Business Management

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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It takes a talented and dedicated workforce to move a company forward, but it takes a driven, motivated leader to guide a team to meet organizational goals. Those in business management roles set objectives, delegate tasks and manage personnel while providing solid leadership to ensure success. In the Business Management program, acquire a broad business background to enhance the ability to make sound decisions. Learn how to effectively plan, organize, direct and evaluate business functions essential for a business to run productively and efficiently.

  • Prepare for jobs such as assistant manager, production specialist, account coordinator, business development specialist or personal banker.
  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school business courses.
  • Students can focus on general Business Management or select an emphasis in Banking and Financial Services.
  • Program-to-program transfer opportunities are available at Milwaukee School of Engineering and the University of Wisconsin – Stout. Select program credits may transfer to other institutions.
  • Additional specialized certificates in Entrepreneurship and Global Business Management can be completed and serve as a complement to the Business Management degree program.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Salary Range: $28,000-$50,000
    • Average Salary: $35,333
    • Median Salary: $28,058
    • Average Entry-Level Salary: $38,970
    • Average Hourly Wage: $17.00
    • Three-year Average Salary: $33,610

Required Courses

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* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

101-111 4
101-113 4
104-102 3
106-110 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

College

Program Name

Credits Awarded

Alverno CollegeBA in Business Managementup to 70
Bellevue UniversityBachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Scienceup to 68
Capella UniversityBachelor of Science in Business, Business Administrationup to 90
Capella UniversityBachelor of Science in Business Health Care Managementup to 90
Capella UniversityBachelor of Science in Business (all specializations except Business Administration and Health Care Management)up to 88
Cardinal StritchBachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Scienc in Management, Bachelor of Science in Strategic Management of Information Systems, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Management, Bachelor of Science in Human Service Management68
Concordia UniversityBaccalaureate Degreeup to 80
Concordia UniversityBachelor of Arts, Business Management67
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science (various)Junior Standing
Herzing UniversityBachelor of Science in Business Administrationup to 58
Kaplan UniversityBachelor of Science in Business AdministrationJunior Standing
Marquette University-College of Professional StudiesBachelor of Science in Leadership and Organizationsup to 58
MSOEBachelor of Science in Managementjunior status
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Artsup to 80
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts with a major in Business Administration, Human Resources or in Managementup to 80 credits
Rasmussen CollegeBachelor Degree in Business Management69
Rasmussen CollegeBachelor Degree in Healthcare ManagementMinimum of 56
Silver Lake CollegeBachelor of Science (various)minimum of 60
U of PhoenixBachelor of Science (various)varies
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-Green BayBachelor of Applied Studies OnlineJunior Status
UW-OshkoshBachelor of Applied Studies in Leadership & Organizational Studies59
UW-StoutBachelor of Science in Managementup to 65
UW-StoutB.S. Career, Technical Education & Trainingup to 60
Waldorf CollegeBS in Business AdministrationJunior Standing
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership65

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.

Meet your Instructor

Program instructor, Debra Gahr

Debra Gahr

Phone: 262.691.5235

Education

  • BBA, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • MS, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Teaching Philosophy

"My teaching philosophy is based on the fact that I think learning should be fun, interactive and collaborative, and connected to real-life applications in the business world."

Program instructor, Nicola Palmer-Quade

Nicola Palmer-Quade

Phone: 262.691.5306

Education

  • BBA, Industrial Relations, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • MS, Human Resources, Marquette University (to be complete August 2014)

Certifications

  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

Teaching Philosophy

"I love working with students of all ages who have chosen to invest in themselves. I hope to spark enthusiasm for learning and help prepare them for happy and successful careers."

Program instructor, Lisa Zajc

Lisa Zajc

Phone: 262.691.5344

Education

  • BA, Finance, University of Wisconsin -Whitewater
  • MS, Accounting, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

Teaching Philosophy

"Education is life changing when you connect, challenge and inspire students."