School of Business and Applied Arts

Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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. Receive real-world insights from our instructors as they prepare you to successfully meet the challenges faced in today’s dynamic business environment.

Once you are admitted into the Business Management program, you may be able to double major and complete the Human Resource Management associate degree with just one additional semester of study. (Additional coursework may be needed depending on your admit term.) 

After you earn your real-world-focused Business Management associate degree at Madison College at an affordable cost, you will be eligible to transfer to various four-year institutions for your last two years and earn your bachelor's degree.

Program Details

Students in the Business Management program can attend full or part time.

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

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

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

Your Advantage at Madison College

Faculty members with years of business experience facilitate courses.

  • Courses focus on active learning through simulations, cases and sharing of business experiences and 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

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College. 
  • 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.


The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2016-2017 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.

First Semester

Second Semester

3 credits

Third Semester

3 credits

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


Concentration Course

(see list)

Fourth Semester

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



3 credits


Concentration Course

(see list)

Business-Related Concentration Courses



Human Resources

International Business


Real Estate

Risk Management & Insurance

Social Media



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.