Business Technology: Associate of Applied Business

For information, contact the Department of Business Technology at 106 University Hall (513-785-7706) on Hamilton Campus.

Business technology includes programs in accounting technology, business software technology, business management technology, and marketing management technology. The business management technology program also has an option in real estate management technology. These programs are for those who want to enter business fields and those who want to improve their career opportunities. The Associate of Applied Business degree requires 66 semester hours.

Associate’s degree programs emphasize the development of practical business skills. As a part of the programs, although not required, paying co-op positions are available to provide valuable work experience. Graduates without extensive work experience typically start in entry-level, management-support positions and advance to more responsible positions with experience, motivation, and ability.

If you plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business after completing the associate’s degree, consult with your business technology adviser.

Degree Program Requirements

Each BTE degree consists of:

  1. A set of core courses that is common to all BTE programs (total of 45 credit hours).
  2. A set of four courses that is specifically required for the particular degree program (a total of 12 credit hours, except for the real estate program which requires eight credit hours of specific courses).
  3. A set of electives that is structured similarly for each program (a total of 9 credit hours, except for the real estate program which requires 13 credit hours of electives).

Each BTE degree program consists of a total of 66 credit hours. Specific information on each of these three requirements follows.

Core Requirements for all BTE degree programs

All of these:

BTE 101 Introduction to Accounting (3)

BTE 105 Introduction to Marketing (3)

BTE 106 Introduction to Business and the Economy (3)

BTE 108 Introduction to Business Law (3)

BTE 109 Quantitative Business Methods (3)

BTE 111 Introduction to Management (3)

BTE 181 Computers and Business (3)

BTE 203 Computerized Accounting (3)

BTE 282 Computer-Based Business Analysis (3)

COM 135 Introduction to Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (3) MPF IIB or

COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3) MPF IIC

ENG 111 Composition and Rhetoric (3) MPF I

ENG 215 Workplace Writing (3)

MTH 101 Introduction to Elementary Algebra (3)

Global Miami Plan Foundation III, IV, or V courses (6)

In addition to the above listed core requirements, the four specific courses required for completion of each BTE program are:

Accounting Technology: Associate of Applied Business

All of these:

BTE 102 Introduction to Accounting II (3)

BTE 201 Federal Income Tax (3)

BTE 202 Payroll (3)

BTE 205 Corporate Accounting (3)

Business Management Technology: Associate of Applied Business

All of these:

BTE 241 Management Business Operations (3)

BTE 242 Management of Small Business Operations (3)

BTE 243 Management-Worker Relations

BTE 244 Introduction to Global Business (3)

Real Estate Management Technology Option

All of these:

BTE 231 Real Estate Principles and Practices (3)

BTE 233 Real Estate Law (3)

BTE 234 Real Estate Finance (1)

BTE 235 Real Estate Appraisal (1)

Marketing Management Technology: Associate of Applied Business

All of these:

BTE 261 Customer Service and Satisfaction (3)

BTE 263 Sales and Promotions (3)

BTE 266 Consumer Behavior (3)

BTE 281 Business Communication Software (3)

Business Software Technology: Associate of Applied Business

All of these:

BTE 281 Business Communication Software (3)

BTE 284 Technology for Knowledge Workers (3)

BTE 285 Business Information Management (3)

BTE 286 Business and the Internet (3)

BTE Approved Electives for all programs

Take any three BTE courses not required for your program, for a total of 9 BTE credits (13 credits are required for Real Estate).

Note: Students intending to pursue the Miami Bachelor of Integrative Studies (BIS) degree with a primary concentration in Organizational Leadership or Cross-Cultural Leadership should substitute BIS-related courses for these BTE electives. This will reduce the number courses to be taken for the BIS degree after completing the BTE associate degree. Students should choose from among Miami Plan Foundation (MPF) courses; Miami Plan Thematic Sequence (TS) courses; BTE 301, BTE 302. Other substitutions are possible. Consult your BTE faculty advisor to ensure correct selection and approval.

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