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We are excited to launch the new Applied Leadership and Business Management Certificate beginning September 2022. As a result, this program will be discontinued.

If you are a current student in the Business Leadership & Management certificate, please reach out to to address your individual program completion needs.

For new students, you can learn about the new Applied Leadership and Business Management Certificate here.


Explore proven leadership practices and gain skills to successfully lead, supervise, and manage in public, private, or non-profit sectors.


What you will learn

  • Effective communication for organizational advancement
  • Ethical actions regarding stakeholders and the environment
  • Critical business thinking
  • Accounting, finance, and investment principles
  • Leadership theories and perspectives
  • Human-resource processes and systems
  • Sales and marketing strategies including non-profit and global selling
  • Team building in a multicultural workplace
  • Approaches to small business, technology, and competition

What to expect

  • Practical assignments
  • Tests
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Reflections

Admission requirements


Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners. Applicants should be 18 years of age or older, or a secondary school graduate.

Missing prerequisites? Learn more about VCC's tuition-free in academic upgrading, university transfer or English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses.


Recommended Characteristics

  • Highly motivated
  • Able to work well in a structured environment
  • Ability to work with confidence independently and on a team
  • Ability to reflect on their own practice
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude
  • High performance standards
  • Initiator, self-starter
  • Flexible, adaptable

Fees and other costs  

Fee description Fee Amount Notes
Application fee $35  
Tuition $4,074  
College initiative $43  
Campus resource $163  
Total $4,315  

Additional Details


Minimum Required

5 Course(s)

Minimum Required

6 Course(s)


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