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Associate Degree

Business Management

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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 the 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.

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.

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Just the Facts

Business Management
61 Credit Associate Degree

Program Length
Two Years

Delivery Method
Face-to-Face, Online

Program Location
Eau Claire, River Falls, Online

Start Months
August, January in Eau Claire
August in River Falls


Financial Aid Eligible


Advanced Placement Available


Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

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 What are estimated program costs? Estimated Total: $10,877

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Career Opportunities

Customer Service Representative

Customer Service Supervisor


Office Manager

Project Coordinator


Graduate Employers

Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic

CURT Manufacturing


RainMaster Lawn Systems

W.S. Darley & Co.

Xcel Energy

Program Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.

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Yearly Salary

Our recent Business Management graduates reported an average starting salary of $49,622.



66% of our recent Business Management graduates got a job in the industry.


Regional Jobs

There are 1,256 job openings in the CVTC district for the Business Management industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.

You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.

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

Sample Courses

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.

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Earn Credentials Along the Way

Career Pathways  What is a career pathway?

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

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Arnaud, Business Management Student

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.


Business Management Student

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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.

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Admission Requirements

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