Business Management
Ohio State ATI offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Management with specializations in Agricultural Business and General Business.

Business Management

Business Management students at Ohio State ATI gain knowledge and skills in the key business areas of accounting, marketing and sales, business finance, and management. This provides students with the tools they need to start, run, and manage any business in a successful manner. Not only do students gain fundamental business skills, but they also have the opportunity to take more in-depth business courses such as Fundamentals of International Business and Advertising and Promotions.

Ohio State ATI offers an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management with two specializations: Agricultural Business and General Business. By choosing a specialization in either General Business or Agricultural Business, students have the opportunity to gain more knowledge about a specific industry. General Business students gain more in-depth understanding of the business world by taking classes such as Fundamentals of International Business and Foundations of Personal and Professional Leadership. Agricultural Business students choose a specialty in agriculture and take a minimum of six credit hours within their chosen area.


Students enrolled in the Business Management program have numerous opportunities for hands-on experience. Students are paid for their employment, graded on their job performance, and awarded academic credit. Recent internships include:

  • Tractor Supply Company
  • Various implement dealerships
  • Champaign Landmark
  • Town and Country Cooperative
  • Federal Communication Commission (FCC)
  • Wayne Mutual Insurance
  • Wooster Brush Company
  • Hawk’s Nest Golf Course

Career Prospects

Graduates in Business Management find rewarding careers in  in the areas of accounting, customer service, computer applications, sales, and office management. In addition to agricultural businesses, governmental agencies at the federal, state, and local levels employ graduates of this program. Starting a business or returning to a family farm with specialized skills are other career opportunities available upon graduation. Recent graduates have been employed by such firms as:

  • Monsanto
  • Various cooperatives
  • Tractor Supply Company
  • Crop Production Services
  • Wooster Brush Company
  • Fastenal
  • Weaver Leather

In addition, a number graduates are self-employed or small business owners.