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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

Business Management Technology Major (A.A.B.)

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Major code AA5006

Office of Regional Higher Education  
Ohio University Lancaster
Brasee Hall
1570 Granville Pike
Lancaster, OH 43130-1037
Phone: 740.681.3300 or 888.446.4468
Fax: 740.687.9497

Dr. Brian Hoyt, contact person, or any regional campus student services office

Program Overview

Ohio University Chillicothe, Ohio University Lancaster, and Ohio University Southern offer a two-year program of study in business management technology (BMT) leading to the Associate in Applied Business degree. The program offers a balance of theory and practice suitable for students interested in careers in supervision. Courses offered take a management approach to the functional areas of business operations including human resource management, marketing, operations, supervision, planning, and distribution. The principles of continuous quality improvement are used throughout the program. The BMT program includes a concentration requirement that provides students with opportunities for course work that more specifically prepares them for careers in supervision. Concentration areas are determined with a student’s advisor and include two 3 credit hour courses in areas such as marketing, quality control, real estate, organizational communication, computer technology, finance, accounting technology, electronic media, among others. For additional information contact the coordinator of the business management technology program on your campus.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The BMT program is intended to prepare students for supervising or entry level management positions in a number of industry sectors. Students have opportunities to develop analysis skills, problem solving, team building, and business presentations. Industry sectors that can benefit from supervisors who understand and practice these skills include manufacturing, retail, finance and banking, service, distribution, small business, health care, and not-for-profit. Students are also prepared to continue their academic studies in several baccalaureate programs.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the business management technology major, students will be able to:

  • Explain how organizations use Continuous Improvement approaches and tools to improve work systems.
  • Demonstrate software applications for business reports including charts, graphs, and tables.
  • Draft management objectives and an executable plan for use at the department level of organizations (i.e. by supervisors in marketing department, customer service department, etc.).
  • Identify a workplace problem/issue, identify 2 or more potential alternatives to resolving the problem.  
  • Use information and data to evaluate and compare potential solutions/alternatives and using quantitative and qualitative rationale present one viable solution to implement. 
  • Evaluate the benefits and challenges of effective hiring, evaluating, and developing human resources at the supervisor level for organizations.
  • Design Excel spreadsheets that can be used for basic data analysis used in budgeting, forecasting, and supervisory decision making/planning.
  • Design graphs and charts in Excel to be used for the 7 basic Quality Tools (Cause and Effect, Pareto Diagram, Run Chart/Control Chart, Scatter Diagram, Histogram, Flow Chart, and Check Sheet).
  • Complete written communications at the supervisory level (i.e. external letters, internal memos, e-mails, work instructions, performance reports, etc.)
  • Present supervisory level reports/information orally using presentation software.


Technical Associate Degree Requirements

The minimum requirement for the Associate in Applied Business (A.A.B.) or the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is the completion of 60 credits with a 2.0 accumulative GPA in both the major area of study and all course work attempted at Ohio University. A maximum of 15 credits earned through prior learning assessment may be applied to any technical associate degree. You must earn a minimum of 18 semester credit hours while enrolled at Ohio University, and you must earn a minimum of 50 percent of coursework taken to fulfill your major concentration in residence with resident credit as defined in the Graduation Requirements – Universitywide  section. You also must meet Ohio University General Education requirements for associate degrees. (See Graduation Requirements - Universitywide section)

To earn a technical associate’s degree, you must complete an Application for Update of Program(s), available from any college office or regional campus student services office.

Major Hours Requirement

The business management technology major requires a minimum of 63 hours.

General Education

Complete Tier I general education requirements:

  • One course that meets the Tier I quantitative skills requirement (1M) 

Non Major Requirements

Complete three courses:

Tier II Requirements

Complete two courses that fulfill Tier II requirements (2AS, 2CP, 2FA, 2HL, 2NS, 2SS) that are not being used to fulfill another program requirement.

Related Technology Requirements

Complete the following course:

Complete two of the following courses:

Concentration Requirement

Complete six credit hours in consultation with advisor. Note: upper division management courses will only be approved in the concentration if they do not overlap or mirror the content of required BMT courses.

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