Business Professions Department

Business Leadership

Business Leadership Department - Odessa College

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 Program Overview

The business leadership department philosophy states that everyone should manage all resources, knowledge and efforts toward intentionally navigating gains. This is how to achieve more!

AAS Business Leadership Degree

The old adage of “bosses think, managers manage, and workers work” is no longer relevant in today’s fast-paced world. Everyone must think, manage, and work in order to succeed. The business leadership associate in applied science degree prepares current and future employees to take an active role in planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating business functions required in any enterprise – the medical facility, the professional office, the governmental agency, the non-profit organization, the manufacturing plant, the retail store, etc.

AAS Small Business Management Degree

Interested in a small business? The small business management associate in applied science degree can help you realize your dream. The program is designed to not only teach you how to start and run your own business but also how to improve your problem solving and decision making skills, manage the ever-changing marketplace, and handle the negotiations and conflicts that are part of the life of the entrepreneur. This program utilizes an activity based, skill-developing, interactive training approach where students work collaboratively to gain knowledge and abilities to be successful in both their personal and professional lives.

Certificates of Technology

Students, regardless of past educational accomplishments, may opt to enhance their skills by completing one of three certificates of technology –leadership, small business, management skills. Each certificate is the foundation for either the business leadership or small business management associate in applied science degree. Certificates are TASP/THEA-waived.

Each certificate is the foundation for either the Business Leadership or Small Business Management Associate in Applied Science degree.

The Management Skills Certificate is designed especially for our corporate clients and can be customized to meet specific needs.

Certificates are TASP/THEA-waived. College entrance exams are not required.


Our Mission

The mission of the Business Leadership Department of Odessa College is to serve the needs of the for-profit and not-for-profit business and industry communities in our service area by providing supervisory skills training for current and future employees.  We are also dedicated to providing knowledge to individuals to enable them to be successful in both their personal and professional lives.

Contact Information


Tiwana Anderson  

Sue Jones


Nancy Stewart
Department Chair

Mailing Address      

201 W. University




Odessa, TX  79764





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