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.
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.