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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 two formats: Full-time / Part-time On-Campus MOT and a purely Online MOT (NYU Tandon Online). *Courses are offered in the predominantly in the evenings to accommodate those students who work full-time during the day.

Please direct inquiries related to admission to Graduate Admissions.

Please direct all general inquiries to TMI@nyu.edu.

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36 Credit Curriculum

Management of Technology (MOT) links "engineering, science, and management disciplines to plan, develop, and implement technological capabilities to shape and accomplish the strategic and operational objectives of an organization."

U.S. National Research Council, 1987

 

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Technology Management and Innovation techniques are most effective when they complement the overall strategic posture adopted by the firm by incorporating technological opportunities into strategic thinking. Learn how to study the internal and external environment of a firm to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

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 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


The modern technology manager possesses critical managerial skills and techniques to most efficiently support firm goals and objectives. Select three courses from the technology tools area to start building a self-customized curriculum. 

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 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
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 Selected Topics in Management MG-GY9753 Statistics for Data Analysts
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.
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.
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


Continue creating a self-customized curriculum by organizing electives into “Knowledge Areas.” These informal technology-based specializations reflect the recent directional advances in the field. However, students may elect a unique focus by creating a curriculum that includes courses across the prescribed Knowledge Areas below:

A. Digital Strategies and Innovation

Technology strategy blends business needs with technology-based solutions to achieve competitive advantage. Learn how to play a vital role in defining the technology direction for an organization and frame the formulation and execution of technology 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
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
3 Credits Electronic Business Management MG-GY7503
This course investigates the management implications of electronic business. Topics include: (1) accelerated new product development; (2) impact of technology on the value chain: the changing role of intermediaries; (3) electronic commerce: business models and strategies for survival of general lifestyle; (4) implications of “being wired”; and (5) business applications involving collaborative communication, computation and teamwork. The course material is dynamic and Internet-based, reflecting the nature of change in electronic commerce and the IT industry, and the potential implications of electronic business for managers. Students work on a project that requires following developments in the business and IT press, interviewing managers and product developers and simultaneously testing and discussing current developments in the e-commerce marketspace. Classes use the case method, and a high level of class participation is expected.
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
3 Credits Selected Topics in Management MG-GY9753 Economics and Strategies for Digital Platforms
Students analyze and discuss current topics in various fields.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and Department’s Chair’s permission.
MG-GY9751 Please refer to the bulletin for more information AI-Based Business Model Innovation(1.5 credits)

 

B. Business Design

Business design is a human-centered approach to innovation that combines design principles and methods with the strategy to help organizations create new value and sustainable growth. Learn the principles and methods with the strategy to help organizations create new value and sustainable growth. Learn the principals and methods of design that are now embraced by more traditional companies and management consultancies as well as entrepreneurs.

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
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
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.
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.

 

C. Project Management

Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to a broad range of activities in order to meet the requirements of a particular project. Learn how to assist organizations in achieving their goals by completing projects that contribute to their strategic objectives with minimum resources. 

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.
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.

 

D. Data Analytics

Data analytics turns measurements into insights to improve decision making in business. Learn how to rely on the scientific process to collect and interpret data through a mixture of quantitative techniques in order to predict, evaluate, and inform decisions in a variety of business areas, including operations, customer service, marketing, and finance.

1.5 Credits Programming for Business Intelligence and Analytics MG-GY8401
Data will increasingly drive business decisions across industries. While statistics provides methods for analyzing, forecasting and evaluating data, programming provides methods for extracting, manipulating and visualizing data. This 1.5 credit course will meet for 7 weeks throughout the semester to complement Statistics for Business Analysts. Through a focus on case studies, students will gain the programming experience needed for electives in several knowledge areas pertinent to data science. By learning integrative approaches to formulating problems, students can take programming out of the lab and into industry.
1.5 Credits Data Engineering MG-GY8411
This course complements Statistics for Business Analysts, in coordination with Programming for Business Intelligence and Analytics. Through a focus on case studies, students will gain the experience needed for electives in several knowledge areas pertinent to data science. By learning how to structure and organize data for descriptive (unsupervised) and predictive (supervised) modeling, students can take preparation of data for AI out of the lab and into industry.
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 Management Science MG-GY6103
This course introduces major concepts and methods associated with Management Science, which deals with the application of quantitative modeling and analysis to management problems. Students learn to employ important analytical tools, to determine the assumptions used, and to recognize the limitations of such methods. The course discusses methods of linear and nonlinear programming, queuing, decision analysis, simulations and game theory. The course also introduces modeling with spreadsheets.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing
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.

 

E. People Analytics

Technology holds the answer to many complex business questions, but only when it's combined with the right talent. Learn how to leverage workforce analytics to create value with human capital by improving employee engagement and developing talent strategies.

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.
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.
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.
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


Capstone courses are designed to give students the chance to showcase the knowledge they have acquired throughout their education to a real-world situation. Students are required to take one capstone course during the final semester. 

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 Independent Study
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 Independent Study
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 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