NCU Catalog - July 2021 (Amended) 
    
    Nov 28, 2022  
NCU Catalog - July 2021 (Amended) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology Management, Information Technology Management Specialization, MS


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Master of Science in Technology Management


Description of Program


The Master of Science in Technology Management program prepares professionals for technical management and leadership roles in today’s organizations, resulting in a deeper understanding of organizational needs, cost-effective project planning, resource management, and effective communication. During this program, you will develop your management and leadership skills and your knowledge of technical systems and concepts, business strategies, governance, and financial planning, to prepare you for the unique challenges of technical management in a rapidly evolving industry.

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Learning Outcomes


  • 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

Basis for Admissions


The School Technology students entering the Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution may immediately begin the MSTM program.

Degree Requirements


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 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. 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.

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 21 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 15 months.

Course Sequence


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

Students who complete at least 15 semester credit hours in a single area of specialization at NCU (not counting foundational courses) may elect to have the specialization recorded on their transcript and diploma.

All Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) programs require the foundation courses to be completed prior to enrolling in specialization courses. The program capstone will be completed as the last course in the degree program. 

In some cases, specialization courses listed on the initial degree plan can be changed at the student’s request. Please contact your Academic and Finance Advisor for more information.

Information Technology Management Specialization


The MSTM Information Technology Management specialization is designed to prepare students for leadership positions. You will explore key topics of cybersecurity, risk management, systems analysis, systems architecture, and IT asset management. You will be exposed to activities that highlight services to optimize operations and justify fiscal resources required to meet the strategic and operational technology needs of the enterprise. Finally, you will conduct activities to incorporate strategic, operational and project planning, and management into the implementation of IT solutions.

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