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 more information for the classes listed below, please contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or email mailto: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 2006.003 Q3
Fridays beginning March 27, 2020
8 a.m. to Noon for 2 weeks

BMGT 2006.002 Q4
Fridays beginning June 5, 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 1004.003 Q3
Friday, Feb. 28, 2020
8 a.m. to Noon for 2 weeks

POFT 1004.004 Q3
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks

POFT 1004.005 Q3
Friday, April 17, 2020
8 a.m. to Noon for 2 weeks

POFT 1004.006 Q3
Monday, May 4, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 3 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 1003.003 Q3
Mondays beginning Feb. 17, 2020           
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks

BMGT 1003.004 Q3
Thursdays beginning April 16, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks

BMGT 1003.005 Q4
Tuesdays beginning May 19, 2020
6:30 -to 9:30 p.m. for 3 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 1010.03 Q3
Thursdays beginning Feb. 20, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks

BMGT 1010.004 Q3
Tuesdays beginning April 7, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks

BMGT 1010.005 Q4
Mondays beginning June 8, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks


Managing Different Generations

8 hours, $125

(BGMT 1012 – Fundamentals of Management)
This course covers management functions focusing on diversity in the workplace, colliding generations, communicating with fellow employees, listening, and courtesy.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1012.003 Q3
Tuesdays beginning Feb. 18, 2020
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks

BMGT 1012.004 Q4
Tuesdays beginning June 9, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks


Spanish for the Workplace

24 hours, $175
(FRNL 1001 – Occupational Specific Foreign Language)

This Command Spanish® course is for non-Spanish supervisors in the workplace wanting to communicate with Spanish-speaking employees. Learn to use Spanish to compliment employees; discuss employment issues including hiring/dismissal; discuss time/schedule issues; discuss work rules/regulations; respond to medical emergencies; & address safety issues. Class limit: 20.  No prior knowledge of Spanish needed.  Textbook provided.

Kilgore campus:

FRNL 1001.002 Q3
Mondays beginning March 9, 2020                         
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 8 weeks
Registration deadline: Feb. 26, 2020

Kilgore campus:

FRNL 1001.003 Q3
Thursdays beginning May 7, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 8 weeks

Registration deadline: April 16, 2020


Stress Management: Balancing Your Personal & Professional Life

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

This course covers organizational techniques that individuals can use to manage their time and reduce stress at work.  Emphasis placed on stress reduction strategies to assist individuals to develop a balanced approach to personal and professional happiness.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 2006.007 Q3
Thursdays beginning March 12, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks

BMGT 2006.008 Q3
Tuesdays beginning April 28, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks

Business Leadership Skills Certificate

The following eight courses can be taken stand-alone or as a 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.  For more info, contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu.


Communication Skills for Managers and 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 1022.005 Q3
Thursdays beginning Feb. 20, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 6 weeks

BMGT 1022.006 Q4
Tuesdays beginning June 9, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 6 weeks                           


Leadership Skills for Managers and 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 1020.002 Q3
Mondays beginning Feb. 17, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 6 weeks

BMGT 1020.003 Q4
Thursdays beginning June 11, 2020                       
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 6 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 Q3
Mondays beginning April 6, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 6 weeks

BMGT 1011.003 Q4
Tuesdays/Thursdays
Begins July 21, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks


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 and eye contact when making business presentations.

Kilgore campus:

POFT 1002.002 Q3
Mondays/Wednesdays
Begins Apr. 28, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks

POFT 1002.003 Q4
Tuesdays/Thursdays
Begins June 10, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks


Quality Customer Service

18 hours, $150
(BUSG 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 1005.003 Q3
Tuesdays beginning Feb. 18, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 6 weeks

BUSG 1005.004 Q4
Monday/Wednesday
Begins July 1, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks


Team Building in the Workplace

18 hours, $150
(BMGT 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 1019.002 Q3
Tuesdays/Thursdays
Begins April 7, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks

BMGT 1019.003 Q4
Tuesdays/Thursdays
Begins Aug. 11, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks


Workplace Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

18 hours, $150
(BMGT 1004 – Workplace Critical Thinking & 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 1004.002 Q3
Mondays/Wednesdays
Begins May 18, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks

BMGT 1004.003 Q4
Mondays/Wednesdays
Begins July 22, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks


Workplace Issues for Managers & Supervisors

18 hours, $150
(BMGT 1010 – Introduction to Supervision)

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

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1010.007 Q3
Tuesdays/Thursdays
Beginning May 19, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks

BMGT 1010.008 Q4
Mondays/Wednesdays
Beginning Aug. 12, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks