Business Management

Business woman reading a paper

Degrees and Certificates

Why Choose This Program

Whether you want to own your own business or aspire to a leadership role in an established business, this degree is a great place to start.

The business management degree covers a broad spectrum of contemporary issues in economics, communications, accounting, technology, marketing and management. Emphasis is placed on developing skills in decision-making, interpersonal communication, critical thinking, project management, and problem solving.

These skills can immediately be applied to careers in purchasing, sales, marketing, customer service, banking and finance, recovery, and entrepreneurship. The business management degree is also a gateway to a four-year degree or ultimately an MBA.

Ready to get down to business? Start with the business management degree. 

The business management program is available online.

Skills Acquired

  1. Decision Making
  2. Interpersonal
  3. Communication
  4. Critical Thinking
  5. Project Management
  6. Problem Solving
  7. Strategic Planning and Implementation

Career Choices

Graduates entering the work environment are likely to be employed by a variety of public and private organizations within the areas of:

  • Management
  • Purchasing
  • Professional Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Banking
  • Recovery
  • Financial Services
  • Accounting

Projected Job Growth

According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development there will be steady growth in the area of management related occupations with over 54,000 jobs available by 2022 in the area of management.

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"SCTCC has been an amazing experience for me as an online student!  I work full-time, have 4 kids and own a small business, so going back to get my degree was a serious commitment for me. What has made it successful and also enjoyable has been the incredible team of instructors and staff.  They understand how challenging schooling can be and they have supported and encouraged me every step of the way.  

The classes that I have taken and continue to take have aligned perfectly with my current career as a Manager and I have grown not only personally, but also professionally through this whole experience.  Getting a degree later in life can be daunting; but with phenomenal faculty, current and applicable curriculum and resources such as the online program, SCTCC has made my educational journey truly a success and something that I am proud to say that I’m accomplishing.”  

- Polly K,, Environmental Services Manager, Centra Care.

"The Business Management degree I earned at St. Cloud Technical and Community College not only allowed me to achieve my bachelor’s degree with the honor of Summa Cum Laude but it also gave me the confidence to then complete my MBA.  I have used my experience and degree from St. Cloud Technical and Community College to also assist in the formation of a business I started in the St. Cloud community where we assist businesses with their marketing needs by supplying them with digital graphics, banners, window clings, and other marketing materials.

I would not have achieved any of these accomplishments if it hadn’t been for the dedication, care, and competence of the faculty at SCTCC.  

- Brandon R. 

Clubs & Organizations

Students have the opportunity to participate in Collegiate DECA.  This student organization facilitates student’s connection of classroom skills training to real work application. Students in Collegiate DECA also attend business conferences and competitions and participate in volunteerism and community networking activities.  Membership in this student organization is free to business students.


Pictured: Business Management students attending the Collegiate DECA Innovation Summit at the Mall of America Conference Center.



Students successfully completing this degree may choose to further advance their education by continuing though articulation agreements with other colleges (St. Cloud State Herberger School of Business, St. Scholastica, Mayville, Southwest MSU, and UW-Superior) offering Bachelor’s degree programs.

Accelerated 3-Year Program with St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud State University’s Herberger Business School has developed an accelerated 3-year business program in partnership with St. Cloud Technical and Community College. This program gives you the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree in Business Management at SCTCC and a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business at St. Cloud State in three years, including summers. The program allows you to graduate and begin your career more quickly.

Learn More about the Accelerated 3-year Program with SCSU

For more information:
Mark Buchanan

SCTCC Academic Advising

Contact Us

Mark Buchanan
Phone: (320) 308-6642

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