MS in Technology Management


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The Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) prepares you to rapidly respond with innovative solutions and help lead any organization in a dynamic, technology-driven, and competitive global business environment.

This STEM-designated program is designed both for experienced engineers who would like to advance their careers in management, and for business managers who are facing the challenges of implementing complicated enterprise-level systems. 

UMass Dartmouth advantages

• Complete the 30-credit hour curriculum in one calendar year on a full-time basis
• Maximum flexibility with online, blended, and face-to-face classes
• Provides high value and high quality
• Taught by leading scholars supplemented by a cadre of seasoned practitioners
• Opportunity for networking and dialogue with other professionals and faculty

Program requirements

The MSTM program offers a unique combination of operations management and management information system courses. Its technological perspectives will inspire you to create innovative solutions to operational problems and to execute inventive new operational strategies.

The program consists of 30 credit hours:

• 8 required core courses
• 2 credits for required elective courses

Core courses focus on

• analysis and strategy
• technology, management, and leadership

Required courses

POM 651 Advanced Operations Analysis

POM 677 Logistics Strategy and Management

POM 681 Business Analytics and Data Mining

POM 682 Technology Management Strategies

MIS 650 Information Technology Management

MIS 675 Advanced Project Management

MIS 681 Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management

MIS 685 Enterprise Systems: Theory and Practice

Elective Courses
Students may choose two elective courses from the following:

ACT 650 Accounting for Decision Making
MIS 672 Digital Economy and Commerce
POM 675 International Supply Chain Management
POM 679 Management of Health Care Operations
MGT 659 Strategic Management
MKT 650 Marketing Strategy
Other approved engineering and/or MBA courses

Prerequisite or Additional Requirements (as needed)

3 required foundation courses are not counted toward the degree

ACT 500 Financial Accounting
FIN 500 Finance and Economics for Managers
POM 500 Statistical Analysis

Selected faculty

Dan Braha, PhD, Tel Aviv University, Israel: Complex Socio-Engineered Systems, interplay between natural and large-scale human-made systems, the structure and dynamics of complex networks, and in particular dynamic network analysis.

Catharine Curran, PhD, New Mexico State University: marketing to children, privacy, public policy, the application of market orientation to traditionally non-market based professions and the effect of a market driven economy on the professions of law, medicine and education.

Chan Du, DBA, Boston University: executive compensation, corporate governance, earnings management, risk taking, and investment.

Laura Forker, PhD, Arizona State University: healthcare management & policy, process management, supply chain management.

Kellyann Kowalski, PhD, University of Rhode Island: role theory, specific interests in balancing work and family roles, managing diversity, telecommuting.

Yuzhu (Julie) Li, PhD, University of Central Florida: project management, particularly project teamwork processes, technology mediated learning, and the use of IT in organizations.

Ling Lin, DBA, Boston University: institutional investors, accounting conservatism, earnings management, audit quality, and auditor independence.

José-Domingo Mora, PhD, Simon Fraser University: social influence and group behavior in the context of electronic media audiences, use of social media by organizations, statistical modeling of consumer behavior.

Duong Nguyen, PhD, Florida International University: asset pricing, microstructure, and corporate finance.

Christopher Papenhausen, PhD, University of Minnesota: effects of mangerial behaviors and personality on strategic decision-making.

Satya Parayitam, PhD, Oklahoma State University: cognitive affective conflict and interpersonal trust in strategic decision-making process.

Bharatendra Rai, PhD, Boston University: business analytics & data/text mining, applied statistics, quality and reliability engineering, analyzing big data, multivariate applications.

Timothy Shea, DBA, Wayne State University: knowledge sharing, the global divide, implementation issues around ERPs, and the delivery and management of web-based learning and teaching technologies.

Zhengzhong Shi, PhD, University of Toledo: open-source software and open-source community, IS strategy, IS outsourcing, e-commerce.

Soheil Sibdari, PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: stochastic modeling in operations, economics, and statistics; modeling and analysis of logistics systems; airline industry problems; using simulation, mathematical programming, and statistical analysis.

Gopala Vasudevan, PhD, New York University: corporate finance, mergers, global and industrial diversification, corporate downsizing, equity capital, private equity, and bankruptcy and financial distress.

Gang Wang, PhD, Rutgers University: supply chain optimization, supply chain sustainability, supply chain dynamics, supply chain finance, combinatorial optimization, optimal control, non-smooth optimization, and approximation algorithms.

Shouhong Wang, PhD, McMaster University: business intelligence and analytics, semantic web, information systems design research, and business education.

D. Steven White, DBA, Cleveland State University: green business, seafood marketing and logistics, international services marketing, service exporting, global and social entrepreneurship, international marketing, global e-commerce, open source applications in global business and international business education.

Jia Wu, PhD, Rutgers University: accounting information systems and auditing, and analytical controls in continuous auditing.

For more information:
Dr. Bharatendra Rai
Program Coordinator

Application requirements

Candidates must submit the required application materials and application fee to the Graduate School. Applications are reviewed and judged on the following criteria:

1. Undergraduate degree: Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended.

2. GMAT exam or equivalent: The GMAT requirement for graduate program admission at UMass Dartmouth is waived* if the applicant proves, to UMass Dartmouth's satisfaction, any of the following:

  • An earned baccalaureate business degree from an institution accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5.
  • An earned baccalaureate degree in any major from an accredited institution with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 and a minimum of five (5) years of post-baccalaureate professional work experience, including supervisory roles with increased responsibility.
  • An earned terminal graduate degree (PhD, MD, JD, DNP, DBA, etc.) from an accredited institution.
  • Licensure in the United States as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Financial Planner. Other certification programs may also qualify for this waiver at the discretion of UMass Dartmouth. The applicant can fulfill the documentation requirement by submitting official transcripts and a description of the work experience, signed and dated by the applicant/employee and his/her supervisor.

3. Two letters of recommendation, preferably one from a faculty member and one from an employer.

4. A personal statement (minimum 300 words) explaining the applicant's career goals and motivation for the degree.

5. Current Resume.

6. Candidates whose Bachelor’s degree was not earned in an approved English language country must submit either the TOEFL exam (minimum score of 72 internet-based or 533 paper-based) or IELTS exam (minimum band score of 6.0).

* Applicants whose GMAT requirement is waived may still be required to take Foundation courses prior to beginning the graduate coursework. Exceptions and waivers will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Download the GMAT Waiver Request form.

Please forward all credentials to:

Office of Graduate Studies
UMass Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300

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