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Business Leadership Certificate


The High Lakes Leadership Initiative Board of Directors has partnered with Southwestern Community College to develop a series of credit courses for a business leadership certificate.

The leadership certificate is designed for working professionals who are preparing themselves for leadership positions in government, business or non-profit organizations. It balances practical leadership skills with a strong business foundation.

Students must complete 12 credits and maintain a 2.0 grade point average to be awarded a certificate in business leadership.

Classes will be held on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 3:45 to 5:45 pm. Classes will be presented in a hybrid format with two hours face-to-face and one hour online.


Fall Semester
Spring Semester

Course Name

Course Name
Introduction to Leadership
BUS 165
Applied Leadership
BUS 166
Introduction to Business
BUS 120
Principles of Management
MGT 101
Certificate Total Credit Hours
About SWCC
  Program Contact Information:  
Southwestern Community College is a two-year, public institution located in Creston, IA, with centers in Red Oak and Osceola. We welcome anyone who desires and is committed to obtaining an education. SWCC offers industrial training, career and technical education, adult and continuing education, distance/online learning, and courses for transfer.
  Holly Booth, business administration instructor 641-782-1470 or toll-free 800-247-4023, ext 470 booth@swcciowa.edu  
  High Lakes Leadership Initiative / Union County Development Association 208 West Taylor, PO Box 471 Creston, Iowa 50801
  Phone: (641) 782-2003  
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