Master of Science in Technology Management
Advance your career and learn to manage evolving systems with your technology management master’s degree
Shape the future of technology today. East Carolina University’s Master of Science in Technology Management program is designed to help you thrive in this growing field, teaching you management principles and building your creative problem-solving skills for technology-driven industries and businesses. Our MS in Technology Management program provides instruction in advanced technology, management, and leadership concepts to meet the needs of our rapidly changing technological global economy.
With ECU’s technology management master’s degree you can transform your past experience and education into a highly sought-after degree to meet your professional goals. Graduate prepared to secure upper-level positions in the fields of quality, manufacturing, distribution and logistics, automation, and production planning.
Complete your degree entirely online
Earn your MS in Technology Management degree online without sacrificing your personal life or career. For more than 30 years, we’ve offered our technology management degree in a remote format—proving a long track record of providing students quality and convenient curriculum.
Why earn a Master of Science in Technology Management degree at East Carolina University?
Our master of technology management degree is a longstanding online program that has been continually upgraded over the past several decades to meet the needs of busy working professionals, helping them gain a competitive edge in the job market. In affordable, online courses, you’ll examine complex business situations and conduct applied research in professional settings through statistical analytical concepts.
Immerse yourself in applied industry projects with a heavy focus on service-based learning.
Learn from tenured faculty with extensive industry experience and active research agendas.
Tailored to meet your needs
Choose among three different tracks—thesis, practicum, or comprehensive—to complete your Master of Science in Technology Management degree.
Courses you will take in the MS in Technology Management online program
In ECU’s innovative online educational community, you’ll learn to solve problems and make technical decisions related to smart manufacturing, production planning, and inventory control in technology companies and entities.
Develop leadership, data analysis, and collaboration skills through courses that include:
- Smart Manufacturing
- Lean Six-Sigma
- Project Management
- Transportation Logistics Management
- Supply Chain Logistics Management
- Quality Planning and Analysis
- Engineering Economics
The length of the Master of Science in Technology Management program depends on which track you choose to pursue:
- Thesis Track: 30 credit hours
- Practicum Track: 30 credit hours
- Comprehensive Track: 33 credit hours
You’ll be assigned a dedicated graduate faculty advisor who will work with you throughout your program of study.
The ECU MSTM graduate program and faculty have provided me with direction and education that has made me more successful in my career, putting me on a path of continuous improvement on a personal and professional level.
—Patrick Godbey, MS in Technology Management student
What can you do with this degree?
Most of the students in the MS in Technology Management program are working professionals who are pursuing the degree for career advancement.
Reach your professional goals
Move up in your career in technology and open doors to challenging and rewarding upper-level leadership positions.
Where are our graduates working?
Graduates with the MS in Technology Management degree are successful in many fields and careers, including:
- Application engineer/manager
- Distribution center/branch manager
- Fleet manager
- Industrial engineer/manager
- Industrial sales manager
- Project engineer/manager
- Quality assurance manager
- Scheduling and planning manager
- Technology manager
- Transportation broker
- Warehouse manager
This online degree is a wise investment, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Median annual salaries (2020)
- Software developers, quality assurance analysts, and testers—$110,140
- Industrial engineers—$95,300
Get started on your master of technology management online degree
Take the next step toward earning your East Carolina University degree. We have the resources to answer all your questions and help you get started.
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Accreditation for East Carolina University
East Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
About the Program
Are you interested in transforming your undergraduate education into a highly sought after technology management degree for a management position? Would you like to keep moving up in your professional career in technology and open up challenging and rewarding upper-level leadership positions for you? If so, the Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) degree is for you.
The Master of Science in Technology Management degree focuses on learning creative problem solving and management principles for technology-driven industries and businesses. The program provides instruction in advanced technology, management and leadership concepts geared toward the needs of our rapidly changing technological global economy. Students learn advanced problem solving skills and develop technological decision making capabilities through analytical thinking, applied research, technology development, and productivity improvement.
Master of Science in Technology Management
The mission of the MSTM program is to prepare students for leadership positions in technological enterprises and conduct research in technology management. This is achieved through instruction in statistical tools, project management, engineering economics, research methods, and technological ethics, diversity and leadership. Elective courses in quality systems, manufacturing systems or industrial distribution and logistics are pursued based on students’ professional goals. Students interested in research may undertake a practicum or a thesis.
- Graduates solve problems and make technical decisions related to smart manufacturing, production planning and inventory control in technology companies and entities.
- Graduates lead and manage enterprises involved in transportation, supply chain, and global logistics.
- Graduates lead associates and teams in technology driven enterprises and promote ethical business behavior, through the understanding of diversity and professional issues.
- Graduates analyze complex business situations and conduct applied research in professional settings through statistical analytical concepts.
- Graduates promote operational excellence and continuous improvement in technology enterprises.
Upon graduating, students will:
- Be able to conduct creative problem-solving and technological decision-making through mastery in cost management and project management. (ITEC6406, ITEC6200)
- Possess the necessary skills to conduct applied research in professional settings through statistical analytical concepts. (ITEC6000 and ITEC6060)
- Be prepared for leadership and team member roles in technology driven enterprises through the understanding of ethics, diversity and leadership concepts. (ITEC6011).
They will also be knowledgeable and skilled in one or more of the following according to their professional goals:
- An ability to achieve operational excellence through the use of lean enterprise, six-sigma principles and design of experiments. (ITEC6005, ITEC6110, ITEC6112)
- The ability to facilitate production planning and inventory control functions, and smart manufacturing. (ITEC6003, ITEC6407)
- The ability to lead and manage enterprises involved in transportation, supply chain, and global logistics. (IDIS6515, IDIS6525, IDIS6535, and IDIS6545)
The Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) degree is designed to serve the needs of students who possess a baccalaureate degree in industrial technology, technology management, applied engineering, engineering technology, and other similar technology oriented disciplines.
Admission into the Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) is accepted for the fall semester, spring semester, and the 11-week summer session.
Application Materials needed for the application includes:
- Completed application with fee
- Official transcripts (guidelines and information)
- Current resume
- Three letters of recommendation from persons who can attest to the applicant’s potential to complete the degree
- Written statement of purpose
Admission information for International students:
Interested applicants should forward a resume and unofficial transcripts, if available, to email@example.com for consideration prior to submitting an application.
What Will You Study
The program of study includes course work composed of core courses, and electives based on the personal interest of a student. Students need to create a plan of study and get it approved by faculty. A current plan of study should be on file at all times. Three options for degree completion are available:
- MSTM degree with a comprehensive exam requirement. This option requires a total of 33 s.h. The degree can be structured to a student’s personal interest in manufacturing systems, quality systems, or industrial distribution and logistics. The student will complete 15 s. h. from the common core and 18 s. h. from the electives. Students are required to take a comprehensive exam to demonstrate mastery of course work. The comprehensive exam can only be taken after completion of 24 s.h. or more of total course work.
- MSTM degree with thesis option requires 6 s.h. of thesis work, which are taken by the student as ITEC 7000 – Thesis. This option requires a total of 30 s.h. The student will conduct thesis research and make a presentation to faculty based on the thesis. The thesis proposal and the thesis document must be approved by the student’s advisor and a committee composed of three faculty members from the Technology Systems Department. Students desiring to pursue the thesis option should consult their faculty advisor and identify a thesis advisor and topic in the first semester.
- MSTM degree with practicum option requires 3 s.h. of practical work in industry, which are taken by the student as ITEC 6100 – Practicum in Industrial Technology. This option requires a total of 30 s.h. Students may choose to pursue their own independent industry-based practicum. Work carried out in industry under the practicum option needs to be approved by the faculty from the Technology Systems Department before commencing. The student will write a report based on their practicum experience and present a seminar. Students desiring to pursue practicum work should declare their intent to do so in the first semester.
The common core of 15. s. h. is mandatory for all MSTM options. The common core consists of the following courses:
- ITEC 6000 – Statistical Applications in Technology Management
- ITEC 6011 – Technological Ethics, Diversity, and Leadership
- ITEC 6060 – Research Methods in Technology
- ITEC 6200 – Technology Project Management
- ITEC 6406 – Capital Project and Cost Analysis for Technology
The approved list of electives is shown below. Students will choose electives according to the option selected to make up the required number of semester hours:
- IDIS 6515 – Logistical Security and Safety Management
- IDIS 6525 – Transportation Logistics Management
- IDIS 6535 – Supply Chain Logistics Management
- IDIS 6545 – Global Logistics Management
- ITEC 6003 – Production Planning and Inventory Management
- ITEC 6005 – Lean Enterprise
- ITEC 6110 – Quality Planning and Analysis
- ITEC 6112 – Design of Experiments for Products and Processes
- ITEC 6407 – Smart Manufacturing
- ITEC 6903 – Special Topics in Technology
- SAFT 6250 – Occupational Ergonomics
- SAFT 6402 – Applied Safety Management
Find out more about the program and courses offered with the MSTM one page flyer (PDF).