Technology Management
Distributive | Major | 45 credit hours

Credits shown here reflect the number required to graduate for the given major. Your actual number of required credits may be higher or lower depending on your previous college experience. The actual number of credits you will need to graduate from BVU will be determined by a free official transcript evaluation.


  • Denison
  • Emmetsburg
  • Estherville
  • Fort Dodge
  • Le Mars
  • Marshalltown
  • Mason City
  • Ottumwa
  • Spencer
  • Spirit Lake
  • You have gained all the technical skills your profession requires, and you're interested in moving into a management role in your career. If you already have certain AS or AAS degrees (see which ones), you are closer to your goal than you think. A bachelor's degree in technology management broadens your skill set to include aspects of communications, management, marketing, psychology, technology, and features of institutions and society. You may be able to substitute some classes to meet your future career goals and areas of interest.

    Employment opportunities include:

    • IT manager
    • Systems administrator
    • Account executive
    • Project planner


    Courses

    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
    • DIGI 230 Introduction to Integrated Communications
    • ENGL 300 Advanced Composition
    • MRKT 355 Consumer Behavior
    • PSYC 329 Psychology of Gender

    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

    Technology Management Institutions and Society Courses

    • ART 304 Modern to Contemporary Art History
    • ENGL 250 American Literature
    • ENVS 100 The Biological Environment
    • ENVS 101 The Physical Environment
    • ENVS 201 Conservation Ecology
    • ENVS 312 Environmental Chemistry
    • HIST 311 Problems in World History
    • HIST 358 Women Around the World
    • HIST 390 America and the World War
    • HIST 397 Recent American History
    • PSCN 315 International Relations
    • PSCN 465 Civil Liberties
    • PSPA 320 State and Local Politics
    • PSPA 360 Introduction to Public Affair
    • PSYC 364 Industrial Psychology
    • PHIL 336 Professional Ethics
    • SCWK 255 Human Behavior in the Social Environment
    • SCWK 351 Aging in American Society
    • SOCI 302 Deviant Behavior
    • SOCI 361 Racism and Sexism in American Life
    • THEA 411 Dramatic Literature

    Tuition & Fees

    Undergrad Tuition

    2014-15 Tuition:
    $390 per credit hour

    How to Apply

    Admissions Requirements

    Programs within BVU Graduate & Professional Studies 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. 

    Application Process

    1. Although personal interviews are not required, applicants are urged to confer with an advisor.
    2. Request that official transcript(s) from each college or university previously attended be sent to the BVU Graduate & Professional Studies site office. Without official transcripts and records, a student will not be allowed to register beyond the initial semester.
    3. Complete the BVU Graduate & Professional Studies application form
    4. 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.
    5. 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. Guidelines are available from the BVU Graduate & Professional Studies office.

    Financial Aid

    Financial Assistance is available to qualified students at our traditional campus and to students taking undergraduate and graduate coursework at our Graduate & Professional Studies locations. All students are encouraged to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA is processed by the U.S. Department of Education. You may request to have your FAFSA results sent to BVU. Even if you are currently unsure if you will attend, completing this free application will help determine your financial need.

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    Grants

    Grants are funds that do not have to be repaid. Click on a grant below to see more information.

    Federal Pell Grants vary based on financial need. Individual awards are determined based on federal formula. Payment is calculated for full-time enrollment (12 or more hours per semester), three-quarter-time enrollment (9-11 hours per semester), or half-time enrollment (6-8 hours per semester). Students enrolled less than half-time may also be eligible. To be considered for a Federal Pell Grant, the results of your valid aid applications (FASFA) must be received while your are still enrolled. Students enrolled in summer courses may be entitled to Federal Pell Grant funds for that enrollment. Students with prior baccalaureate degrees are not eligible. There is a 6 year limit on funding per individual. Learn more about Federal Pell Grants.

    TEACH Grant

    The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides up to $4,000 per year in grants for graduate and undergraduate students who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools that serve students from low-income families. Students must meet all eligibility requirements.

    Iowa Tuition Grants (ITG) are available to eligible residents of Iowa attending private institutions. Iowa Tuition Grants are available, based on financial need, for full-time undergraduate study and for less than full-time enrollment. The grant may be renewable for a total of eight full-time semesters of study and may be used for tuition only. Application deadline is normally July 1. Learn more about Iowa Tuition Grants.
    Available to many students through Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Services, Commission for the Blind, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and other programs. For more information, contact the agency counselors directly.

    Scholarships

    Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

    Phi Theta Kappa transfer scholarships are also available for those who qualify.

    Loans

    Loans are made to students at low interest rates and must be repaid, but generally payments are not due until the student has completed his or her education or ceases at least half-time enrollment.

    Tuition Reimbursements

    Tuition Reimbursements are available through many area employers. Many companies will pay part or all of an employee's educational costs. Check with your company's benefits representative to see if you qualify. All tuition reimbursement benefits must be reported to the Office of Financial Assistance.

    G.I. Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.

    All programs are approved for the G.I. Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.

    Have more questions?

    In addition to the above information, our staff is happy to answer any questions you have about applying for financial aid. If you are in need of financial assistance, such as college scholarships in Iowa or scholarships for adults returning to college, please contact us at 712.749.1000 to receive more information about how affordable our programs can be.

    Contact Us

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    Fax: 712.749.1470
    E-mail: professional@bvu.edu

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