Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership

Program Description

The certificate in Leadership introduces students to the fundamental concepts of organizational behavior, leadership, and decision making.  The certificate examines characteristics of organizational memberships and teams to identify how these factors influence the effectiveness of organizations and their members.   Special emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills necessary to reason, make informed business decisions, and inspire those in leadership positions in an organization to motivate, delegate, communicate and build the team for success.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Differentiate and discuss the functional components of business – economics, marketing, accounting, finance, law, and management.
  2. Assess interrelationship between business and the external variables such as suppliers, social forces of government, and the community.
  3. Identify and explain the possible advantages and barriers to doing business in a global marketplace, and understand the role of communications and its importance for problem solving.
  4. Understand the basic concepts of the legal system and process especially as it pertains to the conduct of commerce, including dispute resolution and among various business entities.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS (9 credit hours)

BUS 300 Foundations of Business3 credit hours
BUS 315 Introduction to Business Writing3 credit hours
BUS 317 Introduction to Business Law3 credit hours