About the Department of Emerging Technology in Business and Design
New Economy Academics
ETBD serves over 900 students with faculty in every division of Miami University. Beyond electives available to all Miami Students, we offer five core opportunities for undergraduate students.
Games and Simulation Minor
Games and Simulation Major
Emerging Technology in Business and Design Major
The networked world expects, what the innovative design firm IDEO calls “the T-Person”, with both breadth of knowledge and experience (the top bar of the “T”) married with some area of specialty (the vertical bar of the “T”). Thus, ETBD students work with students of all disciplines, are taught by faculty from all perspectives, and will have experience working with industry and non-profits on real-world projects.
For graduate students, we offer an innovative Graduate Certificate in Interactive Media Studies (which includes a fully-online option) as well as executive education workshops.
ETBD research includes topics such as e-commerce, computational art, digital humanities, visualization, rapid prototyping, game design, physical computing, web development, game development, game studies, design thinking, interaction design, user experience design, user interface design, usability, Internet and social media marketing, virtual and augmented reality, mobile computing, and mechatronics, just to name a few active areas of interest.
ETBD weaves hands-on experiential, team-based learning into as many courses as possible. All ETBD students participate in Armstrong Interactive, a client-based consulting capstone class, that delivers real interactive solutions to paying corporate clients. Past clients include Coca-Cola, P&G, Bank of America, Convergys, Cablevision, HP, Hulu, Cintas, Gensler, Weber-Shandwick, Cardinal Health, J Peterman, The Tibetan Government in Exile, and various startups.
The ETBD Difference
ETBD is special. The program has been nominated to be a Ohio Center of Excellence. ETBD's Game Design, Development, and Studies Center has consistently been ranked by Princeton Review to be one of the top 30 game programs in the United States. ETBD graduates are highly-sought after job candidates and have an exceptionally high job placement rate.
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