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Leadership Development

Improve your career potential with a bachelor’s degree.

The fast-paced, dynamic global economy requires leaders with strong decision-making skills. The Leadership Development program prepares students to take on complex leadership and management decisions.

online Leadership Development Student in Clasroom

What is Leadership Development?

A degree in Leadership Development focuses on developing leadership ability, improving communication skills, and understanding the complexities of managing a team in today’s workplace. Applicable to almost any work environment, Leadership Development offers courses intended to help strengthen students’ personal leadership ability, expand their confidence in conflict resolution, and inspire them to motivate others.

Download the Leadership Development course worksheet.

Ideal for Students with Associate of Arts and Sciences Degrees

UW Oshkosh’s online Leadership Development degree is designed for individuals who have some college credits or an Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree. Students with no previous college credits are also welcome to apply.

Transfer up to 90 credits 

Most online Leadership Development students with AAS degrees transfer in about 60 credits, but we can accept up to 90 credits of previous college-level coursework.

One of our advisors will be happy to review your previous coursework and prepare a personalized planner that will help you understand how your associate degree or other credits will transfer and what coursework you will need to do to earn your Leadership Development degree. Fill out our prospective student form, and an advisor will contact you shortly.

Earn Your Degree in About Two Years

For full time students who already have earned an AAS degree, the Leadership Development program can be completed in as little as two years. Depending on your educational background and preferred schedule, it may take more time.

100% Online and Accelerated

The Leadership Development program is offered completely online! Most courses are delivered in an accelerated, 7-week session, which offers additional flexibility for students working full time.

Courses are delivered through Canvas. Students interact with their professors and classmates through online discussion, class lectures, and a drop box for assignments. There are no required scheduled meeting times, but there are deadlines and due dates for projects, assignments and discussions.

Affordable and Flexible

Our tuition—$360 per credit for *Leadership Development courses—makes budgeting for your degree easy. Financial aid is available for students who qualify, and we also welcome veteran’s benefits and employer reimbursement. For more information on financial aid options, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

*Please note that courses taken outside of your degree requirements may have additional fees*

A Supportive Community

From small classes to dedicated advisors, students in the online Leadership Development program have a strong support network from day one. Excellent campus resources—like the writing center, library, and academic advising—are all available to serve online students.

Want to learn more? Contact an advisor today for an individualized evaluation.

A Wide Variety of Career Options

The online Leadership Development is a degree that prepares students to be leaders in a wide variety of workplace environments. It is applicable for students interested in pursuing leadership roles in a wide variety of business settings, as well as in non-profit, civic, and community organizations.



Laurie Ahrens
(920) 424-4474