Oversee business projects and processes. Be a change leader — be an office manager!
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Annual Salary
Our recent graduates of this program reported an average starting salary of $50,100.
Work Local
95% of our recent graduates work in Wisconsin.
Flexible Learning Options
Online & In-Person
Live out of state? Attend online classes with no out-of-state tuition.

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Office Management
Program Number: 101069
Your Degree:
Associate Degree
Area of Study:
Delivery Method:
100% Online
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
62 Credits | Finish degree in 2 years
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  • Program Overview

    The Office Management associate degree program at Madison College provides the tools you need to oversee the smooth operation of a business office. You will learn how to:

    • Hire and supervise office workers such as administrative, clerical, and personnel.
    • Prepare payroll and other office accounting duties.
    • Act as the lead go-between for the business and vendors.

    You will also gain an understanding of current office systems and technology that will help prepare you for work in an administrative office.​

    Program Details

    Students in the Office Management Program may attend full or part-time.

    Office Management classes are offered at our Madison Truax campus.


    Graduates with an associate degree in Office Management from Madison College are ready for a range of professional positions which include:

    • Office Manager or Supervisor
    • Administrative Manager or Supervisor
    Attend classes full or part-time
  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2023-2024 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    First Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    1 credit
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Second Semester
    3 credits
    1 credit
    2 credits
    3 credits
    2 credits
    3 credits
    Third Semester
    4 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Fourth Semester
    1 credit
    1 credit
    1 credit
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
  • Admission

    To Apply

    Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!
    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

    Application Dates

    Summer 2024

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is June 15, 2024

    Fall 2024

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2024

    Spring 2025

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2025

    Admission Requirements

    All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

    1. Admission Application

    The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.

    2. Education Completion

    Official transcripts must be sent from the institutions you attended and indicate one of the following:

    • High school  transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
    • GED/HSED transcript
    • College transcript(s) showing:
      • Completion of an associate degree or higher, or
      • At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4-point scale
        • The credits must be completed at a single college and cannot be combined with other transcripts
        • Any transfer credit listed on a transcript does not count toward the 30-credit minimum

    All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.

    Additional Notes

    • Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
    • Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246.6210.

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  • Transfer Opportunities

    UW System Schools

    Wisconsin Private Schools

    A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
    Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University University.
    Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.
    Any Madison College student who has successfully completed an associate degree in applied science after 2015, and meets admission requirements for the Rader School of Business (RSOB) at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Technical Sales at MSOE by successfully completing the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Business Administration program. --- In particular, any Madison College student who successfully completes all technical courses and general education courses in their AAS program with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; successfully completes all other specified courses, as defined in this transfer agreement, with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; and meets the MSOE admission requirements for transfer students into the BBA Program at MSOE, minimum 2.75/4.0 cumulative GPA from the last regionally accredited school will be admitted into the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at MSOE.

    Out-of-State Schools

    Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
    Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
    Students graduating with an associate degree from MATC with a 2.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admissions into CSU-Global and can transfer up to 64 semester credits from MATC to be applied toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CSU-Global.
    Franklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree
  • Career Outcomes

    After completing the Office Management program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

    • Communicate effectively and professionally to customers.
    • Manage staff, projects, and business processes.
    • Perform financial-related tasks.
    • Use technology to manage projects and processes.
    • Organize operations and procedures. 
    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      Number of Program Graduates33
      Number of Surveys Sent33
      Number of Surveys Returned13
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment13
      Percent Available for Employment100.00%100.00%
      Not in Labor Market
      Percent Not in Labor Market0.00%0.00%
      Available for Employment

      Graduates Employed13
      Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%100.00%
      Employed in Related Occupation12
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.00%66.70%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation00
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.00%0.00%
      Employed - No Response01
      Percent Employed - No Response0.00%33.30%
      Seeking Employment00
      Percent Seeking Employment0.00%0.00%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)33
      Number of Satisfaction Responses13
      Very Satisfied (4)02
      Percent Very Satisfied0.00%66.70%
      Satisfied (3)10
      Percent Satisfied100.00%0.00%
      Unsatisfied (2)00
      Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%
      Very Unsatisfed (1)01
      Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%33.30%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      Number of Primary Reason Responses13
      Preparation for Getting a Job00
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job0.00%0.00%
      Career Change11
      Percent Career Change100.00%33.30%
      Improvement of Existing Skills02
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills0.00%66.70%
      Preparation for Further Education00
      Percent Preparation for Further Education0.00%0.00%
      Personal Interest00
      Percent Personal Interest0.00%0.00%
      Percent Other0.00%0.00%
      When Employment was Obtained

      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses12
      Before Enrollment11
      Percent Before Enrollment100.00%50.00%
      While Attending the College00
      Percent While Attending the College0.00%0.00%
      After Training at the College01
      Percent After Training at the College0.00%50.00%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      Number of Employment Location Responses13
      In College District11
      Percent In College District100.00%33.30%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District00
      Percent of In Wisconsin0.00%0.00%
      Outside of Wisconsin01
      Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%33.30%
      Employer Location Unknown01
      Percent Location Unknown0.00%33.30%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend20212022
      Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count12
      Average Monthly Wage$2,924$4,175
      Average Hourly Wage$17.00$24.27
      Average Work Hours per Week4044
      Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count
      Average Hourly Wage
      Average Work Hours per Week
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2022
      Employer(s)Job TitleCity*State**Positions
      Harris County Emergency CorpsExecutive AssistantHoustonTX
      Social Security AdministrationLegal Assistant

      * - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

      ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

      *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at jobpostings@madisoncollege.edu

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