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While there may be some truth in the old adage, “Great leaders are born, not made,” learning to be a more effective leader is within everyone’s grasp. That is the principle behind the new leadership degree at the University of Mount Olive. The Leadership Program prepares students to put theory into practice, giving them the skills to effectively lead and motivate people at all levels within their organization. The program is perfect for people who want to upgrade not only their technical skills, but also their “soft skills” such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaborating, and motivating employees.

The program consists of both seated and online courses. The core courses will be led by instructors who have professional career experience, offering valuable industry insights that will prepare students with effective critical and creative thinking, strategic and tactical decision making, and global awareness.

As a Leadership major, some of the topics you will study include:

  • Public Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Leadership Through Innovation
  • Effective Conflict Resolution
  • Creating Effective Teamwork

Leadership opportunities abound in many career fields, including:

  • Business
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Nonprofit Groups
  • Legal Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • Ministry

Questions? Contact Dr. Deborah Welsh, Program Coordinator, at dwelsh@umo.edu.