The Business Process Integration Management (BPIM) major is designed to attract nontraditional IT majors and business majors interested in technology, to meet the needs of employers in the region, and to provide benefit to distance learners from other areas. The BPIM major focuses on building the communication, problem-solving, business, collaboration and technical skills required of employers with a focus on business processes and advanced enterprise systems to ensure students are well-prepared to enter the growing IT and business workforce. The need for this program is a direct result of information gathered through employer focus groups and surveys, advisory board recommendations, internship results, and participation in professional organizations.
BPIM GraduateThe courses for this major were filled with problem-solving, collaboration, analysis, implementation and management. This included everything that I was interested in and I felt like I would have a good solid education when I graduated. I completed the BPIM degree after a year and a half, and I gained a lot more than an education during that time. The professors and staff prepared me for the real world, which I am very grateful for. Hanah Cunningham
The Business Education major prepares you for various teaching positions in junior and senior high school. Valley City State University has a Master of Education (M. Ed.) Degree available for students with an undergraduate Business Education degree. With this additional degree, students are also prepared to teach at the post-secondary level. Graduates with a Business Education major are prepared to teach courses such as keyboarding, accounting, general business, business law, marketing, and computer applications. Students may become licensed by the Education Standards and Practices Board to teach Business and Office Technology Education with the option of an additional endorsement in Marketing Education. Graduates are also prepared for careers in the business field as business professionals.
Business Education GraduateNicole had the opportunity to complete a portion of her student teaching in Melbourne, Australia this spring where she was able to see the many differences between the US and Australian education systems. Nicole was named the Outstanding Business Education Student this semester. Her future goals are to teach and coach in a small school in either North Dakota or Wisconsin. She credits many of the administration and staff for the success she has had at VCSU. Nicole Mauch