Why study Business Management Technology?

Business technology is a program providing a broad foundational study of knowledge required for entry-level positions in business management. It includes a general education core and an introduction to the functional areas of business: management, marketing, accounting, and finance. In addition, the student may choose among five concentrations (tracks):

  • General Business/Management
  • Accounting
  • Financial services
  • Marketing
  • Real estate

Graduates of this program receive an associate of applied business degree. Career programs are designed for students who plan an associate degree only, or want to continue at the UC Blue Ash campus for a technical baccalaureate (BTAS program). Some courses will NOT transfer to UC Uptown campus programs.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

Depending on your academic background, you may need to take the college's placement test prior to registering for classes. Additional information is available on the college’s Placement Testing Requirements web site: https://www.ucblueash.edu/admissions/placement/requirements.html

Additional information about admission to UCBA is available on the college’s admissions web site: https://www.ucblueash.edu/admissions/index.html

Business majors need people skills, the ability to communicate well (both verbally and in writing), and a strong quantitative background. 

he general business technology program prepares students for entry-level opportunities in business and industry.

Students who complete the accounting track qualify for entry-level accounting positions in commerce, industry, public practice and government. Job opportunities are numerous, because accountants are needed in such a wide spectrum of organizations. Examples of the job opportunities available include: internal auditor, general accountant, cost accountant, government accountant, nonprofit organization accountant, and positions in inventory control, credit management, cost analysis, and payroll.  Those on the accounting track who are interested in qualifying for the CPA examination will find current information at www.ohio.gov/acc/  

The real estate track includes the classes required to take the State of Ohio Real Estate Licensing Examination. Additional information is available at  http://www.com.ohio.gov/real/.  Real estate agents and brokers have a thorough knowledge of the housing market. They know local zoning and tax laws, where and how to obtain financing, and which neighborhoods will best fit their clients' lifestyles and budgets. Brokers also manage their own offices, advertise properties and handle other business matters. Agents generally are independent salespersons who contract their services with a licensed broker.

The financial services track prepares students for entry-level opportunities in a number of industries, including banking, credit unions, insurance, real estate, mortgage finance, mutual fund companies, trust departments, stock brokerage firms, and employee benefits departments in many business firms. Students who graduate from the financial services program will be qualified for positions such as customer service representative, insurance agent, and financial planning paraprofessional. The financial services program will enable those who are already employed in financial services to upgrade and improve their skills.

The marketing track prepares students for entry-level positions in such fields as retail sales, sales promotion, and sales management. Job opportunities are numerous in a wide spectrum of organizations, and will depend in some part on previous education and work experience.

Current and admitted students can locate advisor contact information for business management technology via the UCBA advising website: https://www.ucblueash.edu/academics/advising/advisor-list.html.

Business programs at UC Blue Ash College (UCBA) are designed to provide current, career-oriented skills and knowledge to students within a framework of a broad-based general education. Students begin a college program with smaller class sizes and individual attention from well-qualified faculty. The regional campus is conveniently located and has lower fees for tuition, technology, student life and parking.

Business programs allow for maximum flexibility, with courses offered days and evenings. Tutoring labs in study skills, writing, and math are available at no additional cost for students needing extra help.

To qualify for a degree, you must fulfill the requirements of the program from which you expect to graduate and must have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. It is your responsibility to take the courses necessary for graduation and to meet the UC residency requirements.

You must complete an Online Degree Application, usually the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information


9555 Plainfield Rd
Blue Ash, OH 45236
(513) 745-5625
BusMgtTech@ucblueash.edu