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The Denning Technology & Management Program creates cross-functional leaders of the future through a rigorous curriculum, training in business communications, and frequent interaction with Corporate Affiliate executives.

As a new addition to our current Engineering & Business minor curriculum, we have recently added a minor in Computing & Business. This exciting minor is the only one of its kind nationwide. It is designed to produce computer scientists who understand market forces and the financial implications of technology investments and create managers who understand the relationship between software infrastructure, business processes, organizational structure, and business strategy in order to effectively manage information technology resources.   

For both minors, engineering and computing students will take business classes in marketing, finance, accounting, and investments.

Courses for business students pursuing the Engineering & Business minor include a hands-on design course, a primer in microelectronics and nanotechnology, and an engineering seminar series where the top researchers from across the campus discuss their cutting-edge research. Business students in the Computing & Business minor take courses in data analysis and next generation computing technologies.

The "together" classes, which are interdisciplinary in focus, allow students to study managing emerging technologies and new product and services development. In an integrated capstone project course, interdisciplinary teams focus on a specific problem posed by one of the program's Corporate Affiliates. These projects address problems of significant technical and managerial issues.

*Note: When registering for "together" courses non-management students must choose the MGT heading and business students must choose the ME or CS heading.

**Requires a Permit to register.

Engineering & Business Minor Curriculum
Fall First Year

Marketing Management I, MGT 3300**, 3 credit hours

The course presents and develops the primary marketing variables that are used in designing an overall marketing program. A systems approach is taken with the variables managed to optimize overall results.

Introduction to Microelectronics & Nanotechnology, COE 3002*, 3 credit hours, Professor John Cressler

Introduction to microelectronics and nanotechnology: the communications revolution, Moore's law, semiconductors, transistors, MEMS, photonics, analysis of common technological objects, global impact on technology and society.

Analysis of Emerging Technologies, MGT or ME 3743*, 3 credit hours, Professor Eric Overby

Analysis of emerging technologies and their impacts for firm practice, market practice, policy, and society.

Spring First Year

Financial & Managerial Accounting, MGT 3000, 3 credit hours

A foundation course in measuring and reporting the financial performance and status of the firm as well as basic concepts in cost and managerial accounting.

Cutting-Edge Technologies,  ME 3141, 3 credit hours, Professor David Ku

Seminar course on advanced engineering technologies directed to a non-technical audience. Distinguished guest speakers.

Managing Product, Service and Technology Development, MGT or ME 3744*, 3 credit hours, Professor Karthik Ramachandran

Analysis of the managerial challenges of the product development process.

Fall Second Year

Finance & Investments, MGT 3078, 3 credit hours

An introduction to finance and to the securities markets. Topics include: time value of money, risk and return, capital budgeting, security analysis and portfolio management of stocks, bonds, and derivatives.

Creative Decisions and Design, ME 2110, 3 credit hours

To learn fundamental techniques for creating, analyzing, synthesizing, and implementing design solutions to open- ended problems with flexibility, adaptability, and creativity through team and individual efforts.

Integrative Management Development: Personal Leadership & Effective Teamwork - Capstone Preparation, MGT or ME 4741*,          3 credit hours, Professor Bob Burgess

Individual and group-based experiential learning activities to develop integrated human system management skills that prepare students for more successful capstone collaboration and learning.

Spring Second Year

Integrated Capstone Project, MGT or ME 4742*, 4 credit hours, Professor Ravi Subramanian and Professor Bob Burgess

Project-based course where students in the Technology & Management Program will work in inter-disciplinary teams on projects provided by corporate affiliates.

Computing & Business Minor Curriculum
Fall First Year

Marketing Management I, MGT 3300**, 3 credit hours

The course presents and develops the primary marketing variables that are used in designing an overall marketing program. A systems approach is taken with the variables managed to optimize overall results.

Data Manipulation for Science & Industry, CS 2316, 3 credit hours

Reading, manipulating, and exporting data for engineering, business, and scientific applications. Covers GUI's, File I/O, basic SQL, and web scraping. Emphasis on software development.

Analysis of Emerging Technologies, CS or MGT 3743*, 3 credit hours, Professor Eric Overby

Analysis of emerging technologies and their impacts for firm practice, market practice, policy, and society.

Spring First Year

Financial & Managerial Accounting, MGT 3000, 3 credit hours

A foundation course in measuring and reporting the financial performance and status of the firm as well as basic concepts in cost and managerial accounting.

Emerging Database Technologies & Applications, CS 4400, 3 credit hours

The course will cover current developments including distributed, object-oriented, temporal-spatial, Web-based, mobile, and active database technologies, and data warehousing and mining applications.

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Database System Implementation, CS 4420, 3 credit hours

Study of fundamental software components/algorithms of a database system, including the file manager, query engine, lock manager, and recovery manager. Includes a project component.

(Students should ensure that they have the necessary pre-requisites, which are either MGT 4058 or CS 4400)

Business Process Analysis & Design, MGT or CS 4057*, 3 credit hours

Fall Second Year

Finance & Investments, MGT 3078, 3 credit hours

An introduction to finance and to the securities markets. Topics include: time value of money, risk and return, capital budgeting, security analysis and portfolio management of stocks, bonds, and derivatives.

Next Generation Computing Technologies, CS 4005, 3 credit hours

Students will explore new paradigms in how content is created, distributed, and consumed, with hands-on demos of next-generation computing technologies.

Integrative Management Development: Personal Leadership & Effective Teamwork - Capstone Preparation, CS or MGT 4741*,           3 credit hours, Professor Bob Burgess

Individual and group-based experiential learning activities to develop integrated human system management skills that prepare students for more successful capstone collaboration and learning.

Spring Second Year

Integrated Capstone Project, MGT or ME 4742*, 4 credit hours, Professor Ravi Subramanian and Professor Bob Burgess

Project-based course where students in the Technology & Management Program will work in inter-disciplinary teams on projects provided by corporate affiliates.

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Course Descriptions

CS/MGT/ME 3743 – Emerging Technologies – 3 credit hours - Professor Eric Overby

Analysis of emerging technologies and their impacts for firm practice, market practice, policy, and society.

MGT/ME 3744 – Managing Product, Service, and Technology Development – 3 credit hours – Professor Karthik Ramachandran

Analysis of the managerial challenges of the product development process.

CS/MGT 4057 – Business Process Analysis & Design – 3 credit hours

CS/MGT/ME 4741 – Integrative Management Development: Personal Leadership & Effective Teamwork – Capstone Preparation – 3 credit hours – Professor Bob Burgess

Individual and group-based experiential learning activities to develop integrated human system management skills that prepare students for more successful capstone collaboration and learning.

CS/MGT/ME 4742 – Integrated Capstone Project – 4 credit hours - Professor Bob Burgess and Professor Ravi Subramanian

Project-based course where students in the Technology & Management Program will work in inter-disciplinary teams on projects provided by corporate affiliates.

MGT 3000 – Financial & Managerial Accounting – 3 credit hours

A foundation course in measuring and reporting the financial performance and status of the firm as well as basic concepts in cost and managerial accounting.

MGT 3300 – Marketing Management – 3 credit hours

The course presents and develops the primary marketing variables that are used in designing an overall marketing program. A systems approach is taken with the variables managed to optimize overall results.

MGT 3078 – Finance & Investments – 3 credit hours

An introduction to finance and to the securities markets. Topics include: time value of money, risk and return, capital budgeting, security analysis and portfolio management of stocks, bonds, and derivatives.

COE 3002 – Microelectronics & Nanotechnology Revolution – 3 credit hours – Professor John Cressler

Introduction to microelectronics and nanotechnology: the communications revolution, Moore's law, semiconductors, transistors, MEMS, photonics, analysis of common technological objects, global impact on technology and society.

ME 2110 – Creative Decisions & Design – 3 credit hours

To learn fundamental techniques for creating, analyzing, synthesizing, and implementing design solutions to open- ended problems with flexibility, adaptability, and creativity through team and individual efforts.

ME 3141 – Cutting-Edge Engineering Seminar – 3 credit hours – Professor David Ku

Seminar course on advanced engineering technologies directed to a non-technical audience. Distinguished guest speakers.

CS 2316 – Data Input/Manipulation – 3 credit hours

Reading, manipulating, and exporting data for engineering, business, and scientific applications. Covers GUI's, File I/O, basic SQL, and web scraping. Emphasis on software development.

CS 4005 – Next Generation Computing Technology – 3 credit hours

Students will explore new paradigms in how content is created, distributed, and consumed, with hands-on demos of next-generation computing technologies.

CS 4420 – Database System Implement – 3 credit hours

Study of fundamental software components/algorithms of a database system, including the file manager, query engine, lock manager, and recovery manager. Includes a project component.

CS 4440 – Database Technologies – 3 credit hours

The course will cover current developments including distributed, object-oriented, temporal-spatial, Web-based, mobile, and active database technologies, and data warehousing and mining applications.

*Note: When registering for Together courses Computer Science and Engineering students must choose the MGT heading, Business ITM students must choose the CS heading, and all other Business students must choose the ME heading.

*Note: When registering for Together courses Engineering students must choose the MGT heading and Business students must choose the ME heading.