2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Business - Global Supply Chain & Operations, Associate of Applied Science

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.

Global Supply Chain & Operations Emphasis

Whether students are interested in a viable career with a small business, honing their management skills in a current position, or managing an operation or supply chain function for a large company, students will find what they need at LDS Business College. This degree prepares students to become a professional global supply chain and operations manager, a leader of people and processes, or an effective employee 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 Global Supply Chain & Operations Emphasis includes the following:

  • Global supply chain management fundamentals
  • Operations management basics, incorporating:
  • Quality
  • Logistics
  • Purchasing
  • Project management fundamentals, tools, and techniques
  • Preparation in a choice of recognized industry professional certifications
  • Leadership and strategy
  • Marketing and sales
  • Professional business writing and oral presentations
  • Skills and practice in budgeting, forecasting, working capital requirements, investment analysis, and decision making
  • Business technology
  • Financial and managerial accounting
  • 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 degree prepares students for employment in a business career as a business owner, operations and supply chain manager, as a professional in the areas of quality, purchasing, and logistics, project manager, professional salesperson, or as an effective employee in the variety of business career opportunities. Salaries are competitive.

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.
  • Demonstrate the use of supply chain methods including sourcing, contracting, and quality standards to eliminate and control variability within an organization’s supply chain.
  • Explain how to manage the resources and processes of an organization’s supply chain using the global economy.
  • Select a career path in the supply chain discipline.
  • Assess Global Supply Chain principles, strategies and tactics and their application to a successful organization.


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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 201Principles of Management

3 credits

BUS 221Business Law & Ethics

3 credits

BUS 260Bus Finance and Economics

3 credits

BUS 295Business Strategy

3 credits

GSO 125Intro to Glo Sup Ch & Oper

3 credits

GSO 126Purchasing & Supply Mgt

3 credits

GSO 223Quality Management

3 credits

GSO 225Global Logistics

3 credits

GSO 299Gbl Sup Chn & Oper Internship

2 credits

PM 140Intro to Project Management

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:38

Electives

Recommended Electives (check course descriptions for prerequisites): BAP 201; MAT 252

In addition to the required courses of the program, students may select a course from the Financial/Managerial program, the other Business programs, Information Technology programs, Information Systems program or Social Media Marketing Programs.

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:3

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 complte the program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 101Survey of Business

3 credits

COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

ENG 101Intro. to College Writing

3 credits

GSO 125Intro to Glo Sup Ch & Oper

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 101Financial Accounting I

3 credits

BUS 160Leadership for Life

3 credits

FIN 101Personal Finance

3 credits

GSO 126Purchasing & Supply Mgt

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 201Principles of Management

3 credits

BUS 221Business Law & Ethics

3 credits

BUS 260Bus Finance and Economics

3 credits

GSO 223Quality Management

3 credits

GSO 225Global Logistics

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone or Religion Elective

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 295Business Strategy

3 credits

ENG 220Professional Bus Comm

3 credits

GSO 299Gbl Sup Chn & Oper Internship

2 credits

PM 140Intro to Project Management

3 credits

Elective ELECTIVE

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone or Religion Elective

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

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