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Business Management in Technology Degree

Program Offerings

• Bachelor of science degree in Business Management in Technology

What is Business Management in Technology?

A business management in technology degree from South Dakota Mines is an integration of science and engineering courses with management and business training.

What does a Business Management in Technology graduate do?

Science and engineering industries often seek leaders who not only have a solid understanding of science, engineering, and technology, but who are also adept in business and management. They look to hire the unique combination of manager/engineer/scientist.

As a graduate of the business management in technology program, you will possess the technical knowledge and understanding of engineering and science, along with the business and management skills to succeed in both private industry and the public sector.

First-Year Courses

Management Information Systems
Chemistry
English
Mathematics
Physics
Philosophy
Humanities General Education
Social Science General Education

Course Curriculum

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Internships and Co-ops

79% of South Dakota Mines students land internships or co-ops before they graduate, earning an average salary of $19.70/hour.

South Dakota Mines hosts two career fairs annually, giving you access to more than 150 employers from across the country. These employers are looking to hire students for internships and co-ops. The fairs are great learning experiences and many times students are offered jobs before they graduate. Mines graduates have a 96% placement rate in their field of study after graduation.

Career Outlook

The demand for graduates in the fields of business and engineering is
significant. Employers such as Caterpillar, Nucor, and Komatsu indicate a strong demand for graduates possessing both technical and business management skills.

This is a newer program and no graduate salaries have yet been reported. One occupation you might consider as a business management in technology graduate, however, is sales engineer. The median national average salary for sales engineers is $101,420.

Careers

With a degree in business management in technology, you will have opportunities in a wide range of careers, including:
• Working in technical sales
• Managing large multidisciplinary projects
• Managing the financial aspects of engineering or science projects
• Owning and managing a business

Employers

Many of our industry partners have indicated a need for employees with both a technical and business background. Some of the top employers who recruit at Mines include:
• Kiewit
• Cargill
• Caterpillar
• Microsoft
• Burns & McDonnell
• Nucor
• Freeport-McMoRan
• Innovative Systems
• Baker Hughes
• Blattner Energy
• POET
• Western States Fire Protection
• Applied Control
• Garmin
• LafargeHolcim

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