Leadership Development

Leadership Development video

Program Number: 10-196-1
School Year: 2015-2016
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus*: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
FLEx Degree

Program Description

The Leadership Development program offers training in leadership; human relations; budgeting; quality, legal and safety issues; problem solving and team building; and diversity and change management. The role of the traditional supervisor is changing, and the new supervisor must be able to balance employee participation with the need to meet established goals.

This program is offered in an accelerated format and is designed for employed adults. Each class runs six weeks and meets once each week for four hours. Courses are offered at all three campuses with sections available mornings, evenings and online. Core courses are offered at scheduled times, while support, general studies and elective courses may be taken at any time. Extensive out-of-class work is required. Courses within the program can be customized for on-site company training.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

  • $40,000

Approximate Costs

  • $128.40 per credit (resident)
  • $192.60 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the skills and tools necessary to design, implement and evaluate formal projects.
  • Examine personal values and perspectives to relate to the workplace.
  • Examine the changing environment of an organization.
  • Examine the role quality plays in an organization.
  • Explore strategies to direct individuals and processes in an organization.
  • Identify supervisor's responsibility for maintaining a safe and productive workplace.
  • Integrate facets of the Human Resource function into an organization.
  • Practice team-building and problem-solving strategies.
  • Analyze employment law in the United States.
  • Develop techniques for use by supervisors in time management, stress and assertiveness.
  • Examine demographic changes taking place in the workplace.

Career Opportunities

  • Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Director
  • Quality Specialist
  • Manufacturing Coordinator
  • Technical Recruiter

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
  • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   
  • Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Number Title Crs
Term 1
102-110 Introduction to Business 3
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
196-189 Team Building and Problem Solving 3
196-191 Supervision 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
804-107 College Mathematics 3
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 18
Term 2
103-180 Microsoft Excel 2
196-164 Personal Skills for the Workplace 3
196-190 Leadership Development 3
196-193 Human Resource Management 3
801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
 - OR - 
801-198 Speech 3
Total 14
Term 3
196-134 Legal Issues in the Workplace 3
196-136 Safety in the Workplace 3
196-168 Organizational Development 3
196-169 Diversity and Change Management 3
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
 - OR - 
809-199 Psychology of Human Relations 3
Total 15
Term 4
196-188 Project Management 3
196-192 Managing for Quality 3
196-196 Leadership Capstone 3
809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application 3
809-195 Economics 3
809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total 18
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 65

Exit Assessment

Completion of 196-196 Leadership Capstone is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.

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Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

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