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.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 2006.002 Q2
Fridays beginning Jan. 8, 2021
8 a.m. to Noon for 2 weeks

BMGT 2006.003 Q2
Fridays beginning Feb. 5 2021
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 1004.002 Q2
Fridays beginning Jan. 22, 2021
8 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 1010.002 Q2
Fridays beginning Feb. 19, 2021
8 a.m. to Noon for 2 weeks

Business Leadership Skills Certificate

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.


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 1022.0002 Q2 
Monday-Friday
Begins Jan. 4, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week

BMGT 1022.0003 Q3
Monday-Friday
Begins March 1, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week

BMGT 1022.0005 Q3
Fridays
Begins May 7, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 4 weeks


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 1020.0002 Q2 
Monday-Thursday
Begins Jan. 11, 2021                 
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week

BMGT 1020.0003 Q3
Monday-Thursday
Begins March 8, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week

BMGT 1020.0004 Q4
Fridays
Begins June 4, 2021
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 1011.002 Q2

Monday-Thursday

Begins Feb. 8, 2021  

8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week

 

BMGT 1011.003 Q3

Monday-Thursday

Begins April 12, 2021  

8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week


PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS SPEAKING SKILLS

18 hours, $150
(POFT 1002 – Business Speaking Skills)

This course covers effective techniques to improve presentation and public speaking skills.  Topics include content, voice, body language and use of visual aids.  Emphasis is on how to improve listeners’ retention & eye contact when making business presentations.

Kilgore campus:

POFT 1002.0002 Q2
Monday-Thursday
Begins Feb. 1, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week

POFT 1002.0003 Q3
Monday-Thursday
Begins April 5, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week


QUALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE

18 hours, $150
(POFT 1005 – Introduction to Customer Service)

This course covers the supervisor’s role in the customer service process.  Topics include dealing with angry customers, effectively handling customer complaints, and how to develop a quality customer environment in the workplace.

Kilgore campus:

BUSG 1005.0003 Q2
Tuesday-Thursday
Begins Jan. 19, 2021
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for 1 week

BUSG 1005.0004 Q3
Monday-Thursday
Begins March 22, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week


TEAM BUILDING IN THE WORKPLACE

18 hours, $150
(POFT 1019 – Team Building in the Workplace)

This course covers the basic principles of building & sustaining teams in organizations.  Topics include team dynamics, process improvement, trust & collaboration, group dynamics, the role of the individual & leadership in the workings of a team.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1019.0002 Q2
Monday-Thursday
Begins Jan. 25, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week

BMGT 1019.0003 Q3
Monday-Thursday
Begins March 29, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week

BMGT 1019.0004 Q4
Fridays
Begins July 2, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 4 weeks


WORKPLACE ISSUES FOR MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS

18 hours, $150
(BMGT 1012 – Fundamentals of Management)

Covers the knowledge, skills & processes required to address today’s workplace issues legally, productively & with sensitivity.  Topics include managing workplace diversity, preventing violence  & harassment, employment law for leaders & coping with stress in today’s evolving workplace.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1012.0002 Q2
Monday-Thursday
Begins Feb. 15, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week

BMGT 1012.0003 Q3
Monday-Thursday
Begins April 19, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week


WORKPLACE CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM-SOLVING

18 hours, $150
(BMGT 10004 – Workplace Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving)

This course emphasizes structured approaches to critical thinking and problem solving in the workplace.  Emphasis is on interpreting data for effective problem solving, recommending corrective action, critical thinking and problem-solving theories, and methods to improve productivity & profitability.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1004.0002 Q2
Monday-Thursday
Begins Feb. 22, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week

BMGT 1004.0003 Q3
Monday-Thursday
Begins April 26, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week