NCU Catalog - October 2020 
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NCU Catalog - October 2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology and Innovation Management, Asset Management Specialization, MS

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Master of Science in Technology and Innovation Management

Description of Program

Technological innovations can be intimidating—yet beneficial—for many organizations. It is important for leaders to know how to take advantage of new technologies and ideas or be trapped in stagnation. The MS in Technology and Innovation Management helps prepare professionals to be champions of positive change through new ideas and new technologies.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Determine a situation’s potential for technology-based improvement
  • 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

Basis for Admission

School of Technology students entering the Master of Science in Technology and Innovation Management (MSTIM) program with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution and the seven certifications as specified by International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM) may immediately begin the MSTIM program.

For students enrolling in the MSTIM program with the Asset Management specialization, enrollment requires the completion of 7 IAITAM certifications in order to begin the program. Students will receive a 6 credit block transfer from IAITAM that applies toward the 30 total credits required for degree completion. An official copy of the certifications through IAITAM will need to be provided.
Students who do not meet BFA requirements will not be allowed to start the program.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Technology and Innovation Management is a 30-credit program comprised of 12 core credits,15 specialization credits and 3 capstone credits.
Students assume full responsibility for understanding both the foundational, specialization and capstone requirements of the program. Switching programs after completing coursework may result in reevaluation, monetary loss, loss of credit hours and/or the need to take additional credit hours. A Student’s Academic and Finance Advisor 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 and Innovation 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.

Time to Completion

NCU allows 5 years to complete all Master’s programs of 36 credits or less.

The median time to completion for this program is 19 months.

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.

Students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for this program, and applying no transfer credits, can expect to finish in as little as 14 months.

Course Sequence

The Master of Science in Technology and Innovation Management program can be completed in 30 credits. 

The Master of Science in Technology and Innovation Management (MSTIM) - Asset Management may have up to 6 credits transfer into program from 7 IAITAM Certifications.
Please refer to IAITAM for list of 7 required IAITAM certifications required for enrollment into program.

*Certifications subject to change.

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