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Business and Information Technology

Degrees and Programs

The Business and Information Technology currently offers two degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Business and Information Technology, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Business. The two degrees are distinct and designed for specific students.

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Information Technology at Montana Tech is a four-year program designed to incorporate a traditional business curriculum. In addition, roughly 20 percent of the students total coursework will be in information technology or computer science and this piece clearly differentiates a Montana Tech business degree from most baccalaureate business degrees offered by other four-year programs. The Bachelor of Science program allows students to emphasize in one of three options.

Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree is a two year program specifically designed to allow students to continue their education beyond their Associates of Applied Science Degree. Students pursuing this baccalaureate degree can choose between several courses of study referred to as tracks in the Department. Students under this program are not required to gain the same information technology coursework due to the two year length of the program.

Business Minor

A minor in business administration is designed to be a great compliment to any degree program on campus.  A business background provides value to any student seeking professional employment in their major.  The courses under the business minor may also be used to fulfil the required pre professional coursework and give students a jump start as they enter a master’s program in business (MBA).

There are two separate tracks under the business minor.  The Accounting Track provides students with a depth of financial coursework as students focus on a curriculum related to accounting and finance topics.   The Management Track provides students more of a breadth of business topics as students complete coursework in accounting, finance, management, and marketing.

Both tracks require a total of six classes or 18 credit hours and typically can be fit into the student’s program of study without requiring any additional semesters of study.

Landman Certificate

Oil and Gas Landman Certificate

With land management professionals in high demand, Montana Tech’s Business & Information Technology Department is proud to announce that it has created the Oil & Gas Landman Certificate. Before an oil or gas well can be drilled, it is the important function of a landman (or woman) to ensure that an appropriate oil or gas lease is secured between the oil company and the landowner so that those important minerals can be extracted from the land in a legal manner. This certificate will cover important fundamentals of the oil and gas industry including: oil and gas leases, property law, contract law, land titles, energy regulations and more.

Here at Montana Tech, we understand the importance of our mission in the education of the next generation of oil and gas management professionals,” said Dr. Tim Kober, Chair of the Department of Business & Information Technology. “Our goal with this Oil & Gas Landman Certificate is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the petroleum land management field for our students, alumni and other professionals who would like to enter this field or who are already in the field and are seeking formal training to advance their career.”
 
The one academic year, 15 credit (5 course) certificate can be completed in the following spring semester. While there are no pre-requisites for this certificate program for current students, junior standing is required. Those who complete the program will receive Oil & Gas Landman Certificate from Montana Tech.