Business Technology & Management (BS)
- Type of Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)
- Location: Williston Campus, Randolph Center Campus
- Credit Requirements: 120
As Business Technology and Management graduates, students are well-prepared to move into careers in business. Our broad-based curriculum encompasses accounting, computer applications, management, writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills. You'll learn about all aspects of the accounting cycle; business correspondence; effective oral presentation; document collaboration and communication systems; and the structure and function of human behavior in organizations.
Our curriculum includes marketing, human resources, finance, and project management topics. You'll graduate with an understanding of the key characteristics and terminology of major business disciplines and have the skills to integrate them into corporate strategies.
Graduates of this program will possess high-tech applied skills combined with management and leadership skills directly related to the use of technology in business and industry. The course content and sequence link with functional management areas through case studies and real-world situations. The focus throughout is how technical skills, interpersonal skills, and technology help to build a competitive strength in business.
Students may enroll in the Business Technology & Management degree as freshman or they may enter as transfer students. Classes are offered in face-to-face format.
After completion of the BS.BUS degree, the graduate who meets the minimum standards as outlined in the Vermont Tech/Clarkson University articulation agreement for a one year Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) may be admitted into the Clarkson program.
Students with a Bachelor of Science in Business Technology & Management will be able to:
- Understand the accounting cycle including the processing and recording of typical cash receipts, cash payments, sales, vendor, and payroll transactions on an accrual and cash basis; interpret financial statements and prepare budgets; and apply financial information to broad-based business decision making
- Write business letters, memos, email messages, instant messages, and blog posts; create reports using accurate research methods and citations; and develop and deliver an effective oral team presentation on a strategic business topic. Students will be introduced to additional document and communication collaboration systems
- Understand the structure and function of human behavior in organizations and how behavioral influences impact productivity, organizational effectiveness, and efficiency at the individual, small group, and organizational levels
- Develop marketing strategies to satisfy specific target audiences and create a marketing mix using the “4 Ps” of product, price, place, and promotion; apply and integrate marketing concepts with other business disciplines to affect a business strategy
- Perform human resources functions in the areas of selecting, training, and evaluating personnel; identify best practices in employee training, development, appraisal, and rewards
- Understand the basic operations, tools, and production functions of an organization involved in the efficient and effective production and delivery of goods and services
- Understand the genesis of project, program, and portfolio management; use the tools and techniques involved in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing projects
- Understand the key characteristics and terminology of the business disciplines of management, human resources, marketing, and finance and integrate these disciplines to develop and affect corporate strategies and plans
Students, in conjunction with the department chair, may develop a sequence of courses to best meet their backgrounds and needs that still satisfies the degree requirements. A typical curriculum taken by students is shown here.
All coursework from an accredited institution not used to meet the core requirement may be used toward the 120 credit minimum provided that it does not duplicate other coursework being used.
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Percent Job and Advanced Education Placement Rate in Business Technology & Management
Vermont Tech Business Technology & Management student outcomes are strong. The class of 2016 had a 100% job and advanced education placement rate within six months of graduation. Many students have internships while they are in college that lead to full-time employment after graduation.
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