Start Your Business Degree While Still in High School

The business industry is booming! You don't have to wait until you graduate high school to get started on your business degree.

This dual enrollment program sets you up to complete the Business Generalist technical diploma while still in high school or shortly after.

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Earn a Business Generalist Technical Diploma
in High School!

Save Time and Money

Starting your path to a business degree today will save you time and money later. The more college credits you earn now, the less you’ll have to pay after graduating high school.

One Degree, Lots of Options

Learning how to strategize and plan is important in any field you choose. The Business Generalist technical diploma will expose you to several different areas in business, which will help you decide what career path to pursue.

Go on to earn your Associate's or Bachelor's degree

These courses are designed to seamlessly transfer into multiple business programs at Madison College or several 4-year universities.

19 College Credits!
Earn up to 19 college credits that also count toward your high school diploma.

Get Started

  1. Confirm you're eligible with your high school counselor.
  2. Complete the Start College Now application.

Are you home-schooled or attend a private charter school? Academies are for you, too! Contact our Early College team to learn more.

Business Generalist Courses

You can take as many courses are you're comfortable with. You can even take classes in the summer!

Completing all 19 credits will earn you a Business Generalist technical diploma. Talk to an Early College advisor to plan course sequencing.

  • Accounting 1 (4 credits)
  • Introduction to Business (3 credits)
  • Math of Finance (3 credits)
  • Marketing Principles (3 credits)
  • Business Spreadsheet Applications (3 credits)
  • Written Communication or AP English Language & Composition (3 credits)

Earn your Associate's or Bachelor's Degree Next

After completing your Business Generalist technical diploma, you can earn one of these associate degrees with just one more year of study at Madison College. 

If your long-term goal is to earn a bachelor's degree, you can save money by completing your associate's degree at Madison College and then transferring to a 4-year school.

Learn more about starting your bachelor's at Madison College.

Explore Dual Credit Programs

Madison College offers many dual credit programs to help you finish college sooner and for less money.