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Adult and Career Education (ACE) / Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS)


Adult and Career Education (ACE) / Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS) program received national recognition for its efforts to help non-traditional students complete a four-year college  degree..  

If you are a working professional (or seeking employment) who wants to complete a college degree in a field of YOUR interest, the ISU bachelor's degree in Adult and Career Education (ACE) / Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS) is for you. The ACE/OLS program is designed to address the needs of working adults who require flexibility and are interested in obtaining or advancing to supervisory or leadership positions. Core coursework in ACE/OLS focuses on skills that are in high demand by today’s employers – skills such as creative problem solving, critical thinking, team building, communication technology, and work-life integration. Beyond the core classes, students may work with an advisor to customize a specialization to meet their career and personal goals.

ACE/OLS provides a flexible, convenient, and individualized approach to education for adult students who have earned approximately 60 college credits. The online core program is delivered in accelerated eight-week courses. Our advisors will help students identify prior learning experiences that may qualify for college credit, including military training, non-collegiate sponsored training, proficiency exams and work experiences. Resources and support for online learning are built into the program because student success from day one is paramount.

The ACE/OLS program can help you with:

  • Acquire skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will enhance you personally as well as professionally
  • Advance in your chosen career or change careers
  • Become more marketable in today's competitive labor market
  • Complete an educational program you started but never finished
  • Attain a global perspective from an online network of fellow students
  • Feel more confident in your professional and personal aspirations
  • Prepare you for an advanced degree

Contact us today to find the fastest path for you!