AAS in Business Management

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Are you ready to begin your career in business, elevate your existing career or start your own business?  If so then earning an AAS degree in Business Management may be the right choice for you.

In today's competitive economic marketplace, students of business need to learn the core business principles and theories that will allow them to make immediate contributions in the workplace.  This online degree will prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary to make decisions, guide effective action, innovate and lead in your future career!


Students with this degree will be prepared for entry-level management positions in the following areas:

  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Small Business Management
  • Operations Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial Management Services

Note: Before taking these courses, one of the following certificates needs to be completed: Basic Accounting (C100), Administrative Assistant (C101), Professional Sales (C102), Web Media (C103), Entrepreneurship (C106), Agribusiness (C110), Commercial Fundamentals (C111), Auto Service Technology (C112), Web Frontend Development (C113), Web Backend Development (C114), System Administration (C115), Database (C116), Data Analytics (C117), Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (C121), Programming - Computer Information Systems (C122), Construction Field Supervision (C126), or Computer Information Technology (C127).

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting 3
B 100 Career Development 1
B 211 Business Fundamentals 3
B 215 Spreadsheet Analysis for Business 3
ECON 150 Economic Principles and Problems - Micro 3
B 301 Financial Management 3
B 321 Organizational Effectiveness 3
B 341 Marketing Management 3
Complete one of the following: 
C100 Business Accounting
C101 Administrative Assistant
C102 Professional Sales
C103 Web Media
C106 Entrepreneurship
C110 Agribusiness
C111 Commercial Fundamentals
C112 Auto Service Technology
C113 Web Frontend Development
C114 Web Backend Develoopment
C115 System Administration
C116 Database
C117 Dada Analytics
C121 Computer-Aided Design and Drafting
C122 Programming-Computer Information Systems
C126 Construction Field Supervision
C127 Computer Information Technology
HAVE ANOTHER APPROVED BUSINESS-RELATED CERTIFICATECertificates may be approved by the department on a case-by-case basis.


The AAS in Business Management can be taken entirely online. Students must complete 17 credits of required Foundations courses, 42 credits of major courses (listed above) plus 1 additional elective credit for a total of 60 credits. Review the course list below or check the University Catalog for specific degree requirements. Check course availability and offerings or contact us today at (208) 496-1800.

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.