Business Leadership

Professional business courses can help your business or advance your career.

Business Leadership Skills Certificate:

The Business Leadership Skills Certificate program is a series of eight courses that help develop leadership & management skills.  Each course is 18 hours and is very reasonably priced. The program is designed to be completed in just one semester. Participants who complete this certificate will receive a “Marketable Skills Achievement Award” in addition to individual course certificates. Individuals who successfully complete this certificate will receive a Marketable Skills Achievement Award.

Professional Business Courses:

Enhancing and upgrading business skills helps employees advance careers and helps businesses maintain a competitive edge. Check the link below to discover what Kilgore College courses might fit.  From accounting and business writing, to Spanish in the workplace and managing conflict, you can find topics and times to fit your schedule.

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Business Courses

Business Courses

For more information for the business classes below, call (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu.


For business courses offered below in Kilgore, contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu.


Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers

8 hours, $125
(BMGT 2006 – Specialized Training in General Business & Leadership)

This course places emphasis on the development & use of accounting for managerial decision-making in manufacturing, service & for-profit settings.  Topics: managing internal controls for cost/budgeting, analyzing profit/loss statements, recognizing/correcting financial problems & utilizing formulas for organizational profitability.  Textbook required.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 2006.001 Q1
Fridays beginning Sept. 18, 2020
8 a.m. to Noon for 2 weeks


Business Writing

8 hours, $125
(POFT 1004 – Business Writing)

Covers written skills for effective business communication. Topics: grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization, spelling & composition of business letters, memos & reports. Emphasis on applying basic language skills including writing/editing for business.

Kilgore campus: 

POFT 1004.001 Q1
Fridays, Oct. 16, 2020
8 a.m. to Noon for 2 weeks  


Empowerment through Delegation

8 hours, $125
(BMGT 1003 – Delegation)

This course focuses on the concepts of delegation/development of employee teams.  Topics are fostering empowerment in employees & types of authority.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1003.001 Q2
Fridays beginning Dec. 4, 2020
8:00 a.m. to Noon for 2 weeks


Managing Conflict in the Workplace

8 hours, $125
(BMGT 1010 – Introduction to Supervision)

This course focuses on skills necessary to manage disagreement, how to deal with difficult people in difficult situations & how to get employees to work together.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1010.001 Q1
Fridays beginning Nov. 13, 2020
8:00 a.m. to Noon for 2 weeks

Business Leadership Skills Certificate

The following three courses can be taken stand-alone or as a part of an eight course certificate. For those who want to advance into a supervisory position, new to management or seeking jobs as managers & need to enhance personal skills. Completers of all 8 courses will receive a 144-hour Business Leadership Skills Certificate.  Students have the option to attend face-to-face class meetings or access class meetings using video conferencing.  

For more info, contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu.


Business Skills Leadership Certificate

The following three courses can be taken stand-alone or as a part of an eight course certificate. For those who want to advance into a supervisory position, new to management or seeking jobs as managers & need to enhance personal skills. Completers of all 8 courses will receive a 144-hour Business Leadership Skills Certificate.  Students have the option to attend face-to-face class meetings or access class meetings using video conferencing.  

For more info, contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu.

Communication Skills for Managers & Supervisors

18 hours, $150
(BMGT 1022 – Workplace Communications)

Communication skills essential for supervisors & managers in the workplace. Topics include communication styles, listening/effective verbal/non-verbal communication skills.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1022.001 Q1
Fridays beginning Sept. 11, 2020
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 4 week


Leadership Skills for Managers & Supervisors

18 hours, $150
(BMGT 1020 – Leadership Skills for Supervisors/Managers)

This course is an overview of the necessary leadership skills required of supervisors and managers in today’s workplace.  Emphasis is placed on the role and function of a leader, organizing time, space and information, understanding motivation and behavior, and developing your own leadership style.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1020.001 Q1
Fridays beginning Oct. 9, 2020
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 4 weeks


Performance Management Skills

18 hours, $150
(BMGT 1011 – Employee Performance Review)

This course covers the knowledge, skills and processes required for effective human performance with emphasis on the information and competencies required for leaders who are (or soon will be) in a supervisory or management position.  Topics covered include setting performance goals, developing, coaching, and assisting employees, conducting performance appraisals, and handling performance problems.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1011.001 Q1
Fridays beginning Nov. 13, 2020 
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 4 weeks