Business Management Students

Business Management

60-credit 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.
  • 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
    • Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $40,536

Program Code 10-102-3

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 104-102 Marketing Principles3+ 
 138-150 Global Business Fundamentals3+ 
 106-110 Intro to Software Applications
previously MBA I
 801-136 English Composition 13+ 
 804-123 Math w Business Apps3+*
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 101-109 Business Accounting4+ 
 196-125 Management of Customer Service
previously Customer Service Management
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+*
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3 *
 Elective 3  
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 101-132 Financial Management3  
 102-125 Princ of Supply Chain Mngt3  
 102-101 Business Professionalism1 *
 890-108 Employment Success1+*
 196-140 Managing People
previously Principles of Supervision
 809-143 Microeconomics3 *
Total Semester Credits
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 102-118 Business Mgmt Capstone3  
 102-160 Business Law3+ 
 196-190 Leadership Development3  
 623-170 Intro to Continuous Improvment3+*
 809-196 Intro to Sociology3+*
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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View course descriptions of all required courses

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

104-102 Marketing Principles 3
106-110 Intro to Software Applications 3
801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm 3
804-123 Math w Business Apps 3
809-196 Intro to Sociology 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

Program Specific Agreements

Program Name
Credits Awarded
Alverno CollegeBA in Business Managementup to 70
Cardinal StritchAny Bachelor Degree in the College of Business and Management60+
Colorado State University-Global CampusBS Business Managementup to 64
Colorado State University-Global CampusBS Human Resource Managementup to 62
Colorado State University-Global CampusBS Organizational Leadershipup to 62
Herzing UniversityBS Business Managmentup to 68
Lakeland UniversityBS Business Admininstrationup to 68
Mount Mary UniversityBA Business Administration39+electives
Purdue University GlobalBS Business Administration60+ and 20% discount
Rasmussen CollegeBS Business Managementup to 69
Rasmussen CollegeBS Healthcare Managementup to 56
UW-OshkoshBS Human Services Leadershipup to 66
UW-OshkoshBS Leadership and Organizational Studiesup to 62
UW-StoutBS Managementup to 60

General Agreements

Program Name
Credits Awarded
Concordia UniversityAny BachelorsVaries
Franklin UniversityBachelor of Science (various)Junior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 35%+ tuition disccount for WCTC grads
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-Green BayOrganizational Leadership - Bachelor of Applied StudiesBlock of 60 credits
UW-StoutB.S. Career, Technical Education & Trainingup to 60
UW-WaukeshaBachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)60-Junior Standing
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership50-70

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


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


  • 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


  • BBA, Industrial Relations, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • MS, Human Resources, Marquette University


  • 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."