Business Management

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 101023

Overview

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
  • Madison - South
  • 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.
Admission

To Apply
 

  • 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. 

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

 

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 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.

Outcomes

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.
Careers

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

Find open jobs in this industry on Wisconsin TechConnecttm

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    64
    Tuition
    $8880.30
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $1246.79
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Estimated Program Costs:
    (book costs not included)
    $10127.09
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Program Graduates 68 97 86
    Number of Surveys Sent 68 94 85
    Number of Surveys Returned 51 56 40
    Percent of Surveys Returned 75.00% 59.60% 47.10%
    Available for Employment 51 53 40
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 94.60% 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 0 3 0
    Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 5.40% 0.00%
    Available for Employment

    2016 2017 2018
    Graduates Employed 50 51 40
    Percent of Graduates Employed 98.00% 96.20% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 31 36 29
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 62.00% 70.60% 72.50%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 19 15 11
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 38.00% 29.40% 27.50%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 1 2 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 2.00% 3.80% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.3 3.4 3.4
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 51 56 40
    Very Satisfied 18 26 16
    Percent Very Satisfied 35.30% 46.40% 40.00%
    Satisfied 30 29 23
    Percent Satisfied 58.80% 51.80% 57.50%
    Unsatisfied 2 0 1
    Percent Unsatisfied 3.90% 0.00% 2.50%
    Very Unsatisfied 1 1 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 2.00% 1.80% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 51 56 40
    Preparation for Getting a Job 11 14 10
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 21.60% 25.00% 25.00%
    Career Change 9 7 7
    Percent Career Change 17.60% 12.50% 17.50%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 18 23 15
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 35.30% 41.10% 37.50%
    Preparation for Further Education 11 9 6
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 21.60% 16.10% 15.00%
    Personal Interest 2 2 0
    Percent Personal Interest 3.90% 3.60% 0.00%
    Other 0 1 2
    Percent Other 0.00% 1.80% 5.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 50 50 33
    Before Enrollment 18 23 10
    Percent Before Enrollment 36.00% 46.00% 30.30%
    While Attending the College 17 10 19
    Percent While Attending the College 34.00% 20.00% 57.60%
    After Training at the College 15 17 4
    Percent After Training at the College 30.00% 34.00% 12.10%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 50 51 40
    In College District 39 37 35
    Percent In College District 78.00% 72.50% 87.50%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 9 8 5
    Percent of In Wisconsin 18.00% 15.70% 12.50%
    Outside of Wisconsin 1 2 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 2.00% 3.90% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 1 4 0
    Percent Location Unknown 2.00% 7.80% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 27 28 23
    Average Monthly Wage $3,316 $3,486 $3,310
    Average Hourly Wage $19.28 $20.27 $19.24
    Average Work Hours per Week 42.5 43.8 42.6
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 4 3
    Average Hourly Wage $73.85 $19.52 $23.87
    Average Work Hours per Week 25 24.6 29.3
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 278 551
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 36 122
    Total Jobs 314 673
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    ABS Global Maintenance Technician DeForest
    American Family Insurance Direct Sales Representative II
    American Family Insurance Property Claims Advisor
    BMO Harris Loan Clerk
    Clack Corporation Machinist Windsor
    Deerfield School District Director of Nutrition Services Deerfield
    Fitchburg Cycles Store Manager Fitchburg
    Fleet Farm Automotive Service Manager DeForest
    Floating Point Fx Office Manager
    Heritage Credit Union Operations Manager
    Holiday Inn Express Head of Housekeeping Assistant Fort Atkinson
    Inclusa, Inc Member Liabilities Specialist Lone Rock
    Keller Williams Realty-Lynn Holley Contractor/Realtor
    McDonald's Shift Manager Sauk City
    Mi-Tech Administrative Assistant
    National Guardian Life Insurance Company Production Assistant
    Old Navy Business Operations Manager Johnson Creek
    Self-Employed Owner/CEO McFarland
    Spectrum Business Installer Baraboo
    State of Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation Customer Service Representative Senior
    The Payroll Company Recruiting Assistant Middleton
    Trek Bicycle Customer Service Representative Waterloo
    Ultratec, Inc Quality Assurance Supervisor
    UW Health Hospital & Clinics Patient Specialist
    Village Smile Care Office Manager Mount Horeb
    Wisconsin Insurance Security Fund Insurance Adjuster
    Zumiez Assistant Manager

    * - Wisconsin TechConnectTM jobs are posted through a statewide consortium operated and funded by all 16 of the technical colleges in Wisconsin.

    ** - 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 techconnect@madisoncollege.edu

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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.