Graduate Catalog 2010-12

Technology Management

 

Faculty

Jacob P. Kovel (Chair, Manufacturing and Construction Management, Copernicus 2120920, kovelj@ccsu.edu); Graduate advisors: Bob Emiliani, Dan Kirby, Paul Resetarits, Ravindra Thamma, Haoyu Wang (Dept. phone: 860-832-1830)

 

Overview

The Master of Science in Technology Management provides students with academic experiences that enable them to develop professionally and effectively lead change and improve processes in business and industry. Flexibility is the cornerstone of this degree. Core program requirements focus on product management, operations management, leadership, project management, and financial analysis. Directed electives may include Lean management, supply chain management, computer networking, and environmental and occupational safety. Each student’s graduate plan of study is designed in collaboration with faculty advisors to meet individual needs. This graduate degree program will appeal to students with established careers as technical managers in corporations and individuals who aspire to leadership positions in business and industry.



Programs

Master of Science in Technology Management

 

Program Rationale:

The Master of Science in Technology Management Program is designed to fulfill the educational needs of students and working professionals whose career paths are directed toward management in technologically-oriented organizations.

 

Program Learning Outcomes:

Graduate students in the program will be expected to:

  • communicate effectively in written, oral, graphic, and visual modes;

  • understand the management of projects, human resources, and technology;

  • function effectively on teams and within a diverse environment; and

  • have knowledge of contemporary issues and an understanding of the impact of technology applications from a global perspective.

 

Course and Capstone Requirements:

The Master of Science in Technology Management consists of three different plans. A is 33 credits with a thesis, B is 33 credits with comprehensive exams and C is 33 credits with a research project.

a. All three plans have a core curriculum (18 credits) as follows:

TM 500 Product Life Cycle Management

TM 510 Industrial Operations Management

TM 551 Project Management

TM 572 Innovative Leadership

TM 594 Research in Methods Technology

AC 521 Accounting and Performance Measurement for Lean Enterprises

 

b. Directed electives. These are graduate courses in technology at the 400- and 500-level, as approved by a faculty advisor. This allows the student flexibility to develop a specialization.  Students selecting a strand will take four courses in that strand, five if the Plan B option is chosen.

Strands

Some examples could include, but are not limited to:

  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma

  • Supply Chain and Logistics

  • Environmental and Occupational Safety

  • Computer Networking

c. All three plans have capstone course requirements of 0-3 credits.

 

Plan A: TM 599 Thesis
Plan B: Comprehensive exam
Plan C: TM 595 Applied Research Capstone Project

Note: No more than nine credits at the 400 level, as approved by the graduate advisor, may be counted toward the graduate planned program of study.

 

Official Certificate Program in Environmental Health and Occupational Safety

Participants must successfully complete the following courses (12 credits): TM 414, 456, 511, 512; nine credits of which may be applied as electives to the M.S. in Technology Management (provided six-year time limit for the master's is met).

 

Official Certificate Program in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma

Participants must successfully complete the following courses (12 credits): TM 464, 490, 510, 561. Up to 12 credits may be applied to the M.S. in Technology Management (provided the six-year time limit for the master's is met).

 

Official Certificate Program in Supply Chain and Logistics

Participants must successfully complete the following courses (12 credits): TM 562, 563, 565, 566. Up to 12 credits may be applied to the M.S. in Technology Management (provided the six-year time limit for the master's is met).

 

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