Business Leadership Certificate

Midland College's Business Leadership Certificate is designed to provide a foundation for students who want to accelerate their career in management and leadership positions. The course work in this certificate is included in the Associate of Applied Science in Business Management.

The course work in this 35-credit hour certificate will prepare business professionals to work independently, assume responsibility, succeed as a team member, and develop critical thinking skills. Those who complete the Business Leadership Certificate will be able to prepare, analyze and discuss basic financial statements; evaluate basic managerial and marketing problems and develop solutions, and solve common business problems. Midland College’s Business Leadership Certificate provides the basic business skills that organizations value – critical thinking, communication, teamwork, management, and technology.

The program examines financial services, marketing, general management, human resources, logistics and project management. Each course in the certificate includes activities and projects that focus on student-directed learning that emphasizes the dynamics within the business environment. 

Workforce Solutions (WIOA) Eligible

Students choosing this academic pathway may receive funding and other financial assistance and support from Workforce Solutions. See, call (432) 367-1449 (option 5), or open the flyer for information on the services they provide in partnership with Midland College. The Workforce Solutions office is located on Midland College's main campus, in room 138 of the Technology Center (TC) Building. Note: Students receiving federal and state financial aid are not eligible for WIOA assistance.


Program Details

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The Business Leadership Certificate (ABC@MC) is a unique opportunity for students to progress efficiently through an intensive business program. ABC@MC begins each second summer session with a "boot camp" style business principles course. In Business Principles students will be exposed to business basics and become versed in the language and practice of business enterprise. At the conclusion of the summer semester, students will then be required to register for a block of courses in the Fall and Spring semesters. Participation in ABC@MC requires grit and determination. Students with the desire to secure a credential in a short time will emerge as adaptive, confident, and capable of thinking like business owners. ABC@MC includes an important leadership and community development component. During each regular semester, students will be enrolled in a Leadership course that will offer students an opportunity to network with local business leaders where skills learned in coursework can be put into practice. 
  • Faculty members are committed to help students succeed in the workplace.
  • Students receive instruction in small face-to-face and online classes.
  • Low costs make the program a great bargain!
  • Courses in the Business Leadership Certificate program lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Midland College's Business Management program and to a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management.
  • Midland College is widely recognized as a premier community college in Texas.

Midland College's Business Leadership Certificate affords students the opportunity to receive career training with scholarship opportunities and comprehensive and personalized advisement. The program is focused on understanding how business works and is targeted to those individuals committed to business-focused learning.

Upon successful completion of the Business Leadership Certificate, students will:

  • Be able to identify, select, communicate and implement sound and appropriate business concepts, strategies and best practices in the pursuit of effective and efficient business operations.
  • Display effective interpersonal communication, leadership, motivation and team dynamics skills in their interactions with others.
  • Communicate effectively about business issues, including the demonstration of competence with a wide variety of electronic tools to research, analyze, manage and present information orally and in writing.
  • Consistently apply role model and communicate high standards of ethical judgment and behavior in the conduct of personal and business affairs.


BUSI 1301 - Business Principles

Total Semester Hours: 3



LEAD 1200 - Leadership Development with Critical Thinking

ACNT 1403 - Introduction to Accounting

BUSG 1304 - Introduction to Financial Advising

MRKG 1311 - Principles of Marketing

BCIS 1305 - Business Computer Applications

Total Semester Hours: 15


LEAD 2200 - Corporate and Community Development with Critical Thinking

SPCH 1321 - Business and Professional Communications

BUSI 2301 - Business Law

BUSG 1315 - Small Business Operations

ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Total Semester Hours: 14



BMGT 2341  - Strategic Management

Total Semester Hours: 3

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  • Regardless of the semester you choose, the application will work for Fall or Spring.
  • Create a new profile if you do not already have one.
  • Once the profile is complete, fill out the 2-year application.
  • Include your social security number in both your profile and application. 
    Warning: Although listed as optional on the application, not providing your SSN will delay the processing of your application.
  • Allow 2 business days for MC to process your application.
  • Look for your acceptance email from Midland College at the email address provided in your application profile. Don't forget to check your spam folder.

Application Questions?



  • Select Summer II for the Business Leadership Certificate
  • Select Business for the Choose School section
  • Select Business Leadership Certificate for Major

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Department Chair

Doug Johnson
Technology Center
Room 150
(432) 685-4665


Business Leadership Certificate Faculty Contact Information

Division Office

Social & Behavioral Sciences and Business

Marie Hall Academic Building
Room 152
(432) 685-6829
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