School of Business and Technology

The School of Business and Technology provides a unique offering of online educational programs in business, information, and technology. The degrees prepare graduates for leadership in the rapidly evolving global business and technology communities, as well as highly technical jobs related to computer science and information systems.

Students actively apply cutting-edge business and technology management practices to real world organizational challenges and hone their competitive edge by gaining applied organizational skills in team collaboration, conflict management, project management, process improvement, and technology deployment. Students pursuing the Master of Business Administration (MBA) can tailor their degree to their professional goals by selecting a specialization in Finance, Information Management or Project Management.

The School of Business and Technology also offers Masters’ degrees in web and application development, technology and innovation, as well as a Doctoral degree in Computer Science. These degrees give students the opportunity to tailor their education to match their individual goals by choosing an area of specialization that is most beneficial for career advancement.

Aspen University’s degrees are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). DEAC is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and is also listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

All courses offered by the School of Business and Technology are conducted online and taught by experienced professors and industry experts. Aspen offers online classes and flexible course schedules that encourage students to pursue advanced degrees while balancing work or family obligations.

The School of Business and Technology offers the following Programs of Study

Dean: Jimmie Flores, Ph.D., D.M.

Dr. Jimmie Flores has held management and leadership positions in major companies including Shell Oil Company, The Prudential, and USAA. At USAA, he managed the $11.5 million budget for the IT department. He has extensive experience developing and teaching courses for organizations in the disciplines of Project Management, Human Resources, and Information Technology. Dr. Flores founded a global IT enterprise, and has operations in India and The Philippines. Dr. Flores has written several books including How to Become a Proficient Online Learner.

He has earned two doctorates and seven master’s degrees, consisting of a Doctor of Management in Information Systems and Technology (University of Phoenix), Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Development and M.A. in Human and Organizational Systems (Fielding Graduate University), M. Ed. in Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment (Using Web 2.0 Technologies in Higher Education), M.S. in Nonprofit Management, M.S. in Management (Area of Emphasis: Organizational Leadership: Project Leadership & Management), M.S. in Computer Information Technology- Area of Emphasis: Management of Technologies (Regis University), M.S. in Educational Technology (DeVry University), M.B.A. Areas of concentration: Finance and Marketing (University of St. Thomas), and B.B.A. Major: Corporate Financial Management (St. Mary’s University).

Dr. Flores is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Scrum Alliance, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). His research interests involve investigating the benefits of project management to small business owners, the implementation of Agile Scrum in a global environment, and the review of technological tools that improve individual performance.