Technology Management (Certificate)
The Technology Management graduate certificate is offered online or on campus at the University of Denver in the evenings, or in a combination of both, to meet the needs of busy adults. This concentration represents the convergence of business and technology and emphasizes the impact technology can have on strategic and operational objectives when applied through sound business management practices.
Certificate students will become proficient in creating, managing, and using technology to accomplish strategic organizational goals as they expand and strengthen their knowledge and skills in creative thinking, strategic and tactical decision making, and global awareness.The certificate program also covers critical areas such as technology forecasting and innovation, business case development, the role of strategic alliances in the technology sector, project management, and key developments in cloud and internet law.
In the Technology Management certificate program, students will also receive a broader understanding of how related IT sectors impact their technology management roles. Credits earned through this graduate certificate may apply toward a master's degree in the Information and Communications Technology program.
This certificate prepares students to:
- Understand the breadth and scope of the ICT industry and ICT technologies
- Analyze the trends that are transforming the industry
- Recognize how convergence is shaping future opportunities
- Develop the business skills needed to manage technical organizations
- Expand your knowledge of the global competition for markets and technical resources
- Convert the strategic application of technology into competitive advantage
- Foster innovation in your company, in your products, and in your career
- Apply the decision making and leadership skills you learn today to your job tomorrow
Credits earned through this graduate certificate may apply toward a master's degree in Information and Communications Technology.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.du.edu/learn/certificates/disclosure/ict.html
The graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Technology Management requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).
Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.
- ICT 4015 - Managing Technology For Strategic Value
- ICT 4020 - Business Forecasting and Planning
- ICT 4025 - Technology and Innovation Management
- ICT 4100 - Principles of Project Management
Electives may be chosen from among all courses in Information And Communications Technology programs. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.
After you submit your academic plan, your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.
Popular electives for students pursuing Information And Communications Technology programs include:
- ICT 4000 - ICT Business Foundations
- ICT 4005 - ICT Technical Foundations
- ICT 4045 - Information Technology Service Assurance
- ICT 4105 - Project Contracts & Procurement
- ICT 4110 - Project Management Tools & Techniques
- ICT 4115 - Project Management Dynamics
- ICT 4155 - Strategic Alliances in the Technology Sector
- ICT 4160 - Advanced Methods for Complex Projects
- ICT 4165 - Project Collaboration with SharePoint
- ICT 4170 - Agile Techniques & Practices in Project Management
- COMM 4324 - Web Analytics
- ICT 4605 - IS Security Principles
- ICT 4685 - Cloud and Internet Law
- ICT 4815 - Managing Global Telecommunications Projects
Additional Elective courses available, please Design your custom plan for elective courses
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Careers in Technology Management Certificate
Director of Technology, Chief Technology Officer, Technology Architect, Consultant, Project Manager, Technical Manager, Technology Lead, Coordinator, Technology Liaison, Strategist.
Strategizing, management, mentoring, technology implementation, troubleshooting, project planning, development, decision-making.
Employment for technology managers is expected to grow faster than the average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which also cites that employers often prefer a graduate degree with technology as a core component. Within the next five years, positions in the technology management field can expect a 60% increase in job openings.
Careers In Information and Communications Technology
YOU are in high demand!
One of the fastest growth rates among all occupations in the US, computer scientist and database administrator job openings are expected to grow 53% in the next ten years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, the ICT career outlook is incredibly positive, with a 28% employment increase expected within the field. Whether you choose a career at a government agency, large corporation, or small organization, ICT professionals are in high demand—particularly if you have job experience and relevant education in information and communication technology under your belt.
ICT makes the grade.
The best jobs are in IT, according to U.S. News and World Report. From Information Technology Manager to Database Administrator, Software Developer to Web Developer, these jobs crack the top 10 careers on the U.S. News and World Report list of top 100 best jobs, as there is an explosive demand in the IT field. A master's degree is preferred for most positions, according to U.S. News and World Report, which also predicts that a focus on mobile application development will help professionals beat the competition.
Where are they now?
Alumni from University College who graduated with a master's degree in information and communication technology hold job titles such as Systems Administrator, Project Manager, Network Engineer, Managing Consultant, Network Architect, Lead IT Analyst, Data Engineer, and CEO in companies and organizations such as Pratt & Whitney, Ironware Technologies, iBoss Security, PayPal, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Vanguard Communication, CenturyLink, Advanced Program Group, Level 3, Verizon Wireless, IBM, IntelliDyne, Cisco Systems, Chevron, Time Warner, Harland Financial Solutions, and the United States Air Force.
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