Looking to level up your skills to land a better job? SUNY Broome’s Business Information Management (BIM) degree program will allow you to do just that – without setting a foot on campus.
New this year, you can earn your Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Information Management completely online via Open SUNY. Our traditional degree program is also available for those who prefer to learn on campus.
“We offer a flexible class schedule – nights, days – and four different degree tracks that offer a lot of flexibility to students,” explained Professor Mark Ryan, chair of Business Information Technologies in SUNY Broome’s Division of Business and Public Services. “It’s set up for what the student wants and needs.”
Four BIM tracks are available, both in the online and traditional tracks.
- Business Information Management: General allows students to couple credits in any field with five BIT courses, allowing them to update their technology skills and earn a degree quickly. It’s a great option for visual and performing artists who want to market their talent online, as well as teachers at all levels who want to enhance their instructional technology skills with the use of smartboards, tablets, apps and multimedia tools.
- Business Information Management: Office Technology allows students to combine core office technology skills with business or additional computing skills. It prepares students for careers as administrative assistants, secretaries, computer application specialists or program coordinators, or for civil service office positions.
- Business Information Management: Desktop Publishing combines art classes with the technology needed to create print, web and social media solutions. It addresses a skill set that’s increasingly important in marketing, public relations, entrepreneurship and management.
- Business Information Management: Website Development and Management combines visual design, marketing savvy and technology skills, enabling students to create attractive and functional websites. Students also will learn to create mobile apps for tablets, smartphones or desktop systems.
While the degree attracts students of many backgrounds, a good percentage of students are older and already in the job market, seeking to pick up skills and move to the next level in their careers, Professor Ryan noted. But even if they are new to the business field, the degree will give them a strong start.
“It’s set up in such a way that people can get a job right after graduation,” he said. “You’ll learn the technical skills you need to go out into the job market.”