The Business and Technology Management (BTM) program is undergraduate STE2M program, acknowledging the integration of the management curriculum with a focus on entrepreneurship and technology innovation. The program provides undergraduate degrees that draw heavily on Tech’s strengths in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM). The aim of the program is to develop in students substantive decision-making and analytical skills and tools, as well as the functional knowledge required to effectively lead complex technology-based organizations in today’s competitive global economy.
The undergraduate program offers an additional career path that prepares students to be future technology innovators and entrepreneurs. In addition to General Education requirements, undergraduate students will take courses in accounting, economics, human resources, finance, management, business strategy, marketing, operations research, statistics, computer programming and entrepreneurship.
Whichever degree option a student may choose, BTM students are problem solvers who work across disciplines, to include natural resources, energy, manufacturing, information systems, engineering, and environmental management.
Undergraduate Degree Options
The BS in Management degree provides students with the knowledge and skills required to manage complex projects and functional areas of an organization, i.e. accounting, finance, logistics, marketing, or human resources. In addition, the B.S. in Management prepares potential technology entrepreneurs to start their own companies.
The BS in Management of Technology integrates management course work with study in an engineering or science field of the student’s choice, providing specific technical knowledge and skills required to lead project, teams, and technical organizations.
The AS in Business is designed for students seeking to complete a two-year degree in business (potentially in addition to their major B.S. degree) and/or those who may wish to transfer to a four-year college or university.
In addition to the three undergraduate degree options above, New Mexico Tech offers a Minor in Management for students interested in exploring a management career path in their respective field of study.
Graduate Degree Options
New Mexico Tech offers graduate Engineering Management options to prepare students for leadership positions in engineering, science, and technology organizations and research institutions: the Professional Master of Engineering Management (MEM) and MS in Engineering Management (MSEM). Please see the Engineering Management webpage for further details.
Please see the New Mexico Tech Course Catalog for specific course requirements for all degree programs.
To develop in students substantive decision‐making and problem solving skills and tools, as well as the functional knowledge required to effectively manage complex technology and engineering projects, teams and organizations.
To develop in students the knowledge, skills, and ability to apply both quantitative and qualitative methods to solve complex management problems.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the often complex and dynamic environments faced by engineering, science, and technology organizations and the knowledge and skills required to manage and lead those organizations through the following:
- Ability to identify, analyze, and evaluate global, economic and geopolitical problems impacting the internal and external environments of technology organizations.
- Understand and apply the knowledge and skills required for today’s engineering, science, and technology managers to solve practical problems and sustain organizational growth, including managing information and projects, leading teams, making decisions, and interfacing with customers.
- Understand and apply the general body of business and management knowledge to resource problems faced by engineering, science, and technology organizations, to include managing people, financial, marketing, and operational resources.
- Ability to identify, analyze, and evaluate the risks associated with developing and commercializing new technologies and products, and research new business formation and growth.
- Ability to formulate and model unstructured problems using multiple analytical tools and techniques.
- Understand and apply management and business tools and techniques to drive process improvements in engineering, science, and technology organizations.
- Understand and apply the execution of managerial functions in business and public organizations, covering the fields of accounting, finance, marketing, applied operations research, and economics.
BS in Management
The BS in Management degree provides students with the knowledge and skills required to manage complex projects and functional areas of an enterprise, i.e. accounting, finance, logistics, marketing, project management, strategic planning, and human resource management. In addition, the BS in Management prepares future technology innovators and entrepreneurs to start their own companies. (120 credit hours)
BS in Management of Technology
The BS in Management of Technology integrates management course work with study in an engineering or science field of the student’s choice, providing specific knowledge and skills required to lead technical projects and teams and technology and engineering organizations. The degree requires students to complete a minor in an engineering or science degree program. (130 credit hours)
AS in Business
The AS in Business provides students with the basic knowledge and fundamental skills required to assume a general management or business position. Working students may use this degree to further their career by strengthening their business knowledge and skills. This degree can also augment a student’s major course of study with an introduction to management as a career option within their respective field. (60 credit hours)
Minor in Management
Students enrolled in other academic programs who have an interest in business and management can enroll in courses that lead to a Minor in Management. This is an opportunity for students to gain business and management knowledge and skills that augment their major course of study and expand their career options. (18 credit hours)