Business Management

Business Management

Degree Type

60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code


Time to Degree

2 years

Start Date

August / January / June

How You'll Learn


8-Week Courses



Business managers set objectives, delegate tasks and manage personnel while providing solid leadership to ensure success. In this program, acquire a broad business background to enhance the ability to make sound decisions. Learn how to plan, organize, direct and evaluate business functions essential for a business to run productively and efficiently.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: September 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: August 5, 2024

Spring 2025 Start

  • Application Opens: April 1, 2024
  • Application Deadline: January 10, 2025

Summer 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: September 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: June 3, 2024

* Submit all checklist items by the application deadline. Apply early; deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Any laptop

How To Apply

  • Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit a copy of one of the following to demonstrate your reading, writing and math skills:
      • High school GPA of 2.60 or above. Transcript must include completed coursework through the 11th grade.*
      • ACT, ACCUPLACER® or GED - 2014 Series (165 or higher).*
      • Prior college coursework may meet this requirement in whole or in part. Courses must be in the specific area(s), and you must have earned a grade of C or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the courses.*
      • If none of the above apply, sign up for the ACCUPLACER® placement test.

*Unofficial copies of these documents can be sent to

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an Enrollment Counselor.


Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Enrollment team by filling out our online form or by email at

Those working in business management roles who are driven and motivated are most successful in helping lead a team meet organizational goals. Strong business managers are dependable, reliable and have a great deal of integrity. If you are an effective communicator with a take-charge attitude, a career in business management may be right for you.

  • Assistant Manager
  • Production Specialist
  • Account Coordinator
  • Business Development Specialist
  • Personal Banker

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Learn more >

$49,700 – $100,000+ annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique?


Practice skills through simulated workplace projects, including supplier evaluation and selection, customer loyalty programs and creating business plans.


Earn two degrees in three years by combining Business Management with Supply Chain Management. Learn more about this dual degree option.


Learn from and network with guest speakers from well-respected local companies.

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Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

College Program Name Credit Awards
Concordia University - WisconsinBA Business Managementup to 60
Devry UniversityBS Business Administration60
Lakeland UniversityBA Business Administration (Management or Cooperative Education)Junior standing, 20% tuition discount
Marquette UniversityBS Business Administrationup to 59
Mount Mary UniversityBA Business Administration39+electives
Upper Iowa UniversityBS Business Administration30+electives
UW-MilwaukeeBBA Business Degrees in Lubar School of Businessup to 60
Viterbo UniversityBBA Business Leadership60
College Program Name Credit Awards
Western Governors UniversityBS in Business Administration Accounting, Human Resource Management, Business Administration IT Management, Business Admin Management, Business Administration Marketing, Finance, Healthcare Admin, or Supply Chain & Operations Management60+


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