Associate of Applied Science
Applied Business Management
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BYU-Idaho + BYU-Pathway

The associate degree in applied business management builds on the specific skill set attained in a student's chosen introductory certificate by adding analytic, marketing, and leadership skills that are important for supervisors in any business or non-profit organization. Students also gain practical math and writing skills to provide a more well-rounded business management preparation.

This degree is developed and granted by BYU-Idaho, with support and resources coming from BYU-Pathway Worldwide.

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Why choose this degree?

Training in business management makes you marketable in most industries. Business management will qualify you to use analytic and personal skills to manage people and resources, prepare budgets and evaluate finances, build and lead teams, implement strategy, and run sales and marketing campaigns.

BYU-Pathway has found that certain combinations of certificates lead to better job opportunities. Most degrees have a recommended plan of certificates that will help students increase their income and improve their employment possibilities.

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Looking Ahead
Potential Employment
Assuming adequate work experience, successful students will be prepared to advance to management positions related to the area of their introductory certificate – or in another field where they have adequate work experience.

Essential Knowledge and Skills


  • Identify personal strengths and weaknesses that will allow improvement in leadership competency.
  • Diagnose the health of a business organization using financial statements and relevant data.
  • Apply appropriate tools to solve business problems.
  • Present business information professionally in writing.

Bachelor of Science of Applied Business

Program requirements

Degrees are built by selecting three certificates, which are typically made up of five courses each. Our recommended plans are designed to lead to better job opportunities. To earn a bachelor’s degree, you will complete three certificates plus additional requirements:


Commercial Fundamentals Path

Steps to your Associate Degree in Applied Business

Basic Accounting Path

Steps to your Associate Degree in Applied Business

If getting a better job is not your primary focus, there are other certificate options available.