Business Management: Leadership Development, C.S.C.

Career Studies Certificate
Campuses: Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, NOVA Online, Woodbridge

This program combines communication and human relations competencies with specialized business courses. It is designed for individuals who are currently, or hope to be, in leadership, human resource, or supervisory managerial positions in the private/not-for-profit sector or governmental organizations. The certificate is especially appropriate for individuals who have a degree related to their field of employment, but who lack training in team leadership or management skills. The program emphasizes practical application of leadership concepts and theories to prepare students for team leadership positions.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
Choose One
1BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management
Choose One
1BUS 111 Principles of Supervision I 3
BUS 201 Organizational Behavior
Choose One
CST 227 Business and Professional Communication 3
ENG 116 Writing for Business
Total 9
2nd Semester
Choose One
BUS 117 Leadership Development 3
BUS 297 Cooperative Education
BUS 205 Human Resource Management 3
2SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total 7
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 16
One Year Credits
1st Semester
Choose One
1BUS
100
3
BUS
200
Choose One
1BUS
111
3
BUS
201
Choose One
CST
227
3
ENG
116
Total 9
2nd Semester
Choose One
Leadership Development
BUS
117
3
Cooperative Education
BUS
297
BUS
205
3
2SDV
100
1
Total 7
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 16

1 For students with minimal work experience, BUS 100 and BUS 111 are recommended. Consult an academic advisor to make the appropriate choices.

2 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

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