University of Charleston

University of Charleston

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Frontline Leadership

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    2 Years

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Program Overview

The Frontline Leadership degree program at the University of Charleston is a dynamic offering designed to equip professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in small group and team leadership roles across various industries. In today’s rapidly evolving workplace, effective frontline leaders play a pivotal role in fostering teamwork, driving productivity, and achieving organizational goals. UC’s program recognizes the significance of these roles and prepares students to lead with confidence and competence.

Throughout the Frontline Leadership program, students engage in a transformative learning experience that emphasizes critical thinking, effective communication, creative problem-solving, and a spirit of inquiry. These skills are fundamental for success in leadership positions, as they enable individuals to navigate complex challenges, make informed decisions, and inspire their teams to reach their full potential. UC’s commitment to hands-on learning ensures that students have ample opportunities to apply these skills in real-world scenarios, preparing them to excel in their day-to-day leadership functions.

This program is designed to prepare professionals who carry out the day-to-day small group and team-leading function in any organization. You will develop your critical thinking skills through a process of communication, creativity, and inquiry.

This program is a cornerstone of UC’s integrated leadership development program, providing students with a solid foundation in leadership principles and practices. Graduates emerge as confident and capable leaders who are well-prepared to lead and motivate teams, drive innovation, and contribute to the overall success and growth of their organizations. UC’s Frontline Leadership degree program embodies a commitment to nurturing leadership excellence at every level of an organization, making it an invaluable asset for professionals seeking to advance their careers and make a meaningful impact in today’s competitive business landscape.

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Applicants with a 2.0 or higher cumulative college GPA are eligible for general admission to UC and can gain direct entry into this program. Students may apply online or download the admissions application.


This adult degree completion program is created for the working professional who needs to finish an associate degree to progress in his or her career. It is designed to fit the needs, academic interests, and existing schedule of the adult learner.

Students may transfer credit from regionally accredited community colleges and postsecondary schools as well as earn additional credit for military training, certifications and other training, which can be used toward your degree. Students’ transfer credit eligibility depends on each student’s unique cadre of military, civilian college, and other training experiences.

Program Highlights

  • Dynamic “real world” innovative learning applications.

  • Weekly facilitated discussions, team projects and individual assignments delivered through online meetings.

  • Dedicated, student-oriented faculty provide professional and unique experiences to help you develop leadership knowledge, skills, attitudes, and habits.

  • Depending on transfer credit, complete associate’s degree in as few as five classes.

Program Outcomes

  • Foundational Leadership Skills

    Graduates will develop a foundational level of the leadership skills and practices for supervising, coaching and mentoring, goal and priority setting, motivating, and planning and managing resources.

  • Personal Development

    Course activities lead to the personal development of self-awareness, positive self-regard, accountability, and responsibility.

  • Learn How to Lead

    Our curriculum will help you develop leadership knowledge, skills, attitudes, and habits.

Additional Information

What is a Frontline Leadership degree?

Frontline Leadership involves leading small groups and teams within organizations. This degree program at UC equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in these critical roles. It’s an excellent choice if you aspire to lead and inspire teams, make a meaningful impact in your organization, and open new pathways in your career.

What curriculum can I expect to see while completing the Frontline Leadership degree?

The curriculum covers a range of topics essential for effective leadership, including communication, critical thinking, team dynamics, conflict resolution, decision-making, and creative problem-solving. You’ll develop practical leadership skills applicable in various professional settings.

What types of careers or roles can I pursue with a Frontline Leadership degree from UC?

Graduates of the program are well-prepared to take on leadership roles in various industries, including team leaders, supervisors, project managers, and coordinators. The program’s foundational leadership skills are applicable in a wide range of professional settings.

Can I pursue the Frontline Leadership degree on a part-time basis or while working full-time?

UC offers flexible scheduling options to accommodate working professionals and part-time students. This allows you to balance your education with other commitments.

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