Business Leadership Proficiency Certificate


The Proficiency Certificate in Business Leadership is intended for those who seek a business education that can advance their career through management roles. The certificate is specifically designed to develop the business skills that give graduates an advantage in their industry. The certificate prepares students for leadership roles by focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion, organizational leadership, collaboration and relationship building, business analytics and informed decision-making.  When completed, the courses may be applied to the Business Leadership Associate in Applied Science degree.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Business Leadership Certificate, students will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate leadership through planning and decision-making that incorporates diversity, equity, and inclusion with personal and organizational vision, mission, and values.
  • Communicate effectively using various methods, strategies, and techniques with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support a diverse and inclusive workforce through team-building and management strategies.
  • Evaluate and make operational business decisions utilizing critical thinking and business analytical skills to evaluate and solve business problems.

Program Entry Requirements:

This certificate is open to interested students. Students are required to satisfy placement at the time of admission. Students who are identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as part of the certificate. 

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

Successful completion of the program requires a “C” grade or better in each of the courses listed.

Course Sequence:

Course Number and NamePrerequisitesCredits
BUSL 101 - Navigating Leadership and Business Professions 3 credits
BUSL 125 - Customer Service LeadershipBUSL 101, which may be taken concurrently3 credits
ECON 120 - Introduction to Business Analytics 3 credits
ACCT 111 - Business Accounting 4 credits
BUSL 215 - Organizational LeadershipBUSL 125 or PJMT 110 and PJMT 1303 credits
BUSL 180 - Building Teams & Managing PeopleBUSL 1013 credits

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:


For More Information, Contact:

The Division of Business and Technology, Room B2-22, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19130. Telephone (215) 751-8413; or call the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.