Business Office Technology

Bachelor of Applied Science in
Business Office Technology

Master the tools of today's business world with our comprehensive program. Gain a competitive edge with skills in areas like data management, software applications, and administrative procedures. Available on our Starkville campus, Meridian Campus, and Online.

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About the Program

KEY INFORMATION: We are excited to announce the introduction of a new major within the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program at Mississippi State University, starting January 2024. This innovative major replaces the previous emphasis areas in the Business Office Technology program and offers a comprehensive and focused approach to education in this field.

The Business Office Technology major at Mississippi State University offers a specialized approach to business and technology education, diverging from traditional majors or minors. This program aligns with current job market demands and skills requirements, ensuring graduates are prepared for the evolving business world.

Designed to equip students with essential technical skills and knowledge, the major focuses on developing proficiency in Microsoft Office and office management practices. Graduates will be adept at managing advanced office systems, possessing in-demand skills for today’s office environments.


The courses you take in BAS in Business Office Technology strengthen your core skills in:

  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Data Analytics
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
  • Problem-solving
  • Project Management
  • Supervision

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The courses below are the most common course selections from the Business and Technology BAS major. Students can select 5 different technology courses, if desired.

PCS 2111 Introduction to the Bachelor of Applied Science

1 HOUR | Online

PCS 3003 Workplace Communication and Collaboration for Professionals

3 HOUR | Starkville, Online

PCS 3103 Professional Leadership Strategies

3 HOUR | Online

BIS 3233 Management Information Systems

3 HOUR | Starkville, Meridian, Online

MGT 3113 Principles of Management

3 HOUR | Starkville, Meridian, Online

MGT 3513 Introduction to Human Resource Management

3 HOUR | Starkville, Meridian, Online

TECH 3133 Administrative Management and Procedures

3 HOUR | Starkville, Online

TECH 4283 Advanced Office Systems

3 HOUR | Starkville, Online

TECH 4343 Information Technology Project Management

3 HOUR | Starkville, Online

TECH 4553 Advanced Information Processing

3 HOUR | Starkville, Online

TECH 4563 Introduction to Data Networks

3 HOUR | Starkville, Online

PCS 4112 Professional Success Strategies in Applied Fields

2 HOUR | Online

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Tuition & Scholarships

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Scholarships and other financial aid options (MTAG, MESG, PTK, Community College Transfer, Military) will reduce this total tuition and fees cost for the hours you will need to earn a BAS degree.


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If you need help, do not feel bad! Before applying, we recommend that you discuss your career goals, community college degree earned, background, and other questions about the BAS degree with one of our BAS advisors or an MSU Admissions Counselor.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Office Technology is an undergraduate program designed to equip students with the practical skills and knowledge required for success in various business and administrative roles. This program combines theoretical business principles with applied technology skills, preparing graduates for the evolving demands of today's workplace. Students will learn about business administration, information technology, office management, communication, and other critical areas essential for a career in business office settings.

The length of time it takes to complete an applied science major can vary depending on the specific program and whether the student is attending full-time or part-time. Typically, a full-time student would take two years (4 semesters) to complete a Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Office Technology.

Recognizing the diverse needs of our student population, the Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Office Technology offers flexible delivery options, including on-campus classes and online courses. This flexibility allows students to balance their studies with personal and professional commitments. Our online courses, administered by this college's Center for Distance Education, are designed to provide the same rigorous curriculum and interactive learning experience as our on-campus offerings.

As a Mississippi State student, you bring in specific, individual needs whether you are an online student or you are at the main campus in Starkville. To help meet those needs, the Career Center at MSU is committed to offering an array of programs and services to align with finding a career that is best for you.

Even after graduation, MSU graduates receive services from the Career Center after graduation. From undergraduate to graduate, the Career Center is designed to always help MSU students and alumni.

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