Learn how to manage the use of technology to benefit society: you’ll do that here.

The technology management major is specifically designed for students who earned technically-oriented Associate of Applied Science degrees and for those with national certifications or exams and two years of directly related work experience.  

What You’ll Do  

As a technology management major, you’ll be awarded up to 34 credit hours for technical coursework with the technology management option. 

  • Understand the fundamental concepts required including mathematics, physical sciences, technology, and management. 
  • Gain specialized knowledge in elective areas of your choice of construction, electrical systems, mechanical systems, manufacturing, networking, facilities, and computer graphics. 
  • Prepare for technical management roles. 

Outcomes & Careers

  • 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.

  • $96k

    Computer Systems Analyst

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a computer systems analyst is $96,160.

  • $59k

    Computer Support Specialist

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a computer support specialist is $59,290.

  • $96k

    Database Administrators and Architects

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a database administrator and architect is $96,110.

Get Funding for Your Education

Missouri’s opened the door to a more educated workforce. We want to help you walk through it. If you’re an adult learner and a Missouri resident returning to college, learn about the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. It’s a statewide financial aid program that can be used to pursue a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in a high need area in Missouri. This major is eligible for the Fast Track grant.

What You'll Study

In the technology management program, you’ll gain career-ready practical experience in a technology-based curriculum. You’ll complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete this degree, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours.

Technology Management: Technology Management Option – 94 Hours Required

Required Courses:

  • IM 300 Technical Communication (3)
  • IM 301 Industrial Safety (3)
  • IM 311 Statistical Process Control (3)
  • IM 419 Industrial Supervision (3)
  • IM 506 Projects in IET (3)
  • MA 116 Precalculus A (3)
  • MA 117 Precalculus B (3)
  • MN 220 Engineering Economic Analysis (3)
  • MN 260 Technical Computer Programming Applications (3)
  • PH 120/020 Introductory Physics I (5)
  • SW 207 Understanding Cultural & Social Diversity (3)
  • UI 410 Manufacturing Research in a Global Society (3)

    Choose 3-5 hours:

  • MA 139 Applied Calculus (3)
  • MA 140 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5)

    Choose 5 hours:

  • CH181/018/001 Basic Principles of Chemistry (5)
  • PH 121/021 Introductory Physics II (5)

Technology Management   (48 hours)

  • Lower level technical electives – Determined by consulting with an
    advisor (9)*
  • Upper level technical electives - Determined by consulting with an advisor (21)*

Choose one of the following:

  • Three years of related work or military experience and a recognized
    national certification
  • AAS or similar degree (non-regionally accredited degrees will be
    considered on a case-by-case basis). Candidates may need to provide
    documentation in the form of a portfolio for their degree or certification and
    experience to be considered by the department for credit. An interview
    may also be required. (18)
  • Any level technical electives – Determined by consulting with an
    advisor (18)*

In addition to the normal University admissions requirements, the Technology Management: Technology Management Option has requirements to meet the 34 hours block of credit. Students typically meet this requirement by completing an Associate of Applied Science degree at a regionally accredited institution. This credit will automatically be applied upon submission of the transcripts to the University.  

Otherwise, students can apply for this credit by submitting a portfolio for either  

Option 1.) a recognized national certification or exam and two years of directly related work experience or  

Option 2.) a technical associate degree or certificate from a non-regionally accredited institution. 

The purpose of the portfolio is for potential students to validate that their background and experiences equate to the technical competencies gained from a related Associate of Applied Science degree. For either option, the portfolio shall be submitted to the Department of Engineering and Technology, and the faculty may require additional information if needed. 

 

Option 1 Portfolio Requirements (Work Experience) 

  • Letter stating the reason(s) for interest in pursuing a BS degree in Technology Management. This letter will be used to evaluate written communication skills. 
  • A resume with three references, including previous or current employers. 
  • Proof of current related certification or date and scores of exam. 
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended. 
  • Letters from previous or current employers documenting related work experience and technical competence in detail. Contact Letters should include dates of employment, tasks performed, employer contact information for follow up, and any other pertinent information to show significance of the work experience. 
  • Certificates or other appropriate documentation from related formal training and workshops attended. 

Option 2 Portfolio Requirements (Non-Accredited Degree) 

  • Letter stating the reason(s) for interest in pursuing a BS in Technology Management. This letter will be used to evaluate written communication skills. 
  • A resume with three references, including previous or current employers. 
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended. 
  • Catalog listings showing completed program requirements and course descriptions. 

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in major program.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours
  • Constitution Requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities & Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)
  • Civics examination

Freshman Year    

Fall Semester (13 Hours)     

  • UI100 (1)
  • EN100 (3)
  • MA116 (3)
  • Program Elective 1 (3)
  • Program Elective 2 (3)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)     

  • IM300 (3)
  • IM301 (3)
  • MA117 (3)
  • MN170 (3)
  • General Education (3)

Milestone: maintain 2.0 cumulative GPA

Sophomore Year    

Fall Semester (15-17 Hours)  

  •  
  • MA139 or MA140 (3-5) 
  • PH120/020 (3) 
  • Program Elective 3 (3)
  • Program Elective 4 (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring Semester (17 Hours)    

  • CH181 or PH120 (5) 
  • SW207 (3)
  • Program Elective 5 (3)
  • Program Elective 6 (3)
  • General Education (3)

Milestone: maintain 2.0 cumulative GPA

Junior Year    

Fall Semester (15 Hours)    

  • IM311 (3)
  • IM419 (3)
  • Program Elective 7 (3)
  • Program Elective 8 (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)     

  • IM506 (3)
  • MN220 (3)
  • UI410 (3)
  • Program Elective 9 (3)
  • General Education (3)

Milestone: maintain 2.0 cumulative GPA

Senior Year    

Fall Semester (15 Hours)     

  • Program Elective 10 (3)
  • Program Elective 11 (3)
  • Program Elective 12 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)  

  • Program Elective 13 (3)
  • Program Elective 14 (3)
  • Program Elective 15 (3)
  • Program Elective 16 (3)
  • General Education (3)

*NOTE: Technical elective courses are those with a CM, EG, EP, ET, EV,
FM, GM, IM, MN, TG, or TN prefix and any exceptions approved by the
department. Courses within the Technology Management Core CANNOT
count toward these electives. No more than 24 hours are allowed in any one
area. It is important to meet with an advisor to ensure prerequisites are met
for planned upper-level courses.

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Getting the Job

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