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Master of Science in Technology Management Degree Program (MSTM)

Dr. Gary W., 2020 Graduate

Develop Critical Job Skills for Technology Management Professionals

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.

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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  • NO Residency
  • NO Group Work
  • 100% Online Learning
  • 100% Doctoral Faculty

Program Outcomes

At Northcentral 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.

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

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of Northcentral 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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Cybersecurity Management, MSTM

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.

Data Science Management, MSTM

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.

Project and Program Management, MSTM

The Master of Science in Technology Management with a specialization in Project and Program Management at Northcentral 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.

Information Technology Management, MSTM

The Master of Science in Technology Management with a specialization in Information Technology Management at Northcentral 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.

General Management, MSTM

The Master of Science in Technology Management with a specialization in General Management at Northcentral 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.

  • TIM-5002 - Principles of Information Technology for IT Managers
  • TIM-5100 - Management and Governance in Technology
  • TIM-5110 - Finance and Planning in Technology
  • TIM-5120 - Technical Communication
  • TIM-5050 - Principles of Project Management
  • Specialization Course 1
  • Specialization Course 2
  • Specialization Course 3
  • Specialization Course 4
  • TIM-6011 - Strategic Management of Technology

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 NCU 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.

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 NCU 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.

NCU 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 NCU 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.

To speak with an enrollment advisor, call (866) 776-0331 or email admissions@ncu.edu.

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Why Choose Northcentral University?

  • Classes Start Weekly: Your MS in Technology Management is flexible with NCU’s year-round enrollment and weekly class starts.
  • 1:1 Teaching Model: Our 100% doctoral faculty meet with you one-on-one, so you can focus on what matters — making a difference with your degree.
  • Online Community: To help students feel less isolated in a virtual learning environment, we created a community space called The Commons. The purpose was to create an interactive space for students to make real-time connections, meet, share ideas, and support each other through their academic journeys.

  • NO Residency
  • NO Group Work
  • 100% Online Learning
  • 100% Doctoral Faculty
  • No GRE/GMAT