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Have business experience but want your own?

Get your Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship certificate.

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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.

Brent Andrus
Brent Andrus
Program Chair - Business Management / DECA
M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Phoenix, 1993

Brent began teaching at Ensign College in 2011 and became Program Chair for the Global Supply Chain and Project Management programs in 2014. He currently serves as Program Chair for the Business Management program and is the Collegiate DECA (business club) advisor at Ensign College. Passionate about making a difference, he focuses on engaging students in applicable, real-time projects for businesses and other organizations.
Office 801-524-1955

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