College of Business and Technology

East Tennessee State University

College of Business and Technology

Our vision is to be recognized as a preeminent in learning, creative activity/scholarship, and engagement.

Welcome to East Tennessee State University's College of Business and Technology (CBAT). The College of Business and Technology is home to dedicated and talented faculty, staff, and students. The college serves over 2,800 students and consists of seven departments that offer a diverse range of academic programs. Within the college, you will find undergraduate and graduate programs in areas such as: Accountancy, Computing, Digital MediaEconomics and Finance , Engineering, Engineering Technology, Interior Architecture, Management and Marketing, and Surveying and Mapping.

The College of Business and Technology has set high standards for the instruction and curriculum received within each academic department. Therefore, our degree programs are accredited by premier organizations within each discipline. 

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The Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting is designed to help students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as learn the technology commonly used in the profession. Graduates of the program often choose to pursue ETSU's Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree and become certified in their chosen profession.

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The Bachelor of Science in Computing provides students with a strong background in software development, computer organization, database management, networking, and computer security. The Computing program offers four areas of concentration to help students achieve their career goals.

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Digital Media

Students entering ETSU’s Digital Media program enter a fast-paced, creative environment that is close-knit, team-oriented, and competitive—in a friendly way! The Digital Media Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Digital Media with four concentrations in Animation, Game Design, Visual Effect, and Visualization.


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Economics & Finance

The Department of Economics and Finance provides students with the educational experience necessary to succeed in a competitive global environment, Students can earn a traditional Bachelor of Business Administration degree in either Economics or Finance or they can choose to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. 


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Tennessee Tech University and East Tennessee State University now offer a joint degree in general engineering. The Bachelor of Science in Engineering (TTU-ETSU B.S. Eng.) degree includes coursework in electrical, mechanical and civil engineering, This degree prepares students to support a broad area of engineering needs. 

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Engineering Technology

Engineering technologists focus on the implementation and real-life application of engineering solutions and designs. The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology offers six concentrations: Biomedical, Construction, Electronics, Industrial, Manufacturing, and Product Development. 


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Interior Architecture

Interior architecture is a multi-faceted profession in which creative and technical solutions are applied within a structure to achieve a built interior environment. The Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture focuses on finding solutions that are functional, enhance the quality of life and culture of the occupants, and are aesthetically attractive.

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Management & Marketing

The Department of Management and Marketing offers undergraduate and graduate programs that provide students with leadership and managerial skills needed to succeed in the ever-changing business industry. The department offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in either Management or Marketing and has a variety of concentrations to help students excel in their desired career path. 

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Surveying & Mapping

Surveying is a rapidly developing profession that focuses on the location of various land use rights and the boundaries between them. The Bachelor of Science in Surveying and Mapping degree focuses on the sciences, mathematics, and measurement theory. Graduates of the program will receive both the theoretical and hands on training needed to begin their career as a professional surveyor.


 The College of Business and Technology is also home to ETSU's Army ROTC program. This program provides students with extensive leadership training and gives them the opportunity to receive a minor in Military Science

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Military Science

ETSU's Army ROTC offers top notch leadership courses for students interested in serving the nation as Army officers. Through class work  and field training, students will learn first-hand what it takes to lead, motivate groups, overcome challenges, and succeed in a competitive environment. During their time at ETSU, students will receive the tools, training, and experience necessary to graduate as a commissioned Second Lieutenant in the United States Army.


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Welcome to the College of Business and Technology or CBAT, as we at ETSU often refer to our College. Our vision is to be nationally and regionally recognized as a preeminent College of Business and Technology in learning, creative activity/scholarship, and engagement. This is an ambitious vision but we are an ambitious College.

Dean Dennis DepewCBAT is home to very dedicated and talented faculty, staff, and students. The Departments of Accountancy, Economics and Finance, Management and Marketing, Computing, Engineering, Engineering Technology and Surveying, Digital Media and Military Science serve over 2800 undergraduate and graduate students.  To all first-time visitors to our website, I encourage you to explore our academic and engagement programs and opportunities. We welcome the opportunity to serve or collaborate.

Our faculty and staff are first and foremost sincerely dedicated to the success of our students. The world class faculty within our College, while being dedicated and talented classroom teachers, are also leaders in producing relevant scholarship and creative works. I personally benefited from the teaching and scholarly excellence of our faculty. I am an alumnus twice, earning baccalaureate and masters degrees.

In addition to excellence in the classroom and lab, the faculty and staff of CBAT are also committed to producing applied research and innovations which support and promote economic development within our region of the State and beyond. In other words, we are a College which thinks globally and responds to the educational, economic and societal needs regionally.

If you are interested in learning more about our College, please don't hesitate to contact me or one of our excellent staff. I hope to see you on campus in the near future.

Go Bucs!!!!

Dean Dennis Depew