Professional Competencies

Purdue University Global is committed to professional and career preparation for all graduates. Professionalism is the key to career success and contributes to a positive, productive, and cohesive work environment.

Purdue Global has interwoven the professional behaviors associated with gainful employment and career advancement (Professional Competencies) throughout its courses and programs. Each course helps students develop critical thinking, reasoning, and writing skills that are foundational and transferable across all careers.

Professional Competencies for Undergraduate Students

  1. Teamwork: Work in teams to achieve collective goals.
  2. Leadership: Demonstrate leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully lead teams within one's profession.
  3. Personal Presentation: Demonstrate professionalism in a variety of situations.
  4. Multiculturalism and Diversity: Leverage the strengths of multiculturalism and diversity for the benefit of the organization and community.

Professional Competencies for Graduate Students

  1. Teamwork: Work in teams to achieve collective goals.
  2. Leadership: Demonstrate leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully lead teams within one's profession.
  3. Personal Presentation: Demonstrate professionalism in a variety of situations.
  4. Multiculturalism and Diversity: Leverage the strengths of multiculturalism and diversity for the benefit of the organization and community.
  5. Communications: Demonstrate professional written and verbal communication to achieve positive results.
  6. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking: Apply critical thinking and problem solving behaviors.


Updated 10/16/2019