Business & Information Technology
The undergraduate business program at Montana Tech is designed to supplement traditional business course work with state of the art information technology. The business component gives students the opportunity to gain an understanding of business theory and practice but students will learn to apply business concepts to real-life practical business situations. The curriculum has a focus on making business decisions and students will learn to use information technology and analytical tools to solve business problems.
Students will have the opportunity to develop and apply critical thinking skills throughout their coursework through the use of various projects, case studies, and business simulations. The program prepares the students for a unique business capstone experience in their senior year that readies them for either their professional career or a continuation of their academic career.
The mission of the Business and Information Technology Department is to prepare tomorrow’s business leaders for the challenges of a dynamic global business environment. In a nutshell, at Montana Tech, business students learn to creatively solve problems.
DEGREES, OPTIONS & SPECIALIZATIONS
The Business Department at Montana Tech offers two degrees, a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business and Information Technology and a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Business. The Bachelor of Science is a traditional four-year degree program that allows students a course of study under five options:
- Health Information Technology
- Information Technology
- Natural Resource Management
The Bachelor of Applied Science is a two year program designed to allow students, who have completed their Associate of Applied Science degree, an opportunity to continue and complete a baccalaureate degree. Students can choose between two tracks under the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree.
The Department of Business and Information Technology also offers a Minor in Business for all students with non-business majors.
The Business Program is currently working to be considered for accreditation by the International Association for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
HELENA BUSINESS PROGRAM
The Department of Business and Information Technology sponsors a joint baccalaureate program with the University of Montana- Helena. Students in this program are able to take courses from both campuses and work to complete either the Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Applied Science programs. The program is designed for residents of the Helena area and students may complete their degree program without leaving Helena.
Each member of the faculty in the Business Department shares the primary objective of teaching excellence. Each professor in the Department has a significant amount of professional experience that he or she can bring to the classroom. Students and prospective students are encouraged to contact any member of the faculty with any questions.
The Business Department, similar to the other departments on the Montana Tech campus, has been successful placing students in professional positions or graduate programs. Additionally, the Department works to help students find internship opportunities with companies of interest to the students. This type of experiential learning is viewed as a very valuable experience by the faculty and may be a part of the student’s program of study.