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Professional Business Management

Associate Degree, Certificate
young male business manager
Gain flexible, comprehensive skills for success from Ensign College.

Picture yourself leading strategic planning sessions, where your innovative ideas shape the future trajectory of a company. A degree in Professional Business Management prepares you to become a manager of people and processes, a professional salesperson, an innovative researcher, and a sought-after employee. With this credential, you'll have the skills and knowledge to thrive in dynamic roles, driving success and making a significant impact in the business world.

Job Outlook

  • 1.1M

    Management occupations projected annually between 2022 and 2032.

  • Market Snapshot:

    Nearly 3 million
    positions requiring management skills available in the U.S. as of January 2024.

    (Zip Recruiter)
  • Managers Needed In:

    1. Construction
    2. Law
    3. Retail
    4. Engineering
    5. Manufacturing
    6. Education
    7. Government
    8. Healthcare
    9. IT ... and many more!
  • $107K

    Median annual wage for management occupations as of May 2022.

Program Overview

The Professional Business Management program will prepare you from day one to employ innovation, organizational skills, and strategic thinking in your job.

This certificate is one of the foundational certificates for the Business Management bachelor’s and associate of applied science (AAS) degrees.

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Professional Business Management is available as a stand-alone certificate, or you can add general education courses to receive a fully transferrable associate of science (AS) degree. Learn more about how the AS degree works.

The Professional Business Management certificate will give you a solid foundation in basic business practices. These skills can be applied to a variety of fields and jobs, including:

  • Entry-level management and team leadership
  • Entry-level human resources and project management
  • Improving business processes

Upon completion of this certificate, you'll 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 you 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 according to GAAP using the accounting cycle

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.

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