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Management and Technology

The BGSU bachelor of science in management and technology is one of our most popular online programs at BGSU. Transfer and active military friendly. 100% Online. Six-start dates a year. 

The management and technology major is designed for people with a technical or applied associate degree or equivalence who are employed in business, industry, education, healthcare, social services, or military service and wish to continue their education.

Complete up to 30% of a master’s degree before you graduate!

Students in the Training & Development concentration can apply to our Accelerated Degree Program (ADP) and earn up to 9 graduate credits toward a Master’s Degree in Instructional Design & Technology  saving you both time and money. Contact eCampus to learn more about this exciting option.  NOTE: To Apply to the accelerated program during the application process, make sure to select, "Undergrad Accelerated: Instructional Design and Technology - MEd (eCampus)"

Get a promotion. Charge a new career path.

The management and technology program assists working adults with attaining a degree and equips them to earn promotions and successfully make career changes. 

Receive credit for work experience

To ensure you only learn what you don’t already know, students receive credit for work experience. The average age of M&T students is 35; a key benefit is sharing knowledge with other working professionals from diverse backgrounds. 

Unmatched student support

BGSU is the only university in Ohio and only one of ten in the nation to earn the Quality Matters Online Learner Support certificate that recognizes our commitment to online student success. The eCampus team proudly offers a one-stop-shop experience for all of your questions. Our main goal is simple: your success from registration to graduation 

Military friendly

BGSU is military friendly, a member of the Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Consortium (AU-ABC), allowing Air Force service members to transfer their Community College applied associate degrees and obtain a Bachelor of Science in management and technology degree in 60 semester hours or less.

Graduates of the program find success

With relevant courses, passionate faculty and quality online learning, the BGSU M&T degree is proud to say that 100% of surveyed students reported being in employment or graduate studies after 6 months of graduation.

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Your Degree, Your Way

With 100% online delivery, certified learning quality, straightforward requirements for entry and graduation, the bachelor of science in management and technology opens doors to new careers or win promotion at your current job. 

Take the first step towards recognizing your current achievements and complement your existing skills with new frameworks for thinking, solving problems and achieving tasks in a technological world where humans are still at the center of every organization. 

If you started your associate’s degree at BGSU and did not finish for whatever reason, we have good news! Bowling Green State University invites you back to Finish your BGSU Degree.

Management and Technology students learn:

  • Supervisory and management skills
  • Project management
  • Training program development
  • Instructional design and delivery

Average Starting Salary & BGSU Placement Rate

(BGSU data compiled from students who completed the related questions on the graduation survey.)

$63,549



BGSU Management and Technology graduates average starting salary

100%

of graduates report they're employed, in graduate school or starting a business within six months of graduation

Curriculum and Course Requirements

Students study a rounded professional core of courses and one of three concentration areas;  Business; Training and Development; Internet and Information Studies. Every M&T student studies a professional core of courses, quality improvement, leadership, project management, technology in learning and management skills apply to any organization that uses technology. A set of required courses for the College of Technology and the Bowling Green Perspectives complement your degree curriculum. Download the Spring 2022 course requirements.   

Students choose one concentration from the following three areas, all highly applicable to the jobs of today and tomorrow.

Understand the role technology plays in organizations and how to forecast and analyze the directions it might take. You will learn new frameworks to assess any technology platform and the socio-technical inputs that any new technology needs, like instruction and investment.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. ANY 3 Credit hour Computer Science (CS), Computer Science Technology (CST) or Information Systems (IS) course

Master current theories of adult development and learning models, explore how instruction materials are developed, training designed and delivered and the results assessed and evaluated. Businesses and industries need effective training for every new technology, methodology and approach that is implemented. Also, students in the Training & Development concentration can apply to our Accelerated Degree Program (ADP) and earn up to 9 graduate credits toward a Master’s Degree in Instructional Design & Technology. 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Learn the principles of organization and management and the legal environment that all businesses operate within. Master the skills and frameworks needed in modern HR and supply chain management. The business and management concentration of the M&T degree covers the fundamental processes, strategies and activities of business and entrepreneurship. 

  1. 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.
  2. Any 3-credit hour COMM Course (3) - Choose any 3 hour COMM Course
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
    or
    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.
  5. 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.
    or
    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.

Professional Core

Students then choose one professional core from the following five areas. 

  1. Computer-Mediated Communications in Training and Education
    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.
  2. Supervisory Practices in Technological Settings
    This course considers essential differences between the basic levels of Leadership (Senior Management, Middle Management and Supervision) with the focus on supervision.
  3. Project Management in Technological Settings
    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.
  4. Seminar in Management and Technology
    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.
  5. Foundations of Lean
    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.
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    Leadership for Lean Six Sigma

    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.

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.

Community College of the Air Force Associate (CCAF) degrees are fully transferable and through the Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative program you can pay only $250.00 per credit hour!

Career

More and more a bachelor’s degree is required by employers to demonstrate learning ability and evidence your capacity for growth.

According to a Center on Education and the Workforce study, graduates with a bachelor's degree earn about a million dollars more over their lifetimes than those with only some college education.

Students are often returning to work after a break or making sure they are not passed over for promotion again or looking to make a career change.

The bachelor of science in management and technology will equip you with the critical thinking skills and frameworks for managing technological innovation that companies tell us they need to survive today.

BGSU Management and Technology graduates’ average starting salary was $63,549 in 2020.

100% of graduates report they're employed, in graduate school or starting a business within six months of graduation.

GO FAR in your career

  • Reference Laboratory Technician
  • Technology Consulting
  • Operations & Supply Chain
  • Government Technologist
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Education
  • Military Leadership
  • Entrepreneur

BGSU eCampus Quality Matters recognitionThe logo of the Quality Matters Learner Support award earned by BGSU eCampus courses, a hallmark of online learning quality.

BGSU is the only university in Ohio and only one of ten in the nation to earn the Quality Matters Online Learner Support certificate that recognizes our commitment to online student success. You can be confident you'll receive the same support as our on-campus students. All BGSU student and academic services are fully accommodated online, from accessing the University Libraries materials to academic advising to remote sessions for technical support.

The Quality Matters Online Learner Support certification recognizes online learning programs that provide all the critical student and academic services needed for learner success and continually use learner feedback to improve those services.

In addition to this, Bowling Green State University was recognized in 2019 as one of the best public universities in the country for teaching quality by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education.  

Program Information

The Management and Technology online bachelor of science completion degree 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.

With concentrations in training and development, business, or internet and information studies, you will be able to choose the path that will best advance your career. 

Students will learn how to integrate technology strategically into the workplace to achieve goals. View bios of our distinguished M&T faculty and read M&T alumni testimonials.

Steps to Apply

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Application Fee is waived until Jan 15, 2021

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 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.

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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:

Office of Admissions
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Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

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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.

You will be enrolled in and receive your degree from the College of Technology Architecture and Applied Engineering.

College officials are welcome to send links to secure site delivery to fireadm@bgsu.edu.  If you need to mail admission documents, please send them to:

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
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One University Drive
Huron, OH 44839

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Advance Your Career

The BGSU bachelor of science in management and technology will teach you essential skills and competencies backed by a solid academic foundation. Gain new knowledge of technology, management and how the two interact to improve organizations.

  • Develop your academic credentials while working
  • Build your professional expertise ahead of a job change
  • Strengthen your management and leadership skills
  • Sharpen your critical thinking and communication skills

The BGSU bachelor of science in management and technology will also provide a safe space to reflect on your professional path so far and grow your professional network.

Nontraditional and Military Student Services (NTMSS)

Bowling Green State University has once again been named one of the top universities in the United States for veterans by the Military Times in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2020 rankings.

The BGSU NTMSS service is available in-person or remotely. It provides assistance to support you as you make career and educational choices. Beginning, returning to, or continuing your college education can pose a variety of challenges. 

The NTMSS staff are familiar with the issues facing nontraditional and military students and can be a resource as you plan and complete your program.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Management and Technology are expected to:

  • Demonstrate critical, professional, and personal skills such as independent thinking, communication skills (oral, written and listening), ability to work effectively within groups, and a commitment to continuous learning;
  • Demonstrate strong problem solving, questioning and investigative, and creative thinking skills;
  • Exhibit ethical values and behavior by articulating the impact of alternative decisions on other people (customers, shareholders, the public), business operations, educational institutions, and the environment;
  • Understand cultural, racial, and gender differences in education, business, and industry well enough to be able to address discriminatory practices;
  • Communicate with others using Web-based communication technologies;
  • Demonstrate an academic integration of their applied/technical cognate and the major courses stressing communication, training, and technology systems management.

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Management and Technology program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) and is in good standing. For more information about accreditation, click here.

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Management and Technology program does not lead to professional licensure.

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Management and Technology program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.