April 22, 2014
Wentworth to Offer Master of Science in Technology Management Degree
In September 2014, Wentworth Institute of Technology will launch a Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) degree. The program will be offered in a part-time, 100-percent online format to offer maximum flexibility to adult learners and to provide access to those who desire to learn at Wentworth but cannot regularly travel to campus. The MSTM program represents the fourth master’s degree and fourth 100-percent online degree for the Institute.
A recently released Eduventures study found that demand for specialized graduate management degrees has risen in the U.S. in the past several years. According to the study, application volume for specialized graduate management degrees rose by 75 percent from 2007 to 2012, compared to an 18 percent increase for MBA programs during this same time period. Wentworth’s Master of Science in Technology Management degree responds to growing consumer demand for a specialized management credential at the graduate level.
According to Pat Hafford, dean of both the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Professional and Continuing Education at Wentworth, “The Master of Science in Technology Management responds to a critical industry need to equip technologists with the management training necessary to meet the demands of the 21st-century technical workplace.”
The MSTM program is designed for technical, engineering, and information-technology professionals who desire to manage and lead within a technical environment. The program’s curriculum serves to elevate students’ business acumen, strategic thinking, and people skills, all within the context of the issues and challenges specific to the technical world. Graduates of the program will be prepared to manage technical workers as well as direct complex technical projects.
Online course-discussion groups are a key component of the MSTM program, allowing students to regularly interact with and learn from both their instructors and fellow classmates. MSTM instructors are both subject-matter experts and industry practitioners, providing a “real-world” context to the coursework. Furthermore, most MSTM students will work in a technical environment, facilitating peer-to-peer learning.
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is an independent, co-educational, nationally ranked institution offering career-focused education for both traditional and adult learners. The College of Professional and Continuing Education at Wentworth caters to the diverse needs of the growing adult learner population, with over 30 certificate, undergraduate and master’s degrees, offered part-time at night, on weekends, and online. The College offers programming related to the construction, facilities, high-technology, architecture, and engineering industries, offering both management and technical training in each of these areas. For more information, please visit www.wit.edu/continuinged.
- Dennis Nealon