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The MS Management of Technology program (MOT) is a STEM program 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 predominantly in the evenings to accommodate those students who work full-time during the day.

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36 Credit Curriculum

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-GY 6013
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 and Strategy MG-GY 6023
This is a course in Economics, Strategy and the Firm with a primary focus on the needs of managers. It draws upon a range of concepts and tools from the fields of Industrial Organization and Strategic Management to review the cognitive building blocks that provide an economic foundation to strategic thinking. Strategy is ultimately about value creation and capture of economic value. Value-based strategies show that a firm that introduces a technological innovation creates value, and if it fails to protect it from competition it will be driven out of business. This basic level of insight is linked to the rich tradition in economics to untangle some ambiguities surrounding these concepts and provide a deeper understanding of strategic decisions made by managers within the bounds imposed by competition.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing
3 Credits Financial Analysis for Technology Managers MG-GY 6033
The course will focus upon accounting issues as well as financing and investment functions/decisions of the financial manager as applied to practical real world situations. We will first cover basic concepts of accounting (including cost accounting); as well as basic concepts of finance. Some of the course will involve analysis of actual case studies of real business situations. In the process of analyzing the cases students will be able to apply these accounting and finance concepts to actual business problems and their solutions.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing
3 Credits Global Innovation MG-GY 7953
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. 

Note: Any additional credits above 9 will be counted towards elective credits

3 Credits Operations Management MG-GY 6303
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-GY 6073
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-GY 6123
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-GY 6503
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-GY 6193
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-GY 6183
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-GY 6203
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.
3 Credits Supply Chain Management MG-GY 6463
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.

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:

Digital Economics and Strategies

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. Selected Topics titles include: FinTech: Finance Industry Transformation, Ethical Leadership and Entrepreneurship, and Digital Healthcare Entrepreneurship

3 Credits Entrepreneurship MG-GY 7703
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-GY 8673
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 Digital Business Management MG-GY 7503
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
3 Credits Economics and Strategies for Digital Platforms MG-GY 8683
The goal of this course is to equip students with the economic tools and strategic thinking necessary to understand how platform markets function and how to carefully analyze, evaluate and develop strategies for digital platforms. This course will cover topics that help inform platform strategy, such as two-sided markets, first mover advantage, network effects, the chicken-or-egg dilemma, monetization strategies, freemium models, intellectual property rights, startup strategy, crowdsourcing applications, platform governance and regulation issues, among others. The course will apply strategic thinking to the study of business cases of different platforms.
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
3 Credits Selected Topics in Management MG-GY 9753
Students analyze and discuss current topics in various fields.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and Department's Chair's permission.
1.5 Credits Selected Topics in Management MG-GY 9781
Students analyze and discuss current topics in various fields.
Prerequisites: Advanced standing and Department's Chair's permission and Graduate standing

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. Selected Topics titles include Design for Innovation with AI & ML

3 Credits Design Thinking for Creative Problem Solving MG-GY 9013
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-GY 8643
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 Product Design Studio MG-GY 8613
This course is formulated as a semester long industrial/product design process exploration with a focus on human centered design, innovation, ad collaboration. Students will start with a broad design brief and develop their ideas from idea to prototype. We will explore the industrial design process, including researching and establishing user and client needs, developing product specifications, conceptual and visual design, design iteration and prototyping methods, detail design, design for manufacturing, and design for environmental sustainability. We will draw, make models, develop CAD skills and learn 3D printing techniques. This course is taught as a combination of lecture and working class or studio time.
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
MG-GY 8646 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
3 Credits Design Strategies MG-GY 8623
As change has become one of the only constants in today's economy, established businesses are being disrupted, and business strategies need to be constantly re-framed. To be successful companies cannot only acquire more customers. They also need to successfully meet their customers? changing needs, leverage technology to create new value propositions that are meaningful to them and generate revenues and sustainable growth for the business. To address these new demands, managers and entrepreneurs alike need a different set of tools and frameworks. Design thinking, a human-centered approach to innovation, one that starts with understanding what customers need and strategically connects to the organization that offers such a set of tools. This course draws on design thinking to equip students taking this class with tools to address business challenges and develop innovative new products, services, and brand experiences, transformative value propositions and creative strategies and business models. The course's premise is that strategy in design rather than simply problem-solving. In other words, to resolve a given strategic issue, one needs to truly explore options before making a choice. Participants in this class will learn tools and develop skills that allow them to explore multiple options and develop new, creative and sustainable strategies.
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
3 Credits Selected Topics in Management MG-GY 9753
Students analyze and discuss current topics in various fields.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and Department's Chair's permission.

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-GY 8203
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 Agile Project Management MG-GY 8223
This course will prepare studies to apply agile methods in project management. The class is designed to be highly interactive, with students working through case studies throughout the semester and applying the strategies and processes to project management simulations. At the end of the course, students will be able to describe the history, principle, and values of the Agile Manifesto and agile project management. Students will be able to justify the need for agile project management for specific projects, define why it is different from other project management lifecycles, and describe the methodologies for application. Students will be prepared to begin studying for Agile professional licensure exams once completing this course.
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
3 Credits Quality Management/six-sigma MG-GY 8233
Quality Management is a comprehensive approach for leading and operating an organization, aimed at continually improving performance over the long term by focusing on customers while addressing the needs of all stakeholders. The bottom line of QM is results: increased productivity, efficiency, customer satisfaction/delight, and world-class performance. This course will present the various QM frameworks, concepts, and quality improvement tools, including, TQM, Six Sigma, Lean and Lean Six Sigma, etc. that are necessary for implementing the quality culture that characterizes world-class organizations of the 21st century. We will, explore the key actions necessary for transforming manufacturing and service firms into world-class organizations that deliver ever-improving value to their customers, clients, and constituents.
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing

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-GY 8401
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-GY 8411
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 Business Analytics MG-GY 8413
Business analytics is a set of data analysis and modeling techniques for understanding business situations and improving business decisions. This course introduces business analytics concepts, methods and tools with concrete examples from industry applications. In the first part of the course, we will focus on descriptive analytics and exploratory data analysis concepts with a refresher on basic probability and statistics. In the second part, we will cover principles, techniques, and techniques for spatial data, time series, and text as data. The final part of the course will introduce a project that links business impact and modern data analytics techniques for managerial decision making in functional areas, including finance, marketing, and operations.
Prerequisites: (MG-GY 6193 or MG-GY 9753) and MG-GY 8401 and Graduate Standing
3 Credits Management Science MG-GY 6103
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 Machine Learning for Business MG-GY 8423
Machine learning is about extracting or discovering knowledge from data. This course will cover fundamental machine learning algorithms used to understand business situations and improve business decisions. In machine learning, there are three types of commonly used algorithms: supervised (predictive), unsupervised (descriptive) and reinforcement learning algorithms. In the first part of the course, we will focus on supervised learning algorithms including K-Nearest Neighbors, Linear Regression, Logistic Regression, Decision Tree, Support Vector Machine (SVM), Naive Bayes, bagging and boosting algorithms. The second part of the course will cover unsupervised algorithms including K-means clustering and dimensionality reduction. The last part of this course will cover Reinforcement learning algorithms, especially Markov Decision Process. We will use python as our main programing language.
Prerequisites: (MG-GY 8413 or MG-GY 9753) and MG-GY 8401 and Graduate Standing

People Analytics

Technology can address many complex business problems, but only when it's combined with the right talent, a firm's most important asset. Learn how to leverage organizational data utilizing people analytics, a rapidly expanding field, to create synergies between talent and technology for developing innovative strategies in achieving business success. 

1.5 Credits Talent Management Systems MG-GY 6181
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.
Instructor's permission and graduate standing.
3 Credits Human Capital Engineering & Analytics MG-GY 6343
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-GY 6373
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-GY 9503
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

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). When taken full-time at 12 credits per semester (after your first semester), the degree can be completed in one and a half years.

A unique learning opportunity for M.S. Management of Technology (MOT) students to do their first semester at NYU Shanghai and finish their degree in Brooklyn.

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The online MOT format is strictly offered in a pure online 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 online.

The online 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.

Learn  more about the 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