Leadership Careers

A leadership degree is a “supplemental” degree that can greatly help working adults advance into management positions in today’s highly competitive business fields. Most who pursue leadership degrees have already obtained some kind of business degree. Leadership programs focus on organizational dynamics, long-range planning, business trends and personal development as it relates to one’s specific profession. Entrepreneurs especially find leadership programs helpful.

Employment Opportunities

Leadership professionals may work in a wide variety of professions, including:

  • Sales
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Consulting


Leadership degrees give working professionals a number of skills, including:

  • Conflict management
  • Business negotiation
  • Leadership
  • Knowledge of business laws & ethics
  • Ability to set highly constructive goals

Industry Spotlight

Professionals in management positions at small to mid-sized firms and corporations earn an average of $125,000 a year. CEO’s of larger corporations average salaries of $625,135, supplemented by generous benefit and stock option packages. Many of these high-ranking individuals use their leadership skills and business connections to raise awareness for charities and community causes.

- Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008