Master of Science in Technology Management

8354
Master of Science
Online, Off-site
No
Graduate
Eglin, Virtual Site
2017-2018 Catalog
Major Code: 8354 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Online, Off-site Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Eglin, Virtual Site
Admission Materials: none

The Master of Science in Technology Management student is proficient in global leadership and who understands technology, how technology benefits society and how to create a competitive advantage for organizations within the for-profit, nonprofit, and government sectors that include the military.

The program creates graduates proficient in creating, managing and using technology to accomplish strategic organizational goals; and develops skills to manage the challenges and dynamics of industries driven by technological innovation.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree with an acceptable cumulative GPA from an accredited college. Any recognized undergraduate degree may be considered including those earned through distance learning (online). Applicants are preferred to have professional work experience or a developing interest in the area of technology management.

General admission requirements and the process for applying are presented in the Academic Overview section of this catalog. Applicants who do not meet the stated requirements for regular admission may petition to take graduate courses for credit as a continuing education applicant.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Technology Management is conferred on students who have successfully completed 30 semester credit hours of instruction as outlined below.

Required Courses (24 credit hours)
  • MGT 5006 Introductory Managerial Statistics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies methods of collecting, analyzing and interpreting data for managerial decision making. Includes data presentation, measures of central tendency, dispersion and skewness; discrete and continuous probability distributions; sampling methods and sampling distributions; and confidence interval estimation of parameters and tests of hypotheses.
  • MGT 5013 Organizational Behavior
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the contributions to management theory made by the behavioral sciences. Gives a better understanding of the human being and why he acts as he does. Studies individual and group behavior. Extensively uses current periodicals and case materials.
  • MGT 5034 Law, Technology and Society
    Credit Hours: 3
    Critically examines the impact of technology on the legal system and social organization, origin and methodology of the common law. Provides a framework for analyzing social change caused by advancing technology. Analyzes legal concepts from the standpoint of societal reaction to technology. Uses the case study method.
  • MGT 5115 Global Information Technology Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers theory, development and impacts of national and international policy on information technology (IT). Explores how frequent shifts in public policy require IT businesses to adjust rapidly to adhere to regulations. Requires development of sophisticated strategies including new technologies, global transfer and analysis to be able to adapt to the changing environment.
  • MGT 5137 The Management of Engineering and Technology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores relationships between technology, innovation, management and business operations. Studies technology strategy in terms of the discovery-product-market path. Relates the management functions of planning, organizing and controlling to life cycles. Uses case studies.
  • MGT 5145 Technology and Business Strategy
    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on the process of developing a technology strategy and integrating it with business strategy. Involves technology situation analysis, technology portfolio development, technology and corporate strategy integration and establishing technology investment priorities. Extensively uses case studies.
  • MGT 5146 Management of Innovation
    Credit Hours: 3
    Considers innovation in a historical context, organizing organizational culture and innovation, managing cross-functional teams, venturing and organization learning, intra- and entrepreneurship, managing R&D resources, executive leadership and the management of innovation and change, and designing innovative organizations.
  • MGT 5905 Technology Management Capstone Project
    Credit Hours: 3
    Involves a team-based consulting activity with an outside client organization. Requires a project, written report and presentation assessed for synthesis of learned competencies in oral and written communication, and the use of technology in organizations.
    Requirement(s):
    Acts as capstone for the master's program in technology management.
Electives (6 credit hours)
  • MGT 5017 Program Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Addresses responsibility and authority of a program manager and the integration of program functions in complex organizational structures. Discusses interpersonal relationships within matrix organizations, as well as program conflict resolution and organizational priorities.
  • MGT 5070 Special Topics in Business
    Credit Hours: 3
    Independent study with a faculty member in some area of business in greater depth than is normally possible in a regular class. Requires a comprehensive term paper.
  • MGT 5101 Leadership Theory and Effective Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces and examines historical development of leadership theory and supporting research. Considers past and contemporary theory in self-analysis by students to define their own leadership styles.
  • MGT 5131 Productivity Measurement and Improvement
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the productivity and quality improvement process, organizing for successful implementation of the Deming philosophy, organizational structure and implementing teams. Includes productivity, profit and quality, organizational anxieties, measurement problems, partial/total firm productivity, JIT and TQM.
Total Credits Required: 30