Business Management - Associate of Applied Science

Degree

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Overview

The objective of the Business degree at Ensign 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.

Career Opportunities, 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 Ensign 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 Ensign 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Strategize and innovate through internal thought barriers and work environments
  • Analyze, identify, and influence teams and other organizational spheres
  • Lead and maximize the potential of those around them through personnel supervision and multiple leadership styles and group settings
  • Develop strategic workforce initiatives in planning, recruiting, training and development
  • Prepare supply chain objectives, goals and priorities
  • Prepare financial statements pursuant to GAAP using the accounting cycle

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

Religion Cornerstone Courses

Students must complete two of the following courses
Course NumberTitleCredits
REL 200The Eternal Family (Cornerstone)

2 credits

REL 225Foundations of the Restoration (Cornerstone)

2 credits

REL 250Jesus Christ & His Everlasting Gospel (Cornerstone)

2 credits

REL 275Teachings & Doctrine of The Book of Mormon (Cornerstone)

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

Religion Electives

Students must complete two additional religion courses
Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:4

Total Credit Hours: 8

College and Career Success

Complete both of the following
Course NumberTitleCredits
CAR 101College Success

1 credit

BAP 115Excel and Introduction to Technology

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:2

Internship

Course NumberTitleCredits
CAR 299Internship

1-3 credits

Total Credit Hours:1-3

College Fundamentals

Course NumberTitleCredits
COMM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

ENG 101Introduction to College Writing

3 credits

MAT 110College Algebra

4 credits

Any math class >MAT 110 will satisfy the MAT 110 College Fundamentals requirement

Total Credit Hours: 10

Skills Certificate

Complete one of the following certificates to fulfill the Skills Certificate requirement:

Certificates

Credits

Accounting Certificate

15

Business Analytics Certificate

15

Business Language Certificate

16

Communication Core Certificate

15

Communication Fundamentals Certificate

15

Computer Science Certificate

15

Digital Content Creation Certificate

18

Digital Marketing Certificate

15

Global Supply Chain & Operations Certificate

15

Hospitality and Tourism Management Certificate

16

Human Resource Management Certificate

16

Interior Design Certificate

28

Medical Assisting Certificate

29

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

29

Paralegal Studies Certificate

29

Professional Business Management Certificate

15

Professional Sales Certificate

15

Project Management Certificate

16

Public Relations and Customer Service Certificate

15

Service and Leadership Certificate 

15

Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship Certificate

20

Social Media Marketing Certificate

16

Technical Support Engineer Certificate

16

Technology Account Management Certificate

15

 
Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:15-29

Business Skills Certificate

Complete one of the following additional certificates:

Certificates

Credits

Accounting Certificate

15

Business Analytics Certificate

15

Global Supply Chain & Operations Certificate

15

Hospitality and Tourism Management Certificate

16

Human Resource Management Certificate

16

Professional Business Management Certificate 

15

Professional Sales Certificate

15

Project Management Certificate

16

Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship Certificate

20

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:15-20

Intermediate Business Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 101Financial Accounting I

3 credits

BAP 115Excel and Introduction to Technology

1 credit

BAP 125Microsoft Access and Databases

1 credit

BUS 101Survey of Business

3 credits

BUS 124Applied Presentation Skills

1 credit

BUS 351Marketing Management

3 credits

In the event any of these courses are completed in a previous business skills certificate they may choose electives to arrive at the minimum 60 credits for graduation from any of the following: Business, Accounting, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Global Supply Chain and Operations, Project Management, Human Resource Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Professional Sales. 

Total Credit Hours: 60

Graduation Requirements

1. Minimum of 60 total semester credit hours as outlined
2. Grade of C or higher in all program-specific courses
3. Cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher
4. Two cornerstone religion courses, and two additional elective religion courses

 

Recommended Course Sequence

AAS Business Management (based on 15 credit business skills certificate). Depending upon the number of preparatory courses required, additional semesters may be required to complete the program. Students may need to complete additional coursework in some certificates. 

First Semester

Business Skills course, 3 credits
Business Skills course, 3 credits
Business Skills course, 3 credits
CAR 101, Success in College, 1 credits
ENG 101, Introduction to College Writing, 3 credits
REL, Cornerstone Religion course, 2 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 15

Second Semester

Business Skills course, 3 credits
Business Skills course, 3 credits
MAT 110, College Algebra, 4 credits
COMM 122, Interpersonal Communications, 3 credits
REL, Cornerstone Religion course, 2 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 15

Third Semester

ACC 101, Financial Accounting 1, 3 credits
BAP 115, Excel and Introduction to Technology, 1 credit
BUS 101, Survey of Business, 3 credits
GSO 325, Operations, 3 credits
REL, See Religion Classes, 2 credits

Skills Certificate Course, 3 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 15

Fourth Semester

BUS 351, Marketing Management, 3 credits

BAP 125, Microsoft Access and Introduction to Databases, 1 credit

BUS 124, Applied Presentation Skills, 1 credit
CAR 299, Internship, 1 credit
REL, See Religion Classes, 2 credits
Electives and skills certificate coursework, 7+ credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 15+

Total Business, Business Management (AAS) Degree Minimum Credit Hours 60