New Addition to Mines Technology Degree

S.D. Mining & Technology school is making a new addition to their education system. Learn more.

SD Mines Adds Business Management in Technology Degree

This prestigious South Dakota School of Mines & Technology focuses on science and engineering. Founded in 1885, this university offers bachelor’s, master’s, as well as doctoral degrees.

SD Mines enlists over 2,500 students, with a respectable 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. This university can boast in its impressive graduate placement rate — over 95 percent. Furthermore, graduates start working with an average income of more than $60.000.

In response to the industry’s needs for young people with both STEM and business education, SD Mines is introducing a new degree — Business Management in Technology. S.D. Board of Regents approved the university’s move and welcomed the new degree. Also, this new educational plan should be available by the fall of 2019.

The new major is a unity of technology, engineering, science, and math education, with business and management classes. It’s offered in collaboration with Black Hills State University; however, the degree will be issued by SD Mines upon graduation.

Students can take business classes from BHSU online or directly at the BHSU center. On SD Mines campus, STEM classes will also be offered.

Additionally, some of the necessary curricula will include business statistics, calculus, physics, chemistry, and managerial communications.

Lance Roberts, head of the SD Mines Management, says that the industry has been in need of more business education for students coming out of the SD Mines educational programs. Roberts also pointed out the need for experts educated in areas of engineering and science, as well in business skills. The topic of this need comes up at every annual Career Fair held at the campus twice a year. The new, more business-oriented degree should fill that gap.

Careers in this area of business in technology might include multidisciplinary engineering and science projects, technical sale, financial management of STEM-related projects, and management of the technical business.

Jim Rankin, president of Mines, pointed out that they were excited to add the Business Management in Technology Degree at the prestigious South Dakota university. He also noted that the new program would give enlisted students proper education in both areas, STEM, as well as business, giving them an open door for future careers.

On top of that, degrees in Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, in Science, Technology, and Society, and in Pre-Professional Health Science will also be available. Formerly listed as specializations, these bachelor degrees were renamed by the Board of Regents.

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