Business Management in Technology BS

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Rapid City

About this program

Business Management in Technology BS

What is Business Management in Technology?

A business management in technology degree from South Dakota Mines is an integration of science and engineering courses with management and business training that will prepare you to be a leader in today's ever-evolving world.

What does a Business Management in Technology graduate do?

Science and engineering industries are seeking leaders who not only have a solid understanding of science, engineering, technology, and other STEM fields but who are also adept in business and management. More than ever, businesses are looking to hire the unique combination of manager, engineer, and scientist.

As a graduate of the business management in technology program at South Dakota Mines, you will possess the technical knowledge and understanding of engineering and science, along with the business and management skills, to succeed in both private industry and the public sector.

Admission requirements

International Undergraduate Course Requirements

The School of Mines will carefully review and consider for acceptance applicants who meet the general education requirements and the following criteria:

  • Achieve a high school GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • English Proficiency Requirement - can be viewed on our website
  • Proof of College Algebra-readiness by one of the following methods:
    • ACT or SAT math sub-score of at least 25/590
    • Completion of a college math course (Intermediate Algebra or higher)
    • Qualifying score on the Accuplacer exam

Applications from students with deficiencies are reviewed on an individual basis by the Admissions Committee. The committee considers high school curriculum (special consideration is given to math and science coursework), grades, and test scores.

*U.S. citizens and permanent residents are not required to provide an English proficiency. 

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Program content

Freshman Year

First Semester

  • Gen Ed Goal 3 and Goal 4 Elective(s)
  • Engineering Precalculus
  • Advanced Computer Applications

Second Semester

  • General Chemistry I
  • Composition I
  • Microeconomics
  • Calculus I
  • Introduction to Logic

Sophomore Year

First Semester

  • General Chemistry I Lab
  • Communication in the STEM Workplace
  • Introduction to Physics I
  • Introduction to Physics I
  • Business Statistics
  • Society and Technology

Second Semester

  • Survey of Accounting
  • Business Statistics II
  • Statics and Dynamics
  • Explorations in STEM Communications
  • Introduction to Physics II

Junior Year

First Semester

  • Quantative Dec. Analysis
  • Mangerial Communications
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Commercialization of New Technology
  • Marketing Technology Innovations

Second Semester

  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Managerial Finance for Engineers and Scientists
  • Human Resource Management for Engineers and Scientists
  • Leadership in Context (OR) Professional Selling (OR) Sales Management
  • Small Business Management

Senior Year

First Semester

  • Production Operations Management
  • International Business for Engineers and Scientists
  • Project Management for Industry
  • Engineering or Science Elective

Second Semester

  • Business Ethics
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology (OR) Sales Strategy (OR) Managing Sales Performance
  • Engineering or Science Elective

Scholarships & funding

International students may seek scholarship opportunities but should be aware that many scholarships are limited to US citizens or permanent residents. South Dakota Mines does not offer scholarships specifically for international students. You must be ADMITTED by January 15 of the year you are planning to enroll in the fall semester if you wish to be considered for scholarships. Scholarships are only awarded for a start date of the fall semester. Please see the Scholarships website for information on Mines scholarships.

International students are NOT eligible for South Dakota Mines or federal loan programs and should not apply for such financial assistance. 


Total Estimated for the undergraduate I-20 — 2022-2023

  • Academic year (9 months) - $17,100
  • Living Expenses (9 months) - $10,900
  • Books & Supplies (9 months) - $ 1,200
  • Estimated Total for one academic year - $29,200

The estimate for living expenses includes only room, board, and health insurance, which is mandatory for international students. This does not include personal and transportation expenses, which you will still have. The institution estimates that you will spend approximately $3450 per academic year on personal and transportation expenses, so please be prepared for these expenses.

Career paths

With a degree in business management in technology, you will have opportunities in a wide range of careers, including:

  • Working in technical sales
  • Managing large multidisciplinary projects
  • Managing the financial aspects of engineering or science projects
  • Owning and managing a business

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About this institute

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology was founded in 1885 to provide instruction in the region’s primary industry, which was mining. And now it includes so much more. Over the years, South Dakota Mines evolved into a leading science...

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Why study at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Life at South Dakota Mines is more than books, homework, and tests. It’s robot races on the Quad, blacksmithing on Friday afternoons, late-night hangouts with friends in the dorm, and cheering for your favorite Hardrocker sports team. It’s finding “your” people – friends who geek out at the same stuff you do, whether that’s esports, robotics, fossils, or chemistry experiments. You’ll work alongside “your” people in classrooms and on student teams and organizations. At South Dakota Mines, it’s more about collaboration than competition, and you’ll never be alone in your passions and interests.

Contact info

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

501 E Saint Joseph Street
57701 Rapid City South Dakota
United States of America

Phone no: 16053946884

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