School of Business and Applied Arts

Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m. 

CALL: (608) 246-6003 ext. 8
FAX: (608) 243-4754

Business Management

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 101023


The Business Management associate degree program at Madison College will give you the skills needed to supervise or manage a department or business. Get real-world insights from our instructors as they prepare you to meet the challenges of today’s business climate. 

MATC Business Management Students Studying

Once admitted to the Business Management program, you may choose to double major in Human Resource Management or Finance with one or two more semesters of study. If you want to double major, consult an academic advisor first. 

Once you earn your Business Management associate degree here, you can transfer to a four-year institution and earn your bachelor's degree.

Program Details

Students in the Business Management program can attend full or part time. Start classes in September, October, January, March or June. 

Business Management classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax
  • Fort Atkinson
  • Portage
  • Reedsburg
  • Watertown

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.

All courses for this program are offered online and in person.

Your Advantage at Madison College

Learn from faculty members who have years of business experience.

  • Courses focus on active learning through simulations, cases and sharing of business experiences–not on passive textbook learning.
  • Courses are offered online, face-to-face or 8-week accelerated delivery.
  • Full-time or part-time options are available.
  • Career pathways available to double major in Human Resources and transfer to four-year institutions.

To Apply

  • View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements.  

In-person Program         Online/Accelerated Program

        Effective Summer 2019 - Program Admission Requirements

  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

After Acceptance

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


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

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

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

Choose from one of the following options: Option A: Employment Law and an Elective Option B: 6 credits from one emphasis area


Emphasis Area Course

(see list)

Fourth Semester

3 credits

Choose from one of the following options: Option A: Employment Law and an Elective Option B: 6 credits from one emphasis area



3 credits


Emphasis Area Course

(see list)

Business-Related Emphasis Area Courses

Accounting Emphasis

4 credits

AgriBusiness Emphasis

Finance Emphasis

Human Resources Emphasis

Marketing Emphasis

Medical Administrative Emphasis

Microsoft Skills Emphasis

1 credits

1 credits

Project Management Emphasis

Real Estate Emphasis

Risk Management & Insurance Emphasis

Small Business Emphasis


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

  • Plan the operations of a business across functional areas.
  • Organize resources to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Direct individuals and/or processes to meet organizational goals.
  • Control business processes.

Graduates with an associate degree in Business Management from Madison College are ready for a range of professional positions, such as: 

  • Manager
  • Manager Associate
  • Operational Manager
  • Management Trainee
  • Process Supervisor
  • Supervisor

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:

  • Billing Specialist
  • Financial Specialist
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Owner/Entrepreneur
  • Personal Banker


Related Programs

Flexible Learning Options

You can choose from a variety of flexible learning options, including accelerated (8 weeks), online, hybrid and full-semester courses. Out-of-state students can complete the Business Management program completely online without paying out-of-state tuition.