Business Leadership (Certificate Program)

The Business Leadership Certificate 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. Upon completion of this program, graduates may enter entry-level positions in business administration. Graduates may also continue their education and transfer courses within the certificate program to associate and/or bachelor’s degree programs such as business management, business administration and human resource management.

Students enrolled in this certificate program are required to follow courses in the sequence set out for the program.

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 18 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. Scholarships are also available for those who qualify.

When can I start?

Courses begin monthly. We are 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 (Certificate Program)

Business Leadership Outcomes

At the successful completion of the program, the student should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast leadership theories for application
  • Demonstrate techniques to empower personnel to enhance performance
  • Organize and build effective teams
  • Develop awareness of ethical behavior in business
  • 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. Grantham's curriculum incorporates the following 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

Business Leadership (Certificate Program)

It’s 100% online business leadership coaching … professionally relevant coursework designed to help you prepare for a successful career.

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT:
Program Core Credits: 18
Total Credit Hours: 18
Accreditation(s): DEAC
Program Core: 18
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: GU101 Title: Student Success Credits: 3
  This course provides students with the foundation of knowledge and skills needed for today's online college environment. Students will explore their own preparedness for online learning through examination and analysis of their own skills, traits, and behaviors. In addition, students will acclimate to the online college environment through specifically-designed activities which provide opportunities to acquire necessary skills, behaviors, and understandings which are essential for academic success.
Course: MGT150 Title: Principles of Business Management Credits: 3
  This introductory course provides students with a practical and concrete explanation of the concepts and techniques they will need as managers in today's new organizations. The sequence of topics follows the familiar pattern of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Throughout the course, the manager's role in leading and accommodating change is emphasized. The course also introduces the student to the issues of managing global businesses, especially the ways in which managers need to develop a global perspective in order to be successful. Issues in strategy, diversity, and entrepreneurship are covered extensively.
Course: HU260 Title: Strategies for Decision Making Credits: 3
  This course is about becoming a better thinker in every aspect of your life: in your career, and as a consumer, citizen, friend, parent, and lover. Discover the core skills of effective thinking; then analyze your own thought processes, identify weaknesses, and overcome them. Learn how to translate more effective thinking into better decisions, less frustration, more wealth - and above all, greater confidence to pursue and achieve your most important goals in life.
Course: FIN210 Title: Personal Finance Credits: 3
  This introductory course provides the student with a basic understanding of personal financial planning. The course is designed to help students understand how to plan for a successful financial future for themselves and their families. The course offers a comprehensive treatment of financial planning to help students understand the complexities of today's financial world and evaluate their financial options through a formal decision-making approach.
Course: MGT431 Title: Performance Management Credits: 3
  Students ascertain the purpose of performance management as the approach of systems thinking into the process of work improvement in organizations. This course examines the systems approach in measuring human performance and its alignment with organizational objectives. This approach is from the process of using metrics, removing barriers and studying the end results of the business. The course also explores some of the systems in transferring the approach of employee involvement into successful organizations.
Course: MGT461 Title: Leadership in Organizations Credits: 3
  Students support leadership as a way of acting that involves the influence of people to inspire change toward a mutually-desired outcome. Technological advancements and globalization have created a business environment where rapid and constant change is the norm. This course uncovers how effective leaders embrace the inevitability of constant change and diversity, and use their interpersonal skills to promote change, communicate vision, provide a sense of direction and inspire employees.