M.S. Tech Management of Technology
Why Management of Technology?
The M.S. Tech. with a concentration in management of technology prepares students for leadership roles as technically proficient professionals in technology-driven organizations, whether private or public. Students are prepared to successfully transition into leadership positions in their field of expertise and to move into a general leadership role outside their area of technical expertise as their careers grow.
This degree program is open to individuals with a technical undergraduate degree who wish to develop their leadership and management skills to complement their technical expertise. The curriculum is tailored to the needs of the student, ensuring each student obtains basic leadership and management skills.
This program prepares students for leadership roles as technically proficient professionals in technology-driven organizations, whether private or public. Students are prepared to successfully transition into leadership positions in their field of expertise and to move into a general leadership role outside their area of technical expertise as their careers grow.
Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:
- Minimum of an earned U.S. bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an international institution that is officially recognized by that country and adequate preparation in statistics and other STEM-related coursework from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.0=A) in the last 60 hours of a student’s bachelor’s degree program.
- Minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.0 = A) in the applicable master’s degree.
If the applicant does not meet the minimum GPA requirements, the application may still be considered. In certain cases, demonstrated aptitude through professional experience or additional post baccalaureate education will be considered.
Applicants must submit all the items below to complete an application file. Incomplete files will not be reviewed or considered until complete:
- An online Graduate College application
- Official transcript from each college or university attended (Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded directly to online application. Official transcripts are required if admitted.)
- As of Fall 2021, the GRE is no longer required for this program.
- Statement of purpose
- Current resume
- International applicants must also meet the English proficiency requirements, as defined by Graduate Admissions. Please be sure to review the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score requirements, as your application will not be processed without valid proof of English proficiency.
For best consideration, the deadline is April 1 for fall applications; Sept. 15 for spring applications. Late applications may still be considered for the same application term or for the next term of admission; however, the department reserves the right to deny or not review a late application.
Admission to the graduate degree program presupposes adequate technical preparation in a selected ￼technology at the undergraduate level. The applicant’s past work and professional experience are also evaluated ￼and taken into consideration. Industrial experience beyond completion of a bachelor’s is strongly recommended.
Undergraduate course work of admitted applicants to this program generally include calculus, technical writing and statistics. Students without a statistics course at the undergraduate level will be assigned a statistics deficiency course. This course will be in addition to the other requirements for the degree. Additional courses may be required to fulfill deficiencies, based on a review of the applicant’s transcripts. Deficiency courses must be completed within the first year of the graduate program while concurrently enrolled in graduate-level course work.
Students must fulfill both the requirements of the Graduate College and those of the Polytechnic School of the Fulton Schools of Engineering.
Students currently enrolled in the BS Technological Entrepreneurship and Management (on-campus only) degree program can select the Accelerated 4+1 option.
The MSTech Management of Technology requires a minimum of 33 credit hours. These credit hours must include the following:
Required Core Courses (15 credit hours)
- OMT 520 Strategic Management of Technology (3)
- TEM 531 Disruptive Innovation and Technological Evolution (3)
- OMT 548 Statistical Methods for Research or approved equivalent(3)
- TEM 598 Technological Entrepreneurship (3) OR FSE 501 Technological Entrepreneurship (3)
- TEM 598 Data Driven Decision Making (3)
Elective Courses (15-18 credit hours)
Number of elective credits required depends on the culminating experience selection. Students may select any graduate electives with approval of their faculty advisor. Courses outside of the department may require additional prerequisites or faculty/department approval. Students may count a maximum of 6 credit hours of 400-level electives and a maximum of 3 credit hours of TMC 584 Internship. Recommended courses include but are not limited to:
- OMT 504 Ethical Issues in Technology (3)
- OMT 570 Advanced Project Management (3)
- TEM 530 Stats Bootcamp for Industry (3)
- TEM 532 Advanced Analysis of Systems (3)
- TEM 598 Startup Workshop (3)
- TEM 598 Opportunity Evaluation (3)
- TEM 598 Global Impact Entrepreneurship (3)
- TEM 598 Crowdfunding, Currency, & Blockchain Innovations (3)
- IEE 572 Design of Engineering Experiments (3)
- GTD 501 Global Technology and Development (3)
- GTD 503 Technology and the International Political System (3)
Culminating Experience (0-3 credit hours)
Select one (1) culminating experience:
- Portfolio (0 credits)
- TMC593 Applied Project (3 credits)