Business Leadership Proficiency Certificate


The Proficiency Certificate in Business Leadership is intended for those who seek a business education that can be put to immediate practical use. The certificate is specifically designed to develop the business skills about which employers care most. A graduate of the program will be well equipped to perform in a variety of business jobs, including supervisory and first-line management roles in offices, retail businesses, small businesses. The certificate considers leadership from multiple perspectives and contexts and prepares students for workplace leadership roles by focusing on personal and organizational leadership, change leadership, collaboration and relationship building, business analytics and informed decision-making. Those who earn the certificate will be prepared to take on career-track supervisory or first-level management positions with new or current employers.

Program Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Demonstrate leadership through planning and decision-making that aligns with personal and organizational vision, mission, and values.
  • Address and satisfy customer and client interests using oral and written communication, including social media.
  • Use critical thinking skills to evaluate and solve business problems.
  • Construct, analyze, and interpret financial, technical, and customer service information to make operational and strategic business decisions.

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 Name Prerequisites Credits
BUSL 101 - Navigating Leadership and Business Careers   3 credits
BUSL 125 - Customer Service Leadership BUSL 101, which may be taken concurrently 3 credits
ECON 120 - Introduction to Business Analytics   3 credits
ACCT 111 - Business Accounting   4 credits
BUSL 215 - Organizational Leadership   3 credits

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.