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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

Leadership Development
Career Studies Certificate AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, ELI

Purpose:  This certificate in Leadership Development combines communication and human relations competencies with specialized business courses. It is designed for individuals who are currently, or hope to be, in leadership, human resource, or supervisory managerial positions in the private or not-for-profit sector, or governmental organizations. The certificate is especially appropriate for individuals who have a degree related to their field of employment, but who lack training in team leadership or management skills. The program emphasizes practical application of leadership concepts and theories to prepare students for team leadership positions.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
BUS 100 Introduction to Business or 3
  BUS  200  Principles of Management  
1BUS 111 Principles of Supervision or 3
  BUS  201  Organizational Behavior  
CST 227 Business & Professional Communication or 3
  ENG  116  Writing for Business  
Total   9
2nd Semester
BUS 117 Leadership Development or 3
  BUS  297  Cooperative Education  
BUS 205 Human Resource Management 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   7
Total credits for the Leadership Development Career Studies Certificate=16

1 For students with minimal work experience, BUS 100 and BUS 111 are recommended. Consult an academic advisor to make the appropriate choices.

2 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.