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This certificate is designed to add important basic business and leadership skills to the initial skills gained in a student’s introductory certificate, preparing students for front-line supervisory positions requiring more analytical, cross-functional, and leadership abilities.

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
Certificates lead to associate and bachelor's degrees. For more information about which programs this certificate stacks into, visit the Programs List page.
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
This course is designed to give students an introduction to financial accounting and reporting concepts, including an overview of the accounting cycle, financial statements, related disclosures, and the ethical responsibility of accountants in business. Students will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in applying technical concepts to selected homework problems. Students will also need to demonstrate writing proficiency in their assignments.
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)

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