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Business and Leadership Skills
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BYU-Idaho + BYU-Pathway

The business and leadership skills certificate is designed prepare students for front-line supervisory positions requiring more analytical, cross-functional, and leadership abilities.

This certificate is offered by BYU-Idaho, with support and resources from BYU-Pathway Worldwide.

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Essential Knowledge and Skills

Outcomes

  • Create professional spreadsheets to visualize and solve business problems.
  • Measure the financial and ethical performance of a business by analyzing financial statements and related disclosures.
  • Manage an online-simulated business, focusing on making data-driven management decisions.
  • Learn to lead change within an organization through motivation, organizational design, communication, decision making, and team/group behavior.
  • Provide marketing insights and recommendations to management using consumer research, consumer segmentation, segment targeting and product positioning, new product development, marketing strategy, branding, pricing, and distribution.
Certificate of Business and Leadership Skills
Program Requirements
This certificate builds into the Applied Business Management degree.
This is an advanced certificate. Prior to working on this certificate, you must complete any introductory certificate listed as part of the Applied Business Management degree.
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Certificate
15 CREDITS
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Associate
60 CREDITS
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Bachelor's
120 CREDITS
Certificate of Business and Leadership Skills
Course Code
Course Name
# of Credits
BUS115
Business Applications
3
BUS115 — 3 credits
x
Business Applications
Students will acquire, develop and apply intermediate spreadsheet analysis skills in a business context as well as demonstrate basic database use. After individually completing spreadsheet tutorials and assignments, students will then develop and apply their skills in business projects and exams. The projects and exams, which are designed to be realistic and representative of business activities students might encounter in the workplace.
ACCTG 201
Financial Accounting
3
ACCTG 201 — 3 credits
x
Financial Accounting
The course is intended introduce you to business entities, financial statements, and accounting for transactions within a corporate environment. You will learn and apply generally-accepted accounting principles to prepare accrual-basis financial statements for service and merchandising operations. Specific areas of focus will include accounting for: Financial Statements, Accrual Method of Accounting, Inventories, Cash and Cash Equivalents, Receivables, Fixed and Intangible Assets, Current Liabilities, Bonds, Mortgages, and other Long-term Liabilities, Shareholders’ Equity, and Statement of Cash Flows. You will also learn about ethical conduct within financial accounting and internal controls of a business.
BA211
Business Fundamentals
3
BA211 — 3 credits
x
Business Fundamentals
This course provides an overview of the core functions of business, including product development, marketing, operations, human resource management, accounting, finance, and international business.  This will be accomplished primarily by managing an on-line simulated business where students will learn to make fundamental management decisions required to effectively run a $50 million corporation.  This course is designed to provide students exposure to the various career opportunities in business and also recommended for non-business students interested in gaining an overview of business management, leadership, and small business entrepreneurship.
MKT341
Marketing Management
3
MKT341 — 3 credits
x
Marketing Management
This course is a comprehensive introduction to the principles of marketing. This course will cover marketing essentials such as consumer research, consumer segmentation, segment targeting and product positioning, new product development and introduction, marketing strategy, branding, marketing communications, pricing, and distribution.
BUS321
Organizational Leadership
3
BUS321 — 3 credits
x
Organizational Leadership
This course incorporates Organizational Effectiveness at three levels: individual, group, and organizations. Students will examine these areas: motivation, team, group behavior, organizational design, structure, culture, communication, leadership, decision making, and managing change
For questions about this program, contact BYU-Pathway Support
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Potential Employment
The jobs students may qualify for depend on their chosen certificates. Opportunities include:
  • Team lead (customer service, social media)
  • Account supervisor (sales)
  • Assistant manager (retail, marketing)
  • Shift supervisor (hotels, operations, production)

Why choose this certificate?

Business and leadership skills will prepare you with the organizational, management, and communication skills needed to effectively facilitate change and improvement within any organization. These will lead you to improved decision making, strategic planning, and collaboration for business and leadership pursuits.

BYU-Pathway has found that certain combinations of certificates lead to better job opportunities. Most degrees have a recommended plan of certificates that will help students increase their income and improve their employment possibilities.