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Business Management Overview

Business is everywhere. Leaders are made. Are you interested in a broad career that will develop your leadership skills? Earn your Business Management degree at CVTC. In this two-year program, you will learn how to make effective business decisions, and how to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the functions of business that lead to outstanding organizations.

The business management courses will touch on all aspects of business including:

  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Ethics
  • Economics
  • Management
  • International business

Part of a career pathway, you will already have credits toward the Business Management program if you completed the Business Generalist technical diploma or Business Associate certificate at CVTC. Call us at 715-833-6300 to learn more.

Career Opportunities

Office Manager

Production Manager




Unemployment Compensation Associate

Graduate Employers

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Huebsh Services

Mayo Clinic Health System


Royal Credit Union

WESTconsin Credit Union

Just the Facts

Business Management
61 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program //
Two Years

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire and River Falls

Program Location //
August and January in Eau Claire and Online
August in River Falls

Start Months //
August and January in Eau Claire
August in River Falls

Start Dates //
August and January in Eau Claire and Online
August in River Falls


Financial Aid Eligible

Estimated Program Cost 

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 Estimated Total: $11,579

  Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning. Explore your options today!

Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you can take in the Business Management program.

Principles of Management
Students learn about the four managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling in contemporary organizations.

Business, Finance, and Budgeting
Students will demonstrate application of business types, cycles, forecasting, budgeting, expense control, and financial statement interpretation relevant to the supervisor as a non-accountant.

International Business
Learn the latest trends in world trade and investment, economic relationships among nations, international finance and currency exchange, government regulations and tariffs, communications and language barriers, and national customs.

Earn Credentials Along the Way

Career Pathways 

Career Pathways are a clear, manageable way to access education that provides employer-recognized, stackable credentials tied to specific jobs, education, and career progression. Career Pathways are beneficial to high school students and teachers, parents, adult students, and employers.

Pathway Certificate

Business Associate

Technical Diploma

Business Generalist

Associate Degree

Business Management

Business Management Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.

// Program Outcomes


65% of our recent Business Management graduates got a job in the industry.


Yearly Salary

Our recent Business Management graduates reported an average starting salary of $42,193.


Regional Jobs

There are 845 job openings in the CVTC district for the Business Management industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

Transfer your CVTC credits to another institution to continue your education. Explore transfer agreements.


Focus On Student Success

I was able to meet the most diverse group of people at CVTC. As an African student, I could sit by a veteran, a mother with four kids, or a young student who just came to college and doesn’t know where he’s going with his life.

Arnaud, Business Management Student

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Degrees & Diplomas

Accounting, Associate Degree

Business Generalist, Technical Diploma

Entrepreneurship, Technical Diploma

Human Resources, Associate Degree

Marketing, Associate Degree

Supply Chain Management, Associate Degree

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

// Explore Continuing Ed Opportunities

  Unsure of which program you'd like to go into? Learn more about our Career Assessment to help narrow down your options.

A Program You Can Trust

Program Accreditation

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The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn. Visit accreditation website.