Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology Education

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
College(s): College of Education and Human Services

Why Choose Business, Management, Marketing, and Technical Education?

The Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology (BMMT) program prepares students to teach subjects at the secondary and vocational level. The BMMT teacher:

  • Recognizes/recalls the existence of different aspects of business, management, marketing, and technology and related teaching strategies.
  • Articulates knowledge about business, management, marketing, and technology and related instructional and assessment strategies.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in using the knowledge at a fundamental level of competence acceptable for teaching.
  • Applies broad, in-depth knowledge of the different aspects of business, management, marketing, and technology in a variety of settings.
  • Offers a balanced educational background including business professional education and general education courses, field and directed teaching experiences.

Career Opportunities

The Business, Management, Marketing and Technology education program prepares students to teach business subjects at the secondary and vocational level, as well as the multifaceted world of government, business, and industry. Business education students select a major in general business or marketing and a teaching minor is required. You cannot have a general business teaching minor with this teaching major.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to teacher education programs must have 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or an ACT composite score of 17 or 900 SAT. Students transferring into the program with completed majors or minors must have the appropriate GPA as established by each department.

Teacher Certification Requirements

As required by the State of Michigan to receive teacher certification, all teacher candidates must: (1) meet the MDE (CAEP) cohort requirement, (2) pass the pedagogy tests in their subject area majors, and (3) have a 2.75 minimum GPA to receive teacher certification in Michigan. These state requirements are in addition to the FSU graduation requirements of your individual program.

General Education Requirements

All University General Education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree is here

Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives.

Consult the Required Courses above or the program advisor for program specific General Education requirements.

Graduation Requirements

The business education program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree through the School of Education, College of Education & Human Services. Graduates must complete all of FSU's general education, business, and education requirements. Professional education requirements include a semester of directed student teaching. Consult individual program description for other graduation requirements.

A 2.75 GPA is required for satisfactory completion of the general business major.

More Information

College of Education & Human Services
School of Education
Bishop Hall Room 421
Ferris State University
1349 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Telephone: (231) 591-5361

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Required Courses
Credit Hours

Business Major

39 credit hours
Princ. of Financial Accounting
Princ of Managerial Accounting
Legal Environment of Business
Introduction to Business
Business Edu Teaching Methods
Tech and Prof Presentation
Bus-to-Bus Digital Marketing
Bus-Consumer Digital Marketing
Personal Finance
Software Systems
Business Information Systems
Applied Management
Principles of Marketing
Introduction to Statistics

Professional Education Sequence Level I

Note: Students must obtain the appropriate GPA for their major/minor as established by each department. A 2.75 GPA is required in the Professional Education course sequence. A 2.75 cumulative GPA is also required before student teaching.
Intro to the Professn of Teach
Life Span Human Growth - Devel
Principles Teaching - Learning

Professional Education Sequence Level II

Note: Prior to enrolling in any Level II courses, all students must take the Professional Readiness Exam or have previously completed the Basic Skills Test, complete all Level I courses with a minimum of 2.75 GPA with no grade lower than a C, have a 2.75 cumulative GPA, and complete a level II application. Students may not repeat any education course more than once. You may not have more than two repeats in Level I courses.
School and Work and Society
Secondary General Methods I
Teaching Special Needs
Secondary General Methods II
Tchg Reading-Secondary Areas

Professional Education Sequence Level III

Note: Prior to enrolling in Level III courses, all students must pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification in their major.
Student Teaching