Today, technology touches virtually all areas and functions of an organization. In today’s global market, to remain competitive and create high quality, timely products and services, commercial, industrial and governmental entities must operate in a business environment with an in-depth understanding of both technology and its management.
Technology Management is a unique and interdisciplinary degree which provides the theoretical and practical educational base and technical depth to prepare students to effectively perform engineering, technical, process, systems and multiple functions. In addition, the degree prepares students to manage technical companies, resources, initiatives and teams in global organizations or startup new technology ventures or manage the technical, systems, functional or process aspects of a business.
M.S. in Technology Management
The M.S. in Technology Management (M.S.-TM) degree is designed to meet the growing industry and academic needs for interdisciplinary skills and education. M.S.-TM prepares students for succeeding in careers as technical professionals; for fulfilling positions managing technical aspects and leading technical initiatives in business, engineering, and technology.
Technology management designs, maps, analyzes, and improves technology driven business and engineering systems, applications, and processes employing a systems management approach. Students are accepted into the M.S.-TM program with undergraduate degrees in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline. Other degree backgrounds (e.g. business, commerce, management, architecture, etc.) are considered on a case by case basis.
A growing population of engineering and science graduates would like to differentiate themselves by pursuing graduate management degrees such as an M.S. in Technology Management or MBA or equivalent. The M.S. in Technology is innovative since it focuses on three major competencies: (1) Management, leadership, people and team building skills, (2) Business, industry, process, functional and analysis skills and (3) technical and engineering skills. Typical MBA degrees focus on two key skills listed as (1) and (2) above. Graduates with traditional undergraduate business, commerce or equivalent backgrounds would increase their technical, quantitative and analytical skills via an M.S.-TM degree.
The M.S. in Technology Management degree requires a minimum of 34 credits, which are comprised of seven core courses. These include courses such as total quality management, technical writing and communications, project management, business/technology capstone and others. Each student must also select an elective concentration that consists of three courses from seven popular and industry in-demand choices listed on the M.S.-TM link below. Other exciting concentrations are also available through other UB departments and schools. The UB Schools of Business, Engineering, and Design work closely and synergistically together for the benefit of the students. Therefore, students are able to take advantage of the interdisciplinary education so highly demanded by industry.
The M.S. in Technology Management was established in 1970 (then known as the M.S. in Management Engineering). The on-line M.S.-TM license was granted in 2004. In addition to the University of Bridgeport and School of Engineering accreditations, the M.S.-TM. degree is accredited by the International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT).
The M.S.-TM is an engineering degree that differentiates our students by providing technical depth with managerial and leadership skills. Our programs bridge and integrate the tenants of technology and management. This makes our students more desirable job candidates to employers and provides our students with interdisciplinary career choices in technology, management or both.
For more information on the M.S. in TM, please visit: www.bridgeport.edu/ms-tm.
Ph.D. in Technology Management
A new Ph.D. degree in Technology Management (Ph.D.-TM) has been launched effective with the fall 2014 semester. The Ph.D. in Technology Management is designed to meet growing industry and academic needs by offering a quality doctoral program to both part-time and full-time students in two inter-related areas: 1) new technology venture creation (e.g. entrepreneurship and corporate venturing), and 2) select current and emerging technologies. The total number of credits required is 45 credits beyond a master’s degree, of which three core courses focus on quantitative, mathematical and research methodologies.
The Ph.D.-TM combines state-of-the-art entrepreneurship and new venture creation tools and techniques with technology and engineering disciplines as demanded by today’s market. The University of Bridgeport is one of six higher education institutions in the nation that currently offers a Ph.D. degree in Technology Management. The Ph.D. in Technology Management (TM) degree is the highest title conferred in the TM discipline.
Doctorate degrees qualify you to become a prestigious member of the academic community as well as providing you with the opportunity to pursue part/full time academic positions. A doctorial degree in TM is also appealing to those who have gained sufficient experience in industry and research and are currently pursuing higher level managerial or consulting positions in the private and public sectors in technology-related fields.
For more information please visit: www.bridgeport.edu/phd-tm.
Faculty of TM and the School of Engineering
The faculty in the TM department and the School of Engineering have many years of experience in industry, academia, consulting and research and have been recognized through their prestigious publications, conference proceedings, awards and grants.
Careers in the Technology Management Profession
UB has a vibrant Career Service Department (which maintains a data base of hundreds of companies and contacts) that helps students to obtain jobs, prepare resumes and polish their interview skills.
Technology Management is a broad field that provides career opportunities in many areas including, but not limited to:
- Analytics, Big Data and Modeling
- Biotechnology Management
- Decision Support Systems
- Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
- Information Technology Management and Governance
- Management of Technology (Broad Areas)
- Manufacturing Management
- New Product Development and Commercialization
- Program and Project Management
- Research Analyst
- Six Sigma
- Supply Chain, Logistics and Service Management
- Systems, Business, Technical, Functional or Process Analysts
- Total Quality Management and Continuous Process Improvement
Select companies that have hired our graduates include: Aetna, Avon, Covanta Energy, Citi Group, People’s United Bank, Intel, Google, Vodafone, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Pitney Bowes, Samsung, UBS, IPC, Priceline.com, Boehringer Ingelheim, Proctor and Gamble, IPC and many others.
Industry Advisory Board (IAB)
The IAB consists of over 25 companies, including 3M, IBM, Oracle, Pitney Bowes, Vodafone, Xerox that provide internships and employment opportunities to UB students and graduates on a regular basis. The IAB members also support the University by providing industry feedback for new degree and professional programs, providing speakers to UB events, sponsoring educational and academic events, participating in UB job fairs and supporting various related activities.
The CTech IncUBator, a State of Connecticut partnership between UB and Connecticut Innovations, enables the growth and commercialization of UB’s applied research and innovation and welcomes external companies to participate. The IncUBator aims to create jobs and foster regional economic development. UB students have been hired as interns by IncUBator companies.
Scholarships, Work Study, CPT and OPT
In addition to the merit scholarships available for students with high GPAs, the School of Engineering at the University of Bridgeport also offers graduate assistantship and work study opportunities to those students who demonstrate excellence in their studies. International students can work under Curriculum Practicum Training (CPT) for companies while they are students at UB. International students who graduate with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degree, which includes Technology Management, can work under OPT (Optional Practical Training) for 29 months in the U.S.A.
Our programs are designed to help you engineer your future.