60 Credits | 2 Years
Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*
Outreach Centers: Balsam Lake*, Hayward*, Ladysmith*
*Combination of Online, Your Choice and On Site instruction. Select courses are available at the Northwood Tech Outreach Centers. Please contact your local campus for specifics.
Career Cluster: Business Management
Business managers are found in a wide variety of settings in virtually every sector the economy. To make sound business decisions, you need a broad-based background in supervision, leadership, marketing, human resources, finance, law, planning, business technology, communication, math, accounting and budgeting.
In the Business Management program, you will develop skills for employment in a variety of business settings or prepare to operate a business of your own. Careers can be found in hospitality, sales, technology, retail, manufacturing and financial services. While at Northwood Tech, you will learn to plan and implement business strategies. You will have the opportunity to specialize in general business or marketing. A field study experience allows you to practice skills in a real-world business environment.
Business Management graduates will be able to:
- 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
You'll have the option to complete courses online, Your Choice or via On Site. No matter which you choose, you will make connections with others who share your desire for a career in business.
Take your classes in a variety of options to fit your lifestyle.
You'll build relationships with fellow classmates that will last a lifetime.
You have many options of which courses you take and how you fulfill them.
Classes are offered at the Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior campuses. Select courses are available at the Outreach Centers in Balsam Lake, Hayward and Ladysmith. You can take classes in various instruction types including Online, Your Choice or On Site.
Northwood Tech is large enough to serve you but small enough to know you. Northwood Tech's experienced instructors are knowledgeable, approachable and eager to help you.
Northwood Tech's continuous networking with business professionals, employers and recent graduates will ensure your courses are up-to-date and applicable for your future career.
The final semester of this program features a field study where you will gain experience in a business setting. This provides an opportunity to refine your strengths and make an informed choice about your ultimate career.
You will experience a variety of business topics to find your unique niche. Emphasis areas are offered in general business or marketing. The general business track explores human resources, project management, entrepreneurship and strategic planning. The marketing emphasis features professional selling, graphic design and social media marketing. Software classes allow you to build skills in word processing, spreadsheets and presentation graphics.
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Admissions and Tuition
Northwood Tech has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you’ve successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a Northwood Tech counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it!
Tuition and Fees
Northwood Tech breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2021-22*
Business Management - General
60 Credits | 2 Years
Business Management - Marketing
60 Credits | 2 Years
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the Northwood Tech Business Management Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain an associate degree in Business Management.