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Have business experience but want to start your own?

Get your Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship certificate.
  • Market Snapshot:


    Small Business Manager jobs available in the U.S. as of November 2023.

    (Zip Recruiter)
  • $77K
    National average salary for business consultants.

  • 10 Reasons to Start a Business:

    1. Be a job creator.
    2. Make the decisions.
    3. Choose your coworkers.
    4. Cut the red tape.
    5. Learn new skills.
    6. Work from anywhere.
    7. Express your creativity.
    8. Take pride in your work.
    9. Gain financial independence.
    10. Transform your dreams into reality.
  • Be Your Own Boss

    Consider these popular gigs:

    • Photographer
    • Business Consultant
    • Driver/Delivery
    • Videographer
    • Graphic Designer
    • Beautician
    • Writer
    • Tutor
  • $124K
    National average salary for videographers.

  • "The Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship program has been a blessing in my life. I've developed my entrepreneurial skills, won business competitions, and was able to start a small business to help people from my country of Venezuela."

    -Rebeca Acevedo Rodriguez, Ensign College student and small business owner


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Assemble a portfolio of skills to become your own boss.

A Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship certificate will help you develop a comprehensive toolkit for operating your own business. Essential topics include: accounting, marketing, office technology, entrepreneurship, and management skills. You’ll graduate with key managerial and leadership skills, and the ability to identify and solve complex business problems. So you have the hands on experience to build a successful small business and keep it competitive.

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.


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
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Get a stand-alone certificate*
Are you looking to gain marketable skills quickly, so you can get a competitive job without a 2- or 4-year degree? Ensign College offers a certificate only option, which allows you to obtain a stand-alone standard certificate in just one semester (15 credits). So you can get to work fast in the field of your choice.

*The Small Business Management Standard Certificate is through application process only. Each student will need to:

  1. Show proof of ATC certificate completion, or
  2. Provide evidence of previous business experience required upon admission to the college
  3. Submit the information to the program chair


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.

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