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Leadership Development Major

Become a leaders equipped to attract, hire, and inspire great people

Develop the communication skills, motivation and inspiration, decision-making skills, and accountability that will make you a strong leader.

4+1 MBA Program

Students who have earned a BS degree in business can accelerate their MBA degree. Students can waive certain MBA foundation courses, allowing them to complete an MBA in one year. Be a part of ​​an online MBA designed to prepare you for faithful, thoughtful, skillful leadership – fully equipped to make a positive and lasting difference in your workplace, community and beyond.

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What will I learn?

Through Houghton’s major in Leadership Development, you will become career-ready as you:

  • Develop communication, critical thinking and team-building skills.
  • Prepare to analyze and solve problems in complex organizations.
  • Experience leading teams, making difficult decisions and affecting change.

124 Credits

40

Required Courses

84

Elective Courses and General Education

Degree Requirements

Network with Professionals

You can meet professional members of the business community who are brought to campus regularly. The Guest Professional Dinners provide opportunities to sit in on seminars on topics of interest in the business world as well as create a network of professionals.

Gain Professional Experience

Graduate with professional experience in the field through an internship built directly into the program. You will also have the opportunity to participate in Houghton Consulting Group or Houghton Student Enterprises, which provide networking opportunities with local business owners. Manage a portion of the Houghton College stock portfolio as part of the Student Investment Group. Houghton students have operated this since 2001 and grown assets under management to approximately $460,000.

Learn from the Experts

You will be taught by professors that have served as Certified Public Accountants, human resource managers, financial consultants, public relations directors, business analysts, television and radio broadcasters, communication strategy managers, organizational effectiveness consultants, lawyers, and entrepreneurs. The experience they bring into the classroom enriches and validates what you learn through their coursework.

Program Outcomes

Students earning a BS in Leadership Development from Houghton College are prepared for careers in many areas, including but not limited to:

Employment Expected to Grow 11%

for Training and Development Specialists
U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsSource

Application Requirements

1

Start Your Application

Complete the application here
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Documents and Supporting Materials

You’ll be asked to provide your official high school transcript and your test scores (can be waived)
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Personal Statement

The personal statement portion of our application for admission is perhaps the best place to truly tell your story, to tell who you are and what is important to you.
Personal Statement

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