Technology Management

Undergraduate Major - 42 Credit Hours
Classes start every 8 weeks.
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This major is for those who have gained all the technical skills their profession requires, but are interested in moving into a management role in their career. Technology management is designed to help professionals reach their goal of moving up within their chosen industry.

Program Description:

A bachelor's degree in technology management broadens skill sets to include aspects of communications, management, marketing, psychology, technology, and features of institutions and society. For those who already have an AS or AAS degree, they are closer to their goal than they may think. Students are often able to substitute some classes to meet their future career goals and areas of interest. Employment opportunities include:

  • IT manager
  • Systems administrator
  • Account executive
  • Project planner
  • Carroll
  • Council Bluffs
  • Creston
  • Denison
  • Emmetsburg
  • Estherville
  • Fort Dodge
  • Le Mars
  • Marshalltown
  • Mason City
  • Ottumwa
  • Spencer
  • Spirit Lake

Technology Management Technology Courses

  • CMSC 181 Computer Science I
  • MATH 143 Discrete Mathematics
  • MIS 300 Introduction to Management Information Systems

Technology Management Communication and Behavior Courses

  • COMM 100 Fundamentals of Communication
  • COMM 230 Business and Professional Communication
  • COMM 302 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 330 Messages, Meaning, and Society
  • COMM 355 Conflict Management
  • COMM 370 Leadership Communication
  • COMM 374 Interviewing
  • STPR 230 Public Relations Strategies
  • ENGL 300 Advanced Composition
  • MRKT 355 Consumer Behavior
  • PSYC 329 Psychology of Gender
  • Up to 6 credit hours of other related upper-division courses

Technology Management Management/Marketing/Finance Courses

  • FNBK 306 Managerial Finance
  • FNBK 322 Analysis of Financial Statement
  • FNBK 356 Financial Planning
  • FNBK 405 International Finance
  • MGMT 206 Management Science
  • MGMT 306 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 307 International Business
  • MGMT 315 Business Law I
  • MGMT 316 Business Law II
  • MGMT 320 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 375 Entrepreneurship/Small Business
  • MGMT 492 Business Policy and Strategy
  • MGMT 495 Management Internship
  • MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing
  • MRKT 407 International Marketing
  • Up to 6 credit hours of upper division elective from these and related fields such as ag management and marketing

Technology Management Institutions and Society Courses

  • ARTD 304 Critical Issues in Modern and Contemporary Art
  • ENGL 250 American Literature
  • ENVS 103 Introduction to Environmental Science
  • ENVS 201 Conservation Ecology
  • ENVS 312 Environmental Chemistry
  • HIST 311 Problems in World History: The Vietnam Wars
  • HIST 358 Women Around the World
  • HIST 390 America and the World War
  • HIST 397 Recent American History
  • HMSV 351 Aging in American Society
  • PSCN 315 International Relations
  • PSCN 465 Civil Liberties
  • PSPA 320 State and Local Politics
  • PSPA 360 Introduction to Public Affairs
  • PSYC 364 Industrial Psychology
  • PHIL/RELI 336 Professional Ethics
  • SCWK 255 Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • SOCI 302 Deviant Behavior
  • SOCI 361 Racism and Sexism in American Life
  • Up to 6 credit hours of other related upper-division courses
Business Track
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Technology Management Management/Marketing/Finance Courses

  • FNBK 306 Managerial Finance
  • FNBK 322 Analysis of Financial Statement
  • FNBK 356 Financial Planning
  • FNBK 405 International Finance
  • MGMT 206 Management Science
  • MGMT 306 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 307 International Business
  • MGMT 315 Business Law I
  • MGMT 316 Business Law II
  • MGMT 320 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 375 Entrepreneurship/Small Business
  • MGMT 492 Business Policy and Strategy
  • MGMT 495 Management Internship
  • MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing
  • MRKT 407 International Marketing
  • Up to 6 credit hours of upper division elective from these and related fields such as ag management and marketing
Communications and Behavior Track
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Technology Management Communication and Behavior Courses

  • COMM 100 Fundamentals of Communication
  • COMM 230 Business and Professional Communication
  • COMM 302 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 330 Messages, Meaning, and Society
  • COMM 355 Conflict Management
  • COMM 370 Leadership Communication
  • COMM 374 Interviewing
  • STPR 230 Public Relations Strategies
  • ENGL 300 Advanced Composition
  • MRKT 355 Consumer Behavior
  • PSYC 329 Psychology of Gender
  • Up to 6 credit hours of other related upper-division courses
Institutions and Society Track
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Technology Management Institutions and Society Courses

  • ARTD 304 Critical Issues in Modern and Contemporary Art
  • ENGL 250 American Literature
  • ENVS 103 Introduction to Environmental Science
  • ENVS 201 Conservation Ecology
  • ENVS 312 Environmental Chemistry
  • HIST 311 Problems in World History: The Vietnam Wars
  • HIST 358 Women Around the World
  • HIST 390 America and the World War
  • HIST 397 Recent American History
  • HMSV 351 Aging in American Society
  • PSCN 315 International Relations
  • PSCN 465 Civil Liberties
  • PSPA 320 State and Local Politics
  • PSPA 360 Introduction to Public Affairs
  • PSYC 364 Industrial Psychology
  • PHIL/RELI 336 Professional Ethics
  • SCWK 255 Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • SOCI 302 Deviant Behavior
  • SOCI 361 Racism and Sexism in American Life
  • Up to 6 credit hours of other related upper-division courses
Admissions criteria for the Technology Management program

BVU's degree completion programs are classified as junior-senior level. Persons who have completed an associate degree or 60 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution qualify for admission. College level examination program credits (CLEP) and life experience credit may be available as described in the academic section. 

Admissions process for the Technology Management program
  • Although personal interviews are not required, applicants are urged to confer with an advisor.
  • Request that official transcript(s) from each college or university previously attended be sent to BVU. Without official transcripts and records, a student will not be allowed to register beyond the initial semester.
  • Complete the BVU Degree Completion Application
  • If you will be applying for financial assistance including student loans, complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov.
  • Students who have previously earned a B.A. or B.S. degree may be eligible to earn a second bachelor’s degree from Buena Vista University.

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