Organizational Management, B.A.

Program Overview

You’ve worked hard to get where you are in life through education and real work experience. Now it’s time for your next move — earning your bachelor’s degree and becoming an agent of meaningful influence for your business or organization — so you can manage and collaborate with others in a wide range of situations.

PLNU offers a flexible format tailored to accommodate your work and life commitments — so you can earn your organizational management degree in as few as 15 months.

Broaden your understanding of organizational leadership and business with courses in Principles of Management, Personal Leadership Development, Group and Organizational Development, and more.

Make a Difference Now

We take a personalized look at all your previous college credits and educational experience (certifications, licenses, etc.) and do everything we can to ensure all your hard work counts toward finishing your degree. This means you could earn your degree in as few as 15 months.

Personalized Guidance

A personal career coach who values your experience, skills, and personal life circumstances will work alongside you, providing you with guidance and encouragement as you earn your degree and continue your career after graduation.

Designed for You

Earn your bachelor’s degree from PLNU without sacrificing flexibility or convenience. Choose between a 100% online option or a hybrid model with face-to-face classes held one night per week. You don’t have to dramatically change your life now to transform it later.

PLNU’s Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management is an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree designed to apply general management and relationship developing principles to today’s ever-changing marketplace. The degree balances quality with flexibility, preparing nontraditional undergraduate students for a career managing and collaborating with others in a wide range of businesses and organizations.

PLNU’s Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management program is designed for students who have completed some college coursework and are ready to take that next step in pursuing a purposeful career.

The program offers two delivery options, providing you the flexibility needed to balance your work and family commitments. You can choose the 100% online option, or choose the hybrid track with face-to-face classes held one night per week and supplemented with online coursework. Our guidance counselors will journey alongside you through the entire process, from assisting you with transferring previously earned credit to walking away with your degree. You will be enrolled as part of a cohort group, allowing you to develop a professional and personal network that mirrors the type of collaborative work environment you’ll experience once you graduate and continue a meaningful career.

The faith-based difference: Founded on the Wesleyan tradition of valuing diverse perspectives, this program challenges students to demonstrate individual and contextual expression of ethics within a context of servant leadership.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many hours of transferable college credit are required for admissions to the program?

We require 40 semester hours with at least a 2.75 GPA from an accredited institution. Applicants who do not meet the minimum standards for admissions, but who can demonstrate an exceptionally rich experiential background and/or have shown a dramatic change in academic performance, may petition PLNU for a special review of their status.

What scholarship and financial aid opportunities are available to me?

You will have the option to apply for a number of scholarships through our Office of Student Financial Services. This program qualifies for state and federal financial aid options. Contact your enrollment counselor for more information.

What’s the difference between this degree completion program and a traditional undergraduate program?

This program is designed for students who’ve already completed some four-year or community college coursework and are looking to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s degree. The program provides greater flexibility and affordability than most traditional undergraduate programs while maintaining high academic quality by integrating evening courses. The program is ideal for students looking to advance in their career while balancing their work and family life.

Can I be part of the program as I work full time?

Absolutely. The program consists of face-to-face evening courses that allow for a flexible class schedule so you can continue to work full or part time.

What if I’m deployed or have work commitments that interfere with my class schedule?

We understand work commitments might make it difficult to complete your degree in the typical time frame. We'll work to accommodate you as best as possible to ensure you finish your degree while fulfilling your work obligations. For specific questions related to your circumstances, please reach out to your enrollment counselor.

The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management is an approved program under PLNU’s WSCUS Regional Accreditation. It is not an ACBSP-approved program. For those interested in an ACBSP-approved program, PLNU offers, through the Fermanian School of Business, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with majors in various areas.

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The Selection Process

We understand your application is not only a reflection of you as a student; it reflects you as a person. That’s why we are committed to reviewing it thoroughly and giving it the individual care and attention it deserves. We believe you have more to offer than just a GPA, which is why there is no numeric formula that determines admittance. Rather, we holistically evaluate your academic history, work and life experience, background, and circumstances to determine admittance into the program. We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you’re unsure of your qualifications.

To be admitted into PLNU's degree completion program, you must have completed at least 40 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.75 from an accredited institution as evidenced by an official transcript sent directly from each college or university attended.*

You must also have attained the minimum age of 23, OR minimum age of 21 with an associate’s degree or significant work experience.

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Application Checklist

Note: The application is completed entirely online with the exception of transcripts, which can be submitted electronically or directly to PLNU, and test scores, which should be submitted electronically.

  1. Submit online application for admissions.

  2. Submit official transcripts from each institution attended.

    Official transcripts must be sent to:
    Point Loma Nazarene University
    Office of Graduate Admissions
    3900 Lomaland Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92106

    Official electronic transcripts must be emailed to:
    gradprocessing@pointloma.edu
     

  3. Submit a 500- to 600-word essay with your online application in APA format including the following:

    • Why you wish to join the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management program

    • Your relevant academic and professional experience

    • Your future career or life goals

  4. Complete an interview with your enrollment counselor.

NOTE: All students are expected to have some proficiency with computer technology (email, Internet, word processing, etc.).

*Prospective students who meet the other criteria but do not have the required semester hours for entrance or are lacking in the core requirements will be advised how to correct any deficiency. An enrollment counselor will assist these students with the development of a written pre-admission educational plan, which may include bridge courses taken at PLNU. Only courses from an accredited institution where at least a grade of a “C” has been earned will be accepted by transfer. Prospective students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement can be considered for admission under exception. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.

**General Education deficiencies may be completed after admittance, but at least 20 hours must be completed prior to starting the program cohort. Three hours of appropriate prior learning credit (see below) may be used to meet one of the General Education areas — with the exception of English composition and math.

***The PLNU General Education Learning Outcomes (GELOs) will be addressed and measured within the PLNU degree program to ensure the outcomes we value are demonstrated.

Financial Aid and Student Support

We take seriously the role of providing you with financial, academic, and career support so you have the tools you need to be successful at PLNU and beyond. That’s why we offer a holistic support system that focuses on your unique experiences, particular needs, and personal and professional goals — resulting from our deep concern for you, our student.

With a focus on authentic relationships and personalized attention, our goal is to help transform you so you can follow your calling in your own career and life.

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Career Opportunities

PLNU’s Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management will prepare you for careers in business, industry, government, and the nonprofit sector, as well as graduate-level study in fields related to business.

These careers include:

  • Operations Managers
  • Sales Managers
  • Financial Managers
  • Merchandising Managers
  • Management Analysts
  • Corporate Planners
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Small Business Operations