M.S. in Technology Management
The Master of Science degree in Technology Management program develops leaders with skills, knowledge and vision to manage changing technologies.
People who thrive amid chaos, think strategically and understand complexity are valuable assets in industries with rapidly changing technologies. The Master of Science degree in Technology Management program is designed to develop such leaders and support the continued professional development needs of leaders in technology-based industries. Graduates will be equipped to manage their organization's technical resources, lead technological change, and integrate technology into the strategic objectives of their firms.
The M.S. in Technology Management is a well-designed master's program for those interested in successfully leading technology driven companies. The program explores Finance & Accounting, Quality, Team & Project Management, Risk Assessment, Intellectual Property, Enterprise Systems, Tech Forecasting, and Leadership.
Why choose the Technology Management program?
- Cross-functional focus
Our integrative approach is designed to provide you with the perspective to help you bridge the gap between technology and business. We emphasize a holistic view of the organization and a team approach to problem solving. Courses in business, software, technology and systems management will challenge you to view technology management as an integrated system of social, business and technical components
- Applications oriented, industry-based curriculum
Our program is industry-based and applied. We expect you'll bring your work experiences to class and apply what you learn on the job. We want you to use your assignments and research projects to address real workplace issues
- Instructors with extensive industrial experience
All of our full time and adjunct faculty members bring both academic credentials and industry experience to the classroom. These executives, managers and engineers share a passion for teaching and improving the industrial welfare of our world. They emphasize hands-on learning, promote interaction among students and encourage the free exchange of ideas
- Flexibility and convenience
Our program to serves working professionals with already busy lives. You can set your own pace of study and start any time of the year. Classes are taught in the evenings at various sites throughout the metropolitan area, and some are delivered via distance learning
- Mentor relationship
You will be required to have a mentor from your company who will provide career guidance and help you implement what you learn.
- Sharing of knowledge
Each course you take will be shared by your colleagues through a presentation, staff meeting or "brown bag." This required presentation gives others in your organization the opportunity to learn what you know and gives you greater visibility within your company.
What will you gain from the Technology Management program?
You will earn a Master of Science degree in Technology Management. You'll develop a network of individuals (other students, faculty, and speakers) knowledgeable about issues in your field. You'll tap into the rich resources of the University of St. Thomas' manufacturing, software and business programs. And you'll deepen your understanding and broaden your knowledge of the factors driving technology change today. You'll gain:
- the skills to identify opportunities and the confidence to act
- the courage to embrace change, champion ideas and empower others
- the initiative to get results and take action
- the knowledge to make decisions and judgement to make choices
- the ability to anticipate customer needs and the creativity to create superior solutions
- the wisdom to view the big picture
- A bachelor's degree in any discipline from a regionally-accredited educational institution in the U.S. (or international equivalent).
- An overall grade-point-average (GPA) of at least 3.0 out of 4.0. (Applicants with a GPA less than 3.0 will be considered for provisional admission with their professional experience factored into the decision.)
Effective fall 2015, to complete the requirements for the Master of Science in Technology Management, students must successfully complete 12 graduate-level courses (36 graduate semester credits) and maintain a GPA of at least 2.7.
REQUIRED COURSES (12 courses = 36 total credits)
Core Courses (All courses required = 27 Credits)
- ETLS 505 Managerial Accounting and Performance Management
- ETLS 551 Strategic Quality Management
- ETLS 552 Supply Chain Synchronization
- ETLS 601 Program/Project/Team Management
- ETLS 652 Tech Forecasting & Risk Management
- ETLS 851 Enterprise Information Systems
- ETLS 853 Managing Intellectual Property
ETLS 550 Leveraging Leadership for a Lifetime I (1 CREDIT) + ETLS 650 Leveraging Leadership for a Lifetime II (1 CREDIT) + ETLS 850 Leveraging Leadership for a Lifetime I (1 CREDIT) or *ETLS 660 Engineering Leadership (3 CREDITS) -- RECOMMENDED*
- ETLS 858 Technology Management Capstone Course (Required)
Related Electives (Three courses = 9 credits)
With your advisor, please choose three elective courses. Examples of electives often taken by M.S. in Technology Management students are:
- ETLS 506 Statistical Methods for Manufacturing
- ETLS 701 Design of Experiments
- ETLS 671 Human Aspects of Technical Management
- ETLS 640 Lean Six Sigma
Please meet with your advisor for this program, Professor John Fechter, early in your program to determine the best class sequence, as some classes are only offered bi-annually.
All core courses should be completed before taking electives.