Train for a future as an industry leader: You'll do that here.

With a master's degree in technology management from Southeast, you'll develop in-demand workforce skills. The program was designed with the help of industry leaders, so you'll graduate with the expertise you need to thrive in your career. 

You can tailor the degree to fit your career goals and interests with options in : cybersecurity, facilities management, industrial education/training and development, manufacturing systems, telecommunications systems, and workplace environment and health safety. 

What to Expect

As a technology management major, you’ll be learning the research methods, leadership qualities, and critical thinking skills vital to moving up in your career. More specifically, you’ll have the opportunity to: 

  • Engage in research-related activities to solve real-world application problems. 
  • Learn production planning, applications of scientific techniques for quality control, and assurance, and management of production processes. 
  • Understand how to serve as effective leaders, supervisors, and managers in technical enterprises. 

Associate Professor of the Department of Engineering and Technology

"As a teacher, my goal is to help students develop a fundamental approach to solve problems that are encountered in the physical world. Instead of focusing on the solution to a particular problem I encourage them to focus on the problem-solving methodology. This approach makes them think independently."

Dr. Md Rasheduzzaman, Ph.D.

Dr. Md Rasheduzzaman, Ph.D. smiles for a portrait.

College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

This program is housed within the College of STEM. The College prepares students to find creative solutions to problems. Curiosity and analysis merge, creating students ready to figure things out and then use that knowledge to make things better.

Online Learning at Southeast

When it comes to your success, we do whatever it takes. Online learning at Southeast takes the same reputable college courses taught by Southeast faculty and makes them available anytime, anywhere.

Technology Management Curriculum

The time it takes to earn a degree will vary based on factors such as dual enrollment, remediation, and summer enrollment. Students meet with an academic advisor each semester and use Degree Works to monitor their progress.

Admission Requirements

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or technology or closely related field
  • For regular admission, have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and few repeated courses.
  • For probationary admission, have an undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and submit official GRE scores. While under probation, students enroll in nine credit hours of course work in their program area and must earn a 3.0 GPA or higher on these first 9 hours to achieve regular admission.

All application materials must be submitted to the Office of Admissions by the following semester deadlines:

  • Fall – August 1 (domestic students);
  • July 1 (international students)
  • Spring – November 1

33-36 Hours Required

Core Requirements:

  • FM504 Facilities Management (3)
  • IM600 Managing Technology Innovation (3)
  • IM602 Advanced Quality Concepts (3)
  • IM603 Technology Supervision in a Diverse Workplace (3)
  • IM605 Innovation for a Lean Enterprise (3)
  • IM606 Knowledge Management (3)
  • IM691 Understanding Graduate Research (3)


Class Track:
  • IM692 Modeling and Simulation (3)
  • GR698 Master's Final Comp Exam (0)
  • 12 hours from list below
Project Track:
  • IM693 Applied Research Project (3)
  • GR698 or GR699 Master's Final Comprehensive or Oral Examination (0)
  • 9 hours from one option
Thesis Track:
  • IM694 Thesis (3)
  • GR698 or GR699 Master's Final Comprehensive or Oral Examination (0)
  • 9 hours from one option

Choose 9-12 hours from one option. (Depending on which track is chosen): 


  • CY501 Introduction to Cybersecurity (3) 
  • CY510 Information Security and Assurance (3) 
  • CY520 Information Security in Systems Administration (3) 
  • CY610 Web Application Security (3) 
  • CY620 Computer Forensics (3) 

 Facilities Management 

  • CM510 Building Information Modeling (3) 
  • ET570 Energy Management (3) 
  • EV654 Risk Assessment Applications (3) 
  • FM554 Facilities Operation and Supervision (3) 
  • IM506 Projects in Industrial & Engineering Technology (3) 

 Industrial Education/TRaining and Development 

  • IE590 Assessment for Career & Technical Education (3) 
  • IE592 Selection & Organization of Subject Matter (3) 
  • IE593 Principles & Practices of Industrial Technical Teaching (3) 
  • IE595 Teaching Adults in Career & Technical Education (3) 
  • IE596 Philosophy in Career & Technical Education (3) 
  • IE597 Coordination of Cooperative Education (3) 
  • IM520 Technical Training & Development (3) 
  • IM521 Technical Change & HR Development (3) 
  • IM522 Technical Leadership in Training & Development (3) 
  • IM523 Training & Development of Technical Teams (3) 

 Manufacturing Systems  

  • ET568 Industrial Controls (3) 
  • ET570 Energy Management (3) 
  • IM555 Sustainable and Green Manufacturing (3) 
  • IM617 Manufacturing Resource Analysis (3) 
  • MN512 Advanced Manufacturing Systems (3) 

 Telecommunications Systems 

  • TN562 Networking I (3) 
  • TN563 LAN Switching (3) 
  • TN564 Telecommunications & Networking II (3) 
  • TN565 Network Management (3) 
  • TN566 IP Telephony (3) 
  • TN625 Wireless Communications & Mobile Data Networks (3) 
  • TN635 Network Security (3) 

 Workplace Environment and Health Safety 

  • EV551 Hazardous Material Assessment (3)  
  • EV653 Occupational Health (3) 
  • EV654 Risk Assessment Applications (3) 
  • EV655 Industrial Hygiene (3)  
  • EV660 Introduction to Toxicology (3)  
  • EV661 Business Strategies for Corporate Environmental Management (3)  
  • EV666 HAZWOPPER (3)  


Developed with consent of advisor to meet individual career needs of the student, which may include independent study and/or problems in industrial and engineering technology courses.  

Recommended sequence of required course work:

First semester: 3 core courses

Second semester: 3 core courses

Third semester: IM691 and 2 elective courses

Fourth semester:

  • Degree path 1: Thesis and 1 elective
  • Degree path 2: IM693 and 1 elective
  • Degree path 3: IM692 and 2 electives
NOTE: If elective courses chosen require prerequisites, it may be necessary to take these in the first year of classes.

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Southeast provided the best blend of great professors and reputation with value. I could work when I had the time and my job did not suffer. Southeast gave me the tools to lead an organization at a higher level and to work with all aspects of a business. 

Jerry Estes , '11, Reykjavik Creamery Plant Manager 

Getting the Job

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.

Online: Technology Management Degree Map

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What Can You Do with a M.S. in Technology Management?

You’ll be ready to serve as an effective leader, supervisor, or manager in a technology-based enterprise with your Master of Science in technology management. The ability to tailor your degree means you’ll have the skill set and experience to pursue a position relevant to your track option. 

You’ll be prepared to take on roles such as: 

  • Lean director 
  • Project QA/QC manager 
  •  Safety supervisor 
  • Facility managers 
  • Technical managers 
  • Engineering managers 
  • Production supervisors 

Technology Management by the Numbers

  • 94%

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Engineering and Technology report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.

  • $108k

    Industrial Production Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an industrial production manager is $108,790.

  • $149K

    Engineering Managers

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an engineering manager is $149,530.

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