The ETSU College of Business and Technology is a place of opportunity for students. We are one of the few colleges in the country that combine business programs and technology programs into one college, allowing students to pursue degrees that blend together diverse fields in exciting ways in their studies. Programs provide students with the opportunity to complete internships, to work with internal and external customers on projects, and to interact with faculty and regional professionals who are focused on preparing students for careers and advanced studies. CBAT students get good jobs and contribute to the success of our region.
Within the College we seek to Educate, Innovate, Collaborate, and Inspire. A Business & Technology education provides a diverse set of tools that students can use throughout life. These tools prepare students to solve the problems of the future—many of which have not yet been envisioned. We know that many of our students will someday retire from jobs that as of today do not exist, and our education is designed with that in mind. Students graduate understanding the importance of lifelong learning and move forward in life seeking out ways to improve their education and their capabilities. CBAT focuses on providing students with high quality, career relevant preparation for the future.
College is a time for presenting students with new problems and new ideas that can change one’s approach to overcoming adversity. Learning becomes a daily activity. When setbacks occur, the focus is on turning them into learning opportunities. Student are encouraged to remove self-imposed limits on what they can achieve. Graduates of the College of Business and Technology make a meaningful impact here in our region and beyond.
The past two years has reminded us that connection with others and collaboration can happen in many ways. Students and faculty have endured and achieved excellence during a time when establishing meaningful connections with others has become more challenging. CBAT students learn to be open to new opportunities, to work effectively with new technologies, and to embrace emerging new ways to connect and collaborate with others.
Dr. Tony Pittarese
Dean and Professor of Computing
Vision, Mission, and Goals
The College of Business and Technology strives to develop a top-notch learning environment that cultivates among students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
The vision of the College of Business and Technology is to educate, collaborate, innovate, and inspire.
The mission of the College of Business and Technology is to cultivate a diverse community engaged in building relationships through:
- Educating students to develop knowledge and competencies, enhancing personal and professional opportunities
Collaborating across scholarly business, civic, and professional communities
Innovating and advancing knowledge in academic and professional communities through research, creative and scholarly endeavors
Inspiring students, alumni, and faculty to make meaningful contributions to their professions and communities.
The College of Business and Technology inspirits an environment that:
- Promotes interdisciplinary collaboration
Builds enduring relationships
Strives continuously for excellence, improvement, and sustainability
Values ingenuity and professionalism
- Increase financial resources from public, private philanthropy and corporate investment
- Grow a diverse and vibrant community of empowered faculty and student scholars and alumni who excel in their disciplines and positively impact our region
- Advance scholarship and creative endeavors to better enhance development, improve quality of life and societal well-being
Create and strengthen outreach and service with business and industry within the region