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Business Management

Associate of Applied Science


About the Program

The Business Management program provides the skills and knowledge managers need to guide organizations in reaching goals by working with people and other organizational resources. The program assists students in identifying career goals and assists people who are already in the workforce by providing additional training for career advancement. The program also helps students identify areas of special interest in management and create an educational plan to develop specialized knowledge in those management areas. Business Management students can earn certificates to achieve recognition for a series of related courses before they earn the Business Management degree.

Management activities occur in business, manufacturing, government, not-for-profit, and tribal sectors of our economy. Business managers implement the plans of an organization by coordinating basic operations. They work in finance, staffing, planning, quality, marketing, and information management. They analyze external and internal conditions and problems; lead, motivate, and coach employees; and serve as representatives of their organization.

The Business Management program is available online or in a traditional classroom format.


Financial Aid Eligible

This program is eligible for financial aid. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for further details.


Possible Careers

  • Line supervisor
  • Department manager
  • Program manager
  • Business owner


Program Outcomes

  1. Plan the operations of a business across functional areas.
  2. Organize resources to achieve the goals of the organization.
  3. Direct individuals and/or processes to meet organizational goals.
  4. Control business processes.


Transfer Agreements

Students who complete the Business Management degree can seamlessly transfer credits to the following universities:

  • Franklin University and apply their Nicolet credits towards a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and complete their degree through distance learning.
  • Upper Iowa University and apply their Nicolet credits toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and complete their degree online, independent study or at one of UIU’s learning centers.
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering Rader School of Business and apply their Nicolet credits toward a Bachelor of Science of Management degree.
  • Northland College and apply their Nicolet credits toward a degree in Management Leadership.
  • UW-Whitewater and apply their Nicolet credits toward a degree in Business and Economics.
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