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, WI 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 hands-on simulations, mock interviews, and projects for local businesses.


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

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $9,903.60
  • Books: $3,401.30
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0
  • Total Estimated Cost: $13,304.90

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

Learn more about Cost of Attendance, an estimated budget that includes categories of expenses a student can expect to incur while attending. 

This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.

Term: 1
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10102101 Introduction to Business  3
  10801198 Speech  3
-or- 10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication  3
  10102138 Organizational Behavior  3
-or- 10196190 Leadership Development  3
  10801195 Written Communication  3
-or- 10801136 English Composition 1  3
  10106106 Quality Customer Service 3
  10102231 Business Networking 1
  Term Total   16 Credits
Term: 2
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10103106 Microsoft Office-Introduction  3
  10196189 Team Building and Problem Solving 3
  10104102 Marketing Principles  3
  10102230 Business Communities 1
  10106190 Professional Business Skills 3
  10102121 Finance and Budgeting  3
-or- 10101140 Accounting 1  3
  Term Total   16 Credits
Term: 3
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10196193 Human Resource Management 3
  10102110 Employment Law 3
  10196191 Supervision  3
  10804107 College Mathematics  3
-or- 10804118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications  4
-or- 10804189 Introductory Statistics  3
  10809196 Introduction to Sociology  3
-or- 10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies  3
-or- 10809122 Introduction to American Government  3
  10102233 Negotiation Skills 1
  Term Total   16-17 Credits
Term: 4
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10102104 Business Law  3
  10809198 Introduction to Psychology  3
-or- 10809188 Developmental Psychology  3
  10102160 Business Decision Making 3
  10809195 Economics  3
  10196192 Managing for Quality 3
  10102232 Entrepreneurial Foundations 1
  Term Total   16 Credits
  Program Total   64-65 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 lifelong journey—investing in yourself will be, by far, the best investment you may ever make!”


Morgan (also known as “Mo”) began her higher education journey at a two-year college with general education courses before deciding on a career path. She later earned her BS in business administration with minors in communication and economics from UW–Stevens Point. She started in outreach at Mid-State Technical College in 2019, working closely with K–12 schools, before taking on her current faculty position. Prior to that she worked as a marketing communications director for the Wisconsin Rapids Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (WRACVB). Being part of a smaller nonprofit for several years allowed her to take on many leadership roles, diversify her business experience, and engage with her community through involvement in a variety of organizations and events.

“My goal is to meet students where they are at in their journey, helping them get to where they want to be—not just imparting knowledge but igniting a passion for learning that lasts a lifetime.”


  • 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



High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.

“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