- Q:Are GMATs required?
The GMAT is not a mandatory requirement for all applicants. Each year we carefully evaluate every applicant to create a comprehensive and diverse class who will benefit from the academic experience as well as their colleagues within the cohort. We ask that applicants demonstrate an ability to successfully complete quantitative course work. If we cannot find evidence of success in undergraduate or graduate quantitative course work you may be asked to demonstrate abilities in other ways (e.g., GMAT)
- Q:How do I decide between an MBA and MSTM?
The MSTM is for students wishing to run a division or business of a technology or technology oriented organization, while an MBA is more for students interested in general management or interested in focusing on a specific field such as marketing or operations.
- Q:How does the curriculum remain current and responsive to the marketplace?
The curriculum has been developed in conjunction with a consortium of leading Washington organizations and is reviewed and modified periodically to reflect changes in the technology marketplace.
- Q:International Residency Course?
This is a three credit global residency course. A syllabus will outline the course requirements. Typically the final paper is submitted within weeks of the return date. Click here for a sample of a final paper from 2009.
- Q:What is the CIO certification?
Graduates are also awarded a CIO Certification. The program satisfies the requirements for federal government CIOs, which were developed in response to the passage of the Information Technology Management Reform Act.
- Q:What will I learn in the MSTM program?
The program focuses on: leadership and management; special technology management considerations such as technology innovation, commercialization, and integration; and systems thinking.
- Q:When does the program begin?
The program begins every year in January with a two day orientation in December.
- Q:When should I apply?
The MSTM has rolling admissions with an application deadline of October 1st. Applications are accepted after October 1st if seats remain in the class.gy Management Reform Act.
- Q:Who are the students in the MSTM program?
The program’s students are full time professionals in the technology field—vice presidents, directors, project managers, senior software developers, network managers, and technology and IT consultants. What they have in common is that they wish to further their leadership careers in a technology or technology oriented business.
The students are from both private industry and government. They come from leading firms and organizations in the Washington, D.C., area including Freddie Mac, Nextel, Northrop Grumman, Datatel, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Department of the Navy, CIA and OAS.
- Q:Why do I need a management degree?