Management of Technology, MS

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Management of Technology

The MS Management of Technology program (MOT) is designed for college graduates and professionals who aim to make a difference in a world in which economic and social advancement is increasingly dependent on the integration of technology and business. This program introduces participants who aspire to become technology managers and leaders in the 21st century to cutting-edge thinking and best practice in technology management and innovation. The MOT program embodies the School of Engineering's academic philosophy of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship (i2e). Put simply, i2e is about transforming scientific inventions into innovations that lead to significant economic and social impact.

NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s Department of Technology Management and Innovation is a recognized pioneer and leader in the field of technology management, and has offered the MOT program for nearly twenty-five years. Rather than grafting a few technology management courses onto a traditional MBA program, the MOT program provides an innovative and integrated curriculum that is focused on developing professionals who wish to focus their careers on building, managing, or leading technology-driven organizations.

The department offers the MOT program in three special formats: Executive (eMOT) format, Evening Full-time / Part-time MOT (evenings) format and an On-Line MOT (INET thru NYU Tandon Online) format. See below for more information.


Admissions Requirements

Admission to the MOT program is based on an in-depth evaluation of a candidate’s academic record, work experience and overall intellectual and professional qualifications and potential. Applicants must demonstrate strong commitment, and an ability to benefit professionally from the program. Because of the heavy demands of this program, it is important that employers also explicitly support such professional education.

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All MOT formats utilize a 36-credit curriculum. Curriculum described below is for MS eMOT and MS MOT. For online MOT curriculum with concentrations please click here.

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
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 Economics MG-GY6083
This course covers the fundamentals of microeconomics needed by managers. Topics include demand theory (theory of the consumer) including models of demand, demand elasticity and demand forecasting; supply theory (theory of the firm) including diminishing returns, profit maximizing production levels, labor/capital tradeoffs and long-run vs. short-run issues; market structures and how they affect opIMal production and profit levels. Other topics include positive and negative externalities and government intervention, including regulation, tariffs and subsidies. All topics emphasize managerial application.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing
3 Credits Accounting & Finance MG-GY6093
Elements of accounting and finance of importance to managers. Analysis of principles and practices of the finance function. Financing methods for internal and external ventures and innovations; capital budgeting; R&D portfolio analysis. Contrast of strategic perspectives emphasizing innovation and development with those emphasizing short-term return and investment
Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing
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
3 Credits Managing Technological Change & Innovation MG-GY8653
The course focuses on effectively managing technological change and innovation, which is accomplished with a dual perspective. One perspective is based on individual, group and organizational theory, research and practice. This body of literature, viewpoints and experience provide essential guides to manage successfully the introduction of newtechnologies. Realizing the full potential of
new technologies requires effectively managing change to assure the commitment of all stakeholders. The second perspective is based on innovation theory, research and practice. This body of literature, viewpoints and experience provide key insights to for effectively managing the process of innovation and the impact of innovation on all parts of an enterprise. Specifically, the course explores a firm’s explicit need to manage and inspire people so they can communicate and innovate effectively.
Prerequisite: Adviser’s approval and graduate standing

Must take any three from the following menu:

3 Credits Information Technologies, Systems and Management in Organizations MG-GY6933
This course is for managers who need to understand the role and potential contribution of information technology (IT) within organizations. The focus is on information technology and its business applications. The course concentrates on the current state of IT in organizations: challenges and strategic use of IT: IT infrastructure and architecture: the technical foundation of IT: building and implementing organization information systems: and emerging issues in IT, such as intelligent systems, business process re-engineering, knowledge management and group support systems. Course format is interactive with concept presentation followed by open discussion on real-world applications of IT and business cases.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing
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 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 Business Analytics
Students analyze and discuss current topics in various fields.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and Department’s Chair’s permission.
3 Credits Selected Topics in Management MG-GY9753 Communications for Tech Managers
Students analyze and discuss current topics in various fields.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and Department’s Chair’s permission.

Can take both 1.5 credits and 3 credits courses totaling up to 6 credits (including internships).

Must take one of the following:

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

MOT Formats

The department also offers the MOT program in an executive format (eMOT) with classes held on a biweekly basis. This eMOT format, focuses on students with more professional experience, and is characterized by having cohort groups that facilitate student networking and intensified teamwork. A unique coaching and mentoring program that includes individual and group meetings with a coach/mentor will enhance and complete your academic experience.

The executive format (eMOT) is designed for experienced professionals who seek to learn about the latest thinking and best practices in business and technology management and innovation. The eMOT format provides a cohort group educational experience that emphasizes student networking and intensified teamwork. All participants enter at the same time and take many of their courses together, except when they select electives. Classes are held every other week on Thursday evenings and all day Saturday at our easily accessible NYU Brooklyn campus located in the heart of downtown Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Tech Triangle. An all-inclusive fee covers tuition and fees, textbooks and other educational material, and special tutorials and lectures by highly qualified NYC metropolitan area business and technology leaders. Meals on class days are also included and students taking at least 6 credits in a semester may, with the permission of the Program Director, audit one additional the School of Engineering graduate course in that semester for free. This program is offered for both full-time and part-time students.

The Evening Full-time and Part-time MOT format is catered for recent graduates who have less than five years professional work experience or for busy professionals, all requiring the ultimate in flexibility of obtaining the MOT degree in an evening format (where classes are held Monday through Thursday, with some courses available on Saturdays). The curriculum of the Full-time and Part-time MOT format mirrors that of the Executive MOT program in scope, depth and content. When taken full-time at 12 credits per semester, the degree can be completed in one year.

The On-line MOT format is strictly offered in a pure on-line internet delivery form (no-in class attendance). It is designed for those professionals who cannot physically attend class due to personal preference, geographical constraints, or work reasons. The curriculum of the Online MOT format mirrors that of the MOT program in scope, depth and content. However, it has been modified to provide delivery on-line.

The On-line MOT format also features four newly designed MOT Concentrations in: Operations and Project Management, Cyber Security, Human Resource Information Systems and Human Capital Engineering and Analytics.

See more information on the specialized Online MOT Curriculum

  • Apply best practices in leadership, innovation, quantitative analysis, and business and technology management
  • An emphasis on people, process and tools to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Active involvement with highly respected faculty
  • More agility in handling day-to-day challenges at work
  • Modern learning methods, e.g. individualized and team-based coaching
  • Carefully selected elective courses to maintain flexibility in meeting diverse professional needs
  • A professional, modern, and informal learning environment
  • Close collaboration with respected partners in industry and relevant scholarly communities
  • A curriculum that is continually updated
  • Participants are viewed as partners in the learning process