Business Technology & Management (BS)

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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.

A student 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
  • 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
  • Develop and deliver an effective oral team presentation on a strategic business topic
  • 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

The student, in conjunction with the department chair, develops a sequence of courses to best meet their background and needs that still satisfies the degree requirements. A typical curriculum is shown here.

 

Careers in Business Technology and Management

Placement Rate
100%
Vermont Tech
VS
89%
National

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2017 National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2016 (October 2017)

Job Projections
Openings
Job projections

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

632,400

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2014-2024


Projected Employment Growth for Business & Financial Operations occupations, 2014-2024. National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)


Median Pay
$0
$0
All Occupations

2016 Median Pay (Business & Financial Occupations) vs. National Median for All occupations (2016), Source: BLS

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of '12-'16
  • 802 HondaBethel Mills, Inc. Appcast

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