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Technology Management (BTM)

(Effective Fall 2013)

The Technology Management major prepares students with the skills necessary to meet the business demands of today and the future. The curriculum provides a solid business core that includes an extensive background in the functional areas of marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, and management. The major focuses on integrating theory and practice so that graduates possess an understanding of the internal and external business environment, including economic, legal, behavioral, ethical, and strategic aspects. The ability to communicate, integrate, and synthesize information from the various business disciplines using knowledge and skills in information systems, decision making, quantitative analysis, and financial modeling complete the major. In addition, students can select from among a list of directed elective courses that will complement their area of interest, which could include accounting, finance, management, marketing, information systems, or small business management/entrepreneurship.

This major is designed as a two-plus-two program. The Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Management allows students who enter with an associate's degree in a technical/professional area to obtain a baccalaureate degree with the last two years having an emphasis in the development of business/management skills.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have a wide variety of employment opportunities, including advanced positions in their respective technical/professional areas, administrative services, first-line supervisors, industrial production and manufacturing, medical and health services, construction management, hospitality management, and purchasing managers, buyers, and agents. The management skills gained through the major ensure an opportunity to advance in the field. Most of our graduates are employed locally, including family businesses. Our distance graduates are employed in numerous other states as well.

Special Admissions Requirements

Students seeking entrance must have completed an associate's degree in a technical or professional area. Students are not permitted to enter this major as first- or second-year students. Technical/professional associate's degrees would include degrees where a concentrated area of study is in a technical/professional area. This excludes majors with a heavy business management emphasis such as retail management, marketing management or business management.

Remediation Strategies

All students entering the baccalaureate degree major are expected to meet the College standards for mathematics, reading, and English proficiency. Students who test at a deficiency in these areas are encouraged to remediate the deficiency during the first semester in the major.

Transfer Procedures

All students entering the Technology Management bachelor-degree major will be considered for junior-level status, as they will have earned the first two years in their respective associate-degree majors. This applies to Pennsylvania College of Technology associate-degree graduates as well. It is expected that students will carry a minimum of 60 credits from the associate's degree into the bachelor's degree curriculum. Where students have not met the bachelor-degree requirements for the first four semesters, they will be required to take the necessary courses in order to complete the degree. At least 36 credits of the final four semesters of the student's profile must be satisfied by Penn College courses.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:

  • explain how managers perform the basic functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling within an organizational setting.
  • demonstrate effective business etiquette, emotional intelligence, and written and oral communication skills.
  • apply ethical principles that encompass the needs of all stakeholders.
  • differentiate the various functions of a business and explain the integrative nature of the functions, which enables the business to generate positive outcomes for stakeholders.
  • apply the skills and techniques needed for problem solving and decision making.
  • apply the strategic management process to analyze the current business environment, identify appropriate forecasting trends, and make recommendations on preferred courses of action to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity.

Curriculum

First SemesterCredits
PTMPrevious Program Courses 15 
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Second SemesterCredits
PTMPrevious Program Courses 15 
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Third SemesterCredits
PTMPrevious Program Courses 9 
ENL111English Composition I 3 
CSC124Information, Technology, and Society 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fourth SemesterCredits
ENL201Technical and Professional Communication 3 
MHIMath Elective (MTH113 or Higher) 3 
SCIScience Elective 3 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
or
SSESocial Science Elective 3 
or
ARTArt Elective 3 
or
FORForeign Language Elective 3 
or
AAEApplied Arts Elective 3 
or
IFEInternational Field Experience Elective 3 
FITFitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 2 
TOTAL CREDITS 14
Fifth SemesterCredits
ACC113Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 
ECO111Principles of Macroeconomics 3 
or
ECO112Principles of Microeconomics 3 
MGT115Principles of Management 3 
MKT240Principles of Marketing 3 
MGT301Business Law I 3 
SPC101Fundamentals of Speech 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Sixth SemesterCredits
CORLiberal Arts Elective 3 
MGT330Managerial Decision Making 3 
ACC123Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 
MTH160Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4 
MGT315Business Ethics 3 Science, Technology and Society Requirement
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Seventh SemesterCredits
FIN350Finance 3 
MGT355Quantitative Methods for Business 3 
MGT410Management of Organizational Behavior 3 Writing Enriched Requirement &
Cultural Diversity Requirement
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
SCLScience Elective with lab 4 
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Eighth SemesterCredits
MGT497Business Policy and Strategy 3 
BTMDirected Technology Management Elective 3 
OEAOpen Elective / Associate 3 
ARTArt Elective 3 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
or
SSESocial Science Elective 3 
or
ARTArt Elective 3 
or
FORForeign Language Elective 3 
or
AAEApplied Arts Elective 3 
or
IFEInternational Field Experience Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Directed Technology Management electives include any ACC, CSC, FIN, HRM, LAS, MGT, MKT, or MIS courses at the 300 level or higher.

Note: Semesters 1-4 outline the bachelor degree courses as they relate to the College requirements.

Additional Information

Courses taken to fulfill associate-degree requirements cannot be used in the final four semesters of this major. Each student will be expected to meet the following criteria to satisfy the bachelor-degree requirements: 1) an earned associate degree in a technical/professional area with a minimum of 60 credits. 2) completion of all College-approved specified course requirements for the baccalaureate degree. 3) a total of 66-68 credits beyond the associate's degree to complete the bachelor of science degree, plus any unmet major requirements.

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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