Management Trainee


Recent Graduates

There are 85 recent graduates of this Madison College program.


Student Satisfaction

99% of our recent graduates report they are satisfied with their Madison College education.


Annual Salary

Our recent graduates of this program reported an average starting salary of $40,296.

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 311027

Credits: 41

Area of Study: Business

Delivery Method:
100% In Person*
100% Online*
Some Online / Some In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $5,694.90
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.

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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 2021-2022 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 Graduates5085
    Number of Surveys Sent5085
    Number of Surveys Returned3540
    Percent of Surveys Returned70.00%47.10%
    Available for Employment2714
    Percent Available for Employment77.10%35.00%
    Not in Labor Market826
    Percent Not in Labor Market22.90%65.00%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed2714
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation168
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation59.30%57.10%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation105
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation37.00%35.70%
    Employed - No Response11
    Percent Employed - No Response3.70%7.10%
    Seeking Employment00
    Percent Seeking Employment0.00%0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.43.7
    Number of Satisfaction Responses2715
    Very Satisfied (4)1010
    Percent Very Satisfied37.00%66.70%
    Satisfied (3)175
    Percent Satisfied63.00%33.30%
    Unsatisfied (2)00
    Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)00
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    Number of Primary Reason Responses3440
    Preparation for Getting a Job93
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job26.50%7.50%
    Career Change71
    Percent Career Change20.60%2.50%
    Improvement of Existing Skills77
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills20.60%17.50%
    Preparation for Further Education928
    Percent Preparation for Further Education26.50%70.00%
    Personal Interest11
    Percent Personal Interest2.90%2.50%
    Percent Other2.90%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses2013
    Before Enrollment85
    Percent Before Enrollment40.00%38.50%
    While Attending the College87
    Percent While Attending the College40.00%53.80%
    After Training at the College41
    Percent After Training at the College20.00%7.70%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses2714
    In College District2112
    Percent In College District77.80%85.70%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District42
    Percent of In Wisconsin14.80%14.30%
    Outside of Wisconsin10
    Percent Outside Wisconsin3.70%0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown10
    Percent Location Unknown3.70%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend20182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count137
    Average Monthly Wage$3,393 $3,358
    Average Hourly Wage$19.73 $19.52
    Average Work Hours per Week41.241.5
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count2
    Average Hourly Wage$18.82
    Average Work Hours per Week29.3
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Ace Hardware Assistant Manager Lake Mills
    Bankers Bank Safekeeping Representative
    Chartwell Office Assistant Middleton
    Gondola Eye Inc Manager of Coordinated Care Wauwatosa
    Goyer Ace Sales Associate Fort Atkinson
    Kendall Packaging Press Operator Jefferson
    Schreiber Foods, Inc Purchaser Richland Center
    Wolters Kluwer Office Manager

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    ** - 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.