Learn to apply leadership tactics to demonstrate best practices in problem-solving

Master of Science - Technology Management (33 credits)

Areas of program emphasis include information systems planning, product and project management, risk mitigation, business continuity, total quality management and return on investment analysis. Specialized courses are offered in wireless networks, accounting information systems, banking and financial security complementing those which emphasize leadership, change management strategies and technology entrepreneurship. Our curriculum also provides you with the opportunity to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam developed and conducted by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

The Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) can be completed in-seat or online.

Project Management Professional (PMP) is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Program Description

The objective of the Master of Science in Technology Management is to offer a high quality, interdisciplinary technical and business graduate curriculum in technology management for today’s organizations. This program is designed to prepare graduates for a life-long career addressing critical leadership roles in private, public or government organizations. The MS in Technology Management combines a set of business and technical competencies to give Davenport University graduates the competitive advantages needed to lead information technology departments in the global economy.

Technology Foundational Requirements

All students admitted into the Davenport University Master of Science in Technology Management are expected to have the necessary undergraduate preparation in information systems security, statistics, and business foundations prior to entering the 600-level courses. Students that have not successfully completed equivalent undergraduate courses will be required to complete the following graduate (500-level) foundational courses or the undergraduate level equivalent courses. A grade of “B” or better must be earned in each course to show proficiency.

Graduate Level Foundational Courses:
IAAS581    Information Security and Assurance
NETW520    Data Communications and Networks
STAT500    Statistics for Business

Curriculum

Students will apply leadership tactics, basic observational methods and logical reasoning to demonstrate best practices in problem solving with foundational knowledge in the following areas: industry regulations, network technologies, product and project management, risk mitigation, business continuity, information technology, disaster recovery, total quality management, budgeting and return on investment by using appropriate tools, methods and applications. Students will also choose electives based on their career focus and complete a thesis under the direct guidance of a faculty member.

The elective courses will provide an introduction to the different technical and administrative aspects of Technology Management. Topics will include: wireless networks, accounting information systems, banking and financial security, as well as leadership and change management strategies.

Master's Thesis

A thesis paper forms the Capstone of this Master of Science in Technology Management program. The Capstone is a comprehensive research paper encompassing the learning from the students’ coursework in the program. Prior to enrolling in the CAPS798 Technology Management Thesis course, students must have both an approved Capstone Intent Form and an approved Research Proposal on file with the Program Director.

The final thesis paper is to be completed under the guidance of your faculty advisor and/or university designated faculty member during the CAPS798 course. More details on the master’s thesis and capstone process may be found in the Capstone Guidebook available from your faculty advisor.