M.S. Tech Management of Technology 

Application Deadlines

September 15 Spring semester (January)
April 1 Fall semester (August)

These are priority deadlines. Applications received after this date may still be considered.

Program Contact

Program Chair: Chad Kennedy

Sutton 240
[email protected]
480-727-4723

Why Management of Technology?

Technology permeates every corner of our lives and drives the critical outcomes of enterprises and society. As the nature of work continues to change, the world needs new kinds of leaders who can balance the demands of business, technology and innovation.

The Management of Technology master’s degree was constructed for this purpose. Students will develop a foundation in business and insights into the implications and impact of technology. By integrating these disciplines, students will learn to transform industries. Elective course offerings include focus areas in data driven decision making, innovation management and strategic technology management.

We are seeking innovative professionals who have earned a technical undergraduate degree and are eager to advance their careers in the fast-paced domain of tech management. Successful applicants will have a desire to develop their leadership and management skills to complement their technical expertise. Accepted candidates will appreciate that the MOT curriculum is tailored to individual professional goals, ensuring that each graduate not only obtains basic leadership and management skills, but is ready to excel in an array of tech leadership roles.

At a glance

College/School: Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Location: The Polytechnic campus

Career opportunities

The flexibility in your course options allows you to gain new capabilities. Our alumni currently work in the following fields:

  • AI Data Analytics
  • Business Analyst
  • Innovation Specialist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Associate
  • Management Analyst
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Product Development Coordinator
  • QA
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Start-up Founders
  • Technology Entrepreneur

Create your career and your future.

 

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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.

4+1 Accelerated ProgramStudents currently enrolled in the BS Technological Entrepreneurship and Management (on-campus only) degree program can select the Accelerated 4+1 option.

Degree Requirements

33 credit hours and a portfolio, or
33 credit hours including the required applied project course (TMC 593)

Our graduates will get a foundation of leadership and managerial skills to complement their existing technical skills. The MOT program then adds cutting-edge innovation strategy, data-driven decision-making and entrepreneurial skills that companies that want to compete in future economies will require. Finally, students get the opportunity to choose their interests with optional tracks mixing hard and soft skills in critical areas of interdisciplinary data science; sustainable enterprises; social, entrepreneurial, and disruptive innovation; enterprise logistics and operations; or advanced technologies such as smart manufacturing and engineering; artificial intelligence; or blockchain technology industries.

The core sequence of courses are:

  • OMT 520 Strategic Management of Technology
  • IVD 525 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • TEM 598 Transforming Information into Meaning
  • TEM 531 Disruptive Technology and Innovation Management
  • TEM 598/501 Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship or FSE 501
  • TEM 598/505 Data-Driven Decision Making
  • OMT 570 Advanced Project Management

Graduate courses from other majors may be selected with approval from the student’s graduate advisory committee. These additional courses are selected to support the student’s individual career goals and perceived needs (see Optional Tracks below). To ensure that all courses taken fit into the plan of study, all students are expected to discuss their tentative plan with their program advisors prior to registering for their first class and they must have an approved plan of study on file by the completion of nine credit hours toward the degree.

Students without a statistics course at the undergraduate level are required to complete an appropriate course during the first semester in the program. This course is 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. Students should contact the department for more information.

Optional Tracks

9 credit hours of electives along Optional Tracks (see below) or specific technical electives (with consultation and approval of faculty advisor and program chair):

Option #1: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • TEM 598 Social Entrepreneurship
  • TEM 598 Global Impact Entrepreneurship
  • TEM 507 Venture Digital Data Analytics
  • TEM 598 Digital Promotion of the Enterprise
  • TEM 598 Venture Valuation and Financing
  • IVD 630 Scaling Entrepreneurial Leadership

Option #2: Interdisciplinary Data Science

  • IEE 577 Data Science System Decision Analytics
  • TEM 507 Venture Digital Data Analytics
  • IEE 520 Stat Learning for Data Mining
  • IEE 572 Design of Engineering Experiments
  • TGM 557 Global Marketing and Data Analytics

Option #3: Sustainable Enterprises

  • TMC 410 Enterprise Operations
  • SOS 514 Human Dimensions of Sustainability
  • SOS 516 Science, Technology, and Public Affairs
  • SOS 517 Sustainability and Enterprise
  • GTD 501 Global Technology and Development

Option #4: Social Innovation

  • TEM 598 Social Entrepreneurship
  • TEM 598 Social Innovation Startup Lab
  • TEM 598 Systemic Design & Social Innovation
  • PIT 501 Principles of Public Interest Technology
  • PIT 502 Co-Designing the Future
  • PIT 503 Technology Impact Assessments
  • PIT 504 Public Engagement Strategies
  • SOS 516 Science, Technology, and Public Affairs

Option #5: Enterprise Logistics

  • TMC 410 or 598 Advanced Enterprise Operations
  • IEE 534 Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis
  • IEE 577 Data Science System Decision Analytics
  • IEE 535 Intro International Logistic Systems
  • IEE 574 Applied Deterministic Operations Research

Option #6: Advanced Technology

  • Any approved Engineering, Physical or Biological Science, or Advanced Computing courses (Must be 400-500 level courses)

Option #7: General Management and Operations Electives

  • Choose any 3 TEM, OMT, TMC, FSE, IEE, or GTD electives from the list below

TEM Faculty