Business Leadership (Certificate)

Earn an Online Business Leadership Certificate

Ready for a professional job? Take the next step with the Business Leadership Certificate program from Grantham University. This program focuses on the application of leadership theory and development, oral and written communication, human capital management and effective team building to meet organizational strategic goals.

What will I learn?
This program provides a solid foundation on a variety of business principles. You’ll gain skills and strategies for team building, performance development, critical thinking, decision-making and improving communication.

What careers can I pursue with this certificate?
By completing this program, you’ll be able to pursue entry-level business positions. Or you could pursue an online business degree, transferring your certificate credit directly into an associate or bachelor’s degree program with Grantham.

How long is this program?
At 16 credit hours, the online Business Leadership Certificate program is designed to be completed in 8 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take each term.

How much will it cost?
The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?
Courses begin weekly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

Business Leadership Outcomes
After successfully completing this Business Leadership Certificate program, you will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast leadership theories for application
  • Demonstrate techniques to empower personnel to enhance performance
  • Organize and build effective teams
  • Show ethical behavior
  • Illustrate effective verbal and nonverbal communication
  • Identify and analyze the decision and problem-solving processes by using critical thinking skills

University Professional Outcomes
Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

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Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, military personnel, high school graduates, government employees, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Textbook Information

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
GU100 Student Success 1
BA150 Principles of Business Management 3
BA250 Personal Finance 3
BA421 Leadership in Organizations 3
BA431 Performance Management 3
HU260 Strategies for Decision Making 3
Program and core: 16
Electives (0): 0
Total: 16

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Certificate
Delivery method: Online
Availability: Available
Starts:Weekly

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