The Bachelor of Science in Applied Technology and Business Leadership gives students with technical skills an opportunity to develop business skills that will help them advance in their professional field. In this program, you’ll focus on leadership perspectives, planning, and business tools and how to use them in an ethical and socially conscious context. You’ll also gain the interpersonal skills needed to advance yourself effectively within your field.
This degree is offered by AU Los Angeles.
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Technology & Business Leadership gives students the opportunity to connect their technical expertise to a liberal learning framework that will make them more effective as problem solvers and leaders in their fields. An emphasis is placed on understanding how business and organizations can benefit from a social lens and considering ethical implications in a practical framework.
The length of time it will take a student to complete a degree depends upon (1) the number of credits transferred into the program and (2) the number of credit hours taken each term. Antioch University Los Angeles operates on the quarter system with four quarters each year. There are ten weeks of classes each quarter followed by a three-week break while instructors review and evaluate students’ work.
In order to complete your degree, you will need to meet the learning goals and complete the curriculum specific to your major as well as certain undergraduate degree requirements. Applied Studies degree requirements include the following (earned through AULA enrollment and/or transfer):
- 180 quarter units to graduate
- 75 or more upper-division units (almost all of our courses are upper division)
- Foundational courses to establish context and familiarize you with the skills you’ll use as you progress academically
- Eight units of experiential, non-classroom learning such as internships, self-directed independent studies or prior learning, to associate academics with real-life applications
- Ten units of interdisciplinary, hybrid seminars focused on leadership, business communications, cultural contexts, justice and equity, or technology in society
- Nine units (or about three courses) directly related to your degree, including:
- Business of Social Change
- Principles of Finance
- Principles of Marketing
- Interpersonal Communications
- Psychology of Leadership
- Social and Ethical Issues in Management
- Foundations of Business Practice
- Foundations of Business Practice II
For detailed curriculum and degree requirements, please visit the AULA catalog.
The bachelor’s programs offered at AULA provide students with a broad base of knowledge, skills, experience, and the intellectual flexibility to become critically informed participants in their professions and communities. The programs foster students’ critical awareness by examining the multiple contexts that shape knowledge and inspire courageous action. By linking knowledge to agency, the programs challenge students to demonstrate their commitment to personal responsibility, concern for the rights of others, and to the goal of achieving social justice in our communities and our world.
- Critical and analytical thinking
- The ability to understand issues from multiple perspectives
- The ability to connect learning to lived experience
- Social awareness, community engagement, and global citizenship
- Core competency in foundational skills including:
- quantitative reasoning
- information literacy
- technological literacy
- oral communication
How to Apply
Complete and submit the Online Application.
- Complete and submit the Admissions Dialogue.
- Submit the Application Fee $50. Note: The application fee is waived for anyone attending an information session. Interested in attending? Sign up now!
- Request official transcripts from every accredited institution from which you have received units of academic credit. You must provide evidence that you have successfully completed 36 quarter units (24 semester units) or more of college-level learning.
- All materials are submitted to the Admissions Office. All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.
For students interested in receiving federal and state financial aid, high school graduation or an equivalency such as a GED is required. Students can also fulfill this requirement by completing six credit hours or equivalent course work toward a degree or certificate, or by receiving a passing score on an exam demonstrating an ability-to-benefit from a higher education. Students seeking governmental financial assistance may be asked to provide proof of high school completion or equivalency, as well as transcripts from previous college-level work.
|Quarter||International Application*||Priority Application**||Final Application***||Classes Begin|
|Winter 2019||October 22, 2018||October 22, 2018||November 16, 2018||January 2, 2019|
|Spring 2019||January 22, 2019||January 22, 2019||February 15, 2019||April 1, 2019|
|Liberal Studies (BA)|
|Units per quarter||Cost|
|Full time (12-15 units)||$6,790|
|Half time (6-8 units)||$4,074|
|Less than half time||$679 per unit|
Please note: Additional fees for all AULA programs may include (but are not necessarily limited to) charges for materials, late registration, enrollment maintenance, parking, graduation, transcripts, tuition payment plan, late payments, late registration, and returned checks.
A majority of AULA students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants—are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AULA.
Community College Scholarship
A special scholarship exists for undergraduate students transferring from a community college with whom AULA has an articulation agreement. If granted a Community College Scholarship, students receive 3 units worth of free tuition in the first term, and 3 units in the second term, a savings of $4,000. You are eligible for this scholarship if you have earned a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and at least 24 transferable semester units at a qualifying community college.
Undergraduate New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation is scheduled every term. It’s a chance for students to visit campus, meet faculty, register for classes and get started on their educational journey. Upon acceptance into the program, students receive specific information for the New Student Orientation designed for them.
|BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAMS|
|Winter Quarter 2019|
|Monday, December 5, 5:00pm-7:00pm||AULA Library (w/ registration in the computer lab)|
|Tuesday, December 18, 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Teaching & Learning Center (w/ registration in the computer lab)|
|Individually as needed.|
To RSVP for an orientation, admitted students should email:undergraduatestudies.aula@
For students enrolled in any of our undergraduate completion programs, we have a prior learning option that assists students to document and earn credit for college-level learning that took place outside of the college classroom prior to AULA. For students enrolled in our Applied Studies degrees this prior learning can include the evaluation of learning related to career and technical training that is related to their field of study. Prior learning units may be awarded by Antioch University with appropriate documentation evaluated by an approved expert in the field. Students may earn up to 44 quarter units (credits) for prior learning, depending on the number and level of transfer credits accepted. Prior learning documentation can substantially shorten the length of enrollment and the expense of the degree. These units, however, do not count toward the 45-unit minimum students must take at Antioch through courses, independent studies, and internships.
In today’s economy, with its demand for educated workers with college and advanced degrees, many of our undergraduate students enter our program on an express train headed for graduate study and credentialing that will quickly equip them to compete successfully in the career of their choice. This is often especially true for our returning adult students who are in the process of changing careers or defining a new career path for which their previous education did not prepare them.
To help our students economize on the time and money they spend on completing their education, Undergraduate Studies collaborates with our graduate programs to offer fast track options that allow qualified undergraduate students to earn significant advanced standing in our teaching credential program and in our master’s programs. Taking fast track classes shortens the time and investment required to complete a teaching credential or graduate degree at AULA. Fast track classes or Advanced Standing are available into most of our graduate programs.