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Leadership Development Major

The leadership development degree at Houghton College provides an intentional and creative blend of theory and evaluation of application.

Studying leadership development at Houghton prepares you for future leadership positions.

Skills acquired:

  • Develop communication, critical thinking, team building, analytic and complex problem-solving skills.
  • Experience leading teams, making difficult decisions and affecting change.
Also Offered Online

124 Credits

40

Required Courses

84

Elective Courses and General Education

Degree Requirements

Why Major in Leadership Development?

  • Get real-world, hands-on experience in the field with our many student-run business opportunities.
  • Study with faculty members who have years of professional business experience in a variety of fields, including (but not limited to) broadcasting, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, nonprofits, banking, public relations, higher education and human resource management.
  • Join the 100 percent of Houghton business majors who are employed or in graduate school one year after graduation (according to a survey done in 2014).

Faculty Members with Solid Experience in the Field

Many of our business faculty members have 25 years or more of professional working experience prior to their academic career. Our professors 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 students are learning through their coursework.

Application Requirements

1

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2

Documents and Supporting Materials

You’ll be asked to provide your official high school transcript, 1 recommendation letter, and your test scores (can be waived)
3

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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