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The Technology Management graduate certificate explores the convergence of business and technology. Come to understand the impact technology can have on an organization through the lens of strategy, operations, leadership, and IT.

You'll become proficient in creating, managing, and using technology to accomplish strategic organizational goals. Expand and strengthen your 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, you'll gain a broader understanding of how related IT sectors can impact 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 you 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.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program, please visit our website at http://www.du.edu/learn/certificates/disclosure/ict.html



Required Courses

The graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Technology Management requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).

Concentration courses - 16 qtr. hrs (Choose 4)

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.


Elective courses - 8 qtr. hrs (Choose 2)

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.

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:

Additional Elective courses available, please Design your custom plan for elective courses


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Careers in Technology Management Certificate

Titles
Director of Technology, Chief Technology Officer, Technology Architect, Consultant, Project Manager, Technical Manager, Technology Lead, Coordinator, Technology Liaison, Strategist, Digital Project

Duties
Strategizing, management, mentoring, technology implementation, troubleshooting, project planning, development, decision-making.

Outlook
Employment for computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 15%, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. 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!
YOU are in high demand! One of the fastest growth rates among all occupations in the U.S., computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12% through 2024. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median annual wage for computer and information technology professionals was $81,430 in May 2015, which was higher than the median annual wage of $36,200 for all occupations. 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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As a student, you'll gain access to a range of free services offered through DU Career Services. From resume and cover letter assistance to individual career counseling and assessments, you'll have valuable career support during and after your program.

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