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)Professional Foundation Courses - 12 qtr. hrs
Professional Foundations 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.
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.
Elective Options - 16 qtr. hrs (Choose 4)
Elective 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.
Additional Further Study courses available, please see Design your custom plan for complete option of Further Study courses
Core Courses - 4 qtr. hrs
The Capstone Project is the culminating academic endeavor of our degree programs, in which students explore a problem or issue within their field of study.
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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.
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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