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. Learn how the convergence of business and technology impacts the strategic and operational objectives. Certificate students will gain the right technical skills, combined with a strategic perspective regarding critical business needs, as they are prepared to meet current industry demands, and positioned to meet the demands of tomorrow.
The Technology Management graduate certificate allows students to 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. This applied Technology Management certificate offers professionals an opportunity to receive applied instruction from professional practitioners who bring deep expertise in business management strategies and their technological implications.
In addition to the practical education received online or on campus, Technology certificate students will also receive a broader understanding of how related IT sectors impact their technology management roles. As a current or aspiring manager of a contemporary, technology−driven business environment, maintaining a firm grasp of IT fundamentals across converging technology domains is the key to success. In order to develop and implement structures and processes for effective and efficient business operation, knowing how other IT subjects will impact your specific technology management work gives you a competitive advantage. 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
Information and Communications Technology Outcomes
This program prepares students to:
- Assess current and emerging technologies in such areas as mobile applications, wireless networks, and cloud computing
- Define an enterprise architecture including hardware, software, databases, and communications networks and protocols
- Evaluate, select, and apply software design and development methodologies that incorporate software development, acquisition, and/or re-use
- Identify the operational and economic impact of system architecture and software applications in areas such as computer processing, data communications, network design, and software maintenance and support
- Apply best project management practices
- Apply good design processes and methods to develop production-quality systems
- Plan and evaluate, select, and apply appropriate systems and software quality assurance methods and tools
- Lead and coach others in the development of systems and software components
- Communicate effectively with technical peers, management, customers, and end-users
- Identify best practices in information assurance
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The Graduate Certificate in Certificate of Advanced Study in Technology Management requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).Concentration Courses - 16 qtr. hrs (Choose 4)
Professional 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.
Further Study - 8 qtr. hrs (Choose 2)
Further Studies Options allow students to customize their degrees to match their career needs by either choosing in-depth study in their concentration by selecting three of the following courses, or exploring other options by using our Degree Builder tool.
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Careers in Technology Management Certficate
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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