MS in Technology Management (MSTM)
The Master of Science in Technology Management degree from the College of Business & Technology at the Golden State College provides you with skills required for employment in fields that leverage the application of technology in a managerial role.
The degree program allows you to leverage the full potential of technology and organizational resources to achieve business objectives. You will study managerial skills required to successfully deploy technology to improve decision making, enhance operational efficiencies, prepare policies and action plans, and promote new products and services resulting in organizational profitability.
Scholarships are also available.
Total number of credits: 36 credits
Core Course Requirements: 27 credits
Elective Course Requirements: 9 credits
To be awarded the Master of Science in Technology Management degree, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of coursework. Students are required to complete the nine core courses; each course is equivalent to three credit hours. Students must also select and complete three of the elective courses. Each elective course is equivalent to three credit hours.
Students entering the MSTM program will have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. It is strongly preferred that the undergraduate degree be in a science, technology, or engineering discipline. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in other disciplines may request a waiver from the Dean of the College of Business & Technology by providing satisfactory evidence that documents prior practical work experience equivalent to the knowledge found in a preferred program.
The Master of Science in Technology Management will build both your technological knowledge and your business skills. Coursework covers strategy, governance, organizational management, and the role of technology in specific fields. You’ll also explore business essentials such as project planning, operations management, procurement, statistics, financial accounting, and business ethics. Learn how to get the most out of technology and the people who use it. Upon completion of the Master of Science in Technology Management degree program, you will be able to:
Assess business adaptations of information and technology to enhance the strategic competitive advantage of an organization
Identify, model, and promote the required management and leadership skills to succeed in a culture of innovation
Plan the implementation of technical projects while effectively utilizing human and financial resources to improve the operational efficiencies of an organization
Determine the appropriate technologies to enhance communication and collaboration within an organization
Analyze issues of ethical and social responsibility within an organization
The core curriculum for the Master of Science in Technology Management covers the management essentials needed to make technology decisions that solve business problems in an organization. You will also select three elective courses that will add further focus to your degree program. Elective course options include BUS 612, BUS 642, BUS 660, BUS 661, INF 620, INF 630, ISM 643, MHA 605, MHA 616, and MHA 626.
Core Course Requirements and Electives (27 core course credits and 9 elective course credits, all courses are 3 credits.)
BUS 591 Financial Accounting & Analysis
BUS 600 Management Communications with Technology Tools
BUS 611 Project Planning & Management
BUS 612 Advanced Project Procurement
BUS 642 Business Research Methods & Tools
BUS 644 Operations Management
BUS 660 Contemporary Issues in Organizational Leadership
BUS 661 Leading Organizational Change
INF 620 Management of Information Systems
INF 630 Systems Analysis & Design
Information Systems Management
ISM 643 Leadership in Business Systems Development
MAT 540 Statistical Concepts for Research
Master Health Care Administration
MHA 605 Business Intelligence
MHA 616 Health Care Management Information Systems
MHA 626 Strategic Planning & Marketing in Health Care
OMM 640 Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
TMG 601 Technology Strategy and Governance
TMG 602 Management of Technology
TMG 699 Technology Management Capstone