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About our Master's in Applied Leadership

Build Your Own

Flexibility is the cornerstone of our program.

As working professionals, you need an education geared toward you. Our program does just that. We offer flexibility and accessibility to help you advance your career while you continue working. Our courses take place two Saturdays every month, with the opportunity for online options. The nine-credit area of emphasis is built by you; you can take courses that directly address problems you foresee within organizations, classrooms, districts and communities.

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Core credits

21 credits represent the core of the program, including 15 credits across 4 courses, and a professional project of 6 credits.

Area of Emphasis

At least 9 credits constitute your area of emphasis. Courses can be completed at UW-Green Bay or other institution to allow more diverse course options.

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1 Year

Most practicing professionals complete within one calendar year.

Professional Project

After completing at least 8 credits, you'll develop a project proposal. The proposal is reviewed and approved by a project committee. We recommend choosing a project committee early. Our program chair can help with the ins and outs of this process. You can choose to complete a traditional thesis, but most students choose to complete an applied project. For an applied project, you'll identify and analyze a problem to implement solutions within your community or organization.

Past Project Examples

Take some inspiration from past graduates, with applied project titles like:

  • Implementing Academic Parent-Teacher Teams at Danz Elementary: Effects on Family Engagement and Student Learning
  • The Implementation of Blended Learning in an Emergency Medical Services Curriculum
  • Closing the Gap: Overcoming Summer Reading Loss through a Summer Reading Program
  • Implementing of English Language Development Strategies in a Biliteracy Classroom
  • Building Vocabulary through Structured Academic Conversations
  • A Study on Implementing Growth Mindset and its impact on Student Achievement
  • Building Vocabulary through Structured Academic Conversations
  • Conflict Resolution in an Elementary Classroom
  • Reading Motivation: Taking a Look at Different Methods of Reading in the Home Environment
  • How Does the Co-teaching Model Benefit Students as Communicators?
  • Leadership Skill and Impact on Athletic Performance
  • Integrated Horticultural Practices for Veterans and Transitioning Service Members
  • STING: Story of a Cancer Survivor and Educator's Manual for Service Learning Program Implementation
  • Lotinuhsyuni Culture Based Environmental Education

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Molly Vandervest

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"To be honest I did not think I would be able to find a program that I could balance with my work and family commitments, and I also did not feel a traditional MBA program was the right fit for my career and passions. I learned about the Applied Leadership program and knew the curriculum was a perfect fit, and their Saturday class schedule made it possible to juggle class and work."

Molly Vandervest '20
Vice President of The Bellin Health Foundation

Professor Timothy Kaufman

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Meet Professor Timothy Kaufman, the chair for our program and a teacher and researcher with years of experience. He specializes in curriculum design, organizational theory and development of standards within education. Got a question? He can help!

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