ETBD Major - Applied Concentration

The BA in Emerging Technology in Business and Design (ET) is an interdisciplinary degree designed to provide depth in theory and practice of interactive and digital design, development, business, innovation, and digital disruption. 

The applied concentration is for a student with a second major who wishes to apply digital technology to that other field.

Grounded in Miami University’s tradition of liberal education, the BA in Emerging Technology provides a foundation in the liberal arts of the 21st century

  • digital and social media marketing;
  • multimedia authorship and theory;
  • web and app development;
  • virtual/augmented reality;
  • game design and development;
  • user experience (UX) design; 
  • the study of digital startups;

and more.

Complementing this foundation are a set of electives (providing depth in a selected area of interest) and a series of courses focused up working with external partners and building a portfolio.

Admission to the ET major is competitive. Admission details can be found at

The BA in Emerging Technology has four foundational pillars: 

  • Design
  • Business
  • Technology
  • Collaboration and Making

Graduation Requirements

The 2020-21 Miami University General Bulletin describes complete academic requirements for the ET major.

Students who enrolled before Fall 2020 may operate under a different bulletin year so may have different requirements.

Academic requirements as described in earlier bulletins:

 NB. A students transferring into the ET major who is NOT a first-year student should take

IMS 109 Digital Ethics (1 hour)

instead of

IMS 101 Introduction to Interactive Media Studies (1 hour)