Program Overview

La Roche College has designed a bachelor degree completion program with the needs of working adults in consideration. The LEAD (Leadership and Administrative Development) program can earn a student a Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Administrative Development degree. Graduates will have the academic resources to pursue a career in business or management in a modern environment.

The LEAD program consists of a 30 credit base curriculum focuses on writing, research methods, organizational behavior, information technology, human resources administration and communications in 9 consecutive courses. The remaining 90 credits are reserved for general education electives or transfer credits from a previous institution. Students will work in cohorts, with other professionals in similar industries.  The LEAD program is designed for working adults that have already completed some college coursework. LEAD only consists of 30 credits, graduates must complete the equivalent of 120 credits of college coursework to earn the Bachelor of Science degree. La Roche can accept up to 90 transfer credits in specific situations, but students can also explore other ways to meet the requirements, including:

Traditional or accelerated courses from La Roche College

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), a standardized multiple choice test for various subject areas

Credits earned through Credit For Life Experience

Challenge Exams LEAD (Leadership and Administrative Development)

The goal of the LEAD degree completion program is to enhance and develop a working students experience through a formal education.  Graduates will leave La Roche with a basic understanding of actual business skills like:  Interpersonal and leadership, written and oral communication, real world problem solving and decision making, independence and self-reliance and research process and its application.

The core 30 credit hours for the Leadership and Administrative degree include courses that cover relevant business topics such as:  Dynamics of Team, Information Literacy Skills, Management and Financial Analysis, Macro Organizational Behavior, Leadership and Ethics, Communicating Change, HR Concepts & Negotiations, Global Thinking & E-commerce and a final Capstone Project for graduation.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    Students should have at least 60 credits in transfer.

    School Overview

    La Roche College is a private college located in McCandless, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Sisters of Divine Providence founded the school in 1963 as a Roman Catholic college for religious sisters. La Roche was named in honor of Maria de la Roche who was the first superior of the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence. In 1970, La Roche College became an independent Catholic institution while persifying course offerings through its affiliation with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, which allowed for several new areas of study to emerge.

    Programs offered at La Roche College include undergraduate and graduate programs, and online courses are available for students who want a flexible learning environment.


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