Overview

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 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 , 2
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II 33
UMX 100The University of Miami Experience0
Arts and Humanities Cognate Courses9
People and Society Cognate Courses9
Electives 15
BSBA Business Core Requirements 1
ACC 211Principles of Financial Accounting3
or ACC 221 Accelerated Principles of Financial Accounting
ACC 212Managerial Accounting3
or ACC 222 Accelerated Managerial Accounting
BSL 212Introduction to Business Law and Ethics3
BTE 210Fundamentals of Business Technology and Innovation3
BTE 320Programming: Fundamentals and Algorithms3
BUS 150Business Analytics3
BUS 300Critical Thinking and Persuasion for Business 33
ECO 211Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 212Principles of Macroeconomics3
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 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 (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 Vice-Dean for Undergraduate Business Education - check pre-requisites: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
Supply Chain Strategy
Major Area of Specialization in Business Technology 4
Programming: Fundamentals and Algorithms (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
Python Programming for Fintech
Tech Foundations of Fintech
Business Networks
Introduction to Health Informatics
Web Application Development (pre-requisite BTE 320)
Directed Studies in Business Technology
Directed Studies in Business Technology
Special Topics in Business Technology
Special Topics in Business Technology
Big Data Development (pre-requisite BTE 320)
Mobile Apps Development (pre-requisite BTE 320 & BTE 324)
Information Security (pre-requisite BTE 320)
Business Technology Internship
Mobile to Cloud: Developing Distributed Applications (pre-requisite BTE 320 & BTE 324)
AI Programming for Business Management
Total Credit Hours120

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 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 is 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
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MGT 100 Managing for Success in the Global Environment 3
MKT 201 Foundations of Marketing 3
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
UMX 100 The University of Miami Experience 0
 Credit Hours16
Spring
BUS 150 Business Analytics 3
ECO 212 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
Fall
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 311 Applied Probability and Statistics 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
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
MAS 312 Statistical Methods and Quality Control 3
MGT 199 Professional Development and Success in the Workplace 1
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
Fall
BTE 320 Programming: Fundamentals and Algorithms 3
MGT 304 Organizational Behavior 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 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
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120

Mission

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

Goals

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.
  • BSBA graduates will have strong technical skills.