Why study Management Technology: Management Tech at APSU?
The AAS degree in Management Technology (MT) provides a strong foundation business curriculum in a small package. In addition to holding graduate degrees in management, the faculty in management technology are experienced managers from corporate American, who are able to provide real-world examples of what is learned in theory, bringing an excellent blend of theory and experience to the courses taught.
What will I learn?
The AAS degree in Management Technology (MT) provides a strong foundation business curriculum in a small package (60 semester hours). In the MT program your studies will include courses in management, marketing, human resources, personal finance, business law, business ethics, and others. It provides a strong foundation preparing you to start and run your own small business or enter into management in a business organization. The program is capped off with a course MT 2550, Small Business Operations, A simulation in which students will run and manage a small manufacturing company.
The Freshmen Seminar degree requirement completed by most students is APSU 1000. The course is delivered in a small-class setting with like-minded students led by a faculty member and a peer leader. The interdisciplinary course is intended to support first-semester students and provide them with a foundation for university success. Emphasis is placed on student engagement, university learning success strategies, support services, library literacy, financial literacy, and academic and career planning. The first class meeting of APSU 1000 during fall semesters is on Freshmen Convocation Day.
The general education core is designed to develop critical competencies in written communication, oral communication, mathematical analysis, and critical thinking skills. Students at APSU select coursework in the general education core in the areas of Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics. While the general education core requirements for graduation can be met by choosing courses from each of these areas, some programs of study require lower division courses that serve as prerequisites for upper division courses. Students should consult the sample 4-year plans and confer with their academic advisors as they choose their general education core courses.
What engagement opportunities are available to APSU students?
APSU fosters a positive campus environment that encourages active participation in university life.
APSU students engage in HIP curricular and co-curricular experiences that advance their learning and knowledge. Opportunities include first-year seminar, first-year learning communities, common reading experience 'The Peay Read', undergraduate research, study abroad, service and community-based learning, internships, e-portfolio development, and capstone courses & projects.
What Do Management Technology: Management Tech Majors Do After Graduation?
Many MT students continue their education by pursuing a bachelor degree at APSU. the Management Technology degree transfers seamlessly to a BS in Public Management, a BPS in Leadership and Organizational Administration or a BBA in Business Administration. Others students use their AAS degree in MT to enhance the ability to be promoted in their current organizations or seek entry-level management positions in corporations. Some start their own small business.
- Human Resources Manager
- Small Business Owner
- Pursue BPS in Leadership and
- Pursue BBA in Business
- Pursue BS in Public Management