Top Reasons to Get an MS in Tech Management

Technology management degrees are a good way to take your career to the next level. There are many reasons to get an MS in Tech Management: career advancement, increasing your salary, new networking opportunities, and professional career services. These are often at the top of the list.

  1. Career Advancement
    It’s no surprise that one of the primary reasons that technology professionals seek out an MS in tech management is for career advancement. Learning the skills needed to move their career upward and climb the corporate ladder is high on everyone’s list. Did you know that the unemployment rate among tech professionals in the U.S. is only 3-4% which is less than half the national unemployment rate. An MS in Technology Management can

    • Be the credential needed for a leadership position
    • Provide new skills and knowledge for a promotion
    • Help you transition to a new company or industry
    • Increase your earnings power
  2. Increase Salary
    With career advancement often comes an increase in your salary. A master’s degree opens doors to higher level positions that come with larger salaries. The average salary for a CIO within the federal government is $136,667. The average salary for a CIO in the Washington, D.C., region is $154,500. Mason’s MS in Tech Management students also obtain a CIO Certificate with their degree.
  3. Networking
    Pursuing an MS in Technology Management also gives you connections to your classmates and faculty that feel as passionate about the tech industry as you are. In addition, students have the opportunity to learn from their high-caliber peers and forge friendships that will last a lifetime. At Mason, graduates become a part of the entire George Mason School of Business alumni network of more than 30,000 alumni who become part of your business network.
  4. Career Services
    At Mason, students and alumni not only have access to our dedicated career management staff while in the program, but also as alumni after graduation. Career management staff offer individualized career consulting, employment, networking opportunities, and online resources for life.

Whether these are one of your reasons to get an MS in Tech Management or you have other reasons to get an MS in Tech Management, take a look at the blog post titled, “8 Reasons to Pursue an MS in Technology Management Degree.”

Mason’s MS in Technology Management degree 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. The Master’s in Technology Management program at provides you with an executive-level perspective and the right skill portfolio to manage across all business disciplines. The program 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.

Learn More about Mason’s Tech Management Masters Program.

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