Technology Management, Master of Science with a Concentration in Agriculture Operations (M.S.)
Dr. Michael E. Kennedy, Graduate Director/Advisor
Whalin Technology Complex 307
The Master of Science degree in Technology Management has been planned for those individuals who are interested in careers in industrial, technical, construction, agriculture operations, or cyber systems technology security management. Courses in the program have been designed to cause students to examine principles, concepts, attitudes, and methods for dealing with many of the challenges that confront business and industry. The program will be of value to those who are currently employed in business, industry, or agriculture sectors and have professional growth aspirations. It will also be of value to those who have recently completed undergraduate study and want additional preparation before embarking upon their career.
Upon completion of a degree in Technology Management, graduates will be able to:
- plan, implement, and analyze technical projects;
- demonstrate ability to formulate and apply advanced technical problem solving and managerial concepts; and
- accurately synthesize their total program experience.
Applicants are expected to present proper prerequisite preparation or technical management experience.
For the Agriculture Operations concentration, applicants should possess an undergraduate degree in an agriculturally-related field and have an understanding of and experience in agricultural production practices.
To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement for admission must submit official GRE scores to be considered for Probationary Admission. Expected target scores on the GRE for Probationary Admission are 144 on the Verbal and Quantitative sections.
Applications from international students are encouraged. Refer to the University admission guidelines for admitting international students.
CIP Code: 15.1501
Individual plans of study will include work from the following areas:
|AEM 801||Economics for Lean Operations||3|
|AEM 804||Project Management||3|
|TEC 830||Creative Problem Solving||3|
|TEC 860||Research in Technology||3|
|AEM 821||Industrial Technology Project||3|
|or AEM 839||Applied Learning in Tech Mgmt|
|Students must select one of the following Concentrations:|
Cyber Systems Tech Security
|Supporting Course Requirements|
|Choose from six hours of Supporting Courses||6|
Courses for one concentration may serve as supporting courses for the other three concentrations.
Valid supporting courses for the Construction Management concentration and the Cyber Systems Tech Security concentration:
|Six Sigma Quality|
|Product Assess & Analysis|
Valid supporting courses for the Engineering Operations concentration and the Construction Management concentration:
|Foundations of Network Sec|
|Advanced Server Security|
|Special Topics in NSM|
|GRD 867C||MS Ind Tech Written Comp Exam||0|
|or GRD 868B||MS Ind Tech Oral Comp Exam|
|AGR 720||Global Food Systems||3|
|AGR 850||Agricultural Policy||3|
|Choose from three hours of the following with advisor approval:||3|
|Independent Study in Ag|
|Ag Research Mthds & Intrprttn|
|Advanced Technical Agriculture|
|Adv Tech Study in Agr Problems|
The thesis is not required in the Master of Science in Technology Management.
The candidate will have an opportunity to show professional growth through a written and/or oral examination (GRD 867C MS Ind Tech Written Comp Exam or GRD 868B MS Ind Tech Oral Comp Exam) covering the various program components during the term in which graduation is scheduled.