Technology Management M.S.

Program Rationale:

The Master of Science in Technology Management Program is designed to fulfill the educational needs of students and working professionals whose career paths are directed toward management in technologically-oriented organizations.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Graduate students in the program will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge required to select the techniques, skills, and modern tools to manage the life cycle of a product or service;
  • Show knowledge of the management of operations, including facility, requirements, and resource planning;
  • Display the knowledge vital to create a “Lean” working environment;
  • Exhibit the knowledge required to be an innovative leader and manage a diverse workforce, facilities, and lead project and problem solving teams.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must also have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a 4.00 point scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work.

The graduate application, application fee, and official transcripts are to be submitted to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office from each institution attended except Central Connecticut State University.

Contact: 860-832-1830

 

Applicant Deadlines for the M.S. Technology Management program are as follows:

August 1 for Fall Semester

December 1 for Spring Semester

May 1 for Summer Term

 

International students must apply by the following application deadline (summer term is not available to international students):

May 1 for Fall Semester

November 1 for Spring Semester

Course and Capstone Requirements:

The Master of Science in Technology Management is a 33-credit master’s, consisting of three different plans. Plan A is 30 credits plus a three-credit thesis; Plan B is 33 credits with comprehensive exam; and Plan C is 30 credits plus a three-credit applied research project.

a. All three plans have a core curriculum as follows:

TM 500Product Life Cycle Management

3

TM 510Industrial Operations Management

3

TM 551Project Management

3

TM 561Application of Lean Principles

3

TM 562Supply Chain Strategy

3

TM 572Innovative Leadership

3

Total Credit Hours:18

b. Directed electives.

These are graduate courses in technology at the 400- and 500-level, as approved by a faculty advisor. This allows the student flexibility to develop a specialization. Students selecting a strand will take four courses in that strand, five if the Plan B option is chosen.

Total Credit Hours:12-15

Strands:

Some examples could include, but are not limited to:

Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma

Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Environmental and Occupational Safety

Computer Networking

c. All three plans have capstone course requirements of 0-3 credits.

Plan A:

TM 599Thesis

3

Plan B:

Comprehensive Exam

Plan C:

TM 595Applied Research Capstone Project

3

Note: No more than nine credits at the 400 level, as approved by the graduate advisor, may be counted toward the graduate planned program of study.