Big Data Management and Application Program (Experimental Program of Big Data Management and Application)


Ⅰ. Introduction
Big Data Management and Application Program was set up in the second batch by the Ministry of Education in 2018, which was one of the first batch 25 universities that began to establish this program. It started an experimental program of Big Data Management and Application in 2020. The experimental program integrates the resource advantages of Economics, Business, Management and Computer disciplines at Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU) to strengthen the cross-disciplinary cultivation. Moreover, the program introduces "undergraduate tutorial system" through all cultivation years. Meanwhile, the international curriculum contents and the integration of industry, teaching and research are introduced to the program in order to realize the talent training model with innovative practice. The program will provide talents that meets the society desperately needs in the national management departments, industrial and commercial enterprises, financial institutions and scientific research departments at all levels. 
Currently, there are 9 full-time teachers from Auburn University, Kyoto University, Peking University, Renmin University of China, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing Institute of Technology and other well-known domestic and foreign universities. In 2020, we plan to hire 10 excellent teachers with overseas experience. In addition, we have invited well-known universities and industry experts as visiting professors. 
Ⅱ. Course System
Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU) specializes in the modular course system for Big Data Management and Applications, which includes basic courses, Economic Management, Big Data Technology and Big Data Application. For example, basic course module includes algorithms and data structures, introduction to artificial intelligence, etc.; Economic Management course module includes Management (bilingual), Accounting, Econometrics, Financial Data Mining, and Business Intelligence; Big Data Technology course module includes Python Design, Machine Learning, etc.; Big Data Application course module includes Big Data Business Analysis, Data Mining (bilingual), etc. Under the guidance of tutors, students can flexibly choose various course modules that meet their own development needs, for cultivating comprehensive development of knowledge, abilities and qualities. They can creatively solve data application and management problems in the fields of economy, finance, management, and food science. Application-oriented talents with a sense of responsibility, innovative spirit, practical ability and international perspective.
Ⅲ. Features & Advantages
Big Data Management and Application is a forward discipline. The experimental program that we set up mainly highlight the characteristics of four aspects.
1. Full tutorial system
We break through the traditional staged, single tutorial system and provide each student with academic tutors and enterprise tutors, served by academic teachers and industry experts, from academic planning and scientific research guidance will be given to practice and career choices to cultivate students' sense of innovation, practical ability and comprehensive quality.
2. Internationalization standard
This program integrates the contents of internationalization courses and English teaching in courses. Some courses use all English or bilingual teaching, and the teaching materials and teaching methods are in line with international standards. In addition, this program provides"2+2", "3+1" and other international cooperation programs to promote students’ short-term or long-term learning exchanges.
3. Integration of industry, study and research
This program relies on BTBU National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center, National Economic Management Experimental Teaching Team, National Engineering Laboratory for Agri-product Quality Traceability, Beijing Key Laboratory of Big Data Technology for Food Safety, Beijing Institutions of Higher Learning Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center and Beijing Off-campus Talent Training Base and other experimental and scientific research platforms. The experimental program hires first-class teachers and influential industry experts. Integration of industry, study and research is carried out to improve students' comprehensive practical ability.
4. Personalized training 
Emphasizing the theoretical basis and professional literacy of students, the program breaks through the "professional" training concept and creates the module course system to provide each student with a flexible and personalized training program that meets their own development needs.
Ⅳ. Employment and Further Education
Because Big Data Management and Application is an emerging discipline, there are currently no graduates. However, with the rapid development of information technology, China has entered the era of "big things moving". In 2015, the State Council issued the "Outline of Action for Promoting Big Data Development", and the "National Big Data Strategy" was also included in the National 13th Five-Year Plan In 2017, China's "Big Data Industry Development Plan (2016-2020)" was implemented, and all industries are very urgent for the needs of big data talents. According to the 2019 Big Data Talent Employment Trends Report provided by "", China's Big Data Talents Shortage Up to 1.5 million. In addition, graduates of this program can also get more opportunities for further study. They can go to famous universities and research institutes at home and abroad to continue to engage in postgraduate studies related to big data analysis and data science. They can also work on big data information analysis in national management departments, industrial and commercial enterprises, financial institutions and scientific research departments. Overall, the employment and further education of big data management and application are promising.