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A Master of Science in technology management degree is focused on your interest in the tech world. You get to tailor the degree with a variety of interdisciplinary courses to choose from, plus the option of taking a thesis or non-thesis option.

What You'll Do

The Master of Science in technology management program at Southeast was designed with the help from industries we serve in the southeast Missouri regions, including St. Louis. It serves technical managers, production supervisors, engineers, technicians, and related professionals who wish to study full time or part time to prepare for or enhance their leadership positions in industry and related enterprises. Upon completing the program, graduates serve as effective leaders, supervisors, and managers in technical enterprises.

  • Understand management and its direct role in industry.
  • Engage in research-related activitiesto solve real-world application problems.
  • Learn production planning, applications of scientific techniques for quality control,and assurance and management of production processes.

What Can You Do with a Master's Degree in Technology Management?

Grads have been recently hired by Procter & Gamble, TG Missouri, Tyco Healthcare, Missouri Department of Transportation, and the Missouri Research Corporation. Upon completing the program, graduates serve as effective leaders, supervisors, and managers in technical enterprises. 

Internship and Employment Opportunities of Recent Graduates

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

Outcomes & Careers

  • 100%

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Engineering & 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 Manager

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

  • $94k

    Safety Engineer

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a safety engineer is $94,240.

What You'll Study

There are two degree tracks for graduate studies in technology management. Students can either choose the Plan A option (thesis option) or Plan B option (non-thesis option). The Plan A option culminates with the defense of the findings of an independent research project and a thesis describing the pertinent literature, methodology, and results of the research project. Students often publish aspects of their theses in peer-reviewed journals and present their findings at national and international conferences. The Plan B option culminates with a written critical evaluation on a specific area of study in technology management and a written examination.

Curriculum (33-36 Hours)

Required Courses:

  • 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)

Choose One Track:

Class Track:
  • IM692 Modeling and Simulation (3)
  • GR698 Master's Final Comp Exam (0)
  • 12 hours from list below
Project Track:
  • IM693 Applied ResearchProject (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 (based on track chosen above)

Any course with a CM, ET, FM, IM, MN, TN prefix at the graduate level (500 or higher). A limited number of courses outside of these prefixes may be allowed with departmental approval. Possible elective courses include:

  • CM510 Building Information Modeling (3)
  • ET568 Industrial Controls (3)
  • ET570 Energy Management (3)
  • 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)
  • IM506 Projects in Industrial & Engineering Technology (3)
  • IM515 Advanced Technical Communication (3)
  • IM516 Documenting & Presenting Technical Instructions and Proposals (3)
  • IM517 Software in Technical Documents (3)
  • IM518 Advanced Technical Document Design, Organization and Graphics (3)
  • IM520 Technical Training & Development (3)
  • IM521 Technical Change & Human Resource Development (3)
  • IM522 Technical Leadership in Training & Development (3)
  • IM523 Training & Development of Technical Teams (3)
  • IM555 Sustainable & Green Manufacturing (3)
  • IM585 Independent Study in Industrial Management (3)
  • IM617 Manufacturing Resource Analysis (3)
  • MN512 Advanced Manufacturing Systems (3)
  • 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)

Regular Admission

  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA (or over 65% weighted score for international applicants without a GPA)
  • Have no more than 3 repeated courses (absences excluded) and no more than 2 attempts (1 repeat) of a single course
  • Have coursework or significant background in engineering economics (MN220 or equivalent), quality control (IM311 or equivalent), and process management (IM313 or IM315 or equivalent)
    • A placement test is used to determine the need for prerequisites. The test will be given in the week before or during the first week of classes.
    • Students can take IM302 to meet this requirement

Probationary Admission

  • For students above 2.5 GPA (57% weighted score for international applicants without GPA) and/or not meeting the regular admission criteria (i.e. have 4-7 repeated courses), the department requires the following:
    • Official GRE scores in addition to the above criteria:
      • Verbal: 140 (new) or at least 10th percentile, and
      • Quantitative: 153 (new) or at least 50th percentile
    • At least band 6.0 on a scale of 9-band in the writing section of IELTS OR 20 on a scale of 30 in the writing section of the TOEFL

Accelerated Program for the Technology Management Masters

The accelerated master’s degree program allows certain undergraduate students to take classes in their senior year that count for both undergraduate credit and graduate credit. Our Master of Science in Technology Management program was approved for this program. We encourage you to consider this opportunity.

If you have ever considered working on a Master’s program, this may be an excellent opportunity for you to begin.

Program Requirements:

  • Student has at least 75 credit undergraduate credit hours completed
  • Maximum of 12 hours (500 level) can be transferred to the graduate program in total with no more than 6 hours per semester.
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.25
  • Prior to taking any of the accelerated courses, the accelerated program application must be submitted and approved by the department
  • In the final semester of the undergraduate program the formal graduate application must be submitted

Program Notes:

  • Tuition will be charged at the undergraduate rate.
  • Course will be initially recorded as undergraduate credit at the end of semester.
  • After grades are submitted at the end of the semester, the courses will be added to your graduate course list for graduate credit

Technology Management (MS) Degree Map

Explore the courses you'll need to complete your degree.

Graduate Assistantships

The graduate assistantship (GA) is designed to provide support during full-time graduate study. It’s an opportunity for the graduate students to serve in a professional role while establishing a professional relationship with faculty and administrators. In addition to a per year stipend, GAs gain valuable experience. There are two kinds of assistantships: teaching and administrative.

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.

Graduate Coordinators

Graduate coordinators serve as the contact for graduate programs. The coordinators are most often faculty within the college that houses the program, helping you to get questions answered and first-hand knowledge of the degree requirements and placement opportunities.

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