University of Colorado Colorado Springs: College of Business


CBELS Curriculum

CBELS is a 46-contact hour non-credit certification program that includes ten 4-hour learning and activity modules and three 2-hour special topic seminars.

1, 2 Assimilation & Learning Active Listening, Critical Thinking, Case Analysis, Effective Questioning, Negotiation
3, 4 Mangement & Championing Human Behavior, Organizational Dynamics, Team Building, Change Management
5, 6 Strategy & Positioning Situation & Competitor Analysis, Competitive Advantage, Branding, Differentiation
7, 8 Service & Value Service Profit Chain, Customer Loyalty, Crisis & Recovery, Value Proposition, Motivation
9, 10 Operations & Sustainable Solutions Project & Event Management, Time Value of Money, Managing Revenue, Assessment & Evaluation


2012 Special Topic Seminars:

  • Non-Profit Management
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • The Role of Social Media

For the purpose of application, analysis and discussion, CBELS incorporates a collection of professional textbooks and cases from Harvard Business School, Kellogg School of Management, Harvard Business Review and world renowned authors including Kaplan & Norton, Kouzes & Posner, and Heskett, Sasser & Schlesinger. Custom sport cases and other learning activity materials are also provided by local academic sport industry experts. All learning materials are included with enrollment and are obtained by purchase and copyright permissions.

CBELS 2012



The curriculum of the Certification in Business Education & Leadership for Sport is designed to give participants both hard and soft skills that we can immediately apply to our professional roles in sport. This is a smart investment for any organization that endeavors to develop sport managers.

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