Program Description

The Leadership Development Associate Degree program is intended to train and upgrade supervisors, managers and aspiring supervisors and managers. The program is also beneficial to lead persons and labor union officials. Throughout the program, the student will develop skills in human relations, motivation, leadership, delegation, labor relations, problem solving, decision-making, communication, stress management, training, time management, business ethics and computer skills. The semester sequence shown below is an example only.Leadership Development students are free to take courses at a pace, and in an order, that best meets their learning needs and schedules. Potential occupations include: Manager, Supervisor and Lead Person.

Approximate Cost

$14,624
Tuition: $10498 , Books: $4126

Starting Salary

$44,707
Average, based on the annual Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available

Students Enjoy…

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
100%
at Spencer
100%
at Wittenberg
100%
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Perform supervisory management functions to achieve organizational objectives
  • Apply Human Resources policies and procedures
  • Apply effective leadership skills
  • Utilize quality strategies and tactics

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Lead Person
  • Supervisor
  • Manager

Courses

The Leadership Development Associate Degree is a 63–64 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR THE BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL 3.00
TEAM BUILDING AND PROBLEM SOLVING 3.00
SUPERVISION & MANAGEMENT SKILLS 3.00
ECONOMICS 3.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Second Term

LEAN ORGANIZATIONS 3.00
PROJECT MANAGEMENT 3.00
QUALITY & PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE 3.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS 3.00
ACCOUNTING 1 4.00

Third Term

BUSINESS LAW 1 3.00
MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES & LABOR RELATIONS 3.00
TRAINING & TALENT DEVELOPMENT 3.00
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY 3.00
MANAGING SAFETY & RISK IN BUSINESS 3.00
OSHA WORKPLACE SAFETY TRAINING STRATEGIES 3.00

Fourth Term

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND DEVELOPMENT 3.00
LEADING CHANGE AND DIVERSITY 3.00
LEADING STRATEGICALLY 3.00
MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Transfer Information

The following transfer guides executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions are based on articulation agreements and are a guide to provide an easy way to understand how credits transfer.

School Name Degree Name
Bellevue University Online Business and Management
Colorado State University-Global Campus B.S. in Business Management
Franklin University Business Administration
Lakeland University Business Administration
Ottawa University Leadership and Management
Ottawa University Business Administration
Siena Heights University Bachelor of Business Administration - Management
UW Oshkosh B.S. in Human Services Leadership
Upper Iowa University Business Administration
Upper Iowa University Management
UW Green Bay Bachelor of Applied Studies-Integrative Leadership Studies
Herzing University BS in Business Management
Viterbo University B.B.A. in Organizational Management

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay at the time you apply or bypass to pay in person within a week of applying.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.