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Develop expertise to lead technology driven companies

M.S. in Technology Management

Trying to decide between an MBA and a technical master’s degree? The M.S. in Technology Management program provides students with the best of both. This program teaches awareness of critical processes and tools necessary for managing technical enterprises – giving students fluency and competency in the basics of business operations beyond their technical knowledge – as well as knowing how to utilize those processes and tools and when to call for the experts in those disciplines. You will become a technical management expert while acquiring the skills, strategic thinking and vision to manage complex technologies within a variety of companies.

The M.S. in Technology Management is designed for those interested in successfully leading technology driven companies. The program explores Finance & Accounting, Quality, Team & Project Management, Risk Assessment, Intellectual Property, Enterprise Systems, Tech Forecasting, and Leadership.

You'll develop a network of individuals (other students, faculty, and speakers) while tapping into the rich resources of our manufacturing, software, and business programs. While you’re here you will gain:

  • skills to identify opportunities and the confidence to act
  • courage to embrace change, champion ideas and empower others
  • initiative to get results and take action
  • knowledge to make decisions and judgment to make choices
  • ability to anticipate customer needs and the creativity to create superior solutions
  • wisdom to view the big picture
  • Lifelong perspective of The Right Questions to Ask
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About our Technology Management Master's Degree

Hear about our M.S. in Technology Management from our alumni and former Program Director.

Program Advantages

  • Cross-functional focus
  • Applications oriented, industry-focused curriculum
  • Instructors with extensive industrial experience
  • Cross-functional focus

    Our integrative approach provides with the perspective to help you bridge the gap between technology and business. We emphasize a holistic view of the organization and a team approach to problem solving. Courses in business, software, technology and systems management will challenge you to view technology management as an integrated system of social, business and technical components. And, give you The Right Questions to Ask in Technology Management.

    Applications oriented, industry-focused curriculum

    Our program is industry-based and applied. We expect you'll bring your work experiences to class and apply what you learn on the job. We want you to use your assignments and research projects to address real workplace issues. Knowledge PLUS Action = Results.

    Instructors with extensive industrial experience

    All of our full time and adjunct faculty members bring both academic credentials and industry experience to the classroom. These executives, managers, and engineers share a passion for teaching and improving the industrial welfare of our world. They emphasize hands-on learning, promote interaction among students and encourage the free exchange of ideas.

    Cross-functional focus

    Our integrative approach provides with the perspective to help you bridge the gap between technology and business. We emphasize a holistic view of the organization and a team approach to problem solving. Courses in business, software, technology and systems management will challenge you to view technology management as an integrated system of social, business and technical components. And, give you The Right Questions to Ask in Technology Management.

    Applications oriented, industry-focused curriculum

    Our program is industry-based and applied. We expect you'll bring your work experiences to class and apply what you learn on the job. We want you to use your assignments and research projects to address real workplace issues. Knowledge PLUS Action = Results.

    Instructors with extensive industrial experience

    All of our full time and adjunct faculty members bring both academic credentials and industry experience to the classroom. These executives, managers, and engineers share a passion for teaching and improving the industrial welfare of our world. They emphasize hands-on learning, promote interaction among students and encourage the free exchange of ideas.

    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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    Coursework and Degree Requirements

    To complete the requirements for the M.S. in Technology Management, students must successfully complete 12 courses (36 credits) and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7.

    STEM Approved Program

    Required Courses (9 courses = 27 credits)

    • ETLS 505 Managerial Accounting and Performance Management
    • ETLS 551 Strategic Quality Management
    • ETLS 552 Supply Chain Synchronization
    • ETLS 601 Program/Project/Team Management
    • ETLS 652 Tech Forecasting & Risk Management
    • ETLS 660 Engineering Leadership
    • ETLS 851 Enterprise Information Systems or SEIS 709 Enterprise Architecture and Strategy
    • ETLS 853 Managing Intellectual Property
    • ETLS 858 Engineering Capstone

    Elective Courses (3 courses = 9 credits)
    Choose three electives from the Graduate Programs in Engineering (ETLS) course catalog and discuss with your Program Director.

    Typical technical electives often selected by MSTM students are:

    • ETLS 504 Excellence in Operations
    • ETLS 506 Statistical Methods for Manufacturing Quality
    • ETLS 640 Lean Six Sigma
    • ETLS 671 Human Aspects of Technical Management

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    Attend an Information Session

    Attend an online information session to get program details and receive $20* off your application fee just for attending. 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.

    *St. Thomas alumni, St. Thomas returning graduate students, St. Thomas employees, and all U.S. active and retired military personnel and veterans are eligible for a full $50 application fee waiver.

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    Faculty

    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
    John Fechter

    John Fechter

    John Fechter is the former program director of the M.S. in Technology Management program at St. Thomas. John has over 25 years experience as an educator and as an optimization professional. He is an expert at finding and fixing what stands in the way of quality, productivity, efficiency, and reduced costs. Most recently, he co-authored the book, “Let’s Talk Story: Wisdom Is in the Ordinary If You Know How to Look.”

    John Fechter
    Kathleen Holmes

    Kathleen Holmes

    Kathleen Holmes is a learning professional with over 20 years of experience in leadership development and coaching. Much of her career has been spent working with high-potential leaders and executives around the globe. She spent 14 years at Microsoft developing leaders across engineering and other functional organizations at all levels in their career.

    Kathleen Holmes
    Thomas Becker

    Thomas Becker

    Mr. Becker has been an adjunct faculty at St. Thomas since 2001. Tom is responsible for courses in Supply Chain Synchronization, Lean Manufacturing and Logistics. He developed and implemented graduate-level courses relating to Total Quality Management, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Total Productive Maintenance, Quality Function Deployment and others. Tom is an experienced financial analyst and realtor.

    Thomas Becker