Business Management | Western Technical College

Business Management

Associate Degree

Program Number: 



Financial Aid Eligible

Typical Start: 

Fall, Spring

The Business Management program at Western is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage people and processes to achieve organizational goals. It covers foundational business disciplines such as finance, human resource management, marketing, and operations management.

Courses emphasize the development of teamwork, leadership, and management skills. This approach empowers you to lead teams, control business processes, and make informed decisions based on data. The learning environment provides you with opportunities to showcase leadership, problem-solving, critical thinking, professionalism, and networking skills.

Whether you're seeking to enter the workforce or enhance your marketable skills, the Business Management program can be your key to success. Your skills will be in demand across various industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, construction, insurance, and retail.

Classes are offered in both a hybrid in-person and online format to meet your preferred learning style.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Business Management

This program will cost about $9,632* 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.

Graduation Employment Stats

Business Management 2020-2021 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding17
Employed in Related Occupation9
Employed in Non-related Occupations1
Seeking Employment1
Continuing Education5
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Average Hours Per Week43
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

Career Opportunities

Business Development Specialist
Business Associate/Analyst
Human Resource Assistant
Business Support Specialist
Economic Support Specialist
Employment Specialist
HR Generalist

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

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.

Computer/Laptop Hardware

  • 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.

Software Needs

For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Campus Resources

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.

Transfer Agreements

Franklin University
University of Phoenix
Viterbo University

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

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