Tribal Business Management

Tribal Business Management

Technical Certificate

Develops the skills of people who work or plan to work in a Tribal organization or Native American business environment. Areas covered include fundamental management skills, and how a Native nation's legal, political and cultural context impact an organization's work

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    Program Outline

    Term 1
    Course # Course Title Credits
    1010210600 Business Essentials

    This class helps new Nicolet students make a successful transition to the College. The course is a chance for students to learn College resources, practice pacing and time management, grit and the learning management system. Students also receive an introduction and have opportunities to practice professional business communication.

    1010214000 Fundamentals of Tribal Management

    Examines the basics of business and management in a tribal organizational context or Native American business setting. Topics are approached from a culturally relevant perspective and include leadership, human resource development, sustainable resource building, entrepreneurship and program planning. Prerequisite: 1010210600 Business Essentials (C or better).

    1010214200 Tribal Supervisory Management

    Explores management theories and strategies for effective supervisory management in a tribal organizational context or Native American business setting. This course merges tribal traditions or knowledge with business management as tools for successful supervisory management. Topics covered include federal Indian law, business ethics, strategic planning, job analysis and the employee performance evaluation process as tools for effective workforce development and supervisory management. Prerequisites: 1010214000 Fundamentals of Tribal Management (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed) and 1010210600 Business Essentials (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed).

    Elective Elective

    At A Glance

    How You'll Learn

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    On Location Reservations

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    Optional Lab Support

    Term Start Dates

    Summer 2024: May 6 Fall 2024: August 26 Spring 2025: January 13

    Start dates represent the beginning of a new term. Certain programs or courses may not be available to start every term. Please view the course schedules for a list of upcoming classes or contact the Welcome Center at 715-365-4493.

    Program Tuition*


    *Total cost for degree completion is estimated by current course requirements, books, and supplies. Tuition and fees are set by the Wisconsin Technical College System and subject to change.

    You may experience these additional costs, not charged by Nicolet, estimated based on length of program.

    Personal Expenses

    What You'll Learn

    • Understand the relationship between a Native nation's legal, political and cultural context and the workplace
    • Lead, motivate, and supervise others
    • Plan and execute projects and everyday operations
    • Manage organizational culture
    • Manage organizational personnel and non-personnel resources

    Your Potential Careers

    • First Line Supervisor/Manager
    • Administrative Services Manager
    • Gaming Supervisor
    • Lodging Manager
    • Program Manager

    Median Annual Salary

    $67,271 $78,454 $81,275
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