Technology Management (Master's)
Whether managing technology or managing technical organizations, you work at the intersection of technological opportunities and business imperatives. This master's concentration emphasizes the impact of technology on strategic and operational objectives when applied through sound business practices. The concentration addresses such critical topics as business case development, technology forecasting and planning, the role of strategic alliances, technical innovation, and key developments in cloud and internet law. You will build your capabilities in creative problem-solving, tactical decision-making, and global awareness. You’ll learn how to:
- Formulate plans to manage technologies for strategic advantage
- Develop and evaluate business cases
- Assess the role of strategic alliances within an organization
- Create and defend IT service assurance plans
- Analyze cloud and internet law across various IT scenarios
- Evaluate strategies and utilize best practices in technology forecasting and innovation
Understand the breadth of the ICT industry and learn to analyze trends taking shape within the field. These skills will prepare you to recognize future opportunities and achieve competitive advantage for your organization.
MS in Information And Communications Technology with a concentration in Technology Management requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)Core courses - 16 qtr. hrs
Core courses help students to understand the scope of activity, historical development, future direction and trends, and typical types and roles of organizations that operate within a career field. The Capstone course is the culminating academic endeavor of our degree programs, in which students explore a problem or issue within their field of study.
- ICT 4000 - ICT Business Foundations
- ICT 4005 - ICT Technical Foundations
- ICT 4010 - Enterprise Architecture
- ICT 4901 - ICT Capstone Project
- ICT 4902 - Capstone Seminar
- ICT 4904 - Interdisciplinary Capstone Seminar
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 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
- 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 4675 - Information Systems Security in Healthcare
- ICT 4685 - Cloud and Internet Law
- ICT 4815 - Managing Global Telecommunications Projects
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Careers in Technology Management
Director of Technology, Chief Technology Officer, Technology Architect, Consultant, Project Manager, Technical Manager, Technology Lead, Coordinator, Technology Liaison, Strategist, Digital Project
Strategizing, management, mentoring, technology implementation, troubleshooting, project planning, development, decision-making.
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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