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Science and Technology Management

Science and engineering technology enterprises have a great demand for managers who are not only skilled at business, but who also understand the principles underlying the science, technology, and engineering ventures they must manage. To fill this need, the program of study for the BBA in science and technology management provides a sound foundation in mathematics, in science, and in business, qualifying the student for more advanced study in the management of technological, engineering, and scientific enterprises.

Students work closely with the faculty adviser in the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management.

All students must take the courses listed below, with a minimum of forty-eight semester hours in the McCombs School of Business. Prerequisites for all courses are given in this catalog. Other requirements of the Cockrell School of Engineering must also be fulfilled.

The requirements of this program are:

  1. The Core Curriculum requirements and the BBA Degree Requirements , with the following specifications:
    1. Students in this program must complete Mathematics 408C (may fulfill the quantitative reasoning flag) and 408D; or 408K (may fulfill the quantitative reasoning flag), 408L, and 408M.
    2. Operations Management 335 or 335H is required
    3. Students are expected to take one of the following to satisfy the professional internship requirement: Management Information Systems 353 or 366P; Operations Management 353 or 366P. If a student transfers from a different major with credit for another internship or practicum as listed in the BBA Degree Requirements, that class can be counted for this requirement.
  2. The following business courses: Accounting 329, Operations Management 337 (Topic 5: Project Management), and either Management 374 (may fulfill the writing and independent inquiry flags) or Management Information Systems 375 (may fulfill the writing flag)
  3. One of the following courses: Finance 374C or Finance 374S
  4. Three additional hours of business coursework
  5. The following nonbusiness courses: Chemistry 301 (may fulfill the quantitative reasoning flag), and Physics 303K, 303L (both may fulfill the quantitative reasoning flag), 103M, and 103N. The physics sequence also meets part I of the core curriculum science and technology requirement. Chemistry 301 also fulfills part II of the core curriculum science and technology requirement.
  6. Mathematics 427K (may fulfill the quantitative reasoning flag)
  7. The following engineering courses:
    1.  Engineering Mechanics 306 or Mechanical Engineering 320
    2. Electrical Engineering 302 and 306
    3. One of the following courses: Aerospace Engineering 374K, Mechanical Engineering 375K, or Engineering Studies 377
  8. Additional elective coursework, if necessary, to provide a total of at least 120 semester hours.