Dynamics of Group Behavior3
BUS 440Leadership and Change3
BUS 471Business Policy and Strategy3

*BIB 314 should be taken prior to the Biblical Perspectives course, either concurrently with cohort courses or prior to cohort start.


BUS 440 Leadership and Change is a prerequisite for BUS 471 Policy and Strategy


Elective units as needed to meet the bachelor of arts minimum. This requirement may be met through allowable college coursework, Advanced Placement exams, College Level Examination Program, International Baccalaureate exams, Military or ACE credit and Prior Learning Assessment.