Business Management

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Why choose Business Management?

  • Gain the formal training needed to build a strong and lasting career in business leadership.
  • Drive any business to new heights through your ability to build teams, create a positive work environment, set and communicate goals, solve problems, and motivate employees to achieve their potential.
  • Interested in earning a bachelor’s degree? For transfer opportunities, visit
Some know from early on that a career in management suits them, while others only realize it after working their way up to a management role or deciding to launch a business. In either case it helps to have a knack for leading and working with people, but formal training is the key to building a strong and lasting career in business leadership. It is also frequently a prerequisite to greater advancement and higher pay.

Program Locations

Adams Campus
401 North Main Street
Adams, WI 53910

Marshfield Campus
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449

Stevens Point Campus
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494


What You'll Learn

Mid-State’s Business Management program provides a broad business background that prepares individuals to work in middle management or run a business. Students develop general technical and interpersonal skills related to management, finance, operations, customer service management, ethics, and much more.

Guest speakers, field trips, business tours, and professional organization presentations are combined with hand-on simulations, mock interviews, and projects for local businesses.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2021/2022 academic calendar year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $9,510.48
  • Books: $3,593.10
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $13,103.58

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid.

Term: 1
Catalog# Title Credits
10102101 Intro to Business 3.00
10103106 Microsoft Office-Introduction 3.00
10104102 Marketing Principles 3.00
10801136 English Composition I 3.00
10102138 Organizational Behavior 3.00
(15 Credits)
Term: 2
Catalog# Title Credits
10196193 Human Resource Management 3.00
10102110 Employment Law 3.00
  • Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
10801198 Speech 3.00
-or- 10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
10196191 Supervision 3.00
  • Introductory Statistics 3.00
  • Intermediate Algebra with Applications 4.00
10804107 College Mathematics 3.00
-or- 10804189 Introductory Statistics 3.00
-or- 10804118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications 4.00
(15-16 Credits)
Term: 3
Catalog# Title Credits
10196189 Team Building & Problem Solving 3.00
10102104 Business Law 3.00
  • Accounting 1 3.00
10102121 Finance and Budgeting 3.00
-or- 10101140 Accounting 1 3.00
10102180 International Business 3.00
10809195 Economics 3.00
(15 Credits)
Term: 4
Catalog# Title Credits
  • Developmental Psychology 3.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
-or- 10809188 Developmental Psychology 3.00
10102131 Entrepreneurial Management 3.00
10102160 Business Decision Making 3.00
  • Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00
  • Intro to American Government 3.00
10809196 Intro to Sociology 3.00
-or- 10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00
-or- 10809122 Intro to American Government 3.00
10196192 Managing for Quality 3.00
10196188 Project Management 3.00
(18 Credits)
(63-64 Credits)



Dr. Bartel received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin–Stout. His professional experience includes twenty plus years working within the financial, Investment, and insurance industries in a variety of managerial roles and for a number of well-known and local companies, including Sentry Insurance, Thrivent Financial, and American Express.

“Learning is a life-long journey—investing in yourself will be, by far, the best investment you may ever make!”


  • Account Executive
  • Department Supervisor
  • Office Manager
  • Account Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Business Entrepreneur
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Floor Supervisor
  • Healthcare Supervisor
  • Human Resource Assistant
  • Inside Sales or Account Representative
  • Insurance Representative
  • Lead Worker
  • Operations Manager
  • Production Supervisor
  • Project Manager
  • Purchasing Assistant
  • Service Manager
  • Store Leader
  • Team Leader
  • Technical Recruiter


“My experience with Mid-State’s Business Management program was excellent! The real-life situations prepared me for the business world, and the staff took the time to guide me to my dream career.”


Choose Your Path

Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

TransferDual CreditCredit for Prior Learning

Business Management Pathway