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:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge required to select the techniques, skills, and modern tools to manage the life cycle of a product or service;
  • Show knowledge of the management of operations, including facility requirements and resource planning;
  • Display the knowledge vital to create a “Lean” working environment;
  • Exhibit the knowledge required to be an innovative leader and manage a diverse workforce, facilities, and lead project and problem solving teams. 
Course and Capstone Requirements:

The Master of Science in Technology Management is a 33-credit master’s, consisting of three different plans. Plan A is 30 credits with a three-credit thesis; Plan B is 33 credits with comprehensive exam; and Plan C is 30 credits with a three-credit applied research project.

a. All three plans have a core curriculum (18 credits) as follows:
TM 500Product Life Cycle Management
TM 510Industrial Operations Management
TM 551Project Management
TM 561Applications of Lean Principles
TM 572Innovative Leadership
TM 594Research in Methods Technology

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

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.

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