Management Trainee

Technical Diploma

Program number: 311027

Credits: 41

Area of Study: Business

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $5,596.50
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

The Management Trainee Technical Diploma at Madison College prepares you for supervisory management or entry-level management, enabling you to add value to a team environment, by developing foundational communication skills and an overall business perspective. It equips you to take on a lead or supervisory role by developing skills critical to getting results and building relationships. You will take courses in communication, management/supervision, general business, human resources and accounting.

The Management Trainee Diploma is on a career pathway to earn your associate degree in Business Management. Once in the Business Management program you can double major in Human Resources Management or Finance, earning another associate degree by adding one more semester of courses.

Check out the transfer page to see all the four-year institutions your diploma degree will transfer to. 

Program Details

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

Management Trainee 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 Advantages at Madison College

Faculty members with years of business experience lead 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

  • 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 2020-2021 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.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


Graduates with a Management Trainee Diploma from Madison College are ready for a range of professional positions, such as: 

  • Supervisor
  • Team, Process, Operations or Customer Service Lead


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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    Number of Program Graduates 50
    Number of Surveys Sent 50
    Number of Surveys Returned 35
    Percent of Surveys Returned 70.00%
    Available for Employment 27
    Percent Available for Employment 96.40%
    Not in Labor Market 8
    Percent Not in Labor Market 28.60%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed 27
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 16
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 59.30%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 10
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 37.00%
    Employed - No Response 1
    Percent Employed - No Response 3.70%
    Seeking Employment 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.4 0 0
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 27
    Very Satisfied 10
    Percent Very Satisfied 37.00%
    Satisfied 17
    Percent Satisfied 63.00%
    Unsatisfied 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    Number of Primary Reason Responses 34
    Preparation for Getting a Job 9
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 26.50%
    Career Change 7
    Percent Career Change 20.60%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 7
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 20.60%
    Preparation for Further Education 9
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 26.50%
    Personal Interest 1
    Percent Personal Interest 2.90%
    Other 1
    Percent Other 2.90%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 20
    Before Enrollment 8
    Percent Before Enrollment 40.00%
    While Attending the College 8
    Percent While Attending the College 40.00%
    After Training at the College 4
    Percent After Training at the College 20.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses 27
    In College District 21
    Percent In College District 77.80%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 4
    Percent of In Wisconsin 14.80%
    Outside of Wisconsin 1
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 3.70%
    Employer Location Unknown 1
    Percent Location Unknown 3.70%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 13
    Average Monthly Wage $3,393
    Average Hourly Wage $19.73
    Average Work Hours per Week 41.2
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 2
    Average Hourly Wage $18.82
    Average Work Hours per Week 29.3
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 73 10
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 14 0
    Total Jobs 87 10
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    ABS Global Maintenance Technician DeForest
    City of Soucan Event Assistant Spokane WA
    City of Watertown Administrative Assistant Watertown
    First Choice Dental Branch Office Administrator Fitchburg
    Fitchburg Cycles Store Manager Fitchburg
    Fleet Farm Automotive Service Manager DeForest
    Floating Point Fx Office Manager
    Heritage Credit Union Operations Manager
    Kelly Services Recruiter Appleton
    McDonald's Shift Supervisor Sauk City
    Old Navy Business Operations Manager Johnson Creek
    Silver Spring Foods Quality Technician Eau Claire
    Spoerl Trucking Administrative Coordinator Ixonia
    Village Smile Care Office Manager Mount Horeb
    Wisconsin Conference United Church of Christ Assistant Director of Finance DeForest

    * - 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.

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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 Management Trainee program completely online without paying out-of-state tuition.