Our quality academic programs have prepared students for careers in business, industry and education. The success of our alumni speaks to the kind of education our students receive.
“Caring faculty, quality academic programs, exceptional technology, strong student support services, ideal class sizes, rich campus life and a bright future are all characteristics of the School of Business and Technology. We take pride in being student centered. It is the mission of our school to not only develop intellectual competencies in our students but to develop the professional attitudes and behaviors that are necessary to be successful in today's work world. As an open enrollment institution, Wayne State College is committed to providing access and opportunity for all students. The School of Business and Technology is committed to taking all of its students and enriching their backgrounds to the greatest extent possible. When our students succeed, we succeed. Our commitment has always been, and will continue to be, to offer a high quality education at an affordable price.”
Dr. Vaughn Benson, Dean of the School of Business and Technology
Fundamentals for Success
Students in the School of Business and Technology can expect to graduate with a modern, high-tech education. The school provides technologically-savvy students with access to the most current and cutting-edge technology.
The computing environment provides students with access to the latest computer software and hardware, high-speed internet access, email accounts, five computer labs that are open extended hours, a fully automated library, and PC wired dorm rooms. State-of-the-art construction, wood crafting, production/manufacturing and food preparation technology is available to support students in the Technology and Applied Science Department.
National fraternities, professional honor societies, and discipline-based clubs and organizations are an important part of the overall experience in the School of Business and Technology. Several of the organizations have recently received national recognition for their service programs and overall involvement in their disciplines.
Quality academic programs in a personalized setting have long been the trademark of the School of Business and Technology. For more than 50 years, students have earned vocational degrees applicable to careers in business, industry and education. The list of lawyers, CPAs, teachers and other professionals speaks to the success our graduates experience in the world of work.
Wayne State’s planned Center for Applied Technology will have a dramatic effect on workforce and economic development in Nebraska. The $15.2-million facility will prepare students for management and administrative careers in manufacturing and educate industrial technology educators in the only program like it in Nebraska. Our fully online undergraduate Human Resource Management program offers a quality educational experience, flexibility, and convenience. Our MBA program, which has been recognized many times for quality and affordability, offers working professionals the perfect path to career advancement.
Available Majors and Minors
Business and Economics
Human Resource Management
International Business Studies
Management Information Systems
Basic Business 6-12
Business, Marketing, and Information Technology 6-12
Technology and Applied Science
Family and Consumer Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foods and Nutrition
Drafting, Planning, and Design
Family Life Studies
Foods and Nutrition
Merchandising and Design
Recent graduates enjoy successful careers in business administration, accounting, agriculture, banking, economics, education, finance, international business, manufacturing, drafting, computer science, information technology, marketing, human resources, construction management, fashion merchandising, family and consumer sciences, interior design, early childhood education, and safety management. Recent graduates are enrolled in graduate programs at Wayne State College, Capella University, University of Iowa, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Minnesota State University, University of Nebraska College of Law, Rice University (MBA), and University of Nebraska-Omaha.
“Wayne State’s affordable education was very enticing coming from a low-income family. My visit was the deciding factor. The friendliness and sense of community was evident. My study abroad experience in Greece motivated and inspired me to seek my International Business degree, because In today’s business world, international business is becoming more globalized. That’s the way the world’s moving.”
Dylan Tolbert, senior, Omaha
Majoring in International Business
“Wayne is a smaller campus and coming from a small town, it was big enough to have that ‘college feel’, but not too big where you’re just a number. Because we have the same few professors we are able to build strong relationships with them. Professors care about your future. Some of my favorite classes that I have benefitted from the most are Intermediate Accounting, Assurance Services, Federal Tax, and Legal Environment. I knew Wayne State College was small enough for me to make an impact on campus.”
Darienne Pokorny, senior, Newman Grove, Neb.
Majoring in Public Accounting
“Wayne was my first college visit, so I toured many more after, and I realized that none of them compared to the way I felt when I was in Wayne. It was close to home and was the perfect size for me. My first year was spent in pre-nursing, but after my study abroad trip in Greece, I realized that a business degree might allow me to travel more. There are so many versatile things you can do with a Business Administration-Marketing degree and that was also why I chose it. The professors have a lot of connections with alumni and that’s helpful when searching for jobs. If you need help with anything, whether that be a mentor, advisor, or counselor you’ll always be able to find someone here at Wayne.”
Alexis Steffen, senior, Hartington, Neb.
Majoring in Business Administration-Marketing
“I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to pursue my passions and career goals through the Computer Technology and Information Systems department offered at Wayne State. The professors within the department provided and continue to provide an environment that allow students to learn in more ways than one, while also providing a feeling of understanding when students run into specific problems on course work. The campus in general will make you feel at home, and tutors are always available and coordinate with instructors to provide the best learning experience possible. Programs provided by the department grant students with a large array of professional career studies that are technology driven, such as web design, computer programming, robotics server management, and much more. Without support from the CTIS faculty members and the opportunities that were provided to me while attending WSC, I would not be in my current role as an operator analyst at Sirius Computer Solutions in Omaha.”