Miami Business School

Fundamentals of Business Technology and Innovation

BTE 210 Section 80
3 credits Undergraduate
January 2-5, 8-12 • 5:30 to 9:45 p.m.
Robert Plant: 305-284-1963,
Tentative syllabus

Get a fundamental knowledge of computer information systems and application software skills

  • Explore the Internet and World Wide Web technology as a de-facto information system platform
  • Learn critical thinking and information search strategies through Web browsing
  • Focus on computer hardware components including system unit, input, output, and storage
  • Examine application software and system software
  • Develop problem-solving skills in the use of standard microcomputer-based software packages: GUI-based file maintenance, word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics

 Leading Teams

MGT 422 Section 80
3 credits Undergraduate
January 2-5, 8-12 • 1:00 to 5:15 p.m.
Sheryl Alonso:
Tentative syllabus

Explore the concepts of creativity and innovation in teams

  • Understand the concepts of working in a team
  • Cultivate interpersonal communication and conflict management skills
  • Develop team leadership skills
  • Learn how to deal with Freeloaders and Social Loafers
  • Participate in several team activities

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Organizational Behavior

MGT 304 Section 80
3 credits Undergraduate
January 2-5, 8-12 • 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
C.A. Schriesheim: 305-284-3758,
Tentative syllabus

Examine ideas on appropriate action steps that result in desirable outcomes

  • Gain a clear understanding of the challenges faced in becoming an effective manger through the use of lecture material, exercises, and case analysis
  • Address significant questions: Do personality characteristics relate to job performance? What influences create or destroy positive job attitudes? How do we motivate employees and ourselves?
  • Discover what qualities define an effective manager
  • Learn how employees’ behavior and conditions that facilitate organizational effectiveness

Legal and Social Aspects of Business Regulation

BSL 305, section 80
3 credits Undergraduate
January 8-12 • 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 13 (Saturday) • 9 a.m. to noon
Ann Olazabal: 305-284-4508, aolazabal@

Understand how firms can operate profitably and legally, yet in a socially responsible manner

  • “Bring to life”  complex situations where business imperatives, legal rules, and social norm collide; blending theory and practical problem -solving skills for future business managers
  • Acquire an introduction to the regulatory environment of business and the basics of applied philosophy needed to consider both the legal and social aspects of corporation decision making
  • Examine timely and provocative topics through a combination of insightful readings, dynamic lectures, case studies, full-length films, and active class room discussion
  • Gain facility with the theory, critical terminology, and analytical tools necessary to solve difficult managerial dilemmas