Courses & Syllabi

  1. TECM 601 - HiTech Business Models

    This course is an introduction to business models in general, and specifically applied to high tech industries and emerging technologies that are transforming industries such as music, television, financial services and healthcare. The course will cover techniques to use when modeling and analyzing how organizations create, delver and capture value. Using case-based approach, the students will critically analyze traditional as well as high tech organizations to understand their business models, and identify causes for success and failures. 

    Prerequisites:Admission to Technology Management Program.Credits:1Syllabi:

    TECM 601 001 Spring 2013
    TECM 601 001 Spring 2015 

  2. TECM 602 - Emerging Technology and the New CIO

    This course provides an introduction and overview of IT executive leadership and the role of the CIO, enabling legislation and policy on CIO and CIO institutions in the U.S. and abroad including the evolution of CIO core competencies, relationship of CIO to eGovernment stage and cross agency CIO and IT coordination. The course also reviews emerging ICT technologies, their corresponding potential and challenges and important considerations for CIOs and IT executives in their adoption and introduction.

    Prerequisites:Admission to Technology Management Program.Credits:1
  3. TECM 611 - Leadership and Change Management

    This course examines the critical roles and functions of leadership, with special attention to how leaders influence organizational performance and manage change. Topics include providing direction, creating a culture for effectiveness, the use of power and influence, leadership development, leading under changing conditions, and leading and managing change.

    Prerequisites:Admission to Technology Management Program.Credits:2
  4. TECM 614 - Financial and Cost Accounting

    This course focuses on the economics and analysis of business transactions and their related reporting issues. Topics include an introduction to the framework used in financial reporting, a review of how accountants measure and manage financial reporting, an introduction to cost concepts and product costing, and an analysis of capital investments and management control. Emphasis is placed on providing an analytic framework for evaluating transactions and companies. Completion of this course will enable students to apply analytical tools and critical thinking skills in evaluating business transactions and companies.

    Prerequisites:Admission to Technology Management Program.Credits:2
  5. TECM 620 - Economics of Technology Management

    Enables students to build and evaluate economic and business models that can be used to analyze real managerial questions that affect all types of institutions, especially firms in the information technology industry. Students develop a better understanding of the operation of markets in general and the use of various quantitative and qualitative methods when making decisions within the firm. The use of economic analysis allows students to identify and evaluate decision alternatives, the competitive environments of firms, and the factors that influence firm performance, especially in the information technology industry.

    Prerequisites:Admission to Technology Management Program. Credits:2-3Syllabi:

    TECM 620 (Spring 2011)

  6. TECM 635 - Decision Models for Technology Management

    This course is an introduction to the application of various statistical concepts and methods as decision support tools to support decision making in technology management. Specific topics include descriptive statistics and data analysis, probability distributions, sampling distributions, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, and the use of statistical tools and quantitative analysis for forecasting, process, and quality management.  The course makes extensive use of software for understanding the various applications of statistical data analysis for problem solving.

    Prerequisites:Admission to Technology Management Program.Credits:2-3Syllabi:

    TECM 635 001 Spring 2013
    TECM 635 001 Spring 2015 

  7. TECM 641 - Negotiation and Conflict Management

    The purpose of the course is to provide students with insights and skills for negotiation and conflict resolution as they relate to a variety of organizational problems – including teamwork, communication and coordination, power and influence, legal disputes, career development, cross-cultural and international issues, as well as tackling ethical problems. The course is highly experiential, and is built on a foundation of hands-on exercises and extensive class discussion.  Deliverables are both at the team and individual levels, and include team projects and exams, as well as measured performance on negotiation problems.

    Prerequisites:Admission to Technology Management Program.Credits:2Syllabi:

    TECM 641-001 (Spring 2015)

  8. TECM 643 - Managerial Finance

    This course will provide Technology Management students with a survey of the theory and practice of corporate financial management with specific applications to technology firms. Students will develop an understanding of key elements required in the valuation of diverse project alternatives for a firm; including their strategic importance for the firm. The course will provide an opportunity to critically evaluate and use financial management models within a problem set and/or case analysis framework. Students will gain an understanding of how finance may be employed within the firm as a source of potential competitive advantage.

    Prerequisites:Admission to Technology Management Program.Credits:2Syllabi:

    TECM 643 Fall 2015 Gallay.pdf

  9. TECM 702 - Building High Performance Teams

    This course seeks to deepen your understanding of human behavior in organizations and to improve your ability to manage human capital. Topics include effective managerial learning, problem solving, and decision making, building and maintaining effective work relationships, building and leading teams, and motivating and evaluating performance.

    Prerequisites:Admission to Technology Management Program.Credits:2Syllabi:

    TECM 702-001 (Spring 2015)

  10. TECM 704 - Management of Technology Projects and Portfolios

    The course will examine project and program management, with a focus on management of technology related projects and development of technology based products. Topics include project planning and control, earned value analysis, resource management and budgeting, estimation, risk management, (software) quality control, project leadership and managing technical teams, conflict and change management, and vendor management. Broader issues of program management, evaluating and managing an organization’s project portfolio, alignment with strategic objectives, managing stakeholders, and developing human resources for effective program delivery will also be addressed.

    Prerequisites:Admission to Technology Management Program.Credits:2Syllabi:


  11. TECM 711 - Deriving Value from IT Investments

    The course reviews approaches for aligning IT strategy and investment with organizational strategy and then considers methodologies for IT investment, planning and control including cost benefit, economic and risk analysis; benefits of alternative IT investments; methods of technology road mapping; and capital investment analysis. The course also reviews IT performance assessment methodologies and acquisition planning and design.

    Prerequisites:Admission to Technology Management Program.Credits:2Syllabi:

    TECM 711 001 Spring 2014

  12. TECM 720 - Analysis of IT Industries

    Provides students with an understanding of the impact of information technology on firms and industries and equips them to develop and execute appropriate strategies. Although the emphasis is on information technology firms and industries, a key goal of the course is to better prepare students to respond to a diverse array of information technology challenges. Course work covers the demand and the supply side of information technology, as well as the development of frameworks and analytical tools to help put events, behaviors, and processes into understandable contexts.

    Prerequisites:Admission to Technology Management Program.Credits:2-4Syllabi:

    TECH720 (Fall 2015)

  13. TECM 720 - Competitive Strategy in Technology Industries

    The course applies critical thinking to undertake firm and industry level analysis of IT industry.  Specifically, it systematically undertakes analyses focused on identifying unique challenges and opportunities associated with technology-intensive industries. It focuses on developing comprehensive analysis methods and frameworks by combining the traditional analysis frameworks (e.g. external and internal analyses, and business strategies) with unique economics of the technology industries such as complementarities, network effects, and system-based competition.

    Prerequisites:Admission to Technology Management Program.Credits:2Syllabi:

    TECM720 - 001 (Fall 2014)

  14. TECM 735 - Technology Management Capstone Project

    The goal of technology management capstone project is to make integrative use of business knowledge and acumen from the Technology Management program in the context of the development and commercialization of a new technology, application of an existing technology to a new market or integration of a new technology into a business or government organization. The Technology Management Capstone course and competition provides teams in the MSTM program with the opportunity to explore in greater depth a new or emerging technology and associated business challenges and to develop a business plan for an organization or business. The capstone course spans two semesters, with checkpoint deliverables including a midpoint presentation as part of the process for developing the business plans. It course concludes with teams presenting their plans to the Capstone Board consisting of a panel of business executives.

    Prerequisites:Admission to Technology Management Program.Credits:3Syllabi:

    TECM 735 002 Fall 2015  

  15. TECM 741 - Marketing of Innovations and Technology Products and Services

    The objective of the course is to provide students the opportunity to conduct a detailed exploration of effective marketing strategies, including product development, branding, and customer relationships, in preparation for developing a marketing plan for a technology related innovation, product or service. Specific course topics include: knowing the customer, product development and positioning, customer segmentation, marketing research, pricing, branding, promotion, distribution, and sales. The culmination of this class is a marketing plan with a presentation to an industry panel who will decide if the product will be funded and launched into the market.

    Prerequisites:Admission to Technology Management Program.Credits:2Syllabi:

    TECM 741 Spring 2014

    TECM 741 Summer 2015

  16. TECM 745 - Leading and Managing IT Operations

    The course provides an indepth review of the leadership, management, and best practices of the organizational IT function. Students gain insights into the elements and components of organizational information systems and explore the principles of leading and managing an organization’s IT function from the executive, operational, and system level. The coursework focuses on enterprise architecture and the development, operations, and security of information systems and addresses current IT law, policy, and trends in government and industry. The Federal IT procurement process is studied as one of the major client industries.

    Prerequisites:Admission to Technology Management Program.Credits:2Syllabi:

    TECM 745 001 Spring 2013
    TECM 745 001 Spring 2014 

  17. TECM 746 - Enterprise Architecture and IT Governance

    This course provides Technology Management students with the theoretical, policy, regulatory and strategic understanding of leading and undertaking enterprise architecture and IT governance. Students will consider the historical development of enterprise architecture, major enterprise architecture frameworks including Zachman and TOGAF, contribution of enterprise architecture to organizational strategy and to coherency management, and the ROI of enterprise architecture. Students will also consider the evolution of IT governance and the role of the CIO in IT governance, relationships between IT governance, organizational strategy and performance, and models for allocating IT decision rights and accountability.

    Prerequisites:Admission to Technology Management Program.Credits:2Syllabi:

    TECM 764 001 Spring 2014
    TECM 746 001 Spring 2015 

  18. TECM 747 - Information Assurance and Security Management

    The course broadly addresses the increasingly important area of information security and information assurance. The coverage will stress on the need for and design of security controls in the current business environment which is characterized by highly networked and flexible organization structures. Specific focus will be on best practices for assessment, planning and management of information security controls to minimize the risks pertaining to unauthorized use, processing, storage, and communication of digital information. The course will also introduce the students to pertinent legislations and policy requirements.

    Prerequisites:Admission to Technology Management Program.Credits:2
  19. TECM 752 - Global IT Management

    Students take part in an integrated learning experience visiting and spending a week in a country or countries that are leading edge in technology and eGovernment or in some cases one country that is leading edge and another that is rapidly developing. Students visit corporations and governments and have lectures from corporate and IT executives, and government leaders. The topics include CIO and IT executive leadership, eGovernment, innovation and commercialization of emerging technologies, national competitiveness, international development and global approaches to supply chains and virtual teams.

    Prerequisites:Admission to Technology Management Program.Credits:3Syllabi:

    TECM 752 001 Spring 2014
    TECM 752 001 Spring 2015 

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