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Business Leadership and Management Certificate

Location: Vancouver Community College (Downtown Campus)

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Program Summary:

Leadership positions are complex, requiring specialized skills and an understanding of many roles. VCC’s Business Leadership and Management Certificate program combines leadership and management courses that equip emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills, and confidence that enable them to successfully lead, supervise, and manage in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors. Required courses focus on timely and topical foundation themes while electives highlight issues related to proven leadership practices and skills to help achieve leadership potentia

This program positions graduates for career advancement by teaching them how to maximize their leadership potential in a business environment while meeting the knowledge and skills base desired by industry. Graduates may ladder into BCIT’s part-time certificate programs in Leadership, Human Resource Management, or Business Management.

Program Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the Business Leadership and Management Certificate, students will be able to:

• Advance organizational objectives and meet challenges by communicating effectively in a variety of settings.

• Demonstrate critical business thinking in leadership and management.

• Use accounting principles, financial strategies, and investment options to analyze and maximize the financial health of a business.

• Evaluate leadership theories and perspectives with awareness of their own strengths and areas needing development.

• Apply human resource processes and systems for supervisors, line managers, and entrepreneurs.

• Describe the issues arising from government policies, ethics, marketing, finance and economics, and the overall components of business operations.

• Apply sales and marketing strategies and concepts such as team building, relationship selling, services and non-profit selling, global selling, the multicultural workplace, technology, small business, and increasing competition.




Part-time or


1-3 years

per course



*Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice.
Program Details:

• Students may choose to register for individual courses, or complete the Certificate.

• Or contact Program Coordinator (604.871.7000 ext. 8670)
CPHR BC & YK members receive a 15% discount* on your course tuition fee:

To register for this program in VCC Continuing Studies with the CPHR BC & YK member discount:

• Please download the special CPHR BC & YK Member Registration Form, complete and email it back to the Continuing Studies Registration Office (604.443.8484)

*Discount is applicable to tuition fees only.