Leadership Development students in a classroom.

Leadership Development

(Supervisory Management)

60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

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The Leadership Development program is designed for those who already have three years or 6,000 hours in a full-time leadership position. The program’s goals are to provide leaders with additional skills to measure and improve quality, budget efficiently, think critically, problem solve, organize and build work team relationships, and develop and maximize human resources. Through an accelerated format, maximize the use of cutting-edge technologies to learn quickly and retain more within a flexible schedule that accommodates work and family commitments. Traditional 16-week courses can be completed in six weeks.

  • Prepare for jobs such as branch manager, circulation manager, sales engineer, human resources manager or team manager.
  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school computer or business courses.
  • Program-to-program transfer opportunities are available at Cardinal Stritch University, Carroll University, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin – Stout. Select program credits may transfer to other institutions. (For a complete list of transfer credits, see the “credit transfer” section at right.)
  • Additional short-term certificates can be earned in related specialties in the School of Business.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $53,489

Program Code 10-196-1

Required Courses

Leadership Development is only offered as a Blended Options program.

In the Blended Options format, programs are organized into short, manageable segments (e.g. one class meeting each week for six or eight weeks) that meet during evening hours. This format is designed primarily for working adults with some college experience. Learn how to become a Blended Options student.

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 196-140 Managing People
previously Principles of Supervision
 623-170 Intro to Continuous Improvment3+*
 106-110 Intro to Software Applications
previously MBA I
 196-125 Management of Customer Service3+ 
 801-136 English Composition 13+ 
Total Semester Credits
January Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 196-190 Leadership Development3  
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 196-123 Leading Change3  
 196-124 Applications in Leadership3  
 196-193 Human Resource Management3+ 
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+*
Total Semester Credits
Summer Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 196-185 Principles of Negotiation3 *
 804-123 Math w Business Apps3+*
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 196-142 Federal Labor Law3  
 196-165 Employee Train and Develop3+ 
 809-195 Economics3+*
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3 *
Total Semester Credits
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 196-135 Project Management3+ 
 196-180 Organizational Development3  
 196-136 Risk Management3+*
 809-196 Intro to Sociology3+*
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

Program Portfolio Required for Graduation, Not required for graduation Required for Graduation

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View course descriptions of all required courses

Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

106-110 Intro to Software Applications 3
801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm 3
804-123 Math w Business Apps 3
809-196 Intro to Sociology 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

Program Specific Agreements

Program Name
Credits Awarded
Cardinal StritchAny Bachelor Degree in the College of Business and Management60+
Colorado State University-Global CampusBS Business Managementup to 63
Colorado State University-Global CampusBS Organizational Leadershipup to 63
Purdue University GlobalBS Business Administration53+ and 20% tuition discount
UW-OshkoshBS Human Services Leadershipup to 66
UW-OshkoshBS Leadership and Organizational Studiesup to 62

General Agreements

Program Name
Credits Awarded
Concordia UniversityAny BachelorsVaries
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science (various)Junior Standing
Lakeland UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeCredits vary, check with Lakeland
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Scienceup to 80, and 35%+ tuition disccount for WCTC grads
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-Green BayOrganizational Leadership - Bachelor of Applied StudiesBlock of 60 credits
UW-StoutBS Management (100% online)up to 60
UW-StoutBS Career, Technical Education & Training (100% online)up to 60
UW-WaukeshaBachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences ( BAAS)60-Junior Standing
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership50-70

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.

Meet your Instructor

Program instructor, Mike Previte

Mike Previte

Phone: 262.691.5038


  • BS, Merrimack College
  • MBA, University of Notre Dame


  • Covey trainer
  • National SHRM member

Teaching Philosophy

"I have a passion for teaching and coaching students to get ready for the workplace!"

Program instructor, Brenda Kujawski

Brenda Kujawski

Phone: 262.691.5348


  • BS, Marquette University
  • MBA, Marquette University


  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • MSSC Certified Production Technician & Certified Logistics Technician
  • ISM member

Teaching Philosophy

"I like to create a collaborative learning environment in which everyone can reach their full potential."