What will I learn?

An Associate Degree in Business Management from the WKU School of Professional Studies will prepare you for a career in business and will provide you the opportunity to make a seamless transition from an Associate Degree in Business to a Bachelor Degree in Business through the WKU Gordon Ford College of Business.

This program prepares you for current and future employment in any business capacity as well as a solid foundation for upper level classes in a bachelor program. The focus of the Business Management Associate Degree is to provide comprehensive knowledge and skills for today's rapidly changing business environment. With the current demand for high-tech and high finance, it is now more important that ever to develop these business and technical skills to succeed in the world of business.

Potential Job and Salary Opportunities

After completing this program, you may find an entry-level position in business, industry or government. These positions tend to pay well, and with experience you may expect to move into higher-level management roles in these various fields. If your interest is to start and operate your own business, entrepreneurs define their own description and set their own salaries. In other words, you can create your own job.

Numerous graduates have benefited greatly from this program. Many are currently working in established careers, and several have become successful entrepreneurs who own an operate their own businesses. This is a list of what several of our past graduates are currently doing: Supervisors, Managers, Team Leaders, Executive Director of Economic Development, Human Resource Management, Insurance Agent, Financial Analyst, and Director of Training and Development.

Which department am I in?

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
$27,687.00 (20,53,932) per year
Start date

18 January 2022


College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

1906 College Heights Blvd. #11030,



42101, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a secondary school education and a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.

For international students

Applicants are required to have successful completion of high school with 2.5 GPA

English proficiency requirements (one of the following):

TOEFL IBT – 71; IELTS – 6.0; ELS – Level 109 PTE Academic – 52

We have rolling admission, which means we can admit students to WKU close to the start of each semester; however, we recommend that students apply at least two months before the start of their semester to ensure they have enough time to receive an I-20, student visa, housing, and scholarship information.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.