Curriculum Requirements

Major Area of Specialization in Business Technology (STEM)

In addition to satisfying the University General Education Requirements and Electives, students pursuing the BSBA in Business Technology must complete the BSBA Business Core and the specific coursework for the Business Technology major area of specialization as follows:

University General Education Requirements 1
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
UMX 100The University Of Miami Experience0
Arts and Humanities Cognate Courses9
People and Society Cognate Courses9
Electives 216
BSBA Business Core Requirements 1
ACC 221Accelerated Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACC 222Accelerated Managerial Accounting3
BSL 212Introduction to Business Law3
BTE 210Fundamentals Of Business Technology & Innovation3
BTE 320Introduction to Programming3
BUS 101First Step (Freshman Integrity, Responsibility, and Success through teamwork)3
BUS 150Business Analytics3
BUS 300Critical Thinking & Persuasion for Business 33
ECO 211Economic Principles and Problems3
ECO 212Economic Principles and Problems3
FIN 302Fundamentals of Finance3
MAS 311Applied Probability and Statistics (minimum grade of C- required)3
MAS 312Statistical Methods and Quality Control3
MTH 161Calculus I (minimum grade of C- required)4
MTH 162Calculus II4
MGT 303Operations Management3
MGT 304Organizational Behavior3
MGT 401Strategic Management (must be taken in the final semester)3
MKT 201Foundations of Marketing3
or MKT 301 Marketing Foundations
Quantitative Choice - Select one of these suggested courses approved by the academic advisor:3
Object-Oriented Programming (may not double count as both the Quantitative Choice and major requirement unless Business Technology is an additional Business major)
Database Management Systems (may not double count as both the Quantitative Choice and major requirement unless Business Technology is an additional Business major)
Applied Econometrics
Mathematical Economics And Applications
Introduction to Optimization and Decision Making
Stochastic Models in Operations Research
Computer Simulation Systems
Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis (pre-requisite of MGT 303)
Supply Chain Strategy
Major Area of Specialization in Business Technology 4
Introduction to Programming (taken as part of the Business Core)
BTE 324Object-Oriented Programming (pre-requisite BTE 320)3
BTE 400Web-Mobile-Cloud (pre-requisite BTE 320)3
BTE 417Fundamentals of Tech Project Management3
BTE 423Database Management Systems (pre-requisite BTE 320)3
Major Choice Courses - Select two courses (6 credit hours) from the following: 6
Systems Analysis and Design
Launching HighTechnology Ventures
Computers In An Inter-Networked Society
Foundations of Business Enterprise Technologies
Big Data Strategy
Business Networks (pre-requisite BTE 320)
Introduction to Health Informatics
Web Application Development (pre-requisite BTE 320)
Big Data Development (pre-requisite BTE 320)
Mobile Apps Development (pre-requisite BTE 320 & BTE 324)
Information Security (pre-requisite BTE 320)
Mobile to Cloud: Developing Distributed Applications (pre-requisite BTE 320 & BTE 324)
Topics in Computer Information Systems
Topics in Computer Information Systems
Topics in Computer Information Systems
Directed Study in Computer Information Systems
Computer Information Systems Internship
Total Credit Hours120
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NOTE:  ENG 105 and ENG 106 , or their equivalents, must be completed prior to attaining junior year classification, per the University General Education Requirements. Additionally, all 100 and 200-level Business Core courses must be completed by the end of the fifth semester of college work or during the semester in which the student is completing 75 credit hours.

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 At least one course with an international focus must be completed within the degree requirements.  The appropriateness of the course is determined by the academic advisor.

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 Students who do not earn at least a C- in ENG 106 must either repeat ENG 106 and earn at least a C- or complete ENG 230 with at least a C- before enrolling in BUS 300.

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 All specific coursework for the major area of specialization in Business Technology must be completed with a grade of “C-” or higher.  In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for all specific coursework taken in the major area of specialization.

 All courses must be completed within the current pre-requisite structure.

Sample Plan of Study

This Sample Plan of Study represents one possible version of a new freshman Business student’s 8-semester plan.  The individual student's plan may vary depending upon the initial placement into English Composition and mathematics. Moreover, numerous plan variations are possible if a student enters the University with advanced college credits, wishes to participate in study abroad, chooses a special program option, or selects additional majors or minors.  

Note that each major/minor at the University of Miami satisfies a particular "Area of Knowledge" within the general education requirements of the University. This means that it is possible to pursue two majors or a major and a minor within the School of Business and fulfill both the STEM and People and Society Areas of Knowledge; a separate cognate in these areas would not be required. The only remaining general education Area of Knowledge would be Arts and Humanities, which must be completed through a major, minor, or cognate outside of the School of Business.

Students construct their individualized plans in collaboration with their assigned academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
BUS 101 First Step (Freshman Integrity, Responsibility, and Success through teamwork) 3
BUS 150 Business Analytics 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MKT 201 Foundations of Marketing 3
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
UMX 100 The University Of Miami Experience 0
 Credit Hours16
Spring
ACC 221 Accelerated Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BSL 212 Introduction to Business Law 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
Fall
ACC 222 Accelerated Managerial Accounting 3
BTE 210 Fundamentals Of Business Technology & Innovation 3
ECO 211 Economic Principles and Problems 3
MAS 311 Applied Probability and Statistics 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BTE 417 Fundamentals of Tech Project Management 3
ECO 212 Economic Principles and Problems 3
FIN 302 Fundamentals of Finance 3
MAS 312 Statistical Methods and Quality Control 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
BTE 320 Introduction to Programming 3
BUS 300 Critical Thinking & Persuasion for Business 3
MGT 304 Organizational Behavior 3
People and Society Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BTE 324 Object-Oriented Programming 3
MGT 303 Operations Management 3
Business Technology Major Choice 3
People and Society Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
BTE 400 Web-Mobile-Cloud 3
BTE 423 Database Management Systems 3
People and Society Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MGT 401 Strategic Management 3
Business Technology Major Choice 3
Quantitative Choice Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 1
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours120