Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Administration

General

Program Description

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Administration program is designed for the student who has completed an Associate of Applied Science degree in a technical area. It is designed to give you credit for your technical courses without repeating coursework to attain a bachelor's degree.

The focus of the program is on the application of technology in administration, economics, leadership, safety, management, production, and service. You will build on your previous technical courses, and gain additional knowledge to help advance your career in your chosen field.

You can complete a majority of the courses online or create a program with a combination of face-to-face and online courses.  Flexibility is the key to the Washburn University Technology Administration program, allowing you to work full or part-time, attend classes in Topeka or from across the nation, and complete your degree on your schedule.

Our Mission

The Technology Administration Program develops administrators, managers, team leaders, and other professionals who understand technology; its impact on humanity; and use tools, techniques, and systems to enhance their effectiveness in a global, competitive environment.

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the impact that technology has on the individual, society, and civilization.
  • Apply the current legal decision and organization policies to the development and management of technology.
  • Apply the life cycle system development methods to include risks associated with the management decision.
  • Demonstrate the application of process and behavior data to improve efficiency in a production environment.
  • Identify core competencies of, and demonstrate how skilled project managers are crucial to an organization.
  • Select quality indicators that can be used to modify inputs and impact measured system outputs in a management operation.
  • Demonstrate competence in the use of skills required for analyzing, communicating and problem-solving complex and unpredictable situations where the management of technology is a central situation.
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work in teams.

Sample 4-Year Schedule for Technology Administration Bachelor of Applied Science: 120 Hours

Freshman

Fall Semester

  • AR/MU/TH General Education
  • Natural Science General Education
  • SO 100 – Intro to Sociology
  • EN 101 – First Year Writing
  • WU 101 – Washburn Experience

Spring Semester

  • Humanities General Education
  • Natural Science General Education
  • MA 112 – Contemp. College Mathematics
  • or MA 116 – College Algebra
  • EN 208 – Business and Technical Writing
  • Lower/ Upper Division Elective

Sophomore

Fall Semester

  • MA 140 – Statistics
  • EC 200 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • BU 250 – Management Information
  • Systems
  • Lower/Upper Division Elective
  • Lower/ Upper Division Elective

Spring Semester

  • AC 224 – Financial Accounting
  • EC 201 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Lower/Upper Division Elective
  • Lower/Upper Division Elective
  • Lower/Upper Division Elective

Junior

Fall Semester

  • EN 300 – Advanced College Writing
  • TA 300 – Evolution and Development of Technology
  • TA 310 – Technology and Society
  • BU 342 – Organization and Management
  • BU 346 – Organizational Behavior

Spring Semester

  • TA 320 – Systems Design, Assessment and Evaluation
  • TA 330 – Safety Analysis and Quality Assurance
  • TA 400 – Technology Administration
  • BU 345 – Human Resources Management
  • TA Professional Development Elective

Senior

Fall Semester

  • Upper Division Elective
  • Lower/Upper Division Elective
  • Lower/Upper Division Elective
  • Technology Administrative Elective
  • TA Professional Development Elective

Spring Semester

  • Lower/Upper Division Elective
  • Lower/Upper Division Elective
  • Lower/Upper Division Elective
  • TA 420 – Technology Project – Capstone
  • Technology Administrative Elective
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