Business Leadership

Operating, Financial, Technical, Customer Service and Supervisory Skills for Promotion or Entrepreneurship

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Learn how to present data, lead initiatives, manage people, effectively use technology and operate within current laws in the Business Leadership program. This course of study will enhance your business knowledge for opportunities in most industries, including for-profits, non-profits and government agencies, and can help you improve or launch your own business. You can expand your expertise by earning the Corporate Social Responsibility and/or Entrepreneurship proficiency certificates. After graduation, you may also transfer and pursue a bachelor's degree, giving you additional options for future growth and success.

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Administrative Assistants – est. salary $42,640
Administrative Services Managers – est. salary $106,579
Executive Assistants – est. salary $62,296
First-line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers – est. salary $62,899
Fundraisers – est. salary $64,459*
Managers – est. salary $81,286

- EMSI Data; Philadelphia County, PA; March 2019 *These jobs may require a bachelor’s degree

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Business Leadership degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
3 credits Prerequisite for BUSL 125 Major Course
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology or
ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology or
PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology
3 credits SOC 101 or ANTH 112 are prerequisites for SOC 215 and SOC 233

Social Sciences

3 credits   ENGL 101
MNGT 121 - Introduction to Business 3 credits   Major Course
Complementary Discipline Course Sequence* 3 or 4 credits Students should be enrolled in a proficiency certificate, such as the Corporate Social Responsibility proficiency certificate, the Entrepreneurship Certificate, or another related proficiency certificate or equivalent to complete the minimum 15 credits in a complementary discipline. Major Course
  • This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a bachelor's degree program after earning their associate's degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you’ll earn your associate's degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
BUSL 125 - Customer Service Leadership* 3 credits Prerequisite for BUSL 215 Tech Competency
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits   ENGL 102, Info Lit
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra 3 credits   Mathematics
ECON 120 - Introduction to Business Analytics 3 credits   Tech Competency
Complementary Discipline Course Sequence**  3 or 4 credits Students should be enrolled in a proficiency certificate, such as the Corporate Social Responsibility proficiency certificate, the Entrepreneurship Certificate, or another related proficiency certificate or equivalent to complete the minimum 15 credits in a complementary discipline. Major Course

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
SOC 233 - Race, Ethnicity and Social Inequalities or
SOC 115 - Gender and Society 
3 credits  

Major Course
Writing Intensive, Interpretive Studies, American/Global Diversity

ACCT 111 - Business Accounting 3 credits   Major Course
HIST 151 - History of Capitalism 3 credits   Humanities
Complementary Discipline Course Sequence** 3 or 4 credits Students should be enrolled in a proficiency certificate, such as the Corporate Social Responsibility proficiency certificate, the Entrepreneurship Certificate, or another related proficiency certificate or equivalent to complete the minimum 15 credits in a complementary discipline. Major Course
Complementary Discipline Course Sequence** 3 or 4 credits Students should be enrolled in a proficiency certificate, such as the Corporate Social Responsibility proficiency certificate, the Entrepreneurship Certificate, or another related proficiency certificate or equivalent to complete the minimum 15 credits in a complementary discipline. Major Course

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
GEOG 103 - Introduction to Human Geography 3 credits   Major Course
MNGT 262 - Business Law 3 credits   Major Course
EASC 111 - Environmental Conservation *** or
CHEM 101 - Fundamentals of Chemistry I (Lab Based) or
BIOL 106 - General Biology I or
PHYS 111 - General Physics I or higher
3 or 4 credits   Natural Sciences
BUSL 215 - Organizational Leadership 3 credits Students in the Corporate Social Responsibility proficiency certificate should choose EASC 111. Major Course
Complementary Discipline Course Sequence**
(If a 5th course is needed to complete the minimum 15 credit hour complementary discipline course sequence.)
3 or 4 credits Students should be enrolled in a proficiency certificate, such as the Corporate Social Responsibility proficiency certificate, the Entrepreneurship Certificate, or another related proficiency certificate or equivalent to complete the minimum 15 credits in a complementary discipline. If a minimum of 15 credit hours has already been completed in a complementary discipline area, this fifth course in the sequence is not required. Major Course
  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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