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Technology Leadership with impact

Graduate Certificate in Technology Leadership

This certificate is designed to meet the needs of those seeking to improve their organization’s quality performance by better managing people and infrastructure processes more effectively. It was created for professionals who want to upgrade their skills or prepare for a new assignment or position.

Students have the option to count coursework from their graduate certificate if they continue in a M.S. in Technology Management degree offered through the School of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas.


Brad Reinboldt

Program Director, M.S. in Technology Management
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Graduate Certificate Requirements

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Technology Leadership, students must successfully complete five courses (15 credits) and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7.

Complete these four courses (12 credits):

  • ETLS 505 Managerial Accounting and Performance Management
  • ETLS 551 Strategic Quality Management
  • ETLS 601 Program/Project/Team Management
  • ETLS 660 Engineering Leadership

Choose an elective from the list below, or discuss alternatives with your Program Director (3 credits):

  • ETLS 552 Supply Chain Synchronization
  • ETLS 652 Tech Forecasting and Risk Management
  • ETLS 851 Enterprise Information Systems or SEIS 709 Enterprise Architecture and IT Strategy
  • ETLS 853 Introduction to Intellectual Property Law

See course descriptions in our course catalog

Graduate Programs That Work for You

Our evening class schedules allow both industry professionals and career changers to achieve their educational goals. And each class meets just once per week.

Convenient Schedule

Our programs serve working professionals with busy lives. You choose how quickly you move through the curriculum. And you may start in any of our three starts: fall, spring or summer.

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Attend an online information session to learn program details. Our programs serve working professionals with busy lives. Set your own pace and start fall, spring or summer. Classes are offered in the evenings. We look forward to meeting you.

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Brad Reinboldt

Brad Reinboldt

Brad Reinboldt is the current program director of the M.S. in Technology Management program at St. Thomas. Brad has over 20 years experience in the information systems arena with expertise in the computing, networking, and storage sectors. He has held development and technical management roles in companies ranging from start-ups to multi-billion-dollar organizations. This includes high-speed memory subsystem designer for IBM mainframes, product engineer at Seagate Technology in disk drive head design, and more.
Brad Reinboldt
Ted Ellefson

Ted Ellefson

Mr. Ellefson is currently the Business Process Management Lead at Seagate Technology focused on Functional Excellence for the R&D organization. In his work, Ted aligns and harmonizes ISO, Baldrige Framework, and Business Continuity activities to ensure continuous improvement of Seagate business processes. He is a Certified Lean Master and Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Major, Military Intelligence, Minnesota Army National Guard -- Commanded a company with 110 employees.

Ted Ellefson
Dave Brucks

Dave Brucks

Mr. Brucks is currently the Global Quality Continuous Improvement Director at Entegris. He is very experienced in teaching and applying the Baldrige Performance Excellence framework, Quality Management Systems and other continuous improvement tools. Previously, Dave worked at Seagate Technology, as Executive Director of Functional Excellence. Also Baldrige Executive Fellow, National Baldrige Examiner, and MN/ND/Sd Performance Excellence Network – Performance Excellence Award evaluator.

Dave Brucks