2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Business - Entrepreneurship, Associate of Applied Science (This program is being discontinued end of fall 2017)

Degree:

Associate of Applied Science

Overview

The objective of the Business degree at LDS Business College is to meet students’ needs, whether students want to work in a small business or a large corporation, or start their own entrepreneurial venture. Business classes offer practical, hands-on, project-based coursework that optimizes students’ two-year investment and helps propel them into the workforce and a meaningful career. The degree is designed to be foundational and flexible. Students may choose from any of the following emphases: Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Global Supply Chain & Operations, Professional Sales, or Project Management.

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Business Management Emphasis

Whether students are interested in a viable career with a small business, honing leadership skills in their current position, or managing a state-of-the-art operation for a large company, students will find what they need at LDS Business College. This degree prepares students to become a leader of people and processes, a customer service professional, operations analyst or manager, or an effective contributor in a great variety of career opportunities.

This experience-driven program gives students both foundational skills and the flexibility to specialize. Because LDS Business College is located in the central business district of Salt Lake City, students will have access to an amazing array of opportunities for business research and development. In fact, the College works closely with small, medium, and national companies to give students critical experience while attending classes. Courses are taught by faculty who have real-world experience.

Instruction in the Business Management Emphasis includes the following:

  • Human resources supervision
  • Leadership and strategy
  • Project management
  • Marketing
  • Global supply chain and operations
  • Professional business writing and oral presentations
  • Skills and practice in budgeting, forecasting, working capital requirements, investment analysis and decision making
  • Financial accounting and transaction analysis and recording
  • Professional Sales
  • Understanding of the global economy
  • Articulate career preparation confidently using resumes, portfolios (if applicable) and interviews

As part of the program, students will complete an internship to gain practical experience in a real business setting. Students will also develop a comprehensive resume and employment portfolio encompassing their body of scholastic work.

Career opportunities

The Business Management emphasis prepares students for employment in a business career as a business owner, manager, customer services professional or as an effective analyst or contributor in the great variety of business career opportunities that exist. Salaries vary.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the program, successful graduates will be able to:

  • Confirm personal testimony in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Collaborate with others using interpersonal skills in an honest, ethical, and Christ-like manner.
  • Communicate effectively using written and verbal presentation principles.
  • Construct new knowledge using technology and information resource tools.
  • Comprehend and think critically to solve problems.
  • Cultivate a strong, professional work ethic and lifelong learning opportunities.
  • Apply management and strategic skills in consulting projects with real business clients through analyzing challenges, identifying opportunities, and formally presenting recommendations to clients.
  • Produce measurable results by working both individually and in teams to grapple with real-world problems, enhance personal skills, create solutions, adhere to professional business expectations for work ethic, attendance, punctuality, dress and grooming standards, and to hone formal presentation capabilities.
  • Manage people and processes effectively and efficiently within the competitive landscape of today’s global economy.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge learned and skills developed in leadership, ethics, customer service, supply chain and operations, project management, business information, accounting, finance, economics, human resources, and marketing.
  • Articulate career preparation confidently using resumes, portfolios and interviewing.

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Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Religion Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits

REL Two cornerstone religion courses (4 credit hours)

Course NumberTitleCredits
REL 200The Eternal Family

2 credits

REL 225Foundations of the Restoration

2 credits

REL 250Jesus Christ & Everlast Gospel

2 credits

REL 275Teach & Doct of Book of Mormon

2 credits

REL Two additional religion courses (4 credit hours)

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:8

College-wide Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

ENG 101Intro. to College Writing

3 credits

ENG 220Professional Bus Comm

3 credits

FIN 101Personal Finance

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Program Core Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 101Financial Accounting I

3 credits

BUS 101Survey of Business

3 credits

BUS 160Leadership for Life

3 credits

BUS 221Business Law & Ethics

3 credits

BUS 260Bus Finance and Economics

3 credits

ENTR 150Entrepreneurship

3 credits

ENTR 210Launch & Learn

3 credits

ENTR 225Critical Thinking for Business

3 credits

ENTR 235Executive Seminars

1 credits

ENTR 290Business Modeling

3 credits

ENTR 299Entrepreneurship Mentoring

2 credits

SELL 120Introduction to Sales

3 credits

SELL 175Intermediate Sales

3 credits

SMM 105Intro to Social Media Mktg

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:41

BUS 260: May Substitute ACC 212

Elective (0 credit hours)

Course NumberTitleCredits

Total Credit Hours: 61

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Depending upon the number of preparatory courses a student must take, an additional semester may be required to complete the program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 101Financial Accounting I

3 credits

BUS 101Survey of Business

3 credits

ENTR 150Entrepreneurship

3 credits

FIN 101Personal Finance

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 260Bus Finance and Economics

3 credits

ENG 101Intro. to College Writing

3 credits

ENTR 210Launch & Learn

3 credits

ENTR 235Executive Seminars

1 credits

SELL 120Introduction to Sales

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

ENTR 235Executive Seminars

1 credits

ENTR 290Business Modeling

3 credits

SELL 175Intermediate Sales

3 credits

SMM 105Intro to Social Media Mktg

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone or Religion Elective

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 160Leadership for Life

3 credits

ENG 220Professional Bus Comm

3 credits

ENTR 225Critical Thinking for Business

3 credits

ENTR 299Entrepreneurship Mentoring

2 credits

Religion Cornerstone or Religion Elective

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Graduation Requirements

  1. Minimum of 61 total semester credit hours as outlined
  2. Grade of C or higher in all core courses
  3. Cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher
  4. Complete 2 cornerstone religion courses, plus 4 additional credits of religion