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Technology MS

Preparing Leaders in Technology

The Master of Science degree in Technology program prepares you for advanced positions in technology-related organizations, enterprises, and activities. Courses are offered online or on-site at the UCM main campus and UCM – Lee’s Summit. Our facilities are designed to provide students with the opportunity to experience state-of-the-art technology, software applications, and equipment.

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Flexibility to Specialize

Join this accredited program and earn your Master’s degree in as few as two years. Students can select 12 to 15 hours of credit from approved electives that allow them to specialize in an area of interest. The specialization areas include: Automation, Construction Management, Computer Sciences, Engineering Technology, GIS, Lean Six-Sigma, Manufacturing Management, and Network Security; other approved concentrations are also possible. These graduate electives are to be taken at UCM.

A survey of recent graduates found the average age was 40 with a mean salary of US$65,000 per year. Some occupational titles include industrial designer, construction site supervisor, quality engineer, supply chain manager, Java developer, systems analyst, and project manager.

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First Destination Success Rates

These reports highlight UCM graduates six months after graduation on their First Destination Success (FDS). FDS can be defined as graduates who are actively engaged in work/educational experiences (full-time, part-time, military, volunteer/program of service, or continuing education). Prospective students and families can gain knowledge by looking at major statistics.

2017-2018 Salary Summary

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Admittance Requirements

To be accepted into this program, a student must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 in his or her undergraduate major. A student not meeting this requirement may petition the department for admittance on a conditional basis. GRE or GMAT scores are not required. Applicants must submit a "Career Goal Statement" and resume including three contact references. This program also facilitates articulation to a Ph.D. in Technology Management.

Courses (Minimum of 33 Credit Hours)

Required Core Graduate Courses 15
IndM  5110 Current Issues in Industry 3
IndM  5160 Organizational Dynamics 3
IndM  5015 Legal Aspects of Industry 3
IndM  5020 International Technology Management 3
SOT 5010 Applied Research for Technology 3
Research 3-6
IndM  5230 Seminar in Industrial Management OR 3
SOT   5290 Thesis 
*Approved Graduate Electives in Technology 12-15 
Agriculture, Graphic Technologies, Automation, Automotive Technology, Computer Sciences, Drafting and Design Technology, Construction Management, Engineering Technology, Fashion: Textile and Clothing in Business, General Technology, Lean Six-Sigma, Manufacturing Management, Network Security, or other approved departments. Graduate electives are to be taken at UCM and may include a concentration of study in Technology.  
Minimum Total 33

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes:

The graduate with a Master of Science degree in Technology will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to develop:

An Organizational Style

  • Acquire advanced skills for managing complex projects including planning and implementation
  • Apply organizational skills and concepts to effectively manage available resources
  • Be adaptable and focused on fostering continuous growth and development
  • Analyze current global systems, national interactions, and local business industry workflow

A Global Orientation

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and interact in the global environment
  • Analyze and develop processes and workflows
  • Demonstrate multi-cultural awareness in a global and technological society
  • Understand the importance of global functional integration
  • Explain the importance of contemporary, global and societal issues as they relate to careers

 Quality Systems Knowledge

  • Recognize the characteristics that define quality relative to a specific discipline
  • Identify, develop, and implement quality strategies
  • Implement appropriate software applications for optimum quality and productivity

 Technology Management Skills

  • Understand scientific principles and technology relative to specialty area
  • Select and implement discipline specific technology
  • Develop, evaluate, and integrate technological systems to meet strategic goals
  • Understand legal issues affecting the use and implementation of evolving technology
  • Explain the significance of life-long learning for the purpose of enhancing discipline specific technical competencies

Technological Ethics and Professionalism

  • Develop advanced professional and personal competencies in technology
  • Practice within the specific profession to meet the highest social and ethical standards
  • Explain and apply the basic concepts of a supply and demand economy in an information 
    based society
  • Demonstrate knowledge of professional integrity and ethical standards

Research skills for Innovation

  • Apply advanced quantitative problem solving and decision making techniques
  • Develop the ability to conduct applied experimental research
  • Demonstrate integration techniques for new technologies related to a field of study
  • Foster entrepreneurs through innovation, collaboration and managed technological change
  • Research foundational and developing systems and make predictions concerning emerging technologies

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The Technology master’s degree program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).



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