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Howe School of Technology Management
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Business and Technology

The Business & Technology curriculum focuses on developing bold, transformational, globally-minded leaders who are equally comfortable in the world of business and the realm of technology. Students are given a broad educational foundation, which includes courses in all the business core disciplines (e.g., finance, accounting, marketing, international business) as well as courses in liberal arts and sciences. Students also have the opportunity to concentrate in a particular business area through the selection of a business concentration. What differentiates our program is that students also take a technology concentration in a technology area outside the business school. Another unique aspect of our curriculum is the emphasis on integrators, which help promote a "big picture" understanding of how the business and technology coursework fits together.

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Business and Technology Curriculum
Term I
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
CAL 103Writing And Communications Colloquium3063
MA 117Calculus for Business and Liberal Arts4084
PEP 123Physics for Business & Technology I3063
BT 244Microeconomics3063
MIS 201Fundamentals of Information Systems 2284
PE 200Physical Education I0000
Total1523417
Term II
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
CAL 105CAL Colloquium: Knowledge, Nature, Culture3063
BT 100Principles of Management3063
MA 119Multivariable Calculus & Finite Mathematics3063
PEP 124
OR
CH 115
OR
CH 281
Physics for Business & Technology II
OR
General Chemistry I
OR
Biology and Biotechnology
3063
CS 105
OR
CS 115
Introduction to Scientific Computing
OR
Introduction to Computer Science
3063
PE 200Physical Education II0000
Total1503015
Term III
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
Technology Concentration3063
BT 221Statistics3063
BT 223Applied Models and Simulation3063
BT 200Financial Accounting3063
HUMHumanities3063
PE 200Physical Education III0200
Total1523015
Term IV
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
Technology Concentration3063
BT 243Macroeconomics3063
HUMHumanities3063
BT 215Managerial Accounting3063
IS Requirement3063
PE 200Physical Education IV0200
Total1523015
Term V
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
Technology Concentration3063
BT 301Strategy3063
BT 321Corporate Finance3063
IS Requirement3063
Business Concentration3063
BT 350Marketing3063
Total1803618
Term VI
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
Technology Concentration3063
BT 302The Business Model3063
BT 372Discovery and Commercialization of Technical Business Opportunities3063
Business Concentration3063
Free Elective3063
Total1503015
Term VII
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
Business Concentration3063
BT 411Business Consulting in Engineering Design I0242
BT 401Capital Structure & Strategy Audit3063
EM 450Logistics and Supply Chain Management 3063
BT 330Social Psychology and Organizational Behavior3063
Total1222814
Term VIII
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
Business Concentration3063
BT 412Business Consulting in Engineering Design II0663
BT 415
OR
BT 419
Entrepreneurship
OR
Entrepreneurship Practicum
3063
BT 413Business Law, Ethics and Negotiations3063
Free Elective3063
BT 360International Business3063
Total1563618

Humanities Requirement:

Students are required to take two additional courses other than CAL103 and CAL105. One must be at the 200 level and one must be at the 300/400 level. Courses must cover at least two different disciplines.

Technology Concentration:

Students choose coursework from a variety of different technology concentration areas (currently under development).

Business Concentration:

Students choose coursework from one of the four business concentrations:

Marketing Concentration

  • BT214 Market Research
  • BT403 Marketing Strategy and Decision Making
  • BT435 Social Networks: a Marketing Perspective
  • TBD Marketing Elective

Finance Concentration (students select 4 courses from the following)

  • BT322 Capital Markets
  • BT425 Investment Management
  • BT426 Securities Analysis
  • BT430 Introduction to Derivatives
  • BT440 Introduction to Banking and Credit

International Business Concentration

  • 2-3 courses taken while studying abroad, with approval from Associate Dean.
  • Up to 1 international Business course taken at Stevens Institute.

Information Systems Concentration

  • Whichever of the 3 courses (BT416, BT421 or MIS460) that the student didn't take as part of their required coursework.
  • BT333 Database Management
  • BT353 Introduction to Project Management
  • BT435 Social Networks: A Marketing Perspective

Physical Education Requirement:

All students must complete a minimum of four semesters of Physical Education (P.E.). A large number of activities are offered in lifetime, team and wellness areas.

All P.E. courses must be completed by the end of the sixth semester. Students can enroll in more that the minimum required P.E. for graduation and are encouraged to do so.

Participation in varsity sports can be used to satisfy up to three semesters of the P.E. requirement.

Participation in supervised, competitive club sports can be used to satisfy up to two semesters of the P.E. requirement, with approval from the P.E. Coordinator.

Quantitative Finance

The Stevens QF program has been designed to provide students with a thorough and rigorous foundation in this multi-disciplinary field. Students will be selected for strong quantitative aptitude, high motivation and work ethic, and a strong interest in the field of business and finance.

Over the course of eight semester terms, plus an optional intensive summer session in our study abroad module (typically in the summer after Sophomore year), through approximately 140 credit-hours of course work, students will follow four main "threads" in the QF curriculum.

  • Quantitative Methods: this thread draws on the curriculum of Stevens' Mathematics department and includes a minimum of one year of calculus, and one year of probability and statistics. Electives in this thread extend to more advanced calculus (multivariable, stochastic) and other quantitative techniques used in advanced financial applications.
  • Computer Science: this thread draws on the curriculum offered by the Stevens Computer Science department (in the School of Science and Engineering). It begins at the introductory level, and includes seven core courses, building to a reasonable proficiency in C++, basic financial modeling tools and techniques, and an intermediate level of proficiency in web- based programming; beyond the required core. There are elective courses in fields such as data mining, machine learning and computerized trading platform architectures for students interested in developing advanced computer science capabilities.
  • Finance & economics: (including Financial Engineering): this thread draws on both the Business & Technology Program (Steven's successful undergraduate business degree) and the graduate program in Financial Engineering (in the School of Systems & Enterprises). It encompasses the standard business and finance foundation disciplines such as accounting, economics, corporate and international finance and capital markets - as well as QF - specific topics such as financial engineering, risk management, and market regulation & securities law. Electives drawn principally from the Financial Engineering department cover advanced topics such as derivatives pricing, hedging strategies, fixed income securities and computational finance.

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Quantitative Finance Curriculum
Term I
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
CAL 103Writing And Communications Colloquium3063
CS 115
OR
CS 181
OR
CS 182
Introduction to Computer Science (1)
OR
Introduction to Computer Science Honors I
OR
Introduction to Computer Science Honors II
3284
BT 244Microeconomics3063
QF 101Quantitative Finance3063
MA 121Differential Calculus4082
MA 122Integral Calculus4082
PE 200Physical Education I0000
Total2024217
Term II
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
CAL 105CAL Colloquium: Knowledge, Nature, Culture3063
CS 135Discrete Structures2284
BT 200Financial Accounting3063
QF 102Introduction to Portfolio Investing3163
MA 123Series, Vectors, Functions, and Surfaces4082
MA 124Calculus of Two Variables4082
PE 200Physical Education II0000
Total1934217
Term III
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
PEP 111Mechanics3063
BT 221
OR
MA 222
Statistics
OR
Probability and Statistics
3063
CS 284Data Structures2284
BT 321Corporate Finance3063
QF 201Principles of Quantitative Finance3033
PE 200Physical Education III0200
Total1442916
Term IV
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
MA 221
OR
MA 230
Differential Equations
OR
Multivariable Calculus and Optimization
4084
CS 385Algorithms2284
BT 430Introduction to Derivatives3063
BT 243Macroeconomics3063
QF 202Principles of Quantitative Finance II3063
PEP 112Electricity and Magnetism3063
PE 200Physical Education IV0200
Total1844020
Term V
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
BT 440Introduction to Banking and Credit3063
QF 301Financial Time Series3063
MA 232
OR
MA 221
Linear Algebra
OR
Differential Equations
3063
HUMHumanities3063
CS 442Database Management Systems3063
FE 610Stochastic Calculus for Financial Engineers3063
Total1803618
Term VI
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
BT 322Capital Markets3063
BT 426Securities Valuation3063
QF 302Financial Market Microstructure3063
FE 535Introduction to Financial Risk Management3063
MA 230
OR
MA 232
Multivariable Calculus and Optimization
OR
Linear Algebra
3063
CS 465Selected Topics in Computer Science3063
Total1803618
Term VII
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
HUMHumanities3063
QF 401Financial Systems Design 13063
CS/ BUS/ Econ/ FE Elective3063
CS/ BUS/ Econ/ FE Elective3063
Free Elective3063
Total1503015
Term VIII
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
QF 402Financial Systems Design 23063
CS/ BUS/ Econ/ FE Elective3063
CS/ BUS/ Econ/ FE Elective3063
CS/ BUS/ Econ/ FE Elective3063
Free Elective3063
Total1503015
(1)EN 115 and CS 105 are NOT substitutable; The sequence of CS 181-182 is equivalent to CS 115-284-385

Humanities Requirement:

Students are required to take two additional curses other than CAL103 and CAL105. One must be at the 200 level and one must be at the 300/400 level. Courses must cover at least two different disciplines.

Physical Education Requirement

All students must complete a minimum of four semesters of Physical Education (P.E.). A large number of activities are offered in lifetime, team and wellness areas.

All P.E. courses must be completed by the end of the sixth semester. Students can enroll in more that the minimum required P.E. for graduation and are encouraged to do so.

Participation in varsity sports can be used to satisfy up to three semesters of the P.E. requirement.

Participation in supervised, competitive club sports can be used to satisfy up to two semesters of the P.E. requirement, with approval from the P.E. Coordinator.

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

Information Systems (IS) is an undergraduate, inter-disciplinary major jointly administered by the Computer Science department and the IS faculty of the Howe School of Technology Management. The major is designed for those seeking the background and experience needed to apply the principles of information technology in support of the major functions of a business or public institution. It provides the balance of technical, business, management, industry, and interpersonal skills needed by organizations. Information systems specialists work to leverage the collection, manipulation, storage, distribution, and utilization of an organization's information. The Stevens IS major distinguishes itself by its technical rigor, and by providing challenging instruction in software development, systems analysis, project management, strategy, and interpersonal communications.  The IS curriculum is multi-disciplinary; combining a solid background in business practice with the information technology essential for a successful IS career. 

The Stevens program in Information Systems is specifically designed to train candidates to be highly skilled IS professionals who can gain entry into the growing, challenging, and rewarding career paths in software development and systems analysis.  The most important skills in software development and systems analysis combine a strong background in information technology, particularly creativity and problem-solving, with interpersonal and business skills such as customer-client interaction, business case considerations, and project management.  An Information Systems education at Stevens emphasizes both a strong foundation in IS and the development of the business abilities required of today's IS professional.

The Information Systems major shares the "spine" and senior year capstone project with the Computer Science and Cybersecurity majors.  This shared course sequence ensures that IS majors obtain the rigorous grounding in computer science skills needed to launch a successful IS career.  While the Computer Science and Cybersecurity programs are designed to allow majors to specialize in specific technical areas, the Information Systems program provides candidates with the opportunity to learn about important business and management functions, including accounting, marketing, project management, and organizational behavior, and to learn how an organization can ensure IT business alignment to facilitate how IT can enable/drive business change.
In recognition of the growing IS environment, this program has an additional emphasis on networked information.  Courses in systems programming, web programming, and databases demonstrate the opportunities offered by IS in leveraging information.  Courses in cybersecurity and privacy address the technical, managerial, and legal hazards that exist in todayís networked world.  While much of the IS core is shared with the Computer Science and Cybersecurity majors, IS differs in that it addresses the organizational aspects of information management.

A typical career path IS majors can pursue is an entry-level software developer/systems analyst position, rising eventually to Chief Information Officer (CIO) or Chief Technical Officer (CTO) in an organization.  The IS majorís emphasis on an appropriate balance of technical skills and information and project management are essential preparation for these demanding career paths.

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BS-IS Curriculum
Term I
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
MA 115Calculus I 4084
CS 115Introduction to Computer Science3284
Science I3033
BT 101Business Plan I: Introduction to Business Planning and Field Study 3003
CS 146Introduction to Web Programming and Project Development3063
PE 115Physical Education I0201
Total1642518
Term II
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
MA 116Calculus II4084
CS 284Data Structures2284
Science II3033
Science Lab0301
MA 134Discrete Mathematics3003
HUMHumanities1 3033
PE 200Physical Education II0000
Total1552218
Term III
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
MGT 111Social Psychology and Organizational Behaviour3003
CS 385Algorithms2284
BT 353Project Management3003
HumHumanities 23003
PE 200Physical Education III0200
Total114813
Term IV
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
CS 392Systems Programming3003
CS 347Software Development Process3003
BT 350Marketing3063
BT 115Financial Accounting4034
MA 222Probability and Statistics3063
PE 200Physical Education IV0200
Total1621516
Term V
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
CS 442Database Management Systems3063
CS 573Fundamentals of CyberSecurity3003
MA 331Intermediate Statistics3063
CS 564Software Requirements Acquisition and Analysis3063
HSS 371Computers and Society3063
Total1502415
Term VI
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
CS 545Human-Computer Interaction3003
BT 414
OR
CS 519
E-Commerce Infrastructure
OR
Introduction to E-commerce
3033
MGT 244Microeconomics3003
HUMHumanities 53003
Total120312
Term VII
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
CS 551Software Engineering and Practice I3003
HUMHumanities 63003
HUMHumanities 73003
Free Elective3063
CS / IS / BT Elective3003
Total150615
Term VIII
Course #Course NameLectureLabStudyCredit
CS 552Software Engineering and Practice II3003
CS / IS / BT Elective3003
Free Elective3063
HUMHumanities 83003
Total120612
Business Minors

Marketing Minor

  • BT100 - Principles of Management (no prerequisite)
  • BT113 - Introduction to Marketing (no prerequisite)
  • BT214 - Market Research (BT113 prerequisite)
  • BT301 - Goal Setting & Sales / Revenue Planning - aka Strategy (BT113 prerequisite)
  • BT403 - Marketing Strategy and Decision Making (BT113 prerequisite)
  • BT435 - Social Networks: A Marketing Perspective (BT113 prerequisite)

Finance Minor

  • BT115 - Financial Accounting (no prerequisite)
  • BT321 - Corporate Finance (BT115 prerequisite)
    Plus 4 courses from the following 5 courses:
  • BT322 - Capital Markets (BT321 prerequisite)
  • BT425 - Investment Management (BT321 prerequisite)
  • BT426 - Securities Analysis (BT321 prerequisite)
  • BT430 - Introduction to Derivatives (BT321 prerequisite)
  • BT440 - Introduction to Banking and Credit (BT321 prerequisite)

International Business Minor

  • BT200 - Financial Accounting (no prerequisite)
  • BT100 - Principles of Management (no prerequisite)
  • BT360 - International Business
    Plus 3 courses in international business, international economics or cross-cultural studies while studying abroad. These courses require approval from Associate Dean of the Howe School of Undergraduate Studies.

Entrepreneurship

  • BT244 - Microeconomics
  • E355 - Engineering Economy or E356 Engineering Economy
  • BT372 - Discovery and Commercialization of Technical Business Opportunities
  • TG401 - Entrepreneurship and Business for Engineers and Scientists (Marketing and Operations of Technical Business Opportunities)
  • MGT472 - Assessment and Financing of Technical Business Opportunities
  • BT419 - Entrepreneurial Business Practicum

* Course is under development and planned for Spring 2012.

Disclaimer - The University reserves the right to change, add and delete course offerings and to alter, add or cancel course sections without further general notice.

Economics Minor

  • BT215 - Managerial Accounting (BT115 prerequisite) - or equivalent e.g., EM301
  • BT321 - Corporate Finance (BT115 prerequisite)
  • BT243 - Macroeconomics
  • BT244 - Microeconomics
  • HUM107 - Studies in History/ Social Science Modernization
    Plus one course from the following 4 courses:
  • HHS123 - History of European Society and Culture I
  • HHS124 - History of European Society and Culture ll
  • HHS125 - U.S. Social and Economic History I
  • HHS126 - U.S. Social and Economic History II
    Plus one course from the following 8 courses:
  • HHS377 - Cities and the Global Economy
  • HHS379 - International Politics
  • HHS380 - Energy, Politics and Administration
  • HHS389 - The Economic History of Europe
  • HHS312 - Technology and Society in America
  • HHS390 - History of Credit, Money and Banking
  • HHS414 - Industrial America
  • HHS479 - Studies in the History of Technology

Quantitative Finance

  • QF101 - Introduction to Quantitative Finance I (no prerequisite)
  • QF102 - Introduction to Quantitative Finance II (no prerequisite but preferred to take QF 101 and QF102 in sequence)
  • BT200 - Financial Accounting (no prerequisite)
  • BT321 - Corporate Finance (BT115 prerequisite)
  • BT430 - Introduction to Derivatives (BT321 prerequisite)
  • QFXXX* - Optimization & Simulation Methods for QF (BT321 and a Statistics course prerequisite)
    Plus one of the following two options:
  • FE530 - Introduction to Financial Engineering (QF101/102 and a statistics course prerequisite)
  • Combination of both QF201 Principles of Financial Modeling and QF202 Intermediate Financial Modeling(QF101 / QF102 and a Statistics course prerequisite)

* Course is under development and planned for Spring 2012.

Disclaimer - The University reserves the right to change, add and delete course offerings and to alter, add or cancel course sections without further general notice.

Information Systems Minor

You may qualify for a minor in information systems by taking the courses indicated below. Enrollment in a minor means you must meet the Institute's requirements for minor programs.

Requirements for a Minor in Information Systems (not available to majors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity, Information Systems, and Service-Oriented Computing):
CS 115 Introduction to Computer Science
CS 135 Discrete Structures
CS 284 Data Structures
CS 347 Software Development Process
CS 385 Algorithms
CS 442 Database Management Systems
BT 353 Project Management

Engineering/Science Students:

Required:
E 355 Engineering Economy
MGT 243 Macroeconomics
MGT 244 Microeconomics
HUM 107 Studies in History/Social Science: Modernization

Plus one course from among the following:

HHS 123 History of European Society and Culture I
HHS 124 History of European Society and Culture II
HHS 125 U.S. Social and Economic History I
HHS 126 U.S. Social and Economic History II

Electives: Two courses from among the following:

TG 401 Entrepreneurship and Business for Engineers and Scientists
EM 301 Engineering Cost Estimation
HSS 379 International Politics
HSS 377 Cities and the Global Economy
HSS 380 Energy, Politics, and Administration
HSS 389 The Economic History of Europe
HHS 479 Studies in the History of Technology
HHS 414 Industrial America
HHS 390 History of Credit, Money, and Banking
HHS 312 Technology and Society in America

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