Online Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Leadership

The online Business Administration and Leadership (BAL) program positions graduates for success in today’s competitive business world. More than ever, businesses need adaptable leaders & visionaries who deliver results in dynamic and challenging environments. Our 19-month program will equip & qualify you - not only with your bachelor’s degree, but with the knowledge & skills needed to tackle tomorrow’s toughest business demands.

Knowledge for the workplace.

  • Fully online. This program allows you to earn your bachelor’s degree 100% online. While there are no face-to-face or on-campus requirements, you will still have the opportunity to engage with your professors and peers in real-time sessions scheduled throughout each course.

  • Faculty of professionals. Our instructors are driven by sharing their career success and are passionate about mentoring future business leaders.

  • Efficient. Go from an AA to a bachelor's degree in 19 months while continuing your career path.

  • Knowledge that matters. Classes are taught by business experts, so you will benefit from their industry knowledge and experience in each of your courses.

  • Christian values. As a Lutheran university, we are committed to helping you develop the gifts that God has given you for your professional callings.
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Come spend time on our beautiful Irvine campus and experience the Concordia difference! You will be able to see first-hand what class sessions, classrooms and instructors are all about; as well as meet fellow students and alumni who have experienced the program for themselves. Learn more about the Admissions process and Financial Aid. Parking is free and there is no cost to attend this exciting event. RSVP today!

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Concordia University Irvine
Grimm Hall North
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612

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Thursday 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Online community of learners.

Most degree programs require a local site or campus through which you earn your degree, but that is not the case with online bachelor's degrees offered through Concordia University Irvine. With our flexible online delivery format, you can live and work anywhere and take all of your courses to earn your bachelor’s degree online.

The design of our online curriculum makes use of some of the most innovative techniques in distance learning today. But we also recognize that students in online programs benefit from periodic real-time sessions. That’s why each of your courses will include regularly scheduled class times with your professors and peers. In these two-hour online sessions, which are scheduled once during the first, third, and fifth weeks of each course, you and your classmates will participate in live lectures and discussions. This blended delivery system provides the opportunity to engage with our excellent faculty and network with other students in your cohort, while still offering the flexibility of a fully online degree program.

Concordia's educational environment cultivates leadership by taking a real-world approach. The instructors are proven professionals in their fields. They stimulate innovation and critical thinking and challenge students to apply concepts and theories in the workplace. The knowledge I gained at Concordia provided a strong foundation for success in a global business environment.

Tom Butkiewicz
Manager of Operations, Mitsubishi

Learning & life: there's room for both.

  • Josiah Walker with children in Sri Lanka

    Globetrotter goes back to school

    Josiah Walker '17

  • A passion to give back.

    A passion to give back.

    Adrienne Lee '14, BAL Alumna

  • Never too late to make a change.

    Never too late to make a change.

    Matthew Rhoads '16, BAL Alumnus

  • Meeting future goals.

    Meeting future goals.

    Amy Nichols, BAL Student

  • We fit learning into life.

    We fit learning into life.

    Billy '11 (Business) & Lisa '09 (Liberal Arts) Berger

Don't wait to get started.

Courses in the online bachelor's degree program are seven weeks long and taken sequentially one at a time. The accelerated format of the program means that new courses are starting almost every month, so you don't have to lose any time waiting to get started on continuing your education.

Upcoming Start Dates
May 6, 2018
August 19, 2018
January 6, 2019

Reach your goal.

A total of 120 semester units must be successfully completed prior to graduation. The 48 units in the BAL major are taken through Concordia University. The additional 69 units may be transferred in as general education requirements and electives. Options for you to consider in helping reach your goal of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in the most economical and time sensitive fashion include various Prior Learning Assessments: CLEP testing, DSST testing, and the LearningCounts program for portfolio assessment. Additionally, Concordia offers many general education courses in face to face and online formats that are convenient for adult students. Please ask for a current list of general education courses that would fit your schedule and your graduation plans/needs.

  • Business Administration & Leadership Core Courses
  • 48 Units
  • BAL 303: Ethical Principles of Effective Businesses
  • 3
The principles of conducting ethical business practices will be discussed and explored. Students will investigate how business leaders make critical decisions and implement strategy while applying ethical principles that impact business performance.
  • BAL 305: Christianity & Contemporary Culture
  • 3
Christianity and Contemporary Culture assists you in evaluating sources of information for culture and theology, better enabling you to answer questions concerning life issues (e.g., sexuality, marriage, family, suffering, evil, death, creation, after life) and life choices in the Christian context. You will examine your own beliefs and compare these to that which Scripture teaches.
  • BAL 306: Business Law
  • 3
Basics of business law and its application for business managers and leaders will be discussed extensively in this course. Students will explore American law with an emphasis on application of business law and related tort law concepts relevant to modern business practices, including the role of the courts and administrative process.
  • BAL 308: Human Resources Strategies & Applications
  • 3
Human resource strategies are critical to all businesses. This course will provide students with valuable information that helps comprehend how organizations obtain, maintain and retain their human resources. Current legal regulations are also explored.
  • BAL 309: Financial Management of Businesses
  • 3
As an introductory financial management course you will discuss and examine the principles and practices of managerial finance. Cash flow analysis, financial statements, and balance sheets are examined.

Prerequisite: BAL 331 Financial Accounting and BAL 332 Managerial Accounting
  • BAL 313, 314, 315: Leadership and Professional Development Seminars
  • 1 each
BAL 313 and 314 will introduce students to innovative leadership and management topics like, but not limited to, Strengths Based Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility. BAL 315 is a resume writing and interviewing workshop requiring writing and critiquing resumes and participating as an interviewee in mock interviews. *Recommended face-to-face. May be taken online with permission of the program director.
  • BAL 321: Writing and Communication for the Workplace
  • 3
Introduces principles, concepts, and procedures of financial accounting essential to the understanding, and interpretation of accounting information. Includes the study of financial statements, journal transactions, investments in property, plant and equipment and depreciation.
  • BAL 331: Financial Accounting
  • 3
Introduces principles, concepts, and procedures of financial accounting essential to the preparation, understanding, and interpretation of accounting information. Includes the study of financial statements, journal transactions, investments in property, plant and equipment and depreciation.
  • BAL 332: Managerial Accounting
  • 3
Introduces the concepts of managing through the use of accounting information. Topics include the basic accounting equation, financial statement structure, the accounting cycle, costing, equity financing and asset valuation.
  • BAL 415: International Business
  • 3
This course explores the many dimensions of doing business in a global environment. Students will examine the opportunities and skills required to successfully compete in a global marketplace while completing an international business proposal.
  • BAL 420: Managing Today’s Worker
  • 3
Current management theories are explored as students study the various aspects of managing today’s diverse workforce, managing within common organizational structures, and managing change.
  • BAL 425: Operations Management
  • 3
This course focuses on quantitative models for managing operations. Topics include process analysis, optimizing cash flow, supply chain management, and enhancing quality and mitigating risks in manufacturing and customer service.
  • BAL 430: Marketing for Results
  • 3
An overview of marketing management and research introduces the concepts of market based decisions. Students will develop skills in preparing a marketing plan based upon a solid understanding of market variables.
  • BAL 440: Business Strategies for Success
  • 3
This course focuses on strategic business analysis. Students will develop skills to create business value through learning the topics of operational, financial, defensive and market based strategies.
  • BAL 450: Business Leadership Strategies
  • 3
This course introduces leadership theories and practices and provides an understanding of how these theories are used in business today. Students will examine leadership and its effect on organizations while developing a personal leadership development plan and complete a project focused on the application of these theories to a business problem.
  • BAL 460: Social Media and the New Economy
  • 3
This course explores how social media is changing the economic landscape and introduces students to channel marketing, managing company product and image, creating virtual communities and advertising in the social media space. Students will learn how companies are using social networks, blogs and Twitter to generate interest in their products or service offerings.

Tom Butkiewicz
Professor of Business Administration & Leadership

The right people.

All Business Administration & Leadership courses are taught by Christian professionals and industry leaders who make themselves readily available to you. Part of the value of your online bachelor’s degree comes through the conscientious leadership and experience of faculty who are personally committed to seeing you make the world a better place through your business activities. You will learn from professors like Tom Butkiewicz, an experienced leader in both the United States Marine Corps and Mitsubishi Motors North America, who brings his knowledge of leadership and management from both the military and the international corporate business sector to his classes.

You can balance the demands of your career and schedule with the support and mentorship you’ll experience in the program.

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Tuition and fees.

When you maintain continuous enrollment the tuition will remain the same throughout the program. Tuition does not include the price of textbooks.

Tuition/Fee Cost
Application Fee $50
Graduation Fee $184
Tuition $520/unit

Apply now.

  1. Online Application or download the Paper Application.
  2. Official transcripts sent from all colleges and universities attended.
  3. Statement of Intent.
  4. AA degree preferred or Official high school transcript(s) (proof of graduation).
  5. 2.4 GPA required

Admissions Eligibility

  • Option 1: Associate Degree, IGETC, or CSU certification
  • Option 2: You have 45 transferable credits or more and are able to take general education classes concurrently with your major.
  • Option 3: If you have 0-44 units, you are eligible for candidate status and can begin taking GE courses. Once 45 credits total are obtained, you can begin taking courses concurrently.

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