Leadership Development

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
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Why choose Leadership Development?

  • People who combine inspiring leadership with the management skills to effectively guide processes are in high demand among both small and large businesses in Mid-State’s district.
  • Students will learn from faculty who are high-performing leaders with real-world experience.
  • This program is a great fit for those who want to attain the full associate degree or for those who simply wish to skill up in any specific area of their leadership through individual course completion.
People enter the business world from all walks of life, and it’s not uncommon for the hardworking and dedicated to advance until they are directing the work of others. However, not all great employees will automatically make great leaders without formal training in leading people and managing processes.

Program Locations

Adams Campus
401 North Main Street
Adams, WI 53910

Marshfield Campus
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449

Stevens Point Campus
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494


What You'll Learn

Designed for individuals currently employed and working closely with their employer on skill development, Mid-State’s Leadership Development program prepares students for success in effectively managing processes and inspiring a diverse workforce.

In this program you’ll develop the technical and interpersonal skills needed to lead the operations of a business including helping organizations adapt to change, encouraging innovation, displaying a variety of effective leadership skills, demonstrating critical-thinking skills, and using communication skills appropriate in a professional and collaborative environment. You’ll grow your skills in planning, finance, team building, leadership, safety, project management, decision making, talent development, supervision, innovation, and the use of software. Every course directly applies learning to the student’s real-world work environment through various projects. As a graduate of the Leadership Development associate degree, you’ll be prepared for leadership roles in any organization.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $9,432.00
  • Books: $2,735.05
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0
  • Total Estimated Cost: $12,167.05

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

Learn more about Cost of Attendance, an estimated budget that includes categories of expenses a student can expect to incur while attending. 

This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.

Term: 1
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10196190 Leadership Development 3
  10809166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application  3
  10103106 Microsoft Office-Introduction  3
  10102121 Finance and Budgeting  3
  10804107 College Mathematics  3
-or- 10804118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications  4
-or- 10804189 Introductory Statistics  3
  Term Total   15-16 Credits
Term: 2
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies  3
-or- 10809122 Introduction to American Government  3
-or- 10809196 Introduction to Sociology  3
  10102214 Continuous Improvement 3
  10196189 Team Building and Problem Solving 3
  10196188 Project Management 3
  10801195 Written Communication 3
-or- 10801136 English Composition 1  3
  Term Total   15 Credits
Term: 3
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10196192 Managing for Quality 3
  10196191 Supervision  3
  10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication  3
-or- 10801198 Speech  3
  10196170 Advanced Leadership Development 3
  10196136 Managing Risk & Safety 3
  Term Total   15 Credits
Term: 4
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10196135 Conflict Resolution 3
  10809198 Introduction to Psychology  3
-or- 10809188 Developmental Psychology  3
  10196171 Organizational Development 3
  10196138 Training & Talent Development 3
  10196139 Workplace Innovation 3
  Term Total   15 Credits
  Program Total   60-61 Credits



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High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.

“The instructors are great. They are encouraging and always want to see their students succeed—they’re proud when they see students achieving their goals.”


Choose Your Path

Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

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Leadership Development Pathway