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    Oregon Institute of Technology
   
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
2017-18 University Catalog 
  
2017-18 University Catalog

Management Department


Hallie Neupert, Department Chair, Program Director, Health Care Management,
Richard Bailey, Curriculum Coordinator, Accounting
Sharon Beaudry, Program Director and Curriculum Coordinator, Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management
Jeff Dickson, Program Director and Curriculum Coordinator, Health Informatics
Carmen Morgan, Program Director, Accounting,
Pat Schaeffer, Program Director and Curriculum Coordinator, Operations Management
Kris Rosenberg, Program Director and Curriculum Coordinator, Information Technology
Maureen Sevigny, Program Director, Management Distance Education, Program Director and Curriculum Coordinator, BAS Technology and Management
Kristy Weidman, Program Director and Curriculum Coordinator, Marketing

Professors: R. Bailey, H. Neupert, M. Sevigny
Associate Professors: J. Dickson, G. Kirby, C. Morgan, M. Pierce, K. Rosenberg, P. Schaeffer
Assistant Professors: S. Bailey, S. Beaudry, D. DaSaro, L. Stewart, K. Weidman

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Business, with options in:
    • Accounting
    • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
    • Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management, with options in:
    • Administration
    • Clinical
    • Radiologic Science Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
     
  • Bachelor of Science in Operations Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology and Management

Minors Offered

  • Business
  • International Business
  • Information Technology

Specializations Offered

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management
  • Marketing
  • Travel and Tourism

Certificate Offered

  • Accounting (post baccalaureate)

Emphases Offered

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
  • Renewable Energy Management

The Management Department's tech-infused degrees empower graduates through innovative, hands-on, and multi-disciplinary learning experiences, and prepares students to take their place as leaders and managers in contemporary public and private organizations. Faculty members have been selected for their managerial experience and expertise in a diverse array of production and service industries.

Coursework in the Management programs builds upon a fundamental core of courses including management, marketing, accounting, finance, information technology, economics, ethics, globalization, business law, and business presentations. These courses, along with program-specific courses, prepare students for their senior year which includes a senior experience and a capstone course. The senior experience provides management students with an opportunity to integrate and synthesize their educational experience within the context of a "real-world" business problem or project.

As a result of this unique combination of resources and coursework, the Management Degree Programs remain vital and up-to-date, providing students with both the technical tools of management and the interpersonal skills that employers most desire. Equally important, each graduate will be poised to positively contribute to society as well as to today's culturally diverse, global work place.

Department Outcomes

Upon graduating, Management Department graduates should be able to:

  1. Communicate the major concepts in the functional areas of accounting, marketing, finance, information technology, and management.
  2. Describe the legal, social, ethical, and, economic environments of business in a global context.
  3. Solve organization problems, individually and/or in teams, using quantitative, qualitative and technology-enhanced approaches.
  4. Demonstrate professional communication and behavior.
  5. Apply knowledge of business concepts and functions in an integrated manner.

Degree Completion and Co-enrollment at Community Colleges

The Management Department, in partnership with many Oregon community colleges, offers joint enrollment, transfer credit (articulation) agreements and course sequences so that students may complete a degree with coursework taken from multiple institutions. See the Oregon Tech Registrar Office's website, or a management advisor for additional information.

Oregon Tech Online

Many of the management degrees and core management courses are available online to facilitate the needs of degree completion students. Online courses are particularly appropriate for students capable of self-directed educational activities. Online degrees and courses are offered utilizing Internet delivery and collaborative learning. Degrees available online are: BS in Health Care Management, Clinical Option, Radiologic Sciences Management Option; BS in Operations Management; BS in Health Informatics; BS in Information Technology; BAS in Technology and Management.

Required Student Equipment

Successful completion of these degrees requires intensive, hands-on use of computers.

Therefore, all students are required to own their own computer. Financial aid may be available to help defray the cost of this equipment. Please consult the Financial Aid Office at Oregon Tech.

Accreditation

Oregon Tech has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).


Six Sigma Green Belt Emphasis


The Management Department offers students the opportunity to earn a Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate. The Green Belt Certificate is an emphasis under the BS in Business, Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management, and Marketing options, the BS in Health Care Management, Administration option, and the BS in Operations Management. In addition to the fundamental management curriculum, the emphasis requires the completion of a Lean/Six Sigma project. Those attaining the emphasis will be well-positioned to work in companies that deploy Lean Six Sigma.

Additionally, employees of companies that deploy Lean Six Sigma may complete the course work and project to obtain their certificate.

Students completing the Six Sigma Green Belt Emphasis must complete the following courses and their prerequisites. Prerequisites may be waived for industry students depending on their individual backgrounds and abilities.

Note:


It should be noted that for OM majors, all of these courses are currently in the curriculum map. No additional coursework is required. With approval, the student's senior project may also be considered for the Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate.


Renewable Energy Management Emphasis


The Management Department offers students the opportunity to complete a Renewable Energy Management emphasis under the BS in Business, Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management option or the BS in Operations Management. In addition to the fundamental management curriculum, the emphasis requires additional coursework in chemistry, management information systems, humanities, history, and economics. Those attaining the emphasis will be prepared to successfully integrate skills in the social, environmental, economic, business and management aspects of energy management.

Business

Degree Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Business, with options in:
    • Accounting
    • Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management
    • Marketing

The BS in Management prepares leaders to manage organizations in the high technology environments of the 21st century. Students develop their abilities to contribute to an organization's performance through hands-on experience built on a solid theoretical base. The Management curriculum skillfully integrates technology-enhanced coursework with a solid core of business courses. Students will also be prepared for graduate level education, such as the Master's in Business Administration (MBA) degree.

The BS in Management develops graduates with relevant skills preparing students for entry into careers in business, government, public, or social service organizations.

Job titles include staff accountant, cost analyst, business unit manager, supervisor, marketing specialist, and sales manager.

Student Preparation and Admissions

Students must meet Oregon Tech general admissions requirements. Transfer students must arrange for official transcripts from each college and university attended to be sent to Oregon Tech.

Health Care Management

Degree Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management with options in:
    • Administration
    • Clinical
    • Radiologic Sciences Management

The BS in Health Care Management prepares graduates for a variety of career options in the rapidly growing health care industry, where health service managers are in high demand. Students will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective managers of health systems and operation and will be prepared to assume managerial positions in hospitals, medical clinics, and medical practices. Health care managers plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services; and might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of providers. Oregon Tech's Health Care Management degree includes three options to meet the student's specific needs and interests.

Health Informatics

Degree Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics

Objectives

Health Informatics is a rapidly developing scientific field that utilizes computer technology to improve the quality and safety of patient care. This program incorporates the sub disciplines of clinical and computational informatics; emphasizing the integration of computer science and the impact of clinical outcomes. Internship opportunities are available during their senior year. Students will complete a capstone course and a senior project.

The BS in Health Informatics is offered in Klamath Falls, Wilsonville and through Oregon Tech Online.

Career Opportunities

Health Informatics professionals work as quality manager business intelligence and epic analysts and in health care information technology positions. These professionals are called upon to design and use emerging information technologies with the goal of helping providers and patients access and utilize information to provide improved health care.

Health Informatics professionals provide support in clinical decision making, data architecture, application interfacing, clinical analytics, data analysis, systems analysis and project management.

Student Preparation and Admissions

Students must meet Oregon Tech general admissions requirements. Transfer students must arrange for official transcripts from each college and university attended to be sent to Oregon Tech.

Information Technology

Degree Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Objectives

Information Technology powers modern business. This field is interdisciplinary, with applications to all aspects of the economy. Student solve real-world business problems and gain critical skills and hands-on experience in networking, server administration, programming, databases, information security, and systems analysis. Graduating students are prepared to bridge the technology and management disciplines in their organizations. Internship opportunities are available during their senior year. Students will complete a capstone course and a senior project.

The BS in Information Technology is offered in Klamath Falls, Wilsonville, and through Oregon Tech Online.

Career Opportunities

The BS in Information Technology prepares students for a wide range of professions including accounting information systems, database administration, systems analyst, business systems consultant, network analyst, software applications specialist, PC support technician, technical writer, Web administrator and vendor representative for either hardware- or software-based firms. With both technical skills and business understanding, Information Technology graduates are uniquely prepared for faster advancement than many of their contemporaries.

Student Preparation and Admissions

Students must meet Oregon Tech general admissions requirements. Transfer students must arrange for official transcripts from each college and university attended to be sent to Oregon Tech.

Operations Management

Degree Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Operations Management

Objectives

Operations Managers coordinate equipment, materials, human capital and information across businesses to profitably meet or exceed customer expectations. Students in Operations Management successfully blend the art of management with applied science through creativity, people skills, rational analysis and application of technology.

Operations Management students develop mastery of concepts, tools, and skills in management sciences and specialties tailored to the industries of interest to the student. Particular emphasis is directed toward development of skills in problem solving, project management, communication, and managing effectively in team-based work environments. Students are also prepared for graduate level education, such as the MBA (Master's in Business Administration) degree. Internship opportunities are available during their senior year. Students will complete a capstone course and a senior project.

The BS in Operations Management is offered in Klamath Falls, Wilsonville and through Oregon Tech online.

Career Opportunities

The BS in Operations Management prepares students for leadership positions within a wide variety of product and service industries. Initial job titles include: production planner, inventory control analyst, industrial engineer, production supervisor, and quality control manager. Typical departments in which graduates find themselves working are manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering, production control, finance, and quality assurance.

Upon graduation, students should be prepared to address critical issues related to productivity management in a global competitive economy and play leadership roles in the design and implementation of quality control and management programs. They will have mastered a wide array of microcomputer technology and software applications, giving them a competitive edge in the job market.

Student Preparation and Admissions

Students must meet Oregon Tech general admissions requirements. Transfer students must arrange for official transcripts from each college and university attended to be sent to Oregon Tech.

Technology and Management

Degree Offered

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology and Management

Objectives

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Technology and Management provides a path to a bachelor's degree for those students who have completed a technical Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Associate of Science (AS) degree from an accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) and are seeking career advancement into management or in their technical career fields. The BAS builds on a core of 60 credits of career and technical education (CTE) courses taken as part of the AAS or AS degree, adding 65 credits of business, management, and information technology courses and 55 credits of broad-based general education courses to enable the BAS graduate to advance in the workplace or continue on to graduate school. The management core includes a three-term capstone senior project to enable the student to demonstrate successful integration of technical and managerial coursework.

The BAS in Technology and Management is offered in Klamath Falls, Wilsonville, and through Oregon Tech online.

Graduation Requirements

The BAS in Technology and Management requires 180 credits including 60 upper-division credits and up to 60 lower-division career and technical education (CTE) credits transferred from an AAS or AS degree. In addition, the BAS includes 55 general education credits including 18 credits in communication, 12 credits of social science, 9 credits in humanities, and 16 credits of math and science including 4 credits of mathematics with a prerequisite of intermediate algebra or higher and 4 credits of laboratory science.

Programs

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