Major Area of Specialization in Business Technology (STEM)

The business technology major provides students with the key digital technology and management skills needed in today’s increasingly digitalized business environment. It also offers a firm grounding in the primary business areas in which these skills will be applied.

Curriculum Requirements

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

General Education Requirements 1 , 2
Written Communication Skills:
WRS 105First-Year Writing I3
WRS 106First-Year Writing II 33
or ENG 106 Writing About Literature and Culture
Quantitative Skills:
Quantitative Applications in Business (fulfilled through the BBA business core)
Calculus I
Areas of Knowledge:
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
STEM Cognate (9 credits) (fulfilled through the major)
Additional Requirements
UMX 100The University of Miami Experience0
Electives 26
BBA Business Core Requirements 1
ACC 211Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACC 212Managerial Accounting3
BSL 212Introduction to Business Law and Ethics3
BTE 210Fundamentals of Business Technology and Innovation3
BUS 150Business Analytics3
BUS 300Critical Thinking and Persuasion for Business 33
ECO 211Principles of Microeconomics (Microeconomics)3
ECO 212Principles of Macroeconomics (Macroeconomics)3
FIN 302Fundamentals of Finance3
MAS 110Quantitative Applications in Business (minimum grade of C- required; fulfills Quantitative Skills Requirement)3
or MTH 161 Calculus I
MAS 201Introduction to Business Statistics (minimum grade of C- required)3
MAS 202Intermediate Business Statistics3
MGT 100Managing for Success in the Global Environment3
MGT 199Professional Development and Success in the Workplace (or other approved Miami Herbert Business School career course)1
or BUS 211 Professional Development for Finance and Accounting
MGT 303Operations Management3
MGT 304Organizational Behavior3
MGT 401Strategic Management (taken in the final semester)3
MKT 201Foundations of Marketing3
or MKT 301 Marketing Foundations
Major Area of Specialization in Business Technology 4
BTE 320Python Programming: Fundamentals and Algorithms3
BTE 400Web-Mobile-Cloud3
BTE 417Fundamentals of Tech Project Management3
BTE 423Database Management Systems3
Major Choice Courses - Select two courses (6 credit hours) from the following: 6
Generative AI for Business Technology (New Course -Generative AI for Business Technology)
Object-Oriented Programming
Design of Information Systems
Foundations of AI for Business Technology
Launching HighTechnology Ventures
Computers in an Inter-Networked Society
Foundations of Business Enterprise Technologies
Introduction to Machine Learning in Business Technology
Machine Learning Applications in Business Technology
Python Programming for Fintech
Tech Foundations of Fintech
Business Networks
Introduction to Health Informatics
Web Application Development
AI Programming for Business Management
Directed Studies in Business Technology
Directed Studies in Business Technology
Special Topics in Business Technology
Special Topics in Business Technology
Mobile Apps Development
Business Technology Internship
Mobile to Cloud: Developing Distributed Applications
Total Credit Hours120

NOTE:   WRS 105 and WRS 106 or ENG 106or 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.


 At least one course with an international focus must be completed within the degree requirements.  The appropriateness of the course is determined by the Vice Dean for Undergraduate Business Education.


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


All specific coursework for the major 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.  Each course may satisfy a requirement in only one major or minor area of specialization (i.e., no double counting).

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 Miami Herbert Business School 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 Business School.

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

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
ECO 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MAS 110 or MTH 161 Quantitative Applications in Business
or Calculus I
MGT 100 Managing for Success in the Global Environment 3
MKT 201 Foundations of Marketing 3
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
UMX 100 The University of Miami Experience 0
 Credit Hours15
BUS 150 Business Analytics 3
ECO 212 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MAS 201 Introduction to Business Statistics 3
WRS 106 or ENG 106 First-Year Writing II
or Writing About Literature and Culture
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
ACC 211 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BSL 212 Introduction to Business Law and Ethics 3
BTE 210 Fundamentals of Business Technology and Innovation 3
MAS 202 Intermediate Business Statistics 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting 3
BTE 417 Fundamentals of Tech Project Management 3
BUS 300 Critical Thinking and Persuasion for Business 3
FIN 302 Fundamentals of Finance 3
MGT 199 Professional Development and Success in the Workplace 1
Arts and Humanties Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
BTE 320 Python Programming: Fundamentals and Algorithms 3
MGT 304 Organizational Behavior 3
People and Society Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
BTE 423 Database Management Systems 3
MGT 303 Operations Management 3
Business Technology Major Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
BTE 400 Web-Mobile-Cloud 3
Business Technology Major Choice 3
People and Society Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
MGT 401 Strategic Management 3
People and Society Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 2
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours120


  • To develop innovative ideas and principled leaders that transform global business and society.


The Business Technology major is designed to provide the student with the key information technology and management skills needed in today’s business environment, plus a firm grounding in the primary business areas in which these skills will be applied. Graduates of the program may qualify for entry-level positions as systems and/or information analysts, information security specialists, consultants, user support analysts, programmers, or other information management positions.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • BBA/BSBA graduates will be critical thinkers, able to select and apply appropriate models, tools, and techniques, and frameworks to enable them to render analytically sound business decisions.
  • BBA/BSBA graduates will be able to identify, analyze and resolve ethical issues in business scenarios.
  • BBA/BSBA graduates will demonstrate professional written communication skills.