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Online Bachelor of Science in Workforce Development

Become a distinguished leader in your field

The Online Bachelor of Science in Workforce Development program is designed for those looking to step up in their career — to dive deeper into the knowledge and expertise it takes to become a true leader.

As a graduate of the Workforce Development program, you will be prepared to apply ethical reasoning to typical situations that occur in the workforce, develop a leadership style appropriate for leading in a diverse workplace, evaluate information systems and technology to lead an organization more efficiently, create business and financial reports, and evaluate financial and societal needs of the 21st century workforce.

Special opportunities

  • Take unique courses designed to prepare you to manage and lead a diverse workforce, some of which include: Leading Teams, Race and Ethnicity, Built Environment in American History, and Elementary Spanish
  • Apply the skills learned in the classroom through real life application of business analysis as part of your senior capstone
  • Share your personal experiences in the workplace through forum discussions on topics like conflict within teams, gender and leadership, and diversity in the workplace
  • Learn from faculty who are experts in their areas of research, who have presented at national conferences, published numerous works, and have held positions in major corporations as project managers, chief financial officers, presidents and owners and so much more
  • Collaborate on several projects throughout your course of study, demonstrating project management, communication and organizational skills
  • Benefit from the flexibility of classes that fit your schedule and 24/7 support for online learning
  • Study in a program accredited by a Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of North Central Association

Your workforce development degree at work

You will graduate from the Online Bachelor of Science in Workforce Development program with a wide array of sought-after skills and the knowledge and expertise to move your future forward. Whether you hope to advance into a supervisory or managerial position within your current organization, are pursuing the path towards developing and running your own business, or plan to continue your education with an MBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership or Master of Arts in Management and Leadership, this program will be an invaluable stepping-stone in that process.


I am proud to have a program that focuses on the career desires of the student by enhancing their Associate of Applied Science degree. This will provide them with greater opportunities in their chosen professions.

— Dr. Stephen Forsha, Associate Professor and Program Director Undergraduate Online Business Programs


The Online Bachelor of Science in Workforce Development degree at William Woods University consists of 122 distinct credit hours for graduation — including 51 core major credits and a capstone component.

Courses you may take

ACC 240

Principles of Accounting I


BUS 305

Management and Labor Relations


BUS 321

Principles of Marketing


BUS 329

Managerial Ethics -E


BUS 335

Business Law


BUS 351

Principles of Management


BUS 475

Human Resources Administration


ECN 251

Macroeconomics -S


HIS 316

Built Environment in American History


LDR 201

Concepts in Leadership


MIS 350

Project Management


SCA 353

Race and Ethnicity -D




  • Completed application
  • 2.0 GPA or higher

Your digital classroom. Available anywhere.

William Woods' online undergraduate programs are available to students across the country. From our main campus in Fulton, Missouri and beyond, our online graduates hail from California, Illinois, Kansas, Washington, Arkansas and many more.

Admissions Information

Learn more about online admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

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