5 Factors to Consider when Choosing a Technology Management Program

Making the decision to pursue a technology management degree is a difficult choice. There are many facets to consider which will influence whether a program is the right fit for you.

Below are 5 factors to consider when choosing an MS in Technology Management program:

  1. Students/Alumni
    One important aspect to review is the program’s students and alumni. You will learn from the students in your cohort. They will be more than your peers, they will become friends, business partners, and part of your professional network for years to come. Similarly to students, alumni can open doors for your career directly following graduation and throughout your professional years. In addition, many times alumni will return to the classroom to serve as guest speakers for students, or even as mentors. A technology management program with strong ties to alumni will often have better opportunities for students. Read more.
  2. Program Features
    A second important aspect to review is the individual facets of the program itself. This includes the faculty and their experience (both industry and academic), reputation of the program including accreditation, connections to industry partners, as well as the value of the degree. Read more.
  3. Program Design
    Another important aspect to review is the program design. Most technology management degree programs will offer you the knowledge you need to succeed, but finding the program with the right design fit for you is important. In today’s world, especially with technology, business takes place at all times of day in all parts of the world. Having a program design that encompasses a global residency program or other global features is a great benefit. In addition, consulting projects offer opportunities to utilize the skills you are learning prior to graduation. Read more.
  4. Program Support
    It is also important to review the support a program offers. The success of any graduate degree programs hinders on the support a student receives both within and outside the program. Pursuing a degree in a program where the staff provides support will ease the challenges you face and improve the process for students. In addition, the career support offered by the program will help you immediately following graduation and for years to come. Read more.
  5. Program Curriculum
    Finally, researching a program’s curriculum might be one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a MS in Technology Management program. The curriculum must be a blend of technology and business to fulfill your personal and professional goals. At George Mason, students expand their knowledge of business fundamentals and gain critical tools for managing the information technology function in any organization. Read more.

The Master’s in Technology Management degree program at George Mason has a relevant and focused curriculum, experienced faculty, flexible program design for working professionals, active IT industry and global partnerships, and accomplished students and alumni. It provides students with an executive-level perspective and the right skill portfolio to manage across all business disciplines.

Mason’s MS in Technology Management program helps you further your technology leadership career, positioning you to take advantage of opportunities as you sharpen your ability to adapt and excel in an ever rapidly changing business environment.

Download the complete e-book titled “How Graduate Education Advances Your Career in Technology Management” for a more in depth look at this topic.

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Jackie Buchy

Since 2011, I have served as the assistant dean for graduate enrollment at George Mason University's School of Business. In my role, I work with prospective graduate students to identify and select the best graduate program to meet their career goals.

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