Business Readiness

Business leaders, including hiring managers, across several industries report that a “skills gap” exists between the abilities they look for in prospective new hires and staff seeking promotions and the abilities they want to see in these same individuals. The gap is not in the technical skills needed. It is in the individual’s interpersonal communication skills, project management skills, ability to work in a team environment, and other “soft skills”. In addition, they report that the individual really set up for success is the person with business acumen. Whether you are just entering the workforce and wanting to maximize your ability to continue to move up through your chosen career path, these business acumen/leadership skills certificate programs will help you address the “skills gap”.

BUSU 8003 A Primer in Entrepreneur-Intrapreneur Skills

Entrepreneurial skills drive the development of small business as well as a valued asset within medium and large business settings. Within the latter, entrepreneurship is often referred to as intrapreneurship. Intrapreneurship is defined as entrepreneurial behavior from within a large, established institution. Intrapreneurs are talented individuals valuable for organizations of all sizes because of their ability to maximize existing resources and take risks which increase social and financial return on investment. The goal of this course is to instill a deep understanding of intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship in all participants. The learning modules are designed to reveal and create critical thinking on concepts and ideas valuable for entrepreneurs, institutions and career minded individuals. Focus is on effective and practical tools to advance and execute determination and implementation of innovative programs within small, medium and large organizations. 1.6 credits.

  • 16 Clock hours
  • 1.6 CEUs
  • Approved for 16 Professional Development Credits towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification through SHRM. 

BUSU 8004 Introduction to Business Administration and Models

In order to work effectively and efficiently in today's cross functional business team environment, all members of the workforce need to understand the goals of business functional areas including sales, marketing, finance, supply chain, etc. This course provides an overview of these business departments and functional areas as well as an understanding of various business models. 0.8 credits.

  • 8 Clock hours
  • 0.8 CEUs
  • Approved for 8 Professional Development Credits towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification through SHRM.

BUSU 8005 Powerful Presentations

The ability to effectively present information to groups of people is essential. Whether motivating a team, facilitating a department meeting, conducting a training session or delivering a keynote address. This course provides students with specific strategies and techniques regarding preparation, delivery, organization, use of visuals, room set up and more. The course includes time to practice skills learned. 0.8 credits.

  • 8 Clock hours
  • 0.8 CEUs