The Purdue University North Central College of Business now offers two entry-level certificates that can be pursued completely online. The certificate in Organizational Leadership and the Certificate in Human Resources are ideal opportunities for individuals who would like to upgrade their leadership skills while maintaining active employment.
Courses are offered entirely online to accommodate busy lifestyles. Courses taken as part of this certificate can help to increase the personal effectiveness of students entering the workforce regardless of their chosen profession, or they can add a leadership component to an existing technical degree. The certificates provide an option for those who are redirecting their career focus.
According to "Hoosier Hot Jobs," front line supervisors and managers in many areas are going to be in demand in Northwest Indiana. Five of the 50 hottest jobs relate to management and supervision. In addition, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that demand for human resources professionals is, on average, higher than the national job growth average for all other professions.
“The certificate in leadership can be the first step in gaining the skills needed for advancement or as a complement to technical expertise in a specific area,” said Dr. Cynthia Roberts, dean of the PNC College of Business.
Prospective students may apply for admission to PNC and when accepted, may enroll for spring semester classes, which begin the week of Jan. 12.
Information on becoming a student is available at http://www.pnc.edu/admissions/undergrad/applying/. Select the “Apply for Admission” link to get started. Further information about these certificates can be obtained by visiting www.pnc.edu or by calling the Purdue North Central Office of Admissions at 219-785-5505.