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Business and Technology Management

The School of Engineering's Bachelor of Science in Business and Technology Management (BTM) is oriented toward current and future high growth areas. This STEM based program acknowledges that modern business leaders must be deeply familiar with technology and innovation, and work in diverse venues. The BTM program will give the business leaders of tomorrow distinct advantages towards securing prosperous and satisfying careers.

The BTM degree will provide you with a relevant professional management education and effective approaches related to technology, entrepreneurship, managing professionals and information. The BTM program also offers rigorous training in the qualitative, quantitative, and innovative aspects of technology and innovation management. In short, BTM creatively fuses modern business administration with state-of-the-art technology management.

Management requires that the effective communication of ideas, so the BTM learning experience also emphasizes spoken and written presentations in individual, team, classroom, and field internship settings.

At the Tandon School of Engineering, not only will you learn in the classroom, but also through studying real-world cases, as well as active learning in the field.

Students completing BTM are qualified for a variety of positions—such as technology project leaders, technology entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, finance and technology analysts, consultants in professional firms, marketing and business-unit managers for new products and services, and a variety of other exciting roles.

Curriculum

The Business and Technology Management BS program requires 127 or 128 credits for graduation. To remain in good standing, you must satisfy the following requirements, in addition to the School of Engineering requirements for a minimum term and cumulative 2.0 GPA in all courses:

  • An average of C (2.0) or better in all MG-UY courses
  • A course in which the grade of I is received may not be used to satisfy any prerequisites until the incomplete is resolved

  • 56 credits in management
  • 28 credits in courses in humanities and social sciences
  • 12 credits in courses in mathematics
  • 8 credits in “restricted” electives chosen from math, science, social sciences and humanities
  • 7 credits in science
  • 4 credits in computer science
  • 1 credit in the Engineering and Technology Forum
  • 11-12 credits in Free Electives

See the Typical Course Schedule below for an example of what your schedule might look like as a student in the BTM program.

This current curriculum accommodates 4-credit courses in humanities and social sciences, as well as a 3-credit course in the sciences and a 3 credit Free Elective.


You may focus your study in 1 of 2 areas of concentration, which focus on particular issues and strategies that apply to business and technology management:

  • Technology Innovation and Strategy enables you to develop effective skills for conducting strategic analysis addressing marketing, logistics, channel, and operations management issues, as well as relevant best business practiced in the technological arena. In this concentration option, you will complete MG-UY 3304 Introduction to Supply Chain Management in your 6th semester and MG-UY 4004 Management Strategy in Technology Sectors in your 7th semester.
  • Technology and Innovation Strategy in Finance will prepare you to understand financial theory and how firms use modern finance for strategic and tactical decision-making. In this concentration option, you will complete MG-UY 3214 and MG-UY 4204 in your 6th and 7th semesters.

Students with a 3.6 GPA or better in major at the end of junior year may substitute MG-UY 4514 Honors Capstone Project in Technology, Innovation and/or Information Management and Entrepreneurship I (4 credits) or the Bachelor’s Thesis in Management (4 credits and with permission by the Dept. Chair) for MG-UY 4404 Entrepreneurship . They may also substitute MG-UY 4524 Honors Capstone Project in Technology, Innovation and/or Information Management Or Entrepreneurship II (4 credits) or MG-UY 4904 BS Thesis in Business and Technology Management (4 credits and with permission by the Dept. Chair) in Management for MG-UY 4204 Management Science . The MG-UY 4904 Bachelor’s Thesis in Management may take longer than 1 semester to complete and students must follow all thesis guidelines.


Courses at other schools may or may not be granted transfer credit and require an evaluation of the content and level of material covered. Periodic reevaluation of courses at other institutions may lead to a variation in the number of credits granted from year-to-year. Thus, students completing the same program, but in different years, may receive different amounts of transfer credit. Transfer students must present their records for evaluation at least 2 weeks before the regular registration period for their first semester.


You may obtain an undergraduate NYU Cross School minor in management by completing 14 credits of Tandon MG-UY management courses with an overall GPA of at least 2.0 in the classes, one of which must be MG-UY 1002 Foundation of Management. Additionally, you must take at least 8 of the 14 credits at the Tandon School of Engineering. BTM students may not enroll in this minor.

 

For full Management Minor requirements and contact info via the Tandon Bulletin click here.

 


As Design Thinking is ubiquitous throughout the technology landscape regardless of industry, company structure, location and size, the 16 credit Technology, Management and Design (TMD) minor’s course offerings provide a contemporary, useful and applicable set of technology management tools and inculcates a design-thinking mindset. The TMD minor provides a multi-disciplinary complement, not only for STEM, but for many other disciplines taught at NYU.

TMD prepares students for the professional dual ladder model of “engineering and management” - ascending career positions through the dual rungs of technological prowess+skills, and managerial expertise. As such, TMD “graduates” will be prepared to climb the career ladders facing them and be poised for successes in diverse professional environments. With companies’ increasing demand for creative, innovative and collaborative employees, students taking the TMD minor will have the opportunity to develop key skills for their future career: collaboration skills, project experience and a portfolio of innovative techniques. Career prospects range across industries such as technology, finance, healthcare, public service and others.

The TMD Minor is open to all NYU students including students in the Tandon SOE BTM* major.

 

For full TMD Minor requirements and contact info via the Tandon Bulletin click here.


BTM courses are numbered with the following schema:

  • The first digit of a course number corresponds to the year in which a BTM student would take the course (1 = freshman, etc.)
  • The second digit reflects the primary nature of the course material. Courses numbered with a second digit of “0” are focused primarily on processes in management

“1” are oriented toward organizational behavior

“2” are quantitative in nature

“3” describe a firm’s relationships with external forces

“4” study innovation

“5” are capstone courses

“6” are Internship and Service courses

Thus, MG 3304 Introduction to Supply Chain Management is a 4-credit junior-year course focusing on external relationships.


2 Credits Foundations of Technology Management MG-UY1002
This course introduces the principles and practices of management. Management is viewed as a
system of tasks and activities, including environmental scanning, planning, organizing, leading
and controlling. Within each major task, is a series of processes, which show how to do what has
to be done. Management is a science and an art; both aspects of management are covered in
this course. Areas covered are management history, philosophy and the theory and practice
of management planning, decision making, organizing, motivating and leading. Special
emphasis is on providing the technical and managerial challenges presented by emerging
and transformative technologies. Particular consideration is given to the managerial
options available to both legacy and entrepreneurial organizations.
4 Credits Management of Information Technology and Systems MG-UY2004
This course provides a foundation to understand the role and potential contributions of information technologies and systems in business organizations–what they are, how they affect the organization and its employees, and how they can make businesses more competitive and efficient. The course focuses on the current state of IT in organizations; challenges and strategic use of IT; IT infrastructure and architecture; building, implementing and managing IT applications; and emerging issues such as intelligent systems, business-process reengineering, knowledge management and group-support systems.
4 Credits Operations Management MG-UY2014
A firm has the opportunity to create competitive advantage through proficient operations management. To do so, the firm first must recognize and establish the strategic role of its operations within the organization. Then, at the more detailed operational level, the firm must execute effectively and efficiently. This course examines the strategic role that the operations function can play and offers specific tools and techniques that a firm can use during implementation.
Prerequisite: MA-UY 1024 or MA-UY 1054 or MA-UY 1324 or an approved equivalent.
4 Credits Organizational Behavior MG-UY2104
This course focuses on the study of human behavior in innovative organizations. Emphasis is on teams, leadership, communication theory and organizational culture and structure. The course includes analyses of organizational behavior problems through case studies and participation in experiential learning.
4 Credits Financial Accounting MG-UY2204
This course provides a solid foundation in constructing and interpreting financial statements. Topics include: accounting terminology, financial-statement preparation and analysis, liquidity and credit-risk ratios, depreciation calculations, revenue recognition, accrued liabilities and asset valuation. Also covered are the effects of equity transactions, cash flows and various accounting methods on financial statements.
4 Credits Marketing MG-UY2304
This course is an undergraduate introduction to marketing. It discusses the fundamentals of marketing; e.g., the marketing mix, the role of the customer, marketing research and survey techniques. In addition, emerging marketing paradigms, like relationship marketing and online marketing, are introduced.
4 Credits Design Thinking for Creative Problem Solving MG-UY2704
In today’s world, developing new and innovative products and services is the "golden mantra" of every organization. Companies are therefore looking for creative, innovative and collaborative employees. This course will introduce participants to design thinking, a human-centered approach to innovation that allows us to create meaningful and sustainable solutions (products, services, technology, experience, etc.). Probable Tandon MakerSpace related material fees.
Prerequisite: MakerSpace Safety Course
2 Credits Project Management MG-UY3002
This course provides students with practical and best-practice project management theory, concepts and (hands-on) practical experience so that they may contribute effectively to and lead multicultural team projects framed for the new global economy. The practical component includes a team-based project that spans the duration of the course.
4 Credits Management of Data Communications and Networking MG-UY3024
This course introduces the fundamentals of modern telecommunications and networking such as components of data communication, data transmission, open-system interconnection (OSI), TCP/IP and other models, data link and network layers and local area networks (LANs). The course focuses on managerial issues related to the management of data communications and networking technologies.
Prerequisite: MA-UY 1024 or MA-UY 1054 or MA-UY 1324 or an approved equivalent; and MA-UY 1124 or MA-UY 1154 or MA-UY 1424 or an approved equivalent; and MG-UY 2004.
4 Credits Introduction to Finance MG-UY3204
This course introduces business finance for BTM majors. It emphasizes the financing and investment decisions of the financial manager, with special emphasis on examples from technological environments. Included are topics such as time value of money, asset valuation, risk analysis, financial statement analysis and capital budgeting.
Prerequisites: MA-UY 1024 or MA-UY 1054 or MA-UY 1324 or an approved equivalent; and MA-UY 1124 or MA-UY 1154 or MA-UY 1424 or an approved equivalent; and MG-UY 2204.
4 Credits Advanced Corporate Finance MG-UY3214
This course builds on the principles of basic corporate finance covered in MG-UY 3204. It prepares students to understand financial theory and how firms use modern finance for strategic and tactical decision-making. The critical issue of how these decisions affect the value of a firm and the returns of assets is addressed. Major topics include bond valuation, the CAPM model, portfolio design and modeling and option pricing using the Black-Scholes model. A strong emphasis is placed on using spreadsheets as a financial-modeling tool.
Prerequisites: MA-UY 1024 or MA-UY 1054 or MA-UY 1324 or an approved equivalent; and MA-UY 1124 or MA-UY 1154 or MA-UY 1424 or an approved equivalent; and MG-UY 3204.
4 Credits Introduction to Supply Chain Management MG-UY3304
This course provides an undergraduate-level introduction to supply-chain management. The underlying objective is to introduce key supply-chain management concepts and examine relevant business practice. This course enables students to develop useful skills, in an increasingly global context, to analyze marketing, logistics, operations and channel-management issues.
Prerequisites: MG-UY 2004, MG-UY 2304 and MA-UY 2054 or MA-UY 2224 or MA-UY 2212 with MA-UY 2222.
4 Credits Innovation Management MG-UY3404
This course examines the key managerial features of technology-enabled innovation and new product development. It focuses on accessing innovative capabilities through R&D, acquisition, alliances, joint ventures and innovation-friendly cultures and organizations. The key perspective underlying this course is managerial. Although the innovation activities studied are overwhelmingly technology-enabled ones, success is largely determined by managerial factors. The interplay between the technology and management leading to innovation is a major concern of the discussion and work in this course.
Prerequisite: Junior student status.
4 Credits Design Strategies MG-UY3714
As change has become one of the only constants in today’s economy, established businesses are being disrupted, and business strategies need to be constantly reframed. To be successful companies cannot only acquire more customers. They also need to successfully their customers’ changing needs, leverage technology to create new value propositions that are meaningful to them and generate revenues and sustainable growth for the business. To address these new demands, managers and entrepreneurs alike need a different set of tools and frameworks. Design thinking, a human-centered approach to innovation, one that starts with understanding what customers need and strategically connects to the organization offers such as set of tools. This course draws on design thinking to equip students taking this class with tools to address business challenges and develop innovative new products, services, and brand experiences, transformative value propositions and creative strategies and business models. The course’s premise is that strategy is design rather than simply problem-solving. In other words, to resolve a given strategic issue, one needs to truly explore options before making a choice. Participants in this class will learn tools and develop skills that allow them to explore multiple options and develop new, creative and sustainable strategies.

This course draws on design thinking to equip students taking this class with tools to address business challenges and develop innovative new products, services, and brand experiences, transformative value propositions and creative strategies and business models.
Prerequisite: MG-UY 2704
4 Credits Human-centered Product Design Studio MG-UY3724
This course is an industrial design overview for non-designers. It explores the industrial design process from researching and establishing user and client needs to developing product specifications, prototyping and iterating. It also covers conceptual and visual design, detail design, design for manufacturing, and design for environmental sustainability. It includes skills such as sketching, model making, 3 D printing techniques. The course is formulated as two short exercises and one semester-long project in which teams choose from several product design categories and develop their ideas from concept to prototype. Probable Tandon MakerSpace related material fees.
Prerequisite: MG-UY 2704 and MakerSpace Safety Course
4 Credits Service Design Innovation MG-UY3734
Products are used not in isolation but as part of a wider mesh of artifacts and interactions, both digital and non-digital. The discipline of service design takes this holistic view of a process or product, considering not just the use of an artifact but the wider service it is situated within across several ‘touch points’. With a growing service-based economy, in many cases the product is the service, which challenges conventional views of what the designer creates. Services are complex to understand and design, and require a participatory approach with deep engagement with stakeholders.

This Service Design Innovation course is for students with various backgrounds and diverse interests for their future careers: technologists who want to understand how the technology can support service innovation; designers who want to broaden their skills; product and project managers who want to understand the relationship between products, services, and design; policy makers who want to understand how to develop human-centered policies that create real impact; managers and entrepreneurs who want to understand how to create new innovative and sustainable system offerings.
Prerequisite: MG-UY 2704
4 Credits Management Strategy in Technology Sectors MG-UY4004
This course provides an overview of the process of implementing a successful management strategy in an information-, technology- and knowledge-intensive environment. Fundamental topics include the development of strategic vision, objectives and plans; implementation of strategy and the evaluation of performance; industry and competitive analysis; SWOT analysis and competitive advantage and sustained advantage. Advanced concepts include strategic positioning in global markets, Internet strategy, strategy in diversified firms, and interactions between organizational structure and strategy and between ethics and strategy.
Prerequisites: MG-UY 3204 and MG-UY 3404.
MG-UY4204 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
4 Credits Financial Strategy MG-UY4214
This course deals with the financial strategy of modern firms. Topics include planning and implementation of financial strategies for start-up businesses and the utilization of venture capital; diverse issues related to designing financial strategies of rapidly growing companies after experiencing an IPO; challenges in constructing a financial strategy while undergoing a major corporate restructuring; key components of financial strategies for companies facing rapidly changing technological and competitive environments; and development of financial strategies for mature companies and declining business.
Prerequisites: MG-UY 2204, MG-UY 3204 and MG-UY 3214.
4 Credits Entrepreneurship MG-UY4404
This course focuses on key aspects of entrepreneurship as a critical engine for innovation. It also treats entrepreneurship as a state of mind that is not limited to small firms. Students discuss current theories and practices related to starting and managing entrepreneurial enterprises, emphasizing firms in technology- , information- and knowledge-intensive environments. Particular attention is paid to the critical issues of (1) identifying opportunities that provide competitive advantage; (2) the development of a solid business plan; (3) the marketing of new ventures; (4) entrepreneurial business operations, including human-resource and process management; (5) ethical and social issues in entrepreneurial firms; and (6) financial management and fund raising for entrepreneurial firms.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior student status.
4 Credits Special Topics in Management MG-UY4114
3 Credits Special Topics in Management MG-UY4113
2 Credits Special Topics in Management MG-UY4112
1 Credits Special Topics in Management MG-UY4111
4 Credits Global Perspectives On Technology Management: A Capstone Project Course MG-UY4504
This course provides students with knowledge of current theories and practices related to managing international and multinational firms. Students study the ways in which international management differs from the management of a firm residing solely within domestic boundaries. Topics covered include planning, organizing, HR management, communication and negotiation and coordination and control of international endeavors. Case studies are used extensively to focus the class on technological examples of problems in international management. Students undertake a term project that either (1) develops a business plan for a technological international venture, (2) creates a case study of a technological firm’s challenges in international management or (3) analyzes an technological industry’s position vis-à-vis international management.
Prerequisites: MG-UY 3002, MG-UY 3024, MG-UY 3204, MG-UY 3404, and MG-UY 3214 or MG-UY 3304.
4 Credits Honors Capstone Project in Tech, Innovation and/or Information Management & Entrepreneurship I MG-UY4514
In this course, qualified honors students work with a faculty member (and perhaps graduate students) on an advanced topic in technology, innovation and/or information management or entrepreneurship. This effort may be directed toward developing theory, developing case material, or developing a business plan and business strategy for a new venture, or another project of this caliber. A Thesis or Honor’s Thesis may compose part of this Honor’s Capstone course.
Prerequisites: senior status, 3.6 GPA or better through the junior year in major; all courses specified by the project adviser.
4 Credits Honors Capstone Project in Tech, Innovation and/or Information Management & Entrepreneurship II MG-UY4524
In this course, qualified honors students work with a faculty member (and perhaps graduate students) on an advanced topic in technology, innovation and/or information management or entrepreneurship. This effort may be directed toward developing theory, developing case material or developing a business plan and business strategy for a new venture, or another project of this caliber. A Thesis or Honor’s Thesis may compose part of this Honor’s Capstone course.
Prerequisites: senior status, 3.6 GPA or better through the junior year in major; all courses specified by the project adviser including MG-UY 4514.
3 Credits Technology Management—internship and Service MG-UY4603
This course provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to learn by working in the field under faculty supervision. This course exposes undergraduates to relevant, state-of-the-art and best practices in modern technology management from the perspective of reflective involvement and interaction in the field. In addition, a service often may be a significant part of this course. The course occurs largely in the field. This course may be taken only once. A member of the TM & I faculty oversees this course; but other faculty members may be involved in directing specific field assignments. This course is open to all BTM majors and requires the permission of the Program Director of the BTM Program.
4 Credits Bs Thesis in Business & Technology Management MG-UY4904
BTM students who earn an overall 3.0 GPA and a 3.4 GPA or better in technology management courses through their junior year of study qualify for an optional thesis. They are advised to meet with the TM & I Dept. Head or BTM Program Director in advance of completing their junior year. Before registering for the BTM Thesis, the student must find a Technology Management and Innovation Department faculty member agreeing to serve as thesis advisor and then receive the TM & I Dept. Head’s approval in writing before proceeding. BTM Thesis students are permitted to replace either the Honor's Capstone Project I MG-UY 4514 or Honor's Capstone Project II MG-UY 4524 with MG-UY 4904. This course cannot be repeated.
Guided Studies in Business and Technology Management MG-UY444X
Guided study under the guidance of a TMI faculty member of a topic or area related to business and technology management. Department Approval Require


Sample Course Schedule

This schedule lists specific courses you are required to complete during your 4 years at the School of Engineering.

see footnote 14 and 15 below

Total credits required for graduation: 127 or 128


Fall Semester: 16 Credits

4 Credits Integrated Calculus I for Engineers MA-UY1324
This course covers: Library of Functions, functions of one variable. Limits, derivatives of functions defined by graphs, tables and formulas, differentiation rules for power, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions, derivatives of trigonometric functions, the product and quotient rules, the chain rule, applications of the chain rule, maxima and minima, optimization. The definite integral, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and interpretations, theorems about definite integrals, anti-derivatives. MA-UY 1324 is for students who wish to take MA-UY 1024 but need more review of precalculus. MA-UY 1324 covers the same material as MA-UY 1024 but with more contact hours per week, incorporating a full discussion of the required precalculus topics.
Prerequisite: Placement Exam or MA-UY 912 or MA-UY 914. Corequisite: EX-UY 1.

or

4 Credits Calculus I for Engineers MA-UY1024
This course covers: Library of Functions, functions of one variable. Limits, derivatives of functions defined by graphs, tables and formulas, differentiation rules for power, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions, derivatives of trigonometric functions, the product and quotient rules, the chain rule, applications of the chain rule, maxima and minima, optimization. The definite integral, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and interpretations, theorems about definite integrals, anti-derivatives. MA-UY 1324 is for students who wish to take MA-UY 1024 but need more review of precalculus. MA-UY 1324 covers the same material as MA-UY 1024 but with more contact hours per week, incorporating a full discussion of the required precalculus topics.
Prerequisite: Placement Exam or MA-UY 912 or MA-UY 914 (with a grade of B or better). Corequisite: EX-UY 1

    see footnote 1a below

4 Credits Writing the Essay: EXPOS-UA1 (Humanities and Social Sciences 1)
This foundational writing course is required for CAS, Stern, Nursing, Social Work, Steinhardt and Tandon incoming undergraduates. "Writing the Essay" provides instruction and practice in critical reading, creative and logical thinking, and clear, persuasive writing. Students learn to analyze and interpret written texts, to use texts as evidence, to develop ideas, and to write exploratory and argumentative essays. Exploration, inquiry, reflection, analysis, revision, and collaborative learning are emphasized. In FALL 2020, sections 001, 002, 004, 005, 006, and 007 are reserved for CAS first-year students with a strong interest in science and/or prehealth who were placed in these sections as part of the virtual advising process (in spring, sections 1,2,4,6). They are not open to other students and there are no exceptions. Sections 008, 010, 011, 013 are reserved for students who have been selected for the “Goddard Residential Stream.” In Fall, the following sections are available to incoming undergraduates on the WSQ campus: 009, 014-019, 023-024, 026-028, 031-076, 078-124. In Fall, the following sections are available to incoming Tandon undergraduates on the Brooklyn campus 126-148, 150-169. In Fall, the following sections have been designated for “Go Local” students at Shanghai, and meet at China Standard Time as designated in Albert: sections 020, 021, 022, 025, 029, 077 (Tandon only). These sections are department controlled. Please check the notes to each section to understand the teaching mode: “Online” at the meeting pattern designated; “Blended” with all students meeting in person on campus one day and the other day, online, according to the designated meeting pattern; and “In Person”, all students meeting in a physical classroom twice weekly at the designated meeting pattern. Students who are not able to attend the session at the location or time specified must register for an on-line section that works with their time zone. For questions and access, please email "ewp@nyu.edu"

    see footnote 2 below

4 Credits Introduction to Programming & Problem Solving CS-UY1114
This course introduces problem solving and computer programming and is for undergraduate Computer Science and Computer Engineering majors who have limited prior experience in programming in any language. The course covers fundamentals of computer programming and its underlying principles using the Python programming language. Concepts and methods introduced in the course are illustrated by examples from various disciplines. ABET competencies: a,b,c, e, f, g, k
Corequisite: EX-UY 1; Anti-requisite: CS-UY 1113

   Science Elective (1)                                                   4 Credits

    see footnote 3 below


Spring Semester: 14 Credits

4 Credits Integrated Calculus II for Engineers MA-UY1424
This course MA-UY 1424 is for students who wish to take MA-UY 1124 but need more review of precalculus. MA-UY 1424 covers the same material as MA-UY 1124 but with more contact hours a week, incorporating a full discussion of the required precalculus topics.
Prerequisites: MA-UY 1022 or MA-UY 1024 or MA-UY 1324. Note: credit for this course may be used to satisfy the minimum credit requirement for graduation. Corequisite: EX-UY 1

or

4 Credits Calculus II for Engineers MA-UY1124
This course covers techniques of integration, introduction to ordinary differential equations, improper integrals, numerical methods of integration, applications of integration, sequences, series, power series, approximations of functions via Taylor polynomials, Taylor series, functions of two variables, graphs of functions of two variables, contour diagrams, linear functions, functions of three variables. MA-UY 1424 is for students who wish to take MA-UY 1124 but need more review of precalculus. MA-UY 1424 covers the same material as MA-UY 1124 but with more contact hours per week, incorporating a full discussion of the required precalculus topics.
Prerequisites: MA-UY 1022 (with a grade of B or better) or MA-UY 1024 or MA-UY 1324 (with a grade of B or better).
Corequisite: EX-UY 1.

    see footnote 1b below

2 Credits Foundations of Technology Management MG-UY1002
This course introduces the principles and practices of management. Management is viewed as a
system of tasks and activities, including environmental scanning, planning, organizing, leading
and controlling. Within each major task, is a series of processes, which show how to do what has
to be done. Management is a science and an art; both aspects of management are covered in
this course. Areas covered are management history, philosophy and the theory and practice
of management planning, decision making, organizing, motivating and leading. Special
emphasis is on providing the technical and managerial challenges presented by emerging
and transformative technologies. Particular consideration is given to the managerial
options available to both legacy and entrepreneurial organizations.
1 Credits Engineering and Technology Forum EG-UY1001
In this course the notion of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship (i2e) is introduced to the students’ educational experience. Students will be exposed to elements of a research-intensive institution and diverse research performed by leading engineers, scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs.
4 Credits The Advanced College Essay EXPOS-UA2 (Humanities and Social Sciences 2)
The course follows Writing the Essay (EW 1013) and provides advanced instruction in analyzing and interpreting written texts from a variety of academic disciplines, using written texts as evidence, developing ideas, and writing argumentative essays. It stresses analysis, argument, reflection, revision, and collaborative learning.
Prerequisite(s): EW 1013

    see footnote 2 below 


 Science Elective (2)                                                      4 Credits

    see footnote 3 below

 


Fall Semester: 16 Credits

4 Credits Financial Accounting MG-UY2204
This course provides a solid foundation in constructing and interpreting financial statements. Topics include: accounting terminology, financial-statement preparation and analysis, liquidity and credit-risk ratios, depreciation calculations, revenue recognition, accrued liabilities and asset valuation. Also covered are the effects of equity transactions, cash flows and various accounting methods on financial statements.
4 Credits Management of Information Technology and Systems MG-UY2004
This course provides a foundation to understand the role and potential contributions of information technologies and systems in business organizations–what they are, how they affect the organization and its employees, and how they can make businesses more competitive and efficient. The course focuses on the current state of IT in organizations; challenges and strategic use of IT; IT infrastructure and architecture; building, implementing and managing IT applications; and emerging issues such as intelligent systems, business-process reengineering, knowledge management and group-support systems.
4 Credits Organizational Behavior MG-UY2104
This course focuses on the study of human behavior in innovative organizations. Emphasis is on teams, leadership, communication theory and organizational culture and structure. The course includes analyses of organizational behavior problems through case studies and participation in experiential learning.

   CAM/STS/SEG/TCS Cluster Elect (Humanities and

    Social Sciences 3)                                                       4 Credits

    see footnote 2 below


Spring Semester: 16 Credits

4 Credits Marketing MG-UY2304
This course is an undergraduate introduction to marketing. It discusses the fundamentals of marketing; e.g., the marketing mix, the role of the customer, marketing research and survey techniques. In addition, emerging marketing paradigms, like relationship marketing and online marketing, are introduced.
4 Credits Microeconomics MG-UY2524 (Humanities and Social Sciences 4)
The course is an introduction to microeconomics. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. The course examines the fundamentals of microeconomics needed by technologists, relying to a considerable extent upon mathematical expression and representation. The principle topics covered are price theory, production and cost theory, the theory of the firm and market theory, including the practical relevance of these to the management of technology-intensive enterprises. The role of the state and of government regulation will be considered as a special topic. Students who take this course cannot receive credit for ECON-UA 2 or FIN-UY 2003.
Prerequisite: MA-UY 1024 or MA-UY 1054 or MA-UY 1324 or an approved equivalent.

    see footnote 12 below

4 Credits Operations Management MG-UY2014
A firm has the opportunity to create competitive advantage through proficient operations management. To do so, the firm first must recognize and establish the strategic role of its operations within the organization. Then, at the more detailed operational level, the firm must execute effectively and efficiently. This course examines the strategic role that the operations function can play and offers specific tools and techniques that a firm can use during implementation.
Prerequisite: MA-UY 1024 or MA-UY 1054 or MA-UY 1324 or an approved equivalent.
4 Credits Applied Business Data Analysis I MA-UY2054
This course covers applications of theories of random phenomena to problems in business management. Topics include probability theory, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling, measures of central value and dispersion, sampling distributions, statistical estimation and introduction to hypothesis testing. Use of statistical software is integrated with the previous topics; examples are drawn from problems in business decision-making. Applications to advanced statistical applications in business management. Emphasis is on application of concepts. Use of statistical software integrated with the previous topics.
Prerequisite: MA-UY 1054 or equivalent. Note: Course required only for Management Majors. Credit for this course may not be used to satisfy the requirements for other majors.

    see footnote 13 below

 


Fall Semester: 18 Credits

4 Credits Introduction to Finance MG-UY3204
This course introduces business finance for BTM majors. It emphasizes the financing and investment decisions of the financial manager, with special emphasis on examples from technological environments. Included are topics such as time value of money, asset valuation, risk analysis, financial statement analysis and capital budgeting.
Prerequisites: MA-UY 1024 or MA-UY 1054 or MA-UY 1324 or an approved equivalent; and MA-UY 1124 or MA-UY 1154 or MA-UY 1424 or an approved equivalent; and MG-UY 2204.
4 Credits Management of Data Communications and Networking MG-UY3024
This course introduces the fundamentals of modern telecommunications and networking such as components of data communication, data transmission, open-system interconnection (OSI), TCP/IP and other models, data link and network layers and local area networks (LANs). The course focuses on managerial issues related to the management of data communications and networking technologies.
Prerequisite: MA-UY 1024 or MA-UY 1054 or MA-UY 1324 or an approved equivalent; and MA-UY 1124 or MA-UY 1154 or MA-UY 1424 or an approved equivalent; and MG-UY 2004.
2 Credits Project Management MG-UY3002
This course provides students with practical and best-practice project management theory, concepts and (hands-on) practical experience so that they may contribute effectively to and lead multicultural team projects framed for the new global economy. The practical component includes a team-based project that spans the duration of the course.
4 Credits Ethics and Technology STS-UY2144 (Humanities and Social Sciences 5)
This course considers how technology shapes and patterns—and is shaped and patterned by—human activities, from a moral point of view. This course focuses on how the technologically textured world changes human life, individually, socially and culturally, for better or worse. The course considers several views of technology and several ethical theories for evaluating technology. The course explains the structures of change and transformation and develops critical forms of thought, so that students can understand, evaluate, appreciate and criticize technological development.
Prerequisites: Completion of first year writing requirements. Co-requisites: None. Notes: Satisfies a HuSS elective.

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   Free Elective                                             4 Credits

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Spring Semester: 16 Credits

4 Credits Innovation Management MG-UY3404
This course examines the key managerial features of technology-enabled innovation and new product development. It focuses on accessing innovative capabilities through R&D, acquisition, alliances, joint ventures and innovation-friendly cultures and organizations. The key perspective underlying this course is managerial. Although the innovation activities studied are overwhelmingly technology-enabled ones, success is largely determined by managerial factors. The interplay between the technology and management leading to innovation is a major concern of the discussion and work in this course.
Prerequisite: Junior student status.

  Select a BTM Concentration by choosing 1 out of the following 2 courses:

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4 Credits Introduction to Supply Chain Management MG-UY3304 For Technology Strategy Concentration
This course provides an undergraduate-level introduction to supply-chain management. The underlying objective is to introduce key supply-chain management concepts and examine relevant business practice. This course enables students to develop useful skills, in an increasingly global context, to analyze marketing, logistics, operations and channel-management issues.
Prerequisites: MG-UY 2004, MG-UY 2304 and MA-UY 2054 or MA-UY 2224 or MA-UY 2212 with MA-UY 2222.

    or

4 Credits Advanced Corporate Finance MG-UY3214 For Finance Strategy Concentration
This course builds on the principles of basic corporate finance covered in MG-UY 3204. It prepares students to understand financial theory and how firms use modern finance for strategic and tactical decision-making. The critical issue of how these decisions affect the value of a firm and the returns of assets is addressed. Major topics include bond valuation, the CAPM model, portfolio design and modeling and option pricing using the Black-Scholes model. A strong emphasis is placed on using spreadsheets as a financial-modeling tool.
Prerequisites: MA-UY 1024 or MA-UY 1054 or MA-UY 1324 or an approved equivalent; and MA-UY 1124 or MA-UY 1154 or MA-UY 1424 or an approved equivalent; and MG-UY 3204.

   Restricted Elective(1)                                                4 Credits

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   Free Elective                                              4 Credits

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Fall Semester: 16 Credits

 Follow and complete your 2 course BTM Concentration Sequence:   

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4 Credits Management Strategy in Technology Sectors MG-UY4004 For Technology Strategy Concentration
This course provides an overview of the process of implementing a successful management strategy in an information-, technology- and knowledge-intensive environment. Fundamental topics include the development of strategic vision, objectives and plans; implementation of strategy and the evaluation of performance; industry and competitive analysis; SWOT analysis and competitive advantage and sustained advantage. Advanced concepts include strategic positioning in global markets, Internet strategy, strategy in diversified firms, and interactions between organizational structure and strategy and between ethics and strategy.
Prerequisites: MG-UY 3204 and MG-UY 3404.

    or

4 Credits Financial Strategy MG-UY4214 For Finance Strategy Concentration
This course deals with the financial strategy of modern firms. Topics include planning and implementation of financial strategies for start-up businesses and the utilization of venture capital; diverse issues related to designing financial strategies of rapidly growing companies after experiencing an IPO; challenges in constructing a financial strategy while undergoing a major corporate restructuring; key components of financial strategies for companies facing rapidly changing technological and competitive environments; and development of financial strategies for mature companies and declining business.
Prerequisites: MG-UY 2204, MG-UY 3204 and MG-UY 3214.
4 Credits Entrepreneurship MG-UY4404
This course focuses on key aspects of entrepreneurship as a critical engine for innovation. It also treats entrepreneurship as a state of mind that is not limited to small firms. Students discuss current theories and practices related to starting and managing entrepreneurial enterprises, emphasizing firms in technology- , information- and knowledge-intensive environments. Particular attention is paid to the critical issues of (1) identifying opportunities that provide competitive advantage; (2) the development of a solid business plan; (3) the marketing of new ventures; (4) entrepreneurial business operations, including human-resource and process management; (5) ethical and social issues in entrepreneurial firms; and (6) financial management and fund raising for entrepreneurial firms.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior student status.

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   Restricted Elective(2)                                                4 Credits

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   CAM/STS/SEG/TCS Cluster Elect (Humanities and

    Social Sciences 7)                                                    4 Credits


Spring Semester: 15 Credits

4 Credits Global Perspectives On Technology Management: A Capstone Project Course MG-UY4504
This course provides students with knowledge of current theories and practices related to managing international and multinational firms. Students study the ways in which international management differs from the management of a firm residing solely within domestic boundaries. Topics covered include planning, organizing, HR management, communication and negotiation and coordination and control of international endeavors. Case studies are used extensively to focus the class on technological examples of problems in international management. Students undertake a term project that either (1) develops a business plan for a technological international venture, (2) creates a case study of a technological firm’s challenges in international management or (3) analyzes an technological industry’s position vis-à-vis international management.
Prerequisites: MG-UY 3002, MG-UY 3024, MG-UY 3204, MG-UY 3404, and MG-UY 3214 or MG-UY 3304.
MG-UY4204 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

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   Free Elective                                                         3 or 4 Credits

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TCS STS Cluster BTM Mandatory Technology Subset (Humanities and Social Sciences 7)                                              4 Credits

 

see footnote 8 below

 


1a) Students who are placed through the Tandon Mathematics Placement Exam or by a Tandon-Courant Mathematics Advisor, into MA-UY 914/954 Pre-Calculus or MA-UY 954 Pre-Calculus, must successfully complete the course before progressing to MA-UY 1054 Calculus I with Pre-Calculus or MA-UY 1324 Integrated Calculus 1I. MA-UY 1054 Calculus I with Pre-Calculus is no longer offered. A more advanced Calculus I Course than indicated by Tandon-Courant placement exam (MA-UY 1024 Calc 1 for Engineers) may be substituted only with written permission by a Tandon-Courant Mathematics Advisor.

1b) MA-UY 1052 Calculus II with Pre-Calculus is no longer offered and is replaced with MA-UY 1154 Calculus II with Pre-Calculus are no longer offered and are replaced by a more advanced Calculus II MA-UY 1424 Integrated Calc 2II course which follows MA-UY 1324 and may be substituted with MA-UY 1124 Calc II for Engineers only with written permission by a Tandon-Courant Mathematics Advisor.

2) Follow latest NYU Tandon School of Engineering & Expository Writing and TCS (HuSS - Humanites & Social Sciences) requirements as stated per the NYU Tandon School of Engineering Bulletin. Note CAM/STS/SEG designate clusters of TCS courses, refer to TCS General Education Requirements for all TCS HuSS courses & prefixes. HUSS8 has been converted into a Free Elective.

3) BTM students are required to complete a minimum of a total of 7 credits of science electives by choosing 2 approved science elective courses from 2 different course areas as follows: course area 1: (CM-UY 1004 or CM-UY 1014 ), course area 2: (BMS-UY 1003 with or without BMS-UY 1001 (as BMS-UY 1004 is discontinued)) and course area 3: (PH-UY 1013 or PH-UY 1213). Any science course replacement requires approval by the BSBTM Program Director.

4) STS-UY 2144 Ethics and Technology is mandatory for all BTM majors and counts toward HuSS credits.

5) Restricted Electives are courses in math, science, Humanities and Social Sciences (HuSS) ONLY. Computer Science courses may not be counted as Restricted Electives.

6) MG-UY 4204, MG-UY 4404: Students with a 3.6 GPA or better in major at the end of junior year may substitute MG-UY 4514 Honors Capstone Project in Technology, Innovation and/or Information Management and Entrepreneurship I (4 credits) or the Bachelor’s Thesis in Management (4 credits and with permission by the Dept. Chair and BTM Program Director) for MG-UY 4404 Entrepreneurship . They may also substitute MG-UY 4524 Honors Capstone Project in Technology, Innovation and/or Information Management Or Entrepreneurship II (4 credits) or MG-UY 4904 BS Thesis in Business and Technology Management (4 credits and with permission by the Dept. Chair BTM Program Director) in Management for MG-UY 4204 Management Science . The MG-UY 4904 Bachelor’s Thesis in Management may take longer than 1 semester to complete and students must follow all thesis guidelines.

7) The prior 4cr BTM Technical Elective has been converted into a 4cr Free Elective.

8) The TCS STS Cluster BTM Mandatory Technology Subset can ONLY be fulfilled by any ONE of the following 4cr Tandon TCS Cluster 2 Science, Technology and Society (STS) courses listed below:

Please note that the above TCS electives may also be used as normal (BTM) HuSS electives.

9. Free Electives must must follow NYU Tandon guidelines.

10) Students must select, remain and complete a BSBTM Concentration of a two course sequence. Current BS BTM Concentrations: Technology Innovation and Strategy Concentration (Tech Strat Concen) [comprising: MG-UY 3304 Introduction to Supply Chain Management & MG-UY 4004 Management Strategy in Technology Sectors] & Technology and Innovation in Finance Concentration (Fin Strat Concen) [comprising: MG-UY 3214 Advanced Corporate Finance & MG-UY 4214 Financial Strategy].

11) Students may participate in an internship experience through 1) MG-UY 4603 Technology Management—Internship and Service, or 2) 3X Tandon 1 credit VIP courses, for a maximum of 3 total internship related credits. Either variant will only count as a Free Elective.

12)  MG-UY 2524 Microeconomics replaces prior: EC-UY 2524 Managerial Microeconomics and ECON-UA 2 Economic Principles II (Microeconomics)

13) MA-UY 2054: With written permission from the NYU Tandon Dept. of Mathematics, MA-UY 2054 Applied Data Analysis may be substituted with MA-UY 2224 Data Analysis.

14) Grandfathering rules may apply.

15) This chart is for incoming Fall 2019 BTM Freshmen and onwards.

Note: THIS CHART IS ALSO USED FOR ADVISEMENT AND BS BTM DEGREE REQUIREMENT AUDIT CHECKLIST. ALL INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO REVISION.


**NOTE: The GRE Exam requirement for application to M.S Management of Technology and M.S. Industrial Engineering is waived for NYU Tandon B.S. Business and Technology Management graduates who meet all other NYU Tandon School of Engineering requirements for admission.