The Doctor of Philosophy in Technology Management program is designed to prepare students for positions of leadership in the public and private sectors of society. This innovative web-based doctoral program is delivered by Indiana State University in cooperation with other nationally-accredited universities throughout the country; University of Central Missouri, Bowling Green State University, East Carolina University and North Carolina A&T State University.
Each university brings to the consortium a unique philosophical quality and extensive library holdings that add depth and quality to the program. Additionally, laboratories with specialized equipment are available that provide opportunities for research and study. Alternative communication technology is used to deliver key components of the program such as the general technology core, linking campuses to better serve students. This allows all members of the consortium to capitalize on the efficient use of existing resources while maintaining quality.
This program consists of a minimum of 87 credits hours of coursework, 30 of which come from the Master’s degree. Included in course work is a general technology core, research core, technical specialization, professional studies, residency requirement, and a dissertation.
The program offers five technical specializations:
Coursework within the construction management specialization is directed toward applied research, the advancement of the construction organization, and professional management leading to the effective and efficient control of the construction process.
The need for faster and more efficient transmission, reception, storage, and retrieval of information in our high-change society has caused digital communications to be one of the fastest growing fields in technology. The purpose of advanced studies in this area is to increase knowledge about the design and implementation of systems to communicate in a cost-effective manner.
Human Resource Development & Industrial Training (HRD&IT) means the integrated use of training and development, organizational development, and career development to improve individuals, group, and organizational effectiveness. HRD&IT relies on more than one subject discipline and draws on theories and insights from education, management, industrial and individual psychology, communication, counseling, economics, sociology, and related areas of research.
A Manufacturing System can be defined as the means to operate and control processes that add value to a product. Another key characteristic of a manufacturing system is its ability to replicate the product profitably. While traditional manufacturing programs have focused on manufacturing technologies, manufacturing systems concentrates on all of the activities and practices used to integrate an enterprise's production.
The QSS program is dedicated to providing people with corporate leadership abilities and faculty for the profession. Graduates shall have a global vision encompassing quality systems. The primary QSS focus is to provide people with the ability to manage complex organizations to meet the requirements of customer satisfaction in public and private sectors.
For more information about the requirements of the program, you may visit the Indiana State University web site section dedicated to this degree. If you have further questions, please contact program coordinators:
University of Central Missouri
Dr. Sue Rodchua
Technology Gaines 318D
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Tel: 660 543-4438