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Master of Science
in Technology Management
Degree Program (MSTM)

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NO Residency

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NO Group Work

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100% Online Learning

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Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM)

The Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) addresses ongoing areas of high demand for aspiring mid-level managers in global organizations. Depending on your goals and area of interest, you’ll choose one of the following five specializations: cybersecurity management, data science management, general management, information technology management, and project and program management. The MS in Technology Management exposes you to the latest tools, practices, and methods used to lead technology teams within an organization.

Develop Critical Job Skills for Technology Management Professionals

The MSTM focuses on management and governance in technology, technical communications, IT finance and planning, IT project management, and the ethical and legal ramifications of existing and emerging technologies. The depth of the technology management program will lead to enhanced growth and learning outcomes for students.

Upon completion of the program, you’ll be well-equipped to demonstrate applied knowledge of technical management and leadership in the field, as well as manage IT systems and services to optimize operations. You will also be prepared to justify the fiscal resources required to meet the strategic and operational technology needs of the enterprise; interpret technical concepts in the optimal style and format for diverse audiences; and incorporate strategic, operational, and project planning and management into the implementation of IT solutions.

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Course Details

Online MSTM Degree Course Listings

Course Name

To be successful, technology managers require a broad set of applied skills and knowledge. These skills include a functional understanding of the critical elements of information technology and their application in organizations of different sizes with diverse missions. During this course you will be introduced to the salient elements of IT systems, the processes for technical solutions and development, and consider the legal, ethical, and privacy issues that affect the development and management of technology. At the end of this course you will develop technology management solutions for a global organization.  

Management and governance in technology make unique demands on managers. This course examines the important aspects of these elements including the ability to recruit and retain skilled technical professionals in an evolving technical environment. During this course, you will learn how to manage the employee lifecycle including recruitment, development, evaluation, and retention to become a transformational leader. You will also acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to determine policies and procedures associated with ethical governance and administration.

Finance and planning are critical elements for technical managers. The fiscal skills and knowledge associated with managing budgets, resources, and cost centers are critical for success in a technical environment of changing needs and priorities. This course provides you with a working knowledge of line items commonly found on a ledger and discusses methods for building and managing a financial plan. The course concludes with an examination of the processes for building and implementing strategic and operational plans. 

The need for quality communication underlies nearly every aspect of technical management. This course will review the critical elements of style in written communication. Specific attention is given to the recommended formats in technical documents. During this course, you will also learn and apply the principles of design of slides and other visual media. The course concludes with an examination of the tabular and visual communication of data. 

This introductory course provides an overview of the principles of project management. The course is aligned with international principles, standards, and methodologies that are used to support project teams as they work to achieve projects’ objectives. You will learn about the role of a project manager, project management scope, schedule management, cost management, resource manage, identify risks and opportunities, and communications with stakeholders. The course will culminate with an integrative project where you will apply the concepts and techniques to develop and present a project plan.

Effective technology information management professionals must be able to assess, plan, implement, and manage information technology systems and services to promote organizational improvement. During this capstone course, you will demonstrate the knowledge and skills gained throughout the Master of Science in Technology Information Management program by planning strategies for improvement in diverse and globally reaching organizations. As part of your signature assignment, you will integrate strategies for improvement, including industry standards, ethics, measurement, procedures, and tools for planning. 

Program at a Glance

  • Total Credit Hours: 30 Credit Hours
  • Courses: 10 Courses
  • Recommended Completion Time: 15 Months
  • Next Start Date: Every Monday
  • Classroom Size: One

The Master of Science in Technology Management is a 30-credit program comprised of 15 core credits, 12 specialization credits, and 3 capstone credits. Graduates of the NU program must complete 30 credit hours.

Students will select a discipline-specific specialization of their interest, which compliments the core coursework. The MSTM program prepares students to be forward-thinking, strategically aligned organizational leaders.

Students assume full responsibility for understanding the foundational, specialization, and capstone requirements of the program. Switching programs after completing coursework may result in reevaluation, monetary loss, loss of credit hours, or the need to take additional credit hours. Students’ academic and finance advisors can assist with any questions related to program requirements.

The University may accept a maximum of 12 semester credit hours in transfer toward the Master of Science in Technology Management for graduate course work completed at an accredited college or university with a grade of “B” or better. Courses considered for transfer must mirror courses in the program. The dean of the School of Technology must approve any courses considered for transfer. See the Transfer Credit Policy for additional information.

Admissions

Admission to the Master of Science in Technology Management program requires a conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution.

NU allows five years to complete all master’s programs of 36 credits or less. Time to completion varies depending upon the pace in which a student completes courses and the number of transfer credits accepted. As most NU students are working adults, balancing educational, professional, and personal commitments, our academic and finance advisors will work with you to develop a program schedule that works best for your needs.

With a master’s in technology management, you can join or advance in the growing tech field. Between 2020 and 2030, the technology management field is expected to grow 13%, and the national median salary for computer and information research scientists is around $126,830. * Employers in this field are looking for skills in employee relations, performance management, leadership, and communications.

Here are just a few career opportunities**:

  • Computer and information research scientist
  • Senior IT management/director of IT
  • IT project manager/director
  • Technology consultant
  • IT team leader

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, the internet, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm (viewed March 3, 2022). Cited projections may not reflect local and short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

**Positions may require additional experience, training, and other factors beyond successfully completing this degree program. Depending on where you reside, many positions may also require state licensure, and it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all licensure requirements are met. We encourage you to also review program-specific requirements with an NU advisor. Any data provided on this page is for informational purposes only and does not guarantee that completion of any degree program will achieve the underlying occupation or commensurate salary.

Specializations

The Master of Science in Technology Management with a specialization in Cybersecurity Management focuses on developing the knowledge and skills needed to oversee and manage cybersecurity professionals. You’ll explore key topics of cybersecurity – managing risk, privacy, and security. Additionally, you’ll explore contingency planning, incident analysis, and cloud systems certification and accreditation. You’ll be provided with applied skills and knowledge to optimize operations and justify fiscal resources required to meet the strategic and operational technology needs of the enterprise. Finally, you’ll conduct activities to incorporate strategic, operational, and project planning and management into the implementation of IT solutions.

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The Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) with a specialization in Data Science Management is designed to prepare students for data science leadership positions. You’ll explore key topics in the areas of technical management and leadership, data science, quantitative research design for technology professionals, analysis and interpretation of data, and data visualization techniques. You’ll learn to optimize operations and justify fiscal resources required to meet the strategic and operational technology needs of the enterprise. Finally, you’ll conduct activities to incorporate strategic, operational, and project planning and management into the implementation of IT solutions.

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The Master of Science in Technology Management with a specialization in General Management at National University focuses on developing the knowledge and skills needed to oversee and manage technology management professionals. You’ll explore key topics of leadership in Agile projects, cybersecurity, risk management, concepts of data science, quality management, and contingency planning and incidents. You’ll learn to optimize operations and justify fiscal resources required to meet the strategic and operational technology needs of the enterprise. Finally, you’ll conduct activities to incorporate strategic operational and project planning and management into the implementation of IT solutions.

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The Master of Science in Technology Management with a specialization in Information Technology Management at National University is designed to prepare you for leadership positions in the technology field. You’ll explore key topics of cybersecurity, risk management, systems analysis, systems architecture, and IT asset management. You’ll learn to optimize operations and justify fiscal resources required to meet the strategic and operational technology needs of the enterprise. Finally, you’ll conduct activities to incorporate strategic operational and project planning and management into the implementation of IT solutions.

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The Master of Science in Technology Management with a specialization in Project and Program Management at National University is designed to prepare you for project management leadership positions in the technology field. You’ll explore key topics of leadership in Agile projects, leadership in project management, managing risk in projects, and program and portfolio management. You’ll learn to optimize operations and justify fiscal resources required to meet the strategic and operational technology needs of the enterprise. Finally, you’ll conduct activities to incorporate strategic operational and project planning and management into the implementation of IT solutions.

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Program Outcomes

At National University, you can earn your Master of Science in Technology Management degree online, when it’s convenient for you. And although you attend class online, you still receive the personal support and guidance you deserve thanks to our one-to-one learning model. We also have no residency requirements, no GRE/GMAT requirements, and no group projects. This offers the flexibility you need to fit higher education into your busy schedule.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of National University’s Master of Science in Technology Management program, you’ll be able to:

  • Demonstrate an applied knowledge of technical management and leadership
  • Communicate concepts and arguments associated with technology and innovation
  • Manage legal, ethical, and security risks in technology-based systems
  • Evaluate the scope and impact of emerging technologies on a local and global scale
  • Design technology-based solutions to practical problems

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