The Management and Technology online degree completion isn’t just for individuals in technology or those intending to be teachers or trainers. Any individual with an applied associate degree is an excellent candidate for the program or if you have worked for at least 12 consecutive months.
The students in the program come from various lines of work:
- Business and Industry
- Government agencies
- Nonprofit organizations
- Social services
- Information Technology
- New business startups
There is no need to have a technology background. Students learn what employers need them to know.
- How does technology affect the workplace and society?
- How does technology affect my job?
- How does technology affect information flow?
- How can technology be used to manage and train employees?
This online degree completion program combines Bowling Green State University and College of Technology education requirements with a core curriculum that includes the applied classes from any applied associate's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
In the Management and Technology program, students learn:
- Supervisory and management skills
- Project management
- Training program development
- Instructional design and delivery
If you have an applied associate's degree from a regionally accredited institution, and have worked for at least one year, you are more than likely eligible for the program. If you do not have an associate's degree, we can work with you to obtain one online through BGSU Firelands or through a local community college. If you have any questions regarding eligibility, please contact the program advisor.
Students must have a minimum of 123 semester hours to meet BGSU graduation requirements. A minimum of 40 hours of credit must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. The BG Perspective (General Education) requirements and the College of Technology requirements can be transferred from other accredited institutions as part of your associate's degree, or can be taken at BGSU.
The LDT program requires 9 courses to be taken at BGSU - 5 core and 4 electives. These courses are designed to supplement the student’s work experience and technological expertise with educational experiences in the following:
- Computer-mediated communication
- Technology systems in organizations
- Adult learning
- Project and program evaluation
Students will complete the Professional Core (Five courses) and CHOOSE one Concentration (Five courses)
- TECH 3000 Computer-Mediated Communications in Training and Education (3)
Introduces students to computer-mediated communications and its applications within training and education today. Focus is on the application of networking technologies and resources that support high-quality, interactive instruction in both face-to-face and at-a-distance learning environments.
- TECH 4000 Supervisory Practices in Technological Settings (3)
This course considers essential differences between the basic levels of Leadership (Senior Management, Middle Management and Supervision) with the focus on supervision.
- TECH 4400 Project Management in Technological Settings (3)
This course examines the fundamental concepts and skills of project management to facilitate systematic project planning and management. Emphasis is placed on a standard four-step project management model utilized in both corporate and non-profit organizations.
- TECH 4500 - Seminar in Management and Technology (3)
Students reflect on how well their experience and coursework has prepared them to achieve the University and the LDT Program Learning Outcomes. Students will assess their overall strengths and weaknesses and how well they have managed technologically driven workplace changes. Students consider the global impact of technological change on people, economies and societies in general. Students examine their learning and growth in the context of their personal and professional aspirations.
- QS 3550 Foundations of Lean(3)
Foundations of quality improvement systems applied for variation and waste reduction and productivity enhancement for lean six sigma manufacturing and non-manufacturing environments. Team-based project configuring e-portfolio in ISO infrastructure.
QS 4650 - Leadership for Lean Six Sigma (3)
Leadership focus around individual tools and techniques as foundation of continuous improvement in the lean and six sigma environment. The scientific application of common lean and six sigma tools will be applied as a transformational and improvement strategy. Team-based project configuring e-portfolio in ISO 9000 infrastructure. Prerequisites: QS 3800.
Choose ONE Concentration below
- TECH 4210 Technological Forecasting (3)
Examining different technologies as they pertain to the information technology (IT) industry and additional industries; determining how these technologies will be used, what kind of demand there may be, and the positive and negative consequences of implementing them. BGP in the expanded perspectives category.
- TECH 4220 Information Policy Analysis (3)
Developing an understanding of current and pending federal and state legislation that impacts the manner in which information (audio, video, and text-based) is disseminated; exploring the political, cultural, economic, and social aspects of these policies as they pertain to information and technology. BGP in the expanded perspectives category, with an international perspective.
- TECH 4230 Digital Rights Management Perspectives (3)
Developing an understanding of current and pending rights models used to secure digital content; examining the implications Digital Rights Management (DRM) schemes carry with them, and their impact on the flow of electronic information in modern societies. BGP in the expanded perspectives category, with an international perspective.
- TECH 4240 Media Usability Studies (3)
Examination of the usability of computer-based device interfaces and the accomplishment of human tasks, thinking critically about how information is presented; attention to hardware and software user interfaces, user-centered evaluation processes, usability engineering, educational uses of computers and computer-supported cooperative work.
- ANY 3 Credit hour Computer Science (CS), Computer Science Technology (CST) or Information Systems (IS) course
- TECH 3200 Adult Learning (3)
Introduction to adult development theory and related implications for adult learning, design elements from assessment through evaluation and identification of roles and responsibilities of educators and learners in various environments.
- TECH 4300 Development of Training Programs (3)
Design, production, and evaluation of training programs for industry and business. Job analysis, task analysis, instructional design, and cost analysis in development of training programs.
- TECH 4310 Instructional Materials Development (3)
Instruction in the organization, design, preparation, and application of technology-based teaching materials. Emphasis is on the underlying theories of instructional materials selection and development, instructional design, visual communication, and instructional materials production processes.
- TECH 4320 Evaluation and Assessment within Technology (3)
Principles and procedures used in the measurement, evaluation, and assessment of educational programs involving individuals, groups, programs, and systems within a technology setting.
- TECH 4330 Instructional Design and Delivery (3)
The study of learning styles, reading levels, philosophies of learning and education, instructional delivery methods, instructional techniques, and evaluation instruments.
- MGMT 3050 - Principles of Organization & Management (3) - Fundamentals of organization theory; objectives, policies, decision-making, authority, management development, leadership, communication, motivation and effective human relations; management principles. No credit allowed toward BSBA degree. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of department.
- Any 3-credit hour COMM Course (3) - Choose any 3 hour COMM Course
- LEGS 3010 - Legal Environment of Business (3) - Fundamentals of the structure of the American legal system, contracts, torts, ethics and social responsibility of business, property, and selected topics related to the legal environment in which businesses operate. Credit not allowed for both LEGS 3010 and LEGS 4010. Prerequisite: junior standing.
- ESHP 2040 -Entrepreneurship (3) - Introduction to entrepreneurship and its importance to the economy. Study of the entrepreneurial process from conception to birth of a new venture. Concentration on attributes of successful entrepreneurs including opportunity recognition, innovation, venture screening, risk assessment, risk tolerance, identification of resources, and business planning to learn how to turn opportunities into a viable business.
BA 3900 - Business in the Global Arena (3) - Provide students with an understanding of the changing global business environment and its effects on managers, fostering the development of skills needed to assess opportunities and solve business problems in the global arena.
- MGMT 3610 - Human Resource Management (3) - Survey of HRM activities including job analysis, performance appraisal, job evaluation, wage surveys, compensation and benefits, labor relations, health and safety, and relevant government regulations. Prerequisite: MGMT 3050 or MGMT 3600.
MGMT 3000 - Integrated Operations and Supply Chain Management (3) - An integrated view of how supply management, operations, and logistics functions create value for customers. Concepts studied include: design of operations and supply chain strategies, systems, and processes; coordination and control of material and information flows; and decision-making tools for supply chain management and integration with other business functions.
Technical Cognate (36 hours)
Thirty-six hours of these applied, technical courses demonstrate a proficiency in a recognized, technical area can be transferred from your previous coursework.
Cooperative Education (4 hours)
Credit hours are given upon evaluation of previous or current work experience.
- TECH 3890 (taken Credit by Exam for an $80 fee)
A transcript evaluation will be completed to determine which of the courses below have been credited or need to be completed.
College of Technology Requirements (27 hours)
- General Studies Writing (GSW 1120)
- Computer Science Course (CS 1000, 1010 or MIS 2000)
- Algebra or Statistics (MATH 1120 or 1150)
- Public Speaking (COMM 1020, 2010, 2050, 2070, or 3060)
- General Psychology (PSYC 1010)*
- Minority Groups (cultural diversity general education course)*
- Technical Writing (ENG 3880 or BA 2030)
- Two free elective courses
Bowling Green Perspectives (general education) [24 hours]
- 2 natural science courses
- 2 social/behavioral science courses*
- 2 arts and humanities courses*
- 1 cultural diversity course
- 1 general education elective course
*1 of these courses can be approved to fulfill the international perspective requirement.
Students need to have completed, or are close to completing, an applied or technical associate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Admission to the program is a two-part process. Students must first seek admission to BGSU followed by acceptance to the College of Technology's Management and Technology program. Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the program.
Step 1: Applicants are admitted to the university.
Requirements for transfer student admission can be found at Admissions and Transfer Policies
Step 2: Applicants are reviewed for acceptance into the program.
Students need to have completed, or are close to completing, an applied or technical associate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Those that do not have appropriate associate degrees are considered pre-majors until the associate degree is obtained.
Steps to Apply
Submit Your Application Online
Note: There is a non-refundable application fee. If for some reason all of your transcripts do not arrive or you decide not to begin for a given semester, another application and fee will be required for the next semester.
Submit Official Collegiate Transcripts
Request official copies of transcripts from every college or university you have attended. The Office of Transfer Evaluation will then evaluate your official transcript for possible credit towards your degree. Official transcripts should be sent directly to:
110 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
eCampus Enrollment Specialist Will Help you Enroll
Approximately one week after the Admissions Office receives your transcripts and application, your application will be processed. You will receive an email from the Admissions office when that is complete. At that point, you will receive an email from an eCampus enrollment specialist with instructions for registration.