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Degree Completion Pathway Program for Fire Professionals

Cleary University and regional fire departments have established an education alliance created for working fire professionals. Custom degree completion pathways are designed to maximize your work and life experience. These programs provide fire professionals at every stage of their career an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a concentration in Diversity, Leadership and Public Safety.

Highlights include:

Convenience:  Classes meet 1 night per week in 6-week sessions on-site at a regional fire station or onsite at Cleary University (3750 Cleary Dr. Howell, MI)

Affordability: In alignment with your tuition benefits program, your maximum annual out of pocket cost is only $9,000 (including all technology fees and course materials).

Custom Design: Since no two fire professionals are at the same place in their education, Cleary has crafted three custom tracks to help you earn your bachelor’s degree: 

  • TRACK A | EXPERIENCED FIRE PROFESSIONAL (8-12 years of work experience)
    • Degree completion program for experienced fire professionals – 30 credits to graduation
  • TRACK B | MID-LEVEL FIRE PROFESSIONAL (4-7 years of work experience)
    • Degree completion for mid-level fire professionals – 57 credits to graduation
  • TRACK C | ENTRY-LEVEL FIRE PROFESSIONAL (1-3 years of work experience)
    • Degree completion for entry-level fire professionals – 81 credits to graduation

Credits:  We understand that learning takes place beyond the classroom. Cleary has established a Prior Learning Assessment Process to save you time and money toward your earning your degree. 

Priority Enrollment & Registration:  Regional fire service professionals receive concierge support to ensure a hassle-free admissions and enrollment process.  

Team-Oriented: With cohort-based pathways, fire service professionals will study and work together throughout their program of study.

BACHELORS DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BBA)

DIVERSITY, LEADERSHIP AND PUBLIC SAFETY

Custom designed in collaboration with regional fire departments, the BBA in Diversity, Leadership and Public Safety includes the following: 

SAMPLE: TRACK A | EXPERIENCED FIRE PROFESSIONALS

30 CREDITS | 12 MONTHS

  • PLA 4999 ACADEMIC PRIOR LEARNING PORTFOLIO (6)
  • COM 3100 COMMUNICATING TO A SHRINKING WORLD (3)
  • MGT 4071 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (3)
  • MKT 3000 TRANSACTIONAL MARKETING (3)
  • MGT 3400 MANAGING PROJECTS AND PROCESSES IN ORGANIZATIONS (3)
  • LED 4130 LEADING EFFECTIVELY ACROSS DIFFERENCES (3)
  • LED 4120 CHANGE AND LEADERSHIP (3)
  • LED 4550 LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS (3)
  • LED 4900 PUBLIC SAFETY PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR (3)

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)

LEADERSHIP

Custom designed in collaboration with regional fire departments, the MBA in Leadership includes the following: 

SAMPLE: MBA TRACK

33 CREDITS | 12 – 16 MONTHS

  • ECO 6450 – Managerial Economics (3 cr.)
  • MGT 6200 Organizational Adaptation (3 cr.)
  • MKT 6800 Strategic Customer Creation (3 cr.)
  • STR 6200 Strategic Operations (3 cr.)
  • MGT 6400 Collective Impact (3 cr.)
  • MKT 6100 Disruptive Marketing (3 cr.)
  • FIN 6300 Financial Viability (3 cr.)
  • LAW 6500 Legal Thinking (3 cr.)
  • LED 6250 Power and Leadership (3 cr.)
  • LED 6130 Leading Across Differences (3 cr.)
  • MBA 6900 Leadership Seminar (3 cr.)

Learn More

fireservice@cleary.edu | 800.686.1883