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Management of Technology Courses and Syllabi



Core

3 Credits Organizational Behavior MG-GY6013
Introduction to theory, research and practice to better understand human behavior in organizations. Topics include motivation and job satisfaction; decision making; group dynamics; work teams; leadership; communication; power, politics and conflict; organization culture, structure and design; impact of technology; management of work stress; organizational change and development; and career management. Analysis of organizational behavior problems by self assessments, case studies and simulations.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

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MG-GY6083 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

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MG-GY6093 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

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3 Credits Global Innovation MG-GY7953
This course focuses on global technology-enabled innovation. Topics covered include accessing global sources of innovation, coordination and organization of activities worldwide, new product development globally, the role of revitalized global R&D, growing prominence of IT and e-Business in global innovation, and the role of alliances and linkages with customers, suppliers and other third parties.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

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Technology Management Tools

3 Credits Operations Management MG-GY6303
This course focuses on developing a deeper understanding of the role that operations management plays in determining business strategy and in developing competitive advantage. The primary emphasis is on how to develop and effectively manage operations in knowledge-intensive enterprises. Participants discuss the operational design and managerial implications when the emphasis of the operations group is more on knowledge management than on production and facilities management; managing the effective integration of technology, people and operating systems; understanding the complexities and challenges of operations management; the challenges of developing and managing supply chain networks; and the critical role of technology in developing operational capabilities in an organization.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing
3 Credits Marketing MG-GY6073
This course emphasizes the imperative to be customer-focused in the information sectors. Topics include market definition and redefinition due to technological change; analysis of customer decisions; strategic choices of markets and products; positioning for competitive success; product pricing, distribution and communications decisions; new product development; market-system dynamics and the value chain.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing
3 Credits Human Resource Management Systems MG-GY8303
The workforce or the "human" resource is the one resource that cannot be copied by a company's competitors. As such, the management of the Human Resource is most critical in the eventual survival of any organization. The role of technology as a point of leverage will greatly enhance the ability of the HR staff and management in harnessing the Human Resource, such that it supports the company's goals, strategies and thus its resultant performance, economically and ethically. Topics include specific functions and processes within the HR function such as recruiting, performance management, benefits administration and government compliance, as well as an understanding of the overall objective of the function itself in helping any organization achieve and maintain success and profitability

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing
3 Credits Management of Information Technology and Information Systems MG-GY6503
This course is designed for managers who need to understand the role and potential contribution of information technologies in organizations. The focus of the course is on different information technologies and their applications in managing business critical data, information and knowledge. The course concentrates on the current state of IT in organizations, challenges and strategic use of IT, IT infrastructure and architecture, building, implementing and managing IT applications, and emerging issues such as intelligent systems, business process reengineering, knowledge management and group support systems.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing
3 Credits Statistics for Data Analysts MG-GY6193
The course is an excellent introduction to statistical tools used in any aspect of business. It covers thoroughly key probability concepts and statistical techniques used in the analysis of financial, economic and accounting data. In addition to descriptive statistics, probability, and hypothesis testing, this course also covers regression analysis and time series analysis with an emphasis on model formulation and interpretation of results. The use of spreadsheets (to facilitate most of the analysis in this class) will be introduced and developed as well through case studies based on real-world data and problems in business and economics, so you will have acquired a working knowledge of spreadsheet after this class. The focus is on understanding underlying concepts rather than on memorizing mathematical formulas while the lectures concentrate on statistical concepts and applications using spreadsheets rather than rigorous math proof for the entire semester.
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
3 Credits Communication for Technology Managers MG-GY6183
This highly interactive and participative experience introduces powerful concepts and approaches for effective technical communication, strategy, and delivery. Deliverables will include written documents and oral presentations. You will present both individually and in a team, and will receive feedback to improve your presentation effectiveness.
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
3 Credits Data Visualization for Business Intelligence MG-GY6203
Huge volumes of data are generated, stored and analyzed to drive complex technical and business decisions by providing actionable insights. To achieve this end-users across the industry, need to visualize the data in diverse representations and perform explanatory and exploratory analysis. The course will provide a graduate-level introduction to Data Visualization, as a human perception friendly approach to convey concepts and analysis based on appropriately presented field data. It will systematically introduce building blocks, including types of data, visual elements and design approaches with many examples; provide a basic introduction to the latest visualization software tools as well as programming technologies, such as R and D3; and review several case studies of their application in producing business intelligence.
1.5 Credits Internship for MS I CP-GY9911
Internship is a supervised, creative experience that provides full-time graduate students with the opportunity to enhance and augment classroom learning experiences in their field of study. The experience culminates in written reports, from the student, to the faculty supervisors as well as written reports from the supervisor.
Prerequisites: Advisor's approval.
1.5 Credits Internship for MS II CP-GY9921
Internship is a supervised, creative experience that provides full-time graduate students with the opportunity to enhance and augment classroom learning experiences in their field of study. The experience culminates in written reports, from the student, to the faculty supervisors as well as written reports from the supervisor.
Prerequisites: Advisor's approval and CP-GY 9911
3 Credits Internship and Action Learning MG-GY9683
This course provides graduate students the opportunity to work in an organization relevant to their field of interest in an action-learning context under faculty supervision. It exposes graduate students to relevant, state-of-the-art and best practices in modern management from the perspective of reflective involvement and interaction in the field. Students submit a paper and oral presentation based on work accomplishments as well as a review of written evaluation by the onsite supervisor. This course may be taken only once.
Prerequisite: Approval of Program Director


Global Tech Strategy

3 Credits Entrepreneurship MG-GY7703
This course focuses on entrepreneurship and venture creation as key engines for wealth creation and successful business strategy in the modern, innovation- intensive, high-tech economy. The course deals with key issues such as: (1) assessing attractiveness of opportunities; (2) launching a new venture; (3) nurturing, growing and entrepreneurial venture; (4) obtaining the necessary financial, human and technology resources; (5) managing the transition from a small entrepreneurial firm to a large, sustainable, professionally managed but still entrepreneurial corporation; and (6) being an entrepreneur and promoting entrepreneurship in a large corporation.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

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3 Credits Technology Strategy MG-GY8673
This course examines in depth the strategic technological decisions that a general manager faces. From entrepreneurial start-ups to established companies, in dynamic as well as mature environments, a firm must create a conscious process of formulating and implementing a technology strategy to serve its business interests. Such a strategy guides investments in research and development, selection among and timing of alternate technologies, organization and communications, formation of alliances and funding of ventures.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

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3 Credits Digital Business Management MG-GY7503
This course will explore several trends that have emerged in Digital Business in terms of Customers, Competition, Data, Innovation, Technology and Value Propositions. We will learn about the world's most innovative Digital Business companies, their organization and strategies. We will also examine the failures and lessons learned of legacy business in the digital age.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

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3 Credits Supply Chain Management MG-GY6463
This course introduces supply-chain management and covers its qualitative and quantitative aspects. The underlying objective is to: (1) introduce students to the standard business concepts (and associated terminology) involved in the retailing and supply-chain management; (2) develop skills in understanding and analyzing retailing, marketing, logistics, operations, channel management and allied issues and the interactions between them; and (3) examine and discuss the important role played by technology and integration at various points in the supply chain.
Prerequisite: graduate standing.


Business Design

3 Credits Marketing MG-GY6073
This course emphasizes the imperative to be customer-focused in the information sectors. Topics include market definition and redefinition due to technological change; analysis of customer decisions; strategic choices of markets and products; positioning for competitive success; product pricing, distribution and communications decisions; new product development; market-system dynamics and the value chain.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

    Download the MG-GY 6073 syllabus

3 Credits Design Thinking for Creative Problem Solving MG-GY9013
This course explores creativity and design-led innovation, important notions in today's world where companies are looking for creative, innovative and collaborative employees. This course deals in an applied and original way with the topic of creativity. The assumption underlying the course is that there is no such thing as creativity as a concept but that there is a creative process involving people, materials and a context. The emphasis in the course is on experiencing different methods and techniques that can help us be more creative in our work practices, careers and lives. In sum, you will learn creative problem solving techniques and design thinking skills to come up with new ideas and turn problems into opportunity while developing key skills for today's organizations when they are looking at hiring people: communication and collaboration skills, project experience and a portfolio of innovative techniques.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

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3 Credits Selected Topics in Management MG-GY9753 Design Strategies
Students analyze and discuss current topics in various fields.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and Department’s Chair’s permission.

    Download the MG-GY 9573 syllabus

3 Credits Selected Topics in Management MG-GY9753 Product Design Studio
Students analyze and discuss current topics in various fields.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and Department’s Chair’s permission.

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3 Credits New Product Development MG-GY8643
The dynamics of technology and the pressures of competition drive enterprises to make their product development and production processes strategically more effective and economically more efficient in time and cost. The course deals with the state of the art in new product activities for services and manufacturing firms and examines in-depth the marketing, technology and manufacturing technology linkages.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

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Project Management

3 Credits Selected Topics in Management MG-GY9753 Strategic Change Management
Students analyze and discuss current topics in various fields.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and Department’s Chair’s permission.

3 Credits Project Management MG-GY8203
This course focuses on managing technology- based projects, ranging from individual research and development to large-scale and complex technological systems. It covers topics such as feasibility and risk analyses, project selection and portfolio optimization, functional and administrative structures, coordination and scheduling of activities, personnel planning, negotiations and contracts, cost estimation, capital budgeting, cost controls and effective matrix management.
Prerequisite: Adviser’s approval and Graduate Standing

3 Credits Selected Topics in Management MG-GY9753 Agile Project Management
Students analyze and discuss current topics in various fields.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and Department’s Chair’s permission.

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3 Credits Selected Topics in Management MG-GY9753 Quality Management/ Six-Sigma
Students analyze and discuss current topics in various fields.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and Department’s Chair’s permission.

 


Data Analytics

3 Credits Selected Topics in Management MG-GY9753 Statistics for Business Analysts
Students analyze and discuss current topics in various fields.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and Department’s Chair’s permission.

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3 Credits Selected Topics in Management MG-GY9753 Data Visualization for Business Intelligence
Students analyze and discuss current topics in various fields.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and Department’s Chair’s permission.

    Download the MG-GY 9573 syllabus

3 Credits Selected Topics in Management MG-GY9753 Machine Learning for Business
Students analyze and discuss current topics in various fields.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and Department’s Chair’s permission.

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Human Capital Analytics

3 Credits Human Resource Management MG-GY6123
Introduction to the broad range of human resource functions and their organizational role. Addresses issues in managing people that impact not only HR professionals but also line managers. The course is divided into four modules: (1) an overview of HRM from a strategic perspective; (2) the management of human resources, including recruitment and selection, performance management, compensation and benefits, training and career support; (3) human resource challenges, including diversity, procedural justice and ethics, collective bargaining and managing change and innovation; and (4) professional roles in HRM.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

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1.5 Credits Talent Management Systems MG-GY6181
In this survey course, students gain a knowledge and understanding of the strategies and range of processes, methods and tools that organizations use in effective Talent Management programs. The focus is on developing and managing leadership talent and on Talent Management practices for general management, professional, technical and other positions. Topics include identifying and competing for critical talent pools; alignment and integration of HR practices; recruiting and employment branding; identifying, selecting, developing, reviewing and managing leadership talent; retention and recognition strategies; and career paths and career planning.
Co-requisite: MG-GY 6123 or instructor’s permission and graduate standing.

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1.5 Credits Managing Human Resource Technology in Organizations MG-GY6271
Examination of factors critical to the effective organizational adoption and utilization of technology in human re source applications. Topics covered include: project management; HR data and process standardization; organizational governance; the unique security requirements of HR data; metrics; and HR process and technology outsourcing. By understanding these issues and how organizations can address them, students will be better prepared to more effectively plan and implement HR process re-engineering and technology enablement.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. Co-requisite: MG-GY 6123 or instructor's permission.

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3 Credits Human Capital Engineering & Analytics MG-GY6343
This course examines and applies the valuation and management of intangible assets in designing and managing post-industrial organizations. As organizations increasingly rely on technology to produce value, these technological solutions require interactions with other forms of value creation like Human Capital Management, Intellectual Property development and Organization Culture. The first part of the course focuses on human capital engineering using an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on diverse fields including industrial-organizational psychology, industrial engineering, economics and artificial intelligence to create a holistic view of how work in its various forms creates value. The second part of the course addresses workforce analytics, providing the student with a knowledge and understanding of current best practices, issues, and decision points in building an effective human capital analytic program. This part of the course will also focus on data structure and design to enable automation and predictive modeling and will place an emphasis on technology-enabled reporting.

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3 Credits Human Capital Big Data, Predictive Analytics, & Roi MG-GY6373
This course examines theories and applications of human capital, including its definitions, predictive analyses, and determining its value to the business by leveraging big data. The course will take a systems view and integrate human capital perspectives, concepts, and methods from economics, finance, psychology and business process re-engineering. Students will learn statistical methods to build predictive models of human capital and the software tools to conduct predictive analytics with big data. They will learn how to determine the economic and productivity benefits of human capital and human capital interventions (e.g., monetary and non-monetary rewards, job re-design, engagement, etc.) and how to communicate these benefits to senior management and key stakeholders in support of important organizational decisions.
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing & MG-GY 5050; Corequisite: MG-GY 6123

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Capstone

CAPSTONE

3 Credits MOT Capstone Project Course MG-GY9503
This course provides an integrative and state-of-the-art intellectual experience for participants at the conclusion of the program. The course is divided into two half semesters. The first half semester enables participants to focus on discerning the overarching trends which are driving innovation in various industry sectors. The class is divided into small groups each of which develops a comprehensive view of a particular industry sector. In the second half of the course, participants focus on the culminating project of the IM program. Participants can choose to do their final projects on firms, issues related to technology management or as an outgrowth of the emphasis on entrepreneurship in the program, a business plan. Participants are encouraged to employ relevant concepts and insights that they have acquired during the course of the program.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

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3 Credits Project in Strategy & Innovation Management MG-GY9703
This course integrates concepts and theories from several other courses. The course usually considers issues from a holistic and topmanagement perspective; employs case studies and projects to focus on key interrelationships between strategy, technology, innovation, corporate culture, organization structure and human factors; and covers domestic and global corporations, small, medium and large firms; and established and new enterprises.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

MS Thesis in Technology Management MG-GY997X
Students choose original investigation topics for their theses. While they conduct research and draft their theses, students are required to confer with their advisers and to submit progress reports. A final written report is required at completion. The department may request an oral examination.
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing and approval of supervising professor, adviser and department chair.

3 Credits Selected Topics in Management MG-GY9753 Independent Study
Students analyze and discuss current topics in various fields.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and Department’s Chair’s permission.