The Perfect Degree For Those With Previous College Credit

Are you looking to complete your bachelor's degree? Do you have a busy schedule that wouldn't allow for traditional, on-campus programs of study? If so, the online Applied Workplace Leadership degree could be the right option for you. 

The workplace leadership degree is designed for non-traditional students and returning adult learners with completed associate degrees in any field or previous college credit. The courses in the program will help you develop the skills that employers value in project leaders, team leaders and managers. The major emphasizes the use of critical thinking, ethical decision-making, goal-oriented communication, observational and quantitative data in decision-making and ways in which diversity can be leveraged for improved workplace climate and productivity.

A certificate in Applied Workplace Leadership is also available.

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Program Highlights

  • 100% online
  • No loss of previous college credits
  • Accelerated courses, allowing you to focus on one at a time
  • Seamless degree completion, regardless of where your college experience started

What You'll Learn

This major emphasizes applied learning in a workplace environment. You'll learn:

  • The art of sharing knowledge and ideas in a way that transmits a sense of purpose and enthusiasm to others.
  • How to foster ethical behavior, reasoning and critical thinking relative to workplace policies and expectations.
  • How to develop the resources necessary to assess performance goals around needs and expectations.
  • About implementing cultural and demographic diversity in relation to workplace leadership.
  • How to develop system solutions that improve the workplace environment.

Program Timeline

  • Bachelor's Program: If you take two courses per semester, this program will take you two years to complete.
  • Certificate Program: If you take two courses per semester, this program will take you on year to complete

Increase Your Earning Potential

On average, people with bachelor's degrees earn 66 percent more than those with a high school diploma and 34 percent more than those with an associate degree. 

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Total credits: 120
Credits in major: 32

Core Courses 20
LDR 100 Effective Communication in the Workplace 4
LDR 200 Ethical Leadership in the Workplace 4
LDR 220 Assessment in the Workplace 4
LDR 300 Leadership in Diverse Workplaces 4
LDR 400 Systems Thinking in Workplace Leadership 4
   
Completion of any associates degree
or approved coursework
12
(selected from options below or other courses with adviser approval)  
TE 351 Humanity and Technology or 4
EC 101 Introduction to Economics 4
MA 113 Finite Mathematics or  4
MA 109 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4
SO 113 Social Problems or 4
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychological Science (meets lab requirement)
       [OR] PSY 101 Psychology as a Natural Science
4

 

Certificate Program Requirements

Core Courses 16
LDR 100 Effective Communication in the Workplace 4
LDR 200 Ethical Leadership in the Workplace 4
LDR 220 Assessment in the Workplace 4
LDR 300 Leadership in Diverse Workplaces 4

*This certificate is not financial aid eligible.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you come into the program with an associate degree or a similar amount of previous college credit, it will take you four years to complete if you take one course per semester. 

There is no minimum or maximum number of credits per semester. We recommend you work with your adviser throughout the program to ensure you are on track for graduation. 

You will pay the upper division undergraduate tuition rate. For 2016-2017, this cost per credit was $418.50. Online students also pay a $50 distance education fee per credit. It should cost you approximately $21,000 to complete this bachelor’s degree.

Yes. There is no expiration on undergraduate credits regardless of when the courses were taken.

Most likely. If you have a degree from another institution in Michigan, it will have to be stamped with the Michigan Transfer Agreement notice or reviewed by NMU’s Registrar’s Office to determine which courses meet our general education requirements. If you have a degree from a different state, it will also have to be reviewed by the Registrar’s Office for the same reason.

You can submit a request for information form, or you can contact the Global Campus concierge, Brad Hamel. 

Phone: (906) 227-1200
Email: online@nmu.edu