Business Management Technology

Associate of Applied Business


The Associate of Applied Business (AAB) in Business Management Technology at COTC is a fully accredited online program and requires students to take a variety of courses in the areas of human resources, marketing, management and entrepreneurship to prepare for today’s business world. 

Why choose COTC?


As part of the business program, students have an opportunity to choose a specific area of study (a major) and earn a certificate while pursuing their associate degree. 

The areas of study students can choose from are: 

  • Customer Relations Certificate
  • Entrepreneurship Certificate
  • Human Resources Certificate
  • Management Certificate
  • Office Administration Certificate

License/Credentialing Eligibility

The human resource courses in the business program align with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification. Students can test and obtain SHRM certification if they choose, in addition to earning the human resource management certificate from COTC.

The Office Administration Certificate aligns with the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) – Certified Administrative Professional Certificate.

The Management Certificate aligns with the Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM) – Certified Manager Certificate.


Accelerated Program

Enroll Part-time and Finish in Two Years

This accelerated program offers you the unique opportunity to complete the Associate of Applied Business in Business Management Technology in two years while attending classes part-time. 

How does it work?
  • This is a hybrid program with both face-to-face classes and an online component.
  • Attend class on campus just one evening a week.
  • Take only two classes at a time. Classes are half a semester, so you’ll start two new classes halfway through the semester.
Get started

Complete the free application for admission or contact our admissions office for more information. 


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Frequently Asked Questions

How quickly can I complete the business management technology program?

Students interested in the business management technology program can quickly complete a certificate and/or an associate degree.

The business management technology associate degree can be completed in two years for students who take classes full time. Students who attend full time (and take 3-5 classes on average per semester) will complete quicker than students who attend part time (and take 1-2 classes on average per semester).

There are certificates students can complete quickly, each in just two semesters in the business management technology program.

Students who complete a certificate have earned credits that can be applied towards the business management technology associate degree.

Where can I find a list of classes (plan of study) for the program I want to study?

The courses students need to take to complete a certificate or degree are listed in a plan of study. The business management technology program has multiple plans of study students can choose from. 

Can I take classes online or face-to-face?

Students can complete a certificate and/or associate degree in business fully online, fully face-to-face or any combination of the two.

Can I pursue a bachelor’s degree after I complete an associate degree?

Students interested in continuing their education to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business can consider transferring to a four-year college or university. COTC has transfer agreements in business with four-year colleges.

Students who know they want to pursue a bachelor’s degree can also consider a broader area of focus in business and complete the Associate of Science degree with a concentration in business. The Associate of Science with a concentration in Business is intended to transfer to any public, four-year college or university in Ohio. 

What is the difference between the Business Management Technology degree and the Associate of Science degree with a concentration in Business?

Students who are undecided about which Associate Degree path in Business to choose should review a chart provided by the State of Ohio.

Getting Started in Business for Undecided Students

What type of financial assistance is available to help me pay for college? 

COTC awards $1 million in scholarships to students each year

Every student is encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for grants, scholarships and loans. 

Students who complete a FAFSA are automatically considered for some scholarships. Other scholarships require an application. 

Connect with the Office of Student Financial Services at 740.366.9435 or email

How do I get started at COTC?

Help us learn more about you by visiting our Future Students webpage, then follow the COTC Steps to Enroll to get started. 


Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Business Management Technology program is to prepare qualified individuals for management, human resource, marketing, customer relations and sales, entrepreneurship, and administrative assistant level positions in a wide variety of business settings and organizations.


Accreditation Information

National Accreditation

The business management technology associate degree program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66213
Phone: 913.339.9356 
Fax: 913.339.6226

Credit Hours

BUS Credit Hours - These graphs describe the total student credit hours generated for COTC overall, and specific business course data.

Course Outcomes

BUS Course Outcomes - This information depicts business course success rates by each business subject with grades, withdrawal rates and enrollment distributions.

Assessment Map and Data

BMT Assessment Map and Data - This information provides the business department’s assessment data and map relevant to the College General Education Outcomes and specific Business Department learning outcomes. 

Business Technologies Graduation Action Plan

Student and Stakeholder Goals

As part of our accreditation, COTC surveys graduates of the business program to learn how many continue their education and/or are employed in their field of study. 

Student Achievements