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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:
63 Credits | Finish degree in 2 years
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$9,037.35 Tuition
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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 2022-2023 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
    3 credits
    2 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Second Semester
    4 credits
    1 credit
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Third Semester
    1 credit
    3 credits
    1 credit
    3 credits
    1 credit
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Fourth Semester
    1 credit
    3 credits
    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

    Spring 2023

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2023

    Summer 2023

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is June 15, 2023

    Fall 2023

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2023

    Spring 2024

    • Application opens on February 1, 2023
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2024

    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

    Students must submit official transcripts for one of the following:

    • High school (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
    • GED/HSED transcript
    • College transcript(s) showing completion of an associate degree or higher
      • Note: Effective with the 2023-2024 year, this may be fulfilled with at least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0

    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

    Entering students who have completed Madison College general education courses with a grade of "C-" or better may apply them toward satisfying Stritch Liberal Arts requirements.
    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 Graduates3
      Number of Surveys Sent3
      Number of Surveys Returned1
      Percent of Surveys Returned33.30%
      Available for Employment1
      Percent Available for Employment100.00%
      Not in Labor Market0
      Percent Not in Labor Market0.00%
      Available for Employment

      Graduates Employed1
      Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%
      Employed in Related Occupation1
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.00%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation0
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.00%
      Employed - No Response0
      Percent Employed - No Response0.00%
      Seeking Employment0
      Percent Seeking Employment0.00%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3
      Number of Satisfaction Responses1
      Very Satisfied (4)0
      Percent Very Satisfied0.00%
      Satisfied (3)1
      Percent Satisfied100.00%
      Unsatisfied (2)0
      Percent Unsatisfied0.00%
      Very Unsatisfed (1)0
      Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      Number of Primary Reason Responses1
      Preparation for Getting a Job0
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job0.00%
      Career Change1
      Percent Career Change100.00%
      Improvement of Existing Skills0
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills0.00%
      Preparation for Further Education0
      Percent Preparation for Further Education0.00%
      Personal Interest0
      Percent Personal Interest0.00%
      Percent Other0.00%
      When Employment was Obtained

      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses1
      Before Enrollment1
      Percent Before Enrollment100.00%
      While Attending the College0
      Percent While Attending the College0.00%
      After Training at the College0
      Percent After Training at the College0.00%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      Number of Employment Location Responses1
      In College District1
      Percent In College District100.00%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District0
      Percent of In Wisconsin0.00%
      Outside of Wisconsin0
      Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%
      Employer Location Unknown0
      Percent Location Unknown0.00%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend2021
      Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count1
      Average Monthly Wage$2,924
      Average Hourly Wage$17.00
      Average Work Hours per Week40
      Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count
      Average Hourly Wage
      Average Work Hours per Week
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2021
      Employer(s)Job TitleCity*State**Positions
      Larson Automotive LLCOffice AssistantBaraboo

      * - 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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Madison Truax Campus
Main Building, D3631

1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

608.246.6003 (Ext. 8)


Summer Service Hours

  • Monday – Wednesday: 9 am - 3 pm In-Person, 8 am - 4 pm Virtual
  • Thursday: 8 am - 4 pm Virtual Only
  • Friday: 8 am - 12 pm Virtual Only