College of Engineering and Technology
Master of Science in Technology Management
Are you interested in transforming your undergraduate education into a highly sought after technology management degree for a management position? Would you like to keep moving up in your professional career in technology and open up challenging and rewarding upper-level leadership positions for you? If yes, then the Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) degree is for you.
The Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) degree focuses on learning creative problem solving and management principles for technology-driven industries and businesses. The program provides instruction in advanced technology, management and leadership concepts geared toward the needs of our rapidly changing technological global economy. Students learn advanced problem solving skills and develop technological decision making capabilities through analytical thinking, applied research, technology development and productivity improvement.
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The Department of Technology Systems offers this program on campus and online using current instructional technologies, state-of-the-art remotely accessible laboratories, highly qualified and experienced faculty, and dedicated support personnel. Students may select one of three options to complete the MSTM degree: non-thesis option, practicum option or thesis option. Students can structure the degree based on personal interest in manufacturing systems, quality systems, or industrial distribution and logistics.
Students may also complement the MSTM degree with additional graduate certificates. A popular certification earned by graduates in the MSTM program is the Lean Six-sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) certification. The LSSBB certification can be structured along with the MSTM degree such that a student can earn both by only taking an additional 3 s. h. along with specific electives. Contact the graduate school or the Technology Systems Department for more details.
The mission of the MSTM program is to prepare students: (1) for leadership and management positions in technology enterprises, and (2) to conduct quantitative and qualitative research in the field of technology management.
This is done through the study of research methods, statistical tools and applications, project management, capital project and cost analysis, and ethics, diversity and leadership. Further they polish their technology management skills through: (1) study of principles of lean enterprise, six-sigma, quality planning and analysis, design of experiments, production planning and inventory management, and computer integrated manufacturing and automation, or (2) study of logistical security and safety management, transportation logistics management, supply chain logistics management, and global logistics management. Students can also round out their study with electives in occupational ergonomics and applied safety management if interested.
Upon graduating, students will:
The program of study includes course work composed of core courses, and electives based on the personal interest of a student. Students need to create a plan of study and get it approved by faculty. A current plan of study should be on file at all times. Three options for degree completion are available:
The common core of 15. s. h. is mandatory for all MSTM options. The common core consists of the following courses:
The approved list of electives is shown below. Students will choose electives according to the option selected to make up the required number of semester hours:
Find out more about the program and courses offered with the
one page flyer.
The common core of 15. s. h. or 5
courses is mandatory for all MSTM options. The common core consists of the
The approved list of electives is shown below. Students will
choose electives according to the option selected to make up the required
number of semester hours:
Graduates with this degree are successful in many fields and careers, including the following:
Valuable sources of information in career exploration provide students and/or parents with specific information on majors and employment information. Two websites provide specific information on careers in the various majors from which students may choose:
This website provides graphs and tables of in-depth information on employment rates, wages and ongoing higher education enrollment of graduates from the North Carolina Community College System and from the University of North Carolina system schools. NC Tower includes data on former UNC students who are working in roughly 90% of all jobs in North Carolina. This database excludes information for graduates who are:
US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
This website also provides in-depth information regarding pay, projected new jobs, required education, growth rate and on-the-job training information on various occupations.