BS Technical Management Online Degree

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Is a Technical Management Degree Online Program Right for You?

If a business degree would make a difference in your career or you want to step into a management role, consider the Technical Management degree online program from SNHU.

Designed specifically for those who’ve earned an associate degree in technical fields like automotive technology, electronics technology, construction engineering, manufacturing or wind power technology. You'll build on your education to develop the management skills and knowledge sought by employers large and small.

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Why the Bachelor's in Technical Management
from SNHU?

As a private, nonprofit accredited university, SNHU focuses on ensuring you have the skills you need to succeed. Whether you earn your Technical Management degree online or at any of our regional campuses, you will benefit from all that SNHU has to offer:

  • Quality education at one of the most affordable tuition rates available
  • Choose how you want to learn: online, campus-based or a combination of both 
  • Professors and instructors who are actively involved in their students' success 
  • High-quality instruction from business department faculty with a wealth of real-world business and management expertise
  • 24/7/365 access to class – attend when it’s most convenient for you

Technical Management Employment Opportunities

Completion of the technical management degree online opens career opportunities in a number of fields, including management roles in construction, engineering, manufacturing and transportation organizations.

Opportunities for skilled management personnel are significant. For example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that new employment opportunities for general and operations managers will increase by 613,100 new jobs during the period 2012-2022.

Visit our Career Development Center online to learn more about career opportunities in Technical Management.

Transfer of Credit

If you’ve graduated with a specialized or technical associate degree (typically a minimum of 60 credits that will be applied toward your BS degree in Technical Management),you’re ready to enroll in SNHU’s BS in Technical Management. We will accept up to 90 transferred academic credits and we automatically complete an official credit evaluation as part of the application review process.

Some examples of technical associate degrees from an accredited institution that qualify for transfer include:

  • Computer Technology
  • Building Safety and Construction Technology 
  • Electrical Technology 
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Wind Energy Technology
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technology

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Technical Management Curriculum

In the Bachelor of Technical Management degree online program, you will learn key business principles and management skills. Benefit from applying class material to real-world situations to improve organizational effectiveness.

Transfer Credits (min. 60 credits)

Student to transfer in a (minimum) 60-credit technical associates degree

General Education Dictated Courses: 21 credits

LIT – Select one (1) 200-level Literature course
PHL/FAS – Select one (1) Philosophy or Fine Arts course

ECO-201: Microeconomics
This course examines the role of economic systems in allocating scarce resources to satisfy the needs and wants of individual members of a society. After a brief exposure to alternative economic systems, the focus becomes the nature and performance of American capitalism. Primary emphasis is placed upon the development of models that explain the behavior of consumers, producers and resource suppliers in various market structures.
MAT-130, 140, 210, 240 or MAT-106 & MAT-206
ECO-202: Macroeconomics
This course explores the manner in which the overall levels of output, income, employment and prices are determined in a capitalist economy. The focus is on the forces that act to shape these factors and determine their fluctuations. The role of government fiscal and monetary policy in influencing the level of economic activity is also a major area of study. The impact of international transactions on the domestic economy also is discussed.
MAT-130, 140, 210, 240 or MAT-106 & MAT-206
ENG-123: English Composition II
English 123 focuses students on the importance of research to advancing knowledge for various purposes. This course will build on the foundations of composition and introduce students to the research process and the analysis and evaluation of various sources. Students will investigate the writing process for research as well as appropriate research methods and skills. Additionally, this course offers multiple opportunities to engage in the important tasks of revision and editing and will ask students to incorporate feedback to improve their writing.
MAT-240: Applied Statistics
This is a fundamental course in the application of statistics. In this course, students will learn to apply statistical techniques to a variety of applications in business and the social sciences. Students will learn how to solve statistical problems by hand and through the use of computer software. Topics include probability distribution functions, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing and linear regression.

Select one from the following:

HIS-109: Western Civilization to 1500
This course offers an overview of the major developments in Western history, from antiquity to the discovery of the New World. Students will examine the ancient world, Greece, Rome, the European medieval period and the Italian Renaissance. Required for majors in history and social studies education with a concentration in history. Writing Intensive Course.
HIS-110: Western Civilization since 1500
This course traces the growth of Western history from the 16th century and the rise of the nation-state through the modern era. The ideologies and political developments that shaped modern Europe receive careful study. Required for majors in history and social studies education with a concentration in history. Writing Intensive Course.
HIS-113: United States History I: 1607-1865
The first half of the United States history survey courses covers the period from the founding of Jamestown to the end of the Civil War. The development of regionalism and its effect on the coming of the Civil War provides the framework for the investigation. Required for majors in history and social studies education with a concentration in history.
HIS-114: United States History II: 1865-Present
The second half of the United States history survey course covers the period following the Civil War. The economic, political and ideological developments that allowed the United States to attain a position of the world leadership are closely examined. Required for majors in History and Social Studies Education with a concentration in History.

Required Business Core Courses (24 credits)

ACC-201: Financial Accounting
Financial Accounting establishes the rules and regulations for preparing accounting information used by internal and external sources to evaluate the financial health of an organization. This course will develop the student's ability to interpret financial accounting information, to communicate this information and to understand the accounting system that produces this information.
ACC-202: Managerial Accounting
Managerial Accounting will explore the financial impact of alternative business decisions and the financial benefits of new business practices. After completing this course, the student will understand how accounting and other productivity information can be used to assess the past and improve the future performance of a business by giving managers essential information they need to make more informed decisions.
ACC-101 or ACC-210 or ACC-201
BUS-206: Business Law I
The background, foundation and ethical aspects of the United States' legal system are examined. Torts, product liability, criminal law, contracts, sales, business organizations, and agency and cyber law also are explored.
FIN-320: Principles of Finance
This course is designed to survey the corporate finance discipline, examine the financial management of corporations and help students develop the skills needed to make decisions about financing, investments and dividends. Students also will be introduced to money, capital markets and institutions.
ECO-201, MAT-240 and ACC-201
IT-210: Business Systems Analysis and Design
This course provides students with the necessary level of information technology education relative to understanding the uses and roles of information systems in business organizations. Students receive instruction on the information concepts and methodologies associated with the development of business information systems, and their effective application to the solution of business problems. Students learn the major issues of managing information technology in the contemporary business environment and the relationship between organizations' structures and information technology. Team approaches are utilized along with structured computer laboratories and cases using spreadsheet and database management tools. Writing intensive course.
MKT-113: Introduction to Marketing
This course examines the organization's functions for creating, communicating, and delivering value to customers. These functions, designed to meet customers' needs and organizational goals, include marketing research, environmental monitoring, target market selection, product selection, promotion, distribution and pricing.
OL-125: Human Relations in Administration
The human relations skills that managers need to develop interaction skills that contribute directly to effective human resource management and the development of higher productivity are studied. Skill areas include leadership, motivation, communications, group dynamics, organizational development, management by objectives, and stress and time management. Students learn techniques for becoming more effective managers, subordinates, peers and persons. Students are introduced to the international aspects of human relations.
OL-421: Strategic Management and Policy
Business School Capstone Course. This interdisciplinary approach to the study of the process of strategic management includes strategic analysis planning, implementation, evaluation and control from the perspective of top management in profit-making U.S. and international corporations, and public and non- profit organizations. Text and case studies are used extensively. Writing and team intensive course. Experience with Microsoft Office or equivalent is required. Senior standing or permission of instructor.
ACC-102 or ACC-202 or ACC-214 or HTM-320 and MKT-1

Required Major Courses (12 credits)

QSO-340: Project Management
As modern organizations have become more complex, they have also become more project-driven. This course uses a basic project management framework in which the project life-cycle is broken into organizing, planning, monitoring and controlling the project. You will learn the methodologies and tools necessary at each stage for managing the projects effectively in terms of time, cost, quality, risk and resources.
QSO-360: Six Sigma Quality Management
This course teaches the fundamental tools and techniques used to improve service and manufacturing processes through the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) methodology of Six Sigma quality management. Statistical process control, design and analysis of statistical experiments, process mapping, cause-and-effect diagram, 5S methodology, and process waste identification via lean techniques, are the major topics of this course.

Select two from the following:

OL-215: Principles of Management
This course is designed to examine the fundamentals and principles of management in order to develop an understanding of management in any formal organization. Special attention is paid to planning and decision-making. International management is also covered. Offered every semester. Writing Intensive Course.
UC: ENG-10, ENG-120, ENG-121H or ENG-200; ADB-125
QSO-310: Management of Service Operations
This course is an introduction to the concepts, principles, problems, and practices of successful service operations management. Emphasis is focused on preparing students to identify and apply appropriate management processes to ensure efficient, effective, and quality oriented service operations, while achieving operational excellence. Topics covered include: the role of services in the economy, strategic positioning and internet strategies, environmental strategies, new service development process, managing service expectations, front-office and back-office interface, service quality, yield management, waiting time management, and site selection.
QSO-320: Management Science through Spreadsheets
This course introduces the student to mathematical techniques that may be used to aid decision-making. Topics may include linear programming, PERT, CPM, network analysis and others. Offered once a year.
QSO-330: Supply Chain Management
This course focuses on effective supply chain strategies for companies that operate globally with emphasis on how to plan and integrate supply chain components into a coordinated system. Students are exposed to concepts and models important in supply chain planning with emphasis on key tradeoffs and phenomena. The course introduces and utilizes key tactics such as risk pooling and inventory placement, integrated planning and collaboration, and information sharing.
QSO-440: Topics in Project Management
This course covers advanced topics in project management such as project risk, project integration, project quality, and project procurement. Advanced project selection, planning, and control methods of project management are taught with hands-on-applications of Oracle Crystal Ball and MS Project. Students will learn the knowledge and skills of an experienced project manager by creating a detailed project plan for a real-world project.

Free Elective Credits: 3

Total Credits = 120

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