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Fluent in a non-native language?

Add a Business Language certificate to your degree.

  • 34%
    of hiring and HR managers in the U.S. are more likely to hire a candidate who is bilingual over one who is not.

  • Market Snapshot:

    17K jobs requesting foreign language skills available in the U.S. as of February 2023.

  • Benefits of Being Bilingual in Business:

    • Refines information processing and listening skills
    • Increases adaptability
    • Improves multi-tasking and problem solving
    • Provides valuable cultural fluency and insights
    • Higher salary opportunities and marketability
  • Foreign Language Skills Needed In:

    1. Healthcare
    2. IT
    3. Human Resources
    4. Hospitality or Tourism
    5. Digital Content Creation
    6. Customer Service
    7. International Sales
    8. Business

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Make your language skills work for you as you build a successful career.

A certificate in Business Language* prepares you to leverage existing foreign language skills into practical business acumen. This certificate is open to non-native speakers proficient in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, or Mandarin. You'll refine your ability to effectively communicate and conduct business in your non-native language, enhancing your marketability in a globalized world.

You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.

*This certificate must be combined with a BAS, AAS, or AS degree.

If your goal is to get a transferable, skills-based degree, you’re in the right place. Any certificate can be combined with general education courses to create your AS degree.

Seeking to expand your job-related skills to broaden career options? Strengthen your resume by including two certificates in your degree. Or, discover new interests by choosing one certificate and exploring elective credits. Are you a Pathway student interested in attending Ensign College? Those earned credits can be transferred to your AS degree as electives.

Whichever option you choose, you’ll graduate with the technical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills that employers look for, so you can secure a career and excel.

Interested in continuing your education after you graduate? No problem. Your regionally-accredited AS degree, which includes the credits from your selected certificate(s), can be transferred to a 4-year institution.

Core Curriculum 34 credits 34 credits
Certificate(s) 15 credits 30 credits
Electives 11 credits
TOTAL 60 credits 64 credits


Have you laid out your course sequencing yet? It’s essential that you meet with your success advisor first thing to ensure that you stay on track. Accumulating too many credits will not only affect your eligibility for financial aid, but also your ability to transfer to another school. So don’t wait. Set yourself up for success by mapping out your required courses from the beginning.

You can reach your success advisor through the Student Success Center at or 801-524-8151.

Jennifer Warnas
Jennifer E. Warnas
BAS Business Faculty
M.A., Organizational Management, University of Phoenix, 2001

Jennifer began teaching at Ensign College in 2012 and became a member of the full-time faculty in 2014 as she served as the Program Chair for Professional Sales and General Education. Jennifer has a great passion for leadership development, traveling the world, and bringing the curriculum to life inside of every classroom experience.

Office:  801-521-1965

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