MS in Management of Technology

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Advances in knowledge and an increasing concern for society with its complex needs have led researchers into areas that can no longer be encompassed by a single academic discipline.

There is an increased tendency for faculty and students from different disciplines to work together in a variety of laboratories, departments, and centers that cut across disciplinary lines.

In order to facilitate such interaction, highly qualified students may pursue a privileged course of graduate studies. The program is designed for the truly exceptional student. It is built around the student and brings together the particular interests of two or more disciplines. The ultimate goal is to develop a researcher who is neither over-specialized nor too much of a generalist. 

Facts About Management of Technology (MOT)

  • Enlargement of the world-wide manufacturing base now includes countries other than western industrial countries, resulting in increased competition for both domestic and international markets.
  • This shift in manufacturing capabilities, and the speed and scope of change in technological innovations, has brought technology and the management of technology to the center of world-wide attention.
  • It is now generally agreed that competitive power in world markets depends largely upon timely identification of technological opportunities, their integration into operations and subsequent transfer into the marketplace.
  • In order to survive and to succeed in this dynamic environment, management must appreciate the importance of technological matters in corporate policy, and must be able to respond in a timely and rational manner to the challenges that are created by fast technological changes.
  • Therefore, decision makers, as well as engineers with technical management responsibilities, must be conversant in technological issues that affect a firms business strategy.
  • This requires the understanding of technological innovation and technology transfer processes, as well as the effect of these new technologies on management practice, organizational structure, operational procedures, labor relations and marketing.
  • In recognition of the need in both private and public sectors for managers and engineers who are knowledgeable in technological issues and problems the Department of Industrial Engineering in the College of Engineering and the Department of Management in the School of Business Administration, at the University of Miami, jointly offer an interdisciplinary Master of Science Program in the Management of Technology.
  • The program consists of lectures, group discussions, case studies, and projects to form the basis and demonstrate the effects of technological changes in various parts of business activities and ways and means for dealing with them. Integration of new and advanced technologies in various industries is discussed and demonstrated.

Required Courses

Master of Science in Management of Technology is an academically challenging program that allows you to gain significant training in both technology and management.

It is a 36-credit hour curriculum with 18 credits in Engineering/Technology oriented courses and 18 credits in Business/Management topics.

Industrial Engineering Core Courses

IEN 670

Engineering Management

3

IEN 672

Management of Technological Innovation

3

IEN 712

Design of Experiments

3

IEN 763

Project Management Techniques

3

Management Core Courses

MGT 621

High Performance Leadership

2

BTE 610

Foundations of Management Information Systems

2

MKT 640

Foundations of Marketing Management

2

MGT623 or MGT 677

Human Resource Systems or

Corporate Strategy and Organization

2

Engineering Electives - 600 or 700 level any IEN or other approved engineering courses

6

Business Electives - 600 or 700 level ACC, BTE, FIN, MGT, MKT, MAS courses

10

Total Credit Hours

36