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Business and Leadership Studies Certificates

Are you seeking to move in another direction, advance in your current career, or open a new business?  If so, SoPA’s Business and Leadership Studies Certificates, along with our Minors, provide the knowledge and analytical skills you need to reach your goals. Our highly focused Business and Leadership Studies certificate programs target the key areas you need to manage business entities, market products and services, develop solid relationships with customers and employees, account for profits and outflow, and otherwise succeed in your chosen field.

Minors in Business and Leadership Studies

For students who are majoring in other disciplines and wish to develop knowledge in a specific area, the program also offers six Applied Business minors.

Career-Focused Curriculum

The Business and Leadership Studies programs in accounting, applied business, human resources, and small business development reflects the multidisciplinary needs of our students who work in businesses and are seeking to advance in existing careers or retool for new challenges.

Note: Students may not earn more than 27 credits in Business and Leadership Studies courses or apply more than 27 credits of Applied Business courses toward a degree in any other School of Professional Advancement degree program. Further Applied Business credits earned at the School of Professional Advancement may not be transferable to an AACSB accredited business school.

View our course descriptions for more details about the Business and Leadership Studies curriculum.


Business and Leadership Studies Advisory Board

The Business and Leadership Studies Advisory Board includes leaders from a broad range of disciples, who which provides offer their knowledge and guidance to improve our degree programs and benefit our students.



Faculty With Experience in the Field

Our Business and Leadership Studies faculty, all experienced instructors and actively practicing experts in their chosen fields, bring a wealth of real-world experience and expertise to the classroom.