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East Tennessee State University

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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


  • CBAT Career Fair: The College of Business and Technology is excited to have over 65 employers set to attend the 2018 Career Fair on Wednesday, February 28th from 10AM - 2PM in the D.P. Culp Center Ballroom. Learn more information about the career fair and "prep" day.
  • Appalachian Research in Business Symposium (ARBS): The 2018 Appalachian Research in Business Symposium (ARBS) is being held March 22-23, 2018 at The Millennium Centre in Johnson City, TN. This year's symposium is hosted by the College of Business and Technology at East Tennessee State University. For more information about the symposium and how to register, please visit our webpage.

  • iBucs Competition: Students with innovative ideas are encouraged to enter the second annual iBucs Competition, presented by the ETSU College of Business and Technology, on Friday, April 20th at the Millennium Centre. The competition is open to all ETSU students, who will develop a business plan and pitch to be presented to a distinguished panel of judges. Registration deadline is Feb. 23rd. Learn more about the iBucs competition.

  • CBAT Student Executive Briefing: The 2018 CBAT Student Executive Briefing will be held on March 27th. The series is offered once in each of the fall and spring semester. If you are interested in participating, please contact Mrs. Melinda Laprade (; 423-439-5656) or visit our webpage.




  • 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.

  • We are pleased to announce the College of Business and Technology has been included in The Best 294 Business Schools  by The Princeton Review for 2017.

  • The Military Science Department within the College of Business and Technology is pleased to announce that our Ranger Challenge Team won the Task Force competition. It was a grueling competition that the team had to fight their way through adversity, fatigue, soreness, and tough weather. After eight hours of competition, the team was able to pull away from their competitors for the win. The Ranger Challenge Team consists of at least one Cadet from each classification (i.e. freshman, sophomore, etc), as well as at least one female Cadet. We are all proud of their accomplishment.

   Other News


  • College and Departmental News and Events

  • The Army ROTC program has released its Battalion Event Summary which includes supporting the recent Food City 300 and 500 races at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS), Cadets conducting Stand-to Week activities, and celebrating a new freshmen class. 

  • We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Tennessee Tech University to offer the TTU-ETSU Bachelor of Science in Engineering. This program is new for both universities. Engineering classes start in the fall 2016 semester; the full program launch is 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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