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College of Business and Technology

East Tennessee State University


Dean Dennis Depew

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.

CBAT 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

Upcoming Events


  • 2018 Niswonger Code & Technology Camps: The department of Computing is excited to offer many different coding and technology camps for youth (rising 5th grade up to rising 12th grade) again this summer. For more information, please click here.

  • Accounting Networking Night: Please join the College of Business and Technology at the Accounting Networking Night to be held at the Millennium Centre Ballroom on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 3-5pm. It is an annual event sponsored by the department of Accountancy that typically offers the 15-20 firms and corporations in attendance the opportunity to interact with over 120 BBA and Master of Accountancy students regarding projected openings for internships as well as full-time hiring. 

  • CBAT@Work Networking Career Social: Please join the College of Business and Technology at the CBAT@Work Networking Career Social to be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 4-6pm at the Millennium Centre Ballroom. This is an opportunity to network with all the companies and alumni looking to offer internships and full-time positions.

  • Student Executive Briefing (Fall 2018): Please join the College of Business and Technology in welcoming speaker Neil Owens, COO of Ntara. The sessions will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 9:45 and 11:15am in room 137B at the Millennium Centre.

  • CBAT Career Fair 2019: The College of Business and Technology will hold its annual career fair on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 9:30am to 1:30pm in the Millennium Centre Ballroom. For more information please check the CBAT Career Services webpage.




  • Please join The College of Business and Technology in congratulating Samantha Young, a digital media major, on be awarded the John C. Bowers Elizabethton Rotary Club Scholarship. The John C. Bowers Elizabethton Rotary Club Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate ETSU students who attended high school in Elizabethton or Carter County for at least two years and hold a minimum grade point average of 2.5.

  • The College of Business and Technology is pleased to announce that our students have delivered strong performances in TVA Investment Challenge Program and the CFA Institute Research Challenge. For more information, click here.

  • East Tennessee State University’s new engineering program will soon receive essential classroom technology equipment for its joint bachelor degree with Tennessee Technological University courtesy of a $250,000 contribution from Eastman Credit Union. More..

  • Three undergraduate students in the department of Engineering Technology, Digital Media, and Surveying were awarded scholarships totaling $6,500 from the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) and the American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS). This organization awarded 13 scholarships nationally and three of the recipients were within our college. Congratulations to Jacob Owen of Chuckey, TN; Philip Chipley of Johnson City, TN; and Charles Wells of Kingsport, TN on your accomplishment.

   Other News


  • College and Departmental News and Events

  • ETSU has partnered with Tennessee Tech University to offer the TTU-ETSU Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Engineering classes started in the fall 2016 semester; the full program launch was in the fall 2017. To learn more about it, please visit the engineering website.


 We hope you like the new look of the College’s website. If you want any content, news, or events posted to the website, please contact Ms. Laura Bennington, phone 439-4257 or email .


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