Technology Management (BBA)

Application Code: 
1318
Degree Received: 
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Academic Department Info: 
Program Coordinator: 
Dr. Karla M. Back
Coordinator Email: 
backkm@alfredstate.edu
Description: 

Also online imageThis program is available on campus and online.

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: a) fulfillment of seven SUNY General Education areas through 39 credit hours, b) 52 credit hours of technical course work, 45 of which must be upper-level.

Student Learning Outcomes: 
  • Apply an understanding of self, as well as an understanding of the dynamics of groups and team interaction, 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.
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.
  • 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 stabafm@alfredstate.edu or by phone 607-587-3422.
Features & Facilities: 
  • Designed for students who have achieved an associate degree (AAS, AA, AS, or AOS), or obtained 60 credits toward an AAS, AA, AS, or AOS, in a technical or professional area
  • Provides flexibility by offering a variety of courses in upper division directed electives, allowing students to shape the degree to their needs
  • Students enter at the junior level
  • Internship opportunity
Articulation Agreements: 

Alfred State College is a Communiversity at Jamestown Community College partner. We offer the technology management program online through this agreement.

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.
Career Opportunities: 

Graduates are eligible for employment in management or supervisory positions within a multitude of technology based fields.

Typical Semester Layout: 
Fifth Semestercredits
BUAD5003Management Communications3
ACCT5043Accounting Perspectives3
BUAD5053Software Aplicat in Business**3
TMGT7153Principles of Management    3
ECON1013Principles of Economics I3
TMGT5001Business Seminar1
 xxx3 General Ed or Free Elective3
   19
Sixth Semestercredits
BUAD7023Legal Environment of Business3
BUAD6113Strategic & Creative Problem Solving*3
MKTG6003Strategic Marketing*3
COMP5703Technical Writing II3
BUAD 6403 Project Mgt for Bus Professionals  3
 xxx3 General Ed or Business Elective3
   18
Seventh Semestercredits
BUAD5043Business Ethics3
BUAD5023Human Resource Management3
TMGT7003Managing Tech. Innovation**3
SPCH1083Effective Speaking (if needed) OR  
 xxx3Gen Education Elective3
 xxx3Gen Education Elective3
 xxx3Gen Education Elective3
   18
Eighth Semestercredits
TMGT8112Internship*** OR12
 xxx3Upper Level Elective 
 xxx3Upper Level Elective 
 xxx3 Upper Level Elective 
 xxx3 Upper Level Elective 
   12

Also required: One unit of physical education.
* Course offered spring semester only
** Course offered fall semester only
*** Accomodations will be offered to students who are unable to fulfill internship requirements.

Employment and Transfer Rate: 
100%
Employment and Transfer Survey Details: 
Survey Details201020112012
Receiving Degrees202115
Responding to Survey11 (55%)15 (71%)11 (73%)
Employed10 (91%)11 (73%)9 (82%)
Employed in Field9 (90%)10 (91%)9 (100%)
Transferred--4 (27%)2 (18%)
Unemployed & Seeking Employment1 (9%)----
Unemployed & Not Seeking Employment------
Employment and Transfer Salary Information: 

$30,000 - $39,999 (2)
Prefer not to disclose (7)