School of Business and Technology

A Welcome from the Dean

Dean Jennifer Hanselman on quad in front of Thompson

The School of Business and Technology consists of 19 majors within three departments. We align our programs with national accrediting bodies, ensuring that Fitchburg State students receive the knowledge and skills required to be competitive and agile in a dynamic global economy. Programs are designed to build a strong foundational knowledge and engage students in high-impact practices within their coursework and through capstone and internship experiences.  

Whether you are beginning your college career or continuing your academic journey with us, faculty support every aspect of your progress through individualized mentorship and advising. Our program offerings will not only prepare you for direct entry into the workforce or graduate school, but they are also designed for flexibility, knowing that you may still be exploring career options.  

We take pride in our accredited programs, exceptional facilities, including laboratories designed to support hands-on, inquiry-based approaches to teaching and learning. With access to updated software and equipment, our students can stay current with industry standards. Classrooms provide space for innovative teaching, discussions, and presentations, supporting future business leaders and industry professionals.

We value strong industry, community, and business partnerships allowing us to provide dynamic programs that prepare students for an ever-changing world and a vibrant workforce. In addition, students have opportunities to study abroad, engage in research in the field, present at conferences, and engage in service learning.  

I invite you to explore our programs, ask questions, and visit us soon! During your visit, you will learn about opportunities waiting for you at Fitchburg State. Please reach out to the individual department or the Dean’s office at plafount@planetballroomonline.com for more information.  

Go Falcons!

Jennifer Hanselman, Ph.D., jhanselm@planetballroomonline.com
Dean, School of Business and Technology

 

Academic Departments

Explore all that the business and technology departments have to offer.

Business Administration Department

Our position is to take a responsible position within the world of business, equipped with a knowledge of business theories, policies, and procedures.
Read more about: Business Administration Department

Computer Science Department

We strive to provide high quality professional programs and life-long learning opportunities at the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education levels.
Read more about: Computer Science Department

Engineering Technology Department

When you choose a major in Engineering Technology or Applied Science and Technology/Engineering, you'll be able to create a program of study that will prepare you for a number of different careers in the real world.
Read more about: Engineering Technology Department

Additional Information

The School of Business fuses academics and practical experience through our programs and areas of concentration. Our programs equip students with the essential knowledge of business theories, practical business skills, and innovative technology; then apply that knowledge strategically and ethically along with the ability to adapt to world changes. We strive for excellence through continual improvement and engagement with local business leaders. We support the inclusivity of all students, including those with varying abilities, and cultural backgrounds, and both active military and veterans. Our faculty prepares students to think critically and communicate effectively, act ethically and professionally, recognize and value creativity and diversity, and become socially responsible strategic leaders in both business and the community.

Our business programs are accredited by the IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education).