The world of business is brimming with opportunity. Whether you want to join a successful team … or start your own company, count on us to help you reach those Fortune 500 or small business dreams. Discover the niche that suits you best!

Business Careers

Go about your business career. This area of study covers the financial, marketing, management and many other aspects of the business world. Direct your focus toward the career that appeals to you most. You will gain relevant skills that prepare you for a rewarding job.

Explore career opportunities and specific business programs below.

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  • Accounting

    Hands-on training, internships and instructors with real-world experience add up to an education that prepares you to get—and thrive in—the job you want!

    Accountants handle payroll, taxes, planning and more for businesses and individuals.   

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $19.65/hr.

    Employers include:
    Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, UnityPoint Health, Sorge CPA and Business Advisors, Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce 

    Program Information

  • Administrative Professional

    Businesses rely on their administrative professionals to keep projects and processes running smoothly.

    You will learn to use common office and communication tools and how to work well under pressure.  

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $20.33/hr.

    Employers include:
    Exact Sciences, Bunbury & Associates, Verona Area School District, Walworth County Department of Health & Human Services 

    Program Information

  • Business Management

    Employers are looking for managers who understand business processes and who work well with people. We will prepare you to meet those needs.

    When you graduate, you have the option of transferring into your choice of related bachelor’s degree programs. 

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $19.24/hr.

    Employers include:
    BMO Harris, Heritage Credit Union, Spectrum, Trek Bicycle, National Guardian Life Insurance, UW Health 

    Program Information

  • Marketing

    Smart marketing is crucial to business success. Marketers conduct research, define customer needs and determine how products and services should be promoted. 

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $16.22/hr.

    Employers include:
    Great Wolf Lodge, US Cellular, Bergstrom Cadillac, Hansen Home Team 

    Program Information
     

  • Medical Administrative Specialist

    Health care facilities require positive, energetic people to keep their offices running smoothly. 

    You will learn essential administrative tools and tasks you can apply in any office, but your focus will be on a healthcare setting. 

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $21.05/hr.

    Employers include:
    UW Health Hospital and Clinics, SSM Health 

    Program Information

  • Economics and Pre-Business Transfer

    Start your bachelor’s degree with us. Our general electives are transferable to many four-year colleges and universities. 

    Bonus:
    Save thousands on your bachelor’s degree. Graduate with less debt! 

    Program Information

“What I enjoyed about the marketing program was its scope. I was introduced to a wide variety of relevant marketing disciplines and topics. I also appreciated how supportive the instructors were. They always made time for me.”
David J.
Marketing graduate
10,000
Job openings per year
in the Madison College district
$26.30
Average starting hourly wages
(labor market info)

Exciting careers in business are waiting for you at Madison College.

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All Business Academic Programs

Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Technical Diploma
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Degree: Associate Degree
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Degree: Certificate
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Degree: Certificate
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Degree: Associate Degree
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Degree: Certificate
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Degree: Certificate
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Degree: Technical Diploma
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Degree: Certificate
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Degree: Certificate
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Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Certificate
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Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Technical Diploma
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Certificate
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Technical Diploma
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Certificate
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Certificate
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Certificate
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Technical Diploma
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Certificate
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Technical Diploma
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Technical Diploma
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Technical Diploma
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Certificate
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Technical Diploma
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Certificate
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Certificate
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Certificate
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Technical Diploma
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Technical Diploma
Area of Study: Business
Degree: Certificate
Area of Study: Business

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“The hard and soft skills I learned in the administrative professional program prepared me for the business world and opened quite a few doors for me professionally – and personally.”
Katrina B.
Administrative professional graduate