Undergraduate Education

Science and technology industries need leaders and managers, and South Dakota Mines’ BMT degree will prepare you for those careers. By blending science and engineering courses with business and management training, the business management in technology major will ensure that you have a solid understanding of science, engineering and technology, as well as business management practices. Your education will guide you toward becoming a unique combination of manager/engineer/scientist.

In addition, 77% of students at South Dakota Mines participate in at least one major-related paid internship before graduation, receiving relevant experience that will often lead to job offers.

Program Educational Objectives

Professional Responsibility and Teamwork

Achieve positions of increasing responsibility with:

  • Employer’s professional organizations or civic organizations as an indicator of professional competence.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively on social scientific, and technical matters.
  • Contribute as entrepreneurs and innovators by adapting to new technology and career challenges.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and ethical behavior in making decisions in leadership and management roles in business, institutional, and technical setting.
  • Work effectively in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Professional Growth

    Pursue continuous professional development and strive to demonstrate leadership at all levels and/or advanced studies in engineering, technology, business, or related technical fields to meet the emerging and evolving demands and increasing responsibilities of a successful career.

    Problem Solving

    Apply business management, engineering, mathematics, science principles, and appropriate technology to the solution of current and future problems in the industrial field of their choice.

    Student Outcomes

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline.
  • An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure, or program to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze, and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.
  • Curriculum

    Some of the classes required for a business management in technology degree include:

    • Managerial Communications
    • Business Statistics
    • Mathematics through Calculus I
    • Advanced Computer Applications
    • Fluid Mechanics
    • Managerial Finance
    • General Chemistry and Physics
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology

    Department Head
    Contact Information

    Ivy Allard
    Phone: 605-394-2448
    Office: MI233A