A number of options will be open to you with a Business Management degree. Our program provides a broad background in all aspects of business management, including business management theory, finance and accounting, human resources, software applications, marketing, e-commerce, and business law.
Your depth of knowledge will be demonstrated with a capstone project, which is reviewed by local business professionals. Plus, you’ll develop a portfolio that will help pave the way to a professional career. The Business Management Program can be taken in a format that combines classroom and online learning or entirely online.
Upon graduation, the world of entry-level management positions will be open to you or, if you wish to open your own business, continue your education with our embedded Entrepreneurship certificate.
Estimated Program Cost
This program will cost about $9,700* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.
* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Business Management 2020-2021 Graduation Employment Stats
|Employed in Related Occupation||9|
|Employed in Non-related Occupations||1|
|Not in Labor Market||0|
Salary Data - Related Employment
|Part Time||Full Time|
|Average Hours Per Week||43|
|Median Hourly Wage||$22.50|
|Hourly Wage Range||$15.60-$28.80|
|Median Annual Salary||$46,796|
Respondents in Related Occupations
- 1st Assistant, Assistant Manager, Assistant Store Leader, General Manager, Material Handler, Operations Manager, Outside Sales, Receptionist, Sales Associate, Senior Customer Service
- Living responsibly
- Refining professionalism
- Cultivating passion
- Plan the operations of a business across functional areas
- Organize resources to achieve the goals of an organization
- Control business processes
- Direct individuals and/or processes to meet organizational goals
- Apply principles of corporate responsibility
- Model customer service principles for a business
Software and Technology
Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.
If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.
- Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
- Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
- Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.
- Western uses the Blackboard Learning Management System. Some courses may use Zoom or Microsoft Teams to meet and work virtually. Visit our website for guidance on how to access and use these tools.
- Office 365 (available to download for free once you have a student email)
- Recommended web browsers: Chrome or Firefox
For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.
- Western has several computer labs available. Visit our website to find open hours and locations on the La Crosse campus. Or find information on how to access resources on our Regional Locations web page.
- The Learning Commons has computers, webcams, and microphones available for in-house use. Our librarians recommend checking your local public library for computer access on the weekends. Staff members can also provide information on free, off-campus Wi-Fi spots. Contact them at LearningCommons@westerntc.edu or call 608-785-9198.
- Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.