Award: Associate of Applied Science
The Business Management program is designed for students who are interested in a two-year, or shorter, program that will prepare them to enter the workforce as a manager or supervisor trainee. Students acquire a background in basic business including accounting, budgeting, math and economics as well as practical supervisory skills. Areas of emphasis include marketing, management supervision, small business management, entrepreneurship, and leadership.
Where will I get a job?
As a Business Management graduate you will be prepared to enter a company as a manager/supervisor trainee. If you are currently working in a business management position, you will—through updated skills, knowledge and techniques—be able to move up the career ladder to higher supervisory positions. Potential jobs include Administrative Assistant, Business Manager, Human Resources Manager, Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Manager, Merchandise Manager, Office Manager, Supervisor, or Entrepreneur.
How much $ will I make?
Starting salaries for front-line office supervisors and managers range from $19.83 per hour to $45.21 per hour in Northwest Iowa.
What kind of classes will I take?
Students in Business Management will take a general education core of 15 credits, but all others will be courses specific to business, accounting, budgeting, supervision, management, entrepreneurship, economics, and marketing.
What’s unique about this program?
The program is entirely online, so students may take classes anywhere in the world. In addition, students may focus on stacking certificates to help them earn credentials to use in advancing current job skills, or in seeking future employment. Certificates are available in Management Supervision, Marketing, Small Business Management, and Entrepreneurship.