Advance your job prospects without a college degree. The Workforce Essentials certificate gives you the tools to be successful in any employment setting. You’ll develop practical skills in:
This certificate can easily build into an associate or bachelor's degree with Drury.
To earn the Workforce Essentials certificate, you’ll complete 18 credit hours of coursework.
An analysis of theoretical approaches to the study of interpersonal communication and the role of interpersonal communication in the development and maintenance of human relationships.
Topics considered in this course include basic principles of effective oral and written communication, a brief survey of standard English grammar and usage, and the forms and styles of business correspondence.
This course focuses on the use of advanced software applications using the latest Microsoft Office software. Students will produce comprehensive, real-world solutions to solve business related problems. Students will utilize Word, Excel, PowerPoint applications and Internet resources. Meets BBA degree technology requirement.
General introduction to, and analysis of, historical and current theories of leadership. Study of leadership process involving interaction of leaders and followers in organizational settings such as public/private, profit and nonprofit.
Leaders at all organizational levels need an understanding of what makes their organizations go—money! Whether it is a for-profit business or a "non-profit," the financial aspects of operation affect the company's ability to achieve goals and the leader's ability to make decisions. This course includes the "basics" of using various financial statements, cash management plans, capital budgets, ratios and other tools to assist the leader in directing the organization. In addition, pricing strategies, economic decision-making models, financing options and internal accountability will be considered. Finally, measurements of financial performance and requirements for validity of financial information will be discussed from the perspective of what the leader needs to know to function effectively and meet his/her financial responsibilities.
It is strongly recommended that students have completed one year of high school algebra or MATH 100 in order to be successful in this course. Development of the number systems — whole numbers through real numbers. Problem solving strategies, functions, elementary logic and set theory are included.
The Workforce Essentials certificate gives you a strong professional foundation for any career field. You’ll develop the skills employers are looking for such critical thinking, goal setting, and organizational communication. Plus, if your job path changes, your skills will go right along with you.