What You'll Learn in the Business Administration Program

Advance your career with an associate degree in business administration from UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County. Our affordable, flexible degree program is a smart investment.

Business administration is a broad discipline that encompasses every aspect of helping an organization meet its objectives. Sometimes it’s applying technical approaches to being strategic and creating efficiencies; other times it’s managing the human elements and motivating a team toward a common purpose.

Our business administration program provides a highly-targeted foundation of management, accounting, and economics that is augmented with a broad general education curriculum to build your writing, oral communication, presentation, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.

Coursework in this rigorous program also includes classes in marketing, supply chain management, leadership, and global business. Plus, you’ll complete an internship that immediately converts what you’re learning in class into professional experience. The result is that you’ll be ready to attain career success. Whether your goal is to take the first step in your career, or take your career to the next level, you will have the skills and knowledge you need to match your ambition. You will also learn the fundamentals needed to launch your own business.

With an associate degree, you will be positioned to continue your studies in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at the UW-Platteville main campus or UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County.

To learn more about the program, review the fact sheet.

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Convenient, Flexible Education

The associate degree in business administration program is offered at the Baraboo Sauk County campus, including some online coursework offered through UW-Platteville.

By pairing online resources with faculty guidance on the Baraboo Sauk County campus, you can stay close to home and enjoy the personalized attention of a small campus. Additionally, you will have access to the resources of UW-Platteville’s School of Business.

You can also complete the program entirely online. With both options, you will have the flexibility to pursue your degree on your schedule.

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Why Earn an Associate Degree?

Your associate degree will open doors for you. An associate degree offers you several benefits, including: 

  • Higher earning potential
  • Faster entrance into the workforce
  • Increased job security
  • Broader job opportunities
  • More potential for career advancement
  • Seamless transition to a four-year degree

At UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, you will also have exciting opportunities to learn inside and outside of the classroom. You can access career preparation services and career counseling, and you can do an internship or co-op with a local employer to gain work experience in your chosen career field. Additionally, you will have access to student support services designed to help you succeed, such as academic advising, health and mental health services, mentoring, tutoring, and related resources.

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Strong Start to a Successful Career

Earning an associate degree in business administration will create new opportunities for you. Your degree will prepare you to work in the corporate, nonprofit or government sectors, using skills that increase efficiency and advance business goals. You will be qualified to work in fields that include manufacturing, agriculture, travel and tourism, retail, marketing and communications, finance, and more.

Potential careers can include:

  • Project manager
  • Store manager
  • Sales manager and sales support
  • Office manager
  • Small business owner

Earn Your Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

With an associate degree, you will be positioned to continue your studies in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County or at UW-Platteville. You can also choose to pursue this bachelor’s degree online. 

Earning your associate degree will prepare you to transfer to another school within the University of Wisconsin system or elsewhere to continue your education. If you wish to pursue your bachelor’s degree at UW-Platteville, we make it easy to seamlessly transition to continue your studies.

Discover by Doing

In this degree program, you will learn how to develop innovative solutions to complex business challenges, including working with local businesses in Baraboo Sauk County.

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