Business Management (Finance)

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Overview & Requirements

Degree Summary

This degree is designed to teach students core business principles and skills which will allow them to obtain employment in a business. It will prepare students to make decisions, guide effective action, innovate and lead in the workplace.

Credit requirements for graduation

Students must complete 40 credits of required Foundations courses, 54 credits of business management courses, and 26 elective credits for a total of 120 credits.

What You’ll Learn

Essential Knowledge and Skills (competencies)

  • Learn leadership skills in a variety of settings.
  • Learn to apply principles of innovation in business contexts.
  • Gain proficiency in developing and using spreadsheets to conduct business analysis.
  • Gain an understanding of financial statements to make business decisions that improve the "health of an organization."
  • Demonstrate professional writing skills in business contexts.
  • Gain critical competencies in finance.
  • Show integrity in professional and personal settings.

Key/Major Subject Areas (Specialized subjects)

  • Accounting
  • Business leadership and strategy
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business creation

Core/General Subject Areas
(General general studies subjects - for degrees only)

  • English
  • Literature
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Humanities
  • International Studies

Careers in this Field

  • Business Manager or Administrator
  • Business & Corporate Communicator
  • Operations Supervision Manager
  • Small Business Operations Manager
  • Business Services Marketer
  • Economics Manager
  • Financial  Services Manager
  • Information Processing / Data Entry Technologist
  • Information Systems and Services Manager
  • Marketing Services Manager

For more information regarding the courses and requirements in this program, please visit the BYU-Idaho online course catalog, but please note that not all programs listed in the catalog are available online.

For questions regarding course scheduling or sequencing, please contact BYU-Pathway Support.

The time it takes to complete a BYU-Idaho online program depends on how many credits (or course hours) a student takes each semester. Most courses are worth two or three credits each. A certificate is comprised of 15-19 credits. An associate degree is comprised of 60 credits. And a bachelor's degree is 120 credits.

BYU-Idaho online courses are designed around the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, with learning activities adapted to the online environment. The class progresses together through the semester and there is frequent interaction between students and with the instructor. Courses taught online and on-campus are based on the same learning objectives.

Students who meet admission requirements can apply to begin the next available semester. Visit our Online Admissions page for information about qualifications, application deadlines, and how to apply.