Great managers and leaders have a positive attitude, are great at prioritizing, hold themselves accountable for their actions, are honest and flexible, communicate well and make effective decisions. If these are qualities you see in yourself then an exciting career in Management & Leadership may be for you.
NPC's Management & Leadership program provides in-depth business training and education for individuals seeking to advance their career or expand their employment opportunities. This degree and certificate program prepares graduates to train, direct and manage a dynamic and diverse work staff, with a strong focus on customer service and business ethics. You'll study communication skills, customer service, principles of management and marketing, organizational leadership, policy making, budgeting and more.
This program offers a one-year online Management & Leadership program for adults who want to move up in their jobs. Many local employers will pay all or some of the cost for their employees. Consult with your employer before enrolling.
- For more information about this program, please contact an NPC Academic Adviser. Also see the current NPC College Catalog and class schedule.
Read our story about the Management & Leadership program in NPC's Career Focus magazine.
Labs and Classrooms
Classes offered to fit your schedule. Finish all of these classes online in condensed 8-week semesters taught by highly qualified instructors. New courses start every eight weeks. (See class schedule for start dates.)
Courses required for this program are all available online.
Supplies / Tools
Required textbooks each course.
Employment opportunities in the management area are projected to grow 12 percent per year through 2022. Tasks such as managing operations, facilities and people will remain important in a wide range of industries.
The following, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Management, are the annual mean wages in Arizona for some management and leadership fields: Food Service Manager -- $58,640SOC 11-9051; First-line supervisor for retail sales workers -- $41,680SOC 41-1011; First-line supervisors for office and administrative support workers -- $54,670SOC 43-1011; and Medical and Health Services Managers -- $115,770SOC 11-9111. (BLS May 2018)
Earn two certificates at the same time! Complete the eight courses required for the NPC Certificate of Proficiency in Management & Leadership and you'll also earn the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) Retail Management Certificate. These two certificates tell employers you are ready to lead!
Although this is not a transfer degree, some of NPC's business courses may transfer to the state's three public universities and other colleges. Check with an NPC academic adviser and AZTransfer.com to see which NPC courses may be accepted for transfer credit. Always work with an academic adviser at the college or university you plan to attend to ensure courses you complete at NPC will transfer.
The U.S. Department of Education requires all colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." See the Letter from the U.S. Department of Education (PDF).