Howe School of Technology Management

Bachelor of science in Business

A business degree from Howe is one of the most challenging, yet rewarding experiences, you'll ever have. Choose from majors that emphasize advancing technologies and cutting-edge research with world class professors. Get real-world experience through corporate partnerships and prepare for exceptional career placement. Enjoy the benefits of our unique location, just minutes away from the world's Business Capital. You'll find many opportunities in just one place – Howe.

Business Majors:

  • Business & Technology
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Quantitative Finance

Click here for Business and Technology Curriculum.

Humanities Requirement:

Students are required to take two additional courses other than CAL103 and CAL105. One must be at the 100/200 level and one must be at the 300/400 level. Courses must cover at least two different disciplines.

Technology Concentration:

Choose coursework from approved list. If all 4 courses are taken in the same technology area, then this constitutes a "concentration". Otherwise, they are electives.

Business Concentration:

Students choose coursework from one of the four business concentrations:

1. Marketing Concentration

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

2. 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

3. 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.

4. 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 or IS Seminar (TBD)

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.

Business Majors

Economics Major

  • BT XXX Intermediate Microeconomics
  • BT XXX Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • BT 322 Capital Markets
  • BT 440 Banking and Credit
  • BT XXX International Financial Economics
  • BT XXX Econometrics

Finance Major

  • BT 425 Investment Management
  • BT 322 Capital Markets
  • BT 426 Securities Analysis
  • BT 440 Banking and Credit
  • BT 430 Intro to Derivatives
  • BT XXX Finance Elective

Information Systems Major

  • BT 435 Social Networks: A Marketing Perspective
  • BT 333 Database Management
  • BT 353 Introduction to Project Management
  • BT 421 Systems Analysis & Design
  • BT 416 Business Process Management
  • MIS 460 Managing the IT Resource

Management Major

  • BT XXX Management Coursework
  • BT XXX Management Coursework
  • BT XXX Management Coursework
  • BT XXX Management Coursework
  • BT XXX Management Coursework
  • BT XXX Management Coursework

Marketing Major

  • BT 435 Social Networks: Marketing Perspective
  • BT 214 Market Research
  • BT 403 Marketing Strategy & Decision Making
  • BT XXX Consumer Behavior & Technology
  • BT 465 Public Relations
  • BT XXX Course Under Development

Click here for Business Curriculum

Business Minors

Marketing Minor

  • BT 100 - Principles of Management (no prerequisite)
  • BT 214 - Market Research (BT 350 prerequisite)
  • BT 350 - Marketing (no prerequisite)
  • BT 403 - Marketing Strategy and Decision Making (BT113 prerequisite)
  • BT 435 - Social Networks: A Marketing Perspective (BT113 prerequisite)
  • BT 465 - Public Relations (BT350 prerequisite)

Finance Minor

  • BT 200 - Financial Accounting (no prerequisite)
  • BT 321 - Corporate Finance (BT 200 prerequisite)
    Plus 4 courses from the following 5 courses:
  • BT 322 - Capital Markets (BT 321 prerequisite)
  • BT 425 - Investment Management (BT 321 prerequisite)
  • BT 426 - Securities Analysis (BT 321 prerequisite)
  • BT 430 - Introduction to Derivatives (BT 321 prerequisite)
  • BT 440 - Introduction to Banking and Credit (BT 321 prerequisite)

International Business Minor

  • BT 100 - Principles of Management (no prerequisite)
  • BT 360 - 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

  • BT 244 - Microeconomics
  • E 355 - Engineering Economy or E356 Engineering Economy
  • BT 372 - Discovery and Commercialization of Technical Business Opportunities
  • TG 401 - Entrepreneurship and Business for Engineers and Scientists
  • MGT 472 - Assessment and Financing of Technical Business Opportunities
  • BT 419 - Entrepreneurial Business Practicum

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

  • BT 215 - Managerial Accounting (BT 115 prerequisite) - or BT 200 Financial Accounting
  • BT 321 - Corporate Finance (BT 200 prerequisite)
  • BT 243 - Macroeconomics
  • BT 244 - Microeconomics
  • HUM 107 - Studies in History/ Social Science Modernization
    Plus one course from the following 4 courses:
  • HHS 123 - History of European Society and Culture I
  • HHS 124 - History of European Society and Culture ll
  • HHS 125 - U.S. Social and Economic History I
  • HHS 126 - U.S. Social and Economic History II
    Plus one course from the following 8 courses:
  • HHS 377 - Cities and the Global Economy
  • HHS 379 - International Politics
  • HHS 380 - Energy, Politics and Administration
  • HHS 389 - The Economic History of Europe
  • HHS 312 - Technology and Society in America
  • HHS 390 - History of Credit, Money and Banking
  • HHS 414 - Industrial America
  • HHS 479 - Studies in the History of Technology

Quantitative Finance

  • QF 101 - Introduction to Quantitative Finance I (no prerequisite)
  • QF 102 - Introduction to Quantitative Finance II (no prerequisite but preferred to take QF 101 and QF102 in sequence)
  • BT 200 - Financial Accounting (no prerequisite)
  • BT 321 - Corporate Finance (BT 200 prerequisite)
  • BT 430 - Introduction to Derivatives (BT 321 prerequisite)
  • MA 450 - Optimization & Simulation Methods for QF (BT 321 prerequisite)

    Plus one of the following:

  • QF 201- Principles of Financial Modeling
  • QF 202 Intermediate Financial Modeling
  • FE 530 Introduction to Financial Engineering

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):

  • BT 333- Database Management
  • BT 416- BPM
  • BT 421- Systems Analysis and Design
  • CS 115 or CS 105- Programming
  • MIS 201- Introduction to Info Systems
  • MGT 460- Managing the IT Resource

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

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.

Click here for Quantitive Finance Curriculum.

Humanities Requirement:

Students are required to take two additional curses other than CAL103 and CAL105. One must be at the 100/200 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.

Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management

Gregory Prastacos, Professor and Dean

Ann Mooney Murphy, Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Enterprise

Michael zur Muehlen, Associate Dean for the Graduate Enterprise

C. Timothy Koeller, Associate Dean