The mission of the School of Business and Technology is to prepare students to compete in the global world of work through effective instruction, technology application, relevant curricula, and professional development. The School consists of the Departments of Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, and Sport Management as well as the Center for Real Estate Management.
The major objectives of the School of Business and Technology are:
- To help each student attain his/her career goals;
- To enable and encourage each student to become an effective leader;
- To provide a foundation for graduate and professional studies;
- To promote professional development through the use of library resources, computer technology, and experiential learning;
- To promote the ethical and moral development of each student; and
- To help each student develop the ability to recognize, analyze, and solve problems.
The School of Business and Technology offers five degree programs leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in:
- Business Administration
- Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate
- Sport Management
- Computer Information Systems
The student, with the assistance of an assigned advisor, is responsible for selecting course work that will satisfy both the College’s Transformative Education Program Requirements and the requirements of the degree program chosen.
Although each student is responsible for adhering to his/her plan of study, an academic advisor will provide each student with academic guidance. The following general rules apply:
- Each student will be assigned to an advisor in his/her major;
- Each student will be provided with an appropriate Plan of Study;
- Each student will be expected to meet with his/her advisor at least once each semester for the purposes of pre-registration and determination of his or her academic progress and standing;
- Each student will be responsible for satisfying applicable prerequisites for courses;
- Each student will be responsible for monitoring compliance with his/her Plan of Study and meeting all academic requirements; and
- Each student must complete successfully 90 semester credit hours before applying for graduation.
Professional Activities and Affiliations
The School of Business and Technology participates in the Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP). Sponsored and supported by the National Urban League, Inc., BEEP is a voluntary effort on the part of major companies and government agencies that loan key black executives and professionals to participating colleges and universities; each executive/professional usually is scheduled for a two-day assignment. The principal goals of BEEP are to serve as a positive role model and to enlighten students and faculty about job opportunities and business developments and trends.
In addition, the School is actively involved in the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), which is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Participating student teams apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to present the results of their projects, and to be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges. SIFE provides many opportunities for scholarships and internships for dedicated student leaders.
Finally, the School of Business and Technology encourages and facilitates student awareness of and participation in numerous seminars, workshops, and internships and keeps the students apprised of grant and scholarship opportunities. All seminars, workshops, BEEP, internship, grant, and scholarship activities and opportunities are coordinated by the Assistant to the Dean.
The School of Business and Technology sponsors the following student organizations for the purpose of enhancing students’ learning and professional development experiences while enrolled at the College:
- The Computer Club
- Delta Mu Delta Honor Society
- Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
- The Real Estate Club
- The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
The School of Business and Technology is located in the Cheshire Building. The Cheshire Building is a well-maintained facility consisting of classrooms, state-of-the-art computer labs, offices, a conference room, a student library/study room, and a student meeting/work room.
Cisco Certification Program
The School of Business and Technology offers a Cisco Certification Program. The Program consists of four sequential modules and each module requires approximately eight weeks to complete. Participants typically are full-time employees of companies located in the area; under the tutelage of approved Department of Computer Information Systems and Department of Computer Science faculty, they work through self-paced learning modules and work with PCs and Cisco Routers and Switches that are located in the School’s computer labs. The Program is designed to prepare participants to pass the Cisco Certified Networking Associate examination (CCNA).
The form modules of the CISCO Certification program have been incorporated into the Computer Science curriculum and are required courses for Computer Information Systems and Computer Science majors. This will enhance the job marketability of our graduates.