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 learner 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.

Approximate Cost

$10,931
Tuition: $10157 , Books: $774

Starting Salary

$25,000–$79,102
Average, based on the NTC Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available

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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.

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at Wausau
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at Antigo
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at Medford
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at Phillips
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at Spencer
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at Wittenberg
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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
MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES 3.00
MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 3.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Second Term

LEAN ORGANIZATIONS 3.00
PROJECT MANAGEMENT 3.00
QUALITY & PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE 3.00
ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS 3.00
ACCOUNTING 1 4.00
PROJECT MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES 3.00
ECONOMICS 3.00

Third Term

BUSINESS LAW 1 3.00
MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES 3.00
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
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better. This requirement is effective for students beginning the program in Spring 2021 and beyond.

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

If you begin with one of the following programs, you will earn significant credit towards this Leadership Development Associate Degree:

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213.
 
For additional information, please visit our Accreditation page.

Transfer Information

You can continue your education to earn a four-year degree in a variety of ways.

Program Transfer

The following transfer guides, executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions, are based on agreements that allow you to continue your program at another college.

General Transfer

All associate degrees transfer to a variety of programs at other partner colleges to give you the opportunity to continue your education in other areas of study.

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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. The $30.00 application fee is being waived at this time.

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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.