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Master of Science in Technology Management

College of Professional & Continuing Education

Part Time
Graduate Program
Bachelors
Online

Program Description

Technology is the future – your future

The Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) program is designed for working professionals who wish to manage and lead within a technical environment. This 100% online program elevates students business acumen, strategic thinking and interpersonal skills—all within the context of an increasingly complex and strategically critical technical world.

To earn the Master of Science in Technology Management degree, you will complete 30 credits, comprising 10 courses, including a capstone. The program can typically be completed within two years.

  • Program Objectives

    You will emerge from the Master of Science in Technology Management program with the knowledge and skill sets needed to successfully function in middle and upper level technology management positions. Other objectives will be linked to theory and practice to create real-world applications and value, introduce new software and technology, improve management skills through research and the application of best practices. In addition:

    • Graduates of the MSTM program will be equipped with the management skills, expertise, and ethics necessary to be successful within technology-based enterprises.
    • Graduates will compile a broad network of industry knowledge, gaining perspectives of online classmates and instructors.
    • Graduates will foster strong professional relationships with classmates and instructors who are industry professionals.
  • Admissions Requirements & Process

    Applicants to the MSTM program must have a BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university. Candidates should have one year of verifiable full-time work experience in a technical role and/or technical organization. Familiarity with accounting and finance is a plus but not required. Other admissions requirements include:

    • Online application
    • Current resume
    • Official college transcript(s)
    • Two professional recommendations
    • Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum Description

    • Business Relations & HR Management – Understanding human resources from an enterprise or project portfolio level – including negotiating in different cultures – and how to manage a diverse workforce where managers and employees may be in different countries.
    • Project Management Applications – Students master project management tools and techniques to manage a technology project from concept to completion, including how to develop requirements, monitor progress, make adjustments and meet project goals.
    • Business Finance & Investments – This course is designed to develop the financial skills and thought processes necessary to understand and implement financial policy decisions in a global economy and addresses the impact of legal social, technological and ethical considerations related to the practice of corporate finance. The course stresses effect written and oral communication skills necessary for the design and implementation of financial decisions.
    • Business Operations & Process Management – Focuses on effective planning, scheduling, use, and control of resources; includes examination of design engineering, industrial engineering management information systems, quality management, production management, inventory management, accounting and other functions.
    • Strategic Technology Business Management – Managing technology for strategic value. Topics include developing business strategy, gaining competitive advantage, R&D allocations, product and process development, strategic partnerships and innovation.
    • Communication Strategies – Focuses on using oral and written communication skills to advance ideas, agendas and careers in an organization. Students will write executive summaries, full reports and develop presentations to best communicate their ideas.
    • Leadership – Focuses on how leaders influence organizational performance and manage change. Topics include how to set direction, creating a culture resilient to change, the use of power and influence and leading within in a dynamic environment.
    • Management of New Product Development – Engaging in the entire spectrum of the commercialization process, from ideation, invention and development, through feasibility analysis to business plan development.
    • Marketing Management – Topics include marketing strategy, the fundamentals of the sales and marketing mix (product, price, place, and promotion), tools for gathering business intelligence and the key role of technology to marketing in a technical environment.
    • Capstone – The program culminates with a capstone course in which students are required to demonstrate their ability to integrate skills and knowledge gained through the program. Where possible, projects will be developed in collaboration with industry partners.

Program Curriculum

  • YEAR ONE

    Fall Semester (total credits 6)

    • MGMT7100, Project Management Applications
    • MGMT7000. Business Relations & HR Management

    Spring Semester (total credits 6)

    • MGMT7050, Business Finance and Investments
    • MGMT7450, Communication Strategies

    Summer Semester (total credits 6)

    • MGMT7150, Business Operations and Process Management
    • TMGT8000 Strategic Technology Business Management
  • YEAR TWO

    Fall Semester (total credits 6)

    • MGMT7200, Leadership
    • TNGT8100, Management of New Product Development

    Spring Semester (total credits 3)

    • MGMT7350, Marketing Management
    • TMGT8500, Capstone

Program Tracking Sheet

Student Learning Outcomes

All Wentworth Master of Science in Technology Management graduates will:

  • Understand the theory and application of advanced business management theories.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of strategic technology management.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of finance and accounting.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities.
  • Understand the critical success factors for leading teams and related organizational development issues.
  • Understand the relevance of the increasingly international business environment.
  • Demonstrate executive level decision-making and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to deal with complex business challenges, and utilize best practices to arrive at solution sets required of mid and senior level technology managers.
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