Technology Management

BBA Degree - Code #1318

Dr. Karla Back, Program Coordinator

Email address: backkm@alfredstate.edu

The technology management degree is designed to allow a student who has earned an associate's degree (AAS, AA, AS, or AOS) in a technical or professional area (or at least 60 credits toward such a degree) to complete a bachelor’s degree through this upper-division program. Students seeking entrance into the program will enter at the junior level since they will have already successfully completed at least 60 credits toward an associate-level degree in a technical area. The junior and senior years will have an emphasis in the development of business and management skills with a focus on technology applications. The program includes a significant internship in the final semester of the senior year.

A major feature of the degree is the program design that allows students with a lower-level professional/technical degree to advance into management/administrative positions in their respective professional or technical areas. It is also designed to provide them with the skills necessary to run a small-to-medium size business in their area of study or to manage a department, a division, or even their own business.

Graduates of this program are eligible for employment in many industries which require both a technical and business background.

The purpose of the BBA in technology management is to provide graduates with the management, administrative, and technological course work necessary to succeed in management and supervisory positions within the business environment surrounding their specific technical or professional field of study.

In order to earn the bachelor’s degree, students entering the program with an earned associate degree must complete all specified upper-level requirements for the bachelor’s degree, fulfill all required prerequisites for upper-level courses, and earn a minimum of 60 credits beyond the associate degree. The student completing this program will take courses that will result in the fulfillment of seven SUNY General Education course areas.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Apply an understanding of self, as well as an understanding of the dynamics of groups and team interaction and to compare and contrast the impact of various plans and strategies on measurable productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency.

Discuss and apply the methods used to plan, organize, lead, and control within an organizational setting.

Analyze and use the appropriate skills and techniques needed for problem solving and decision making.

Analyze and explain the application of laws and the legal system to the business environment.

Communicate effectively--oral, written, and nonverbal--using current technology where appropriate.

Illustrate basic accounting methods and apply them using current accounting software.

Perform financial and statistical analysis.

Identify and apply the broad functions of strategic marketing.

Discuss the uses of, and be able to prepare a comprehensive business plan.

Evaluate various technologies and plan how these could be used effectively.

Complete a supervised experiential learning, field work experience.

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment & Transfer Rate of 100 percent - 73 percent are employed; 27 percent transferred to continue their education.

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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Required: Successful completion of an associate's degree (AAS, AA, AS, or AOS) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Students must either possess an AAS, AA, AS, or AOS degree or have amassed at least 60 credit hours toward a degree, including courses that fulfill five different general education fields.

Students entering the program should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

A laptop computer will be required of all technology management majors. See laptop specifications at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.

Students entering this program from an AOS degree program are accepted in the program as ASOP students until completion of the five bridge courses (15 credits) in Liberal Arts and Sciences/General Education. The Business Department chair will review all college credits earned and will recommend specific courses to complete this bridge. The chair can be contacted at or (607) 587-3422.

Technology Management - BBA Degree

TYPICAL FIVE- THROUGH EIGHT-SEMESTER PROGRAM

Fifth

BUAD

5003

Management Communications

3

ACCT

5043

Accounting Perspectives

3

BUAD

5053

Software Applications in Business**

3

TMGT

7153

Principles of Management

3

ECON

1013

Macroeconomics

3

TMGT

5001

Business Seminar

1

xxx3

General Ed or Free Elective

3

19

Sixth

BUAD

7023

Legal Environment of Business

3

BUAD

6403

Project Mgt. for Bus. Professionals

3

BUAD

6113

Strategic & Creative Problem Solving*

3

COMP

5703

Technical Writing II

3

MKTG

6003

Strategic Marketing*

3

xxx3

General Ed or Business Elective

3

18

Seventh

BUAD

5043

Business Ethics

3

BUAD

5023

Human Resource Management

3

TMGT

7003

Managing Tech. and Innovation**

3

SPCH

1083

Effective Speaking (if needed) OR

xxx3

General Ed or Business Elective

3

xxx3

General Ed or Business Elective

3

xxx3

General Ed or Free Elective

3

18

Eighth

TMGT

8112

Tech. Management Internship***

12

OR

xxx3

Upper Level Elective

3

xxx3

Upper Level Elective

3

xxx3

Upper Level Elective

3

xxx3

Upper Level Elective

3

Also required: One unit of physical education.

* Course offered spring semester only

**Course offered fall semester only

***Accommodations will be offered to students who are unable to fulfill internship requirements.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Total minimum credit hours for graduation is 122, including one credit hour of physical education.

A cumulative overall index of at least 2.0 is required in order to graduate.

General education electives should come from any of the 10 general education silos not already fulfilled.

12 credit hours may be transferred back within a seven-year period if you leave Alfred prior to completing your degree.

30 credit hours of the 45 upper-level credit hours for this degree must be taken at Alfred.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students must either possess an associate degree or have amassed at least 60 credit hours toward a degree, including courses that fulfill five different general education fields.

Students entering the program should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

A laptop computer will be required of all technology management majors. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.