Technology Management, M.S.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should follow the admissions process described in this catalog or at the Graduate Admissions website at

  1. General Admissions Requirements
    Each applicant for admission must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university (there is no stipulation concerning the undergraduate major) and must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:
    • Score at the mean or above on the verbal GRE
    • Score at the mean or above on the quantitative GRE
    • Score at the mean or above on the analytical GRE
    • Score at the mean or above on the GMAT
    • Have an undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or above
    • Have previously completed a master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
    • Have 10 or more years of documented relevant professional work experience
  2. Program Requirements
    In addition to the general requirements all students must complete the following:
    • Submit a written summary (2 typewritten pages maximum) of education and professional experiences, and career goals related to the TM program including the Area of Emphasis the applicant is interested in pursuing.
    • Complete an interview with the TM program coordinator or designee, with part of the interview consisting of discussion of the written summary.

Program Requirements

Degree requirements consist of five core courses (15 semester hours), four area-of-emphasis courses (12 semester hours), and a capstone project (3 semester hours), for a total of 30 semester hours. You must have the Technology Management advisor’s approval to enroll in Technology Management degree program courses.

Plan of Study

A Plan of Study approved by the student’s advisor must be on file before the student registers for his or her 12th semester hour. The Plan of Study is a student’s “blueprint” for completing graduation requirements.

Core Courses

Each student selects an Area of Emphasis, consisting of four courses. Currently, the following emphases are available:

Environmental Management

  • Environmental Regulations
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • One course selected from among:
    • Hazardous Waste Management,
    • Environmental Site Assessment, or
    • Geographic Information Systems,
    • Project Management.
    • Other courses may be taken with the permission of the student’s advisor.

Information Security

  • Information Security
  • Communication and Network Technologies
  • Computer Systems Security
  • One additional 3 credit hour elective, chosen from TM, IS or Project Management courses, with permission of the student’s advisor

Information Technology

Four approved courses from the following list:

  • Computing and Network Technologies
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Health Informatics
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Security
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Systems Analysis
  • Database Management
  • Data Warehousing
  • Project Management
  • Other courses may be taken with permission of the student’s advisor.

Manufacturing Systems

  • Applied Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Modern Manufacturing Concepts
  • Two courses selected from:
    • Applied statistics
    • Operations Research I
    • Operations Management
    • Project Management
    • Other courses with permission of the advisor

Transportation Systems and Technologies

This area of emphasis is offered in cooperation with the Nick J. Rahall II Appalachian Transportation Institute.

Intelligent Transport Systems - Three courses, selected with Technology Management Advisor approval. Possible choices include: Traffic Engineering, Safety in Transportation, Human Factors in Accident Prevention, Traffic Safety Management, Urban and Regional Planning, Engineering Law, Operations Research I, Operations Research II, Transportation Systems, Geographic Information Systems, Project Management. Some of these courses have prerequisites; students taking the courses must meet prerequisites.

Plan of Study

Core Courses
TM 610Mgmt of Innovation & Tech3
TM 612Econ & Financial Analysis3
TM 615Info Tech Strategies3
TM 620Technology Planning3
TM 630Qual & Prod Methods3
Area of Emphasis
Select four courses from an Area of Emphasis12
Capstone Project
TM 699TM Capstone Project3
Total Credit Hours30