2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Business - Project Management, 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.

Project Management Emphasis

Whether students are interested in a viable career with a small business, honing their project management skills in their current position, or managing a high-priority project for a large company, students will find what they need at LDS Business College. This degree prepares students to become a professional project manager, a leader of people and processes, or an effective employee in a 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 Project Management Emphasis includes the following:

  • Project management fundamentals
  • Project management tools and techniques
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) professional certification prep
  • Leadership and strategy
  • Marketing
  • Professional business writing and oral presentations
  • Skills and practice in budgeting, forecasting, working capital requirements, investment analysis and decision making
  • Financial accounting
  • Supply chain and operations
  • Business technology
  • 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

This degree provides a wide range of skill for working with web and information technology. (A complete listing of potential job descriptions is not possible). However, students will be prepared to work as a computer support specialist. In addition, students will be ready for entry-level positions as network administrators, database administrators, system analysts, and web developers.

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 knowledge of the initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing processes.
  • Develop a project plan appropriate to the product, service, or result being created.
  • Adapt to project constraints such as scope, time, cost, and quality.
  • Facilitate relationships with stakeholders, the project team, and customers.
  • Use project management tools and techniques to plan, execute, and control project work.
  • Pass the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) exam offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

® PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Professional (PMP), PgMP, PMI-RMP, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), PMI-SP, PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP), THE PMI TALENT TRIANGLE and the PMI REP Logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute.

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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

BAP 201Adv Bus Computer Applications

3 credits

BUS 101Survey of Business

3 credits

BUS 160Leadership for Life

3 credits

BUS 201Principles of Management

3 credits

BUS 260Bus Finance and Economics

3 credits

BUS 295Business Strategy

3 credits

GSO 125Intro to Glo Sup Ch & Oper

3 credits

PM 140Intro to Project Management

3 credits

PM 180Project Management Tools

3 credits

PM 200Adv Project Management

3 credits

PM 275CAPM® Preparation

3 credits

PM 299Project Management Internship

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:38

Electives

(Complete options one, two, or three below. See academic advising to select the best option to achieve academic objectives or to consider multiple degrees).

  1. In addition to the required courses of the emphasis, students may select a course from the other Business degree emphases.
  2. For other electives consider the following: (Check catalog course descriptions for prerequisites*): ECON 161.
  3. For any other electives, see program director.
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 complete the program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 101Survey of Business

3 credits

ENG 101Intro. to College Writing

3 credits

FIN 101Personal Finance

3 credits

PM 140Intro to Project Management

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

GSO 125Intro to Glo Sup Ch & Oper

3 credits

PM 180Project Management Tools

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 201Principles of Management

3 credits

COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

PM 200Adv Project Management

3 credits

PM 275CAPM® Preparation

3 credits

Elective ELECTIVE

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone or Religion Elective

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
BAP 201Adv Bus Computer Applications

3 credits

ENG 220Professional Bus Comm

3 credits

BUS 260Bus Finance and Economics

3 credits

BUS 295Business Strategy

3 credits

PM 299Project Management Internship

2 credits

Religion Cornerstone or Religion Elective

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

® PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Professional (PMP), PgMP, PMI-RMP, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), PMI-SP, PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP), THE PMI TALENT TRIANGLE and the PMI REP Logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute.

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. 2 cornerstone religion courses, 2 additional elective courses