Management of Technology, M.S. Online


Management of Technology


Why Management of Technology?

As industries become more technology-driven, there is an increased demand for skillsets to integrate critical decision making with technology. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 50% of U.S. annual GDP growth is attributed to increases in innovation; this brings about a need for technical managers with solid business acumen and insights to manage tech-intensive businesses. A master’s degree in Management of Technology will place you at the forefront for leading roles in areas such as Operations, Sales, Information Technology, Human Resources, and Consulting in a wide range of industries.

Why NYU Tandon for Management of Technology?



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If you are looking to make a difference in the new digital economy, where bridging the gap between management and technology is crucial, you should enroll in NYU School of Engineering’s online Master’s in Management of Technology (MOT). If you are a mid-career manager or member of a technical staff, the program is technology based and industry-driven, allowing you to create and deliver value to your organization.

MOT is your unique path to management, leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking, and creativity for 21st century leaders. Encompassing a broad range of industry sectors, the degree is your fast track to high-tech leadership. It also features IBM-requested course electives, focusing on communication and design of technology.

Offered for more than 25 years, the Management of Technology program is privileged to have renowned faculty from multinational organizations and government bodies; our faculty brings industry experience to the classroom, imparting current knowledge and infusing business acumen with technology.

Admission Information

In order to be eligible to apply for any of our Master’s programs, you must meet the following criteria:

You must hold a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution, which includes a minimum of four years of full-time study. Bachelor of Engineering degrees (based on 180+ ECTS credits) may also be considered. Attention will be given to the programs accredited by ABET and programs accredited/approved by other various regional accrediting associations.

The program does not have any specific prerequisite requirement outside of the general requirements as set forth by NYU. The program is comprised of individuals from diverse educational backgrounds such as engineering and management. The prerequisites required, if any, will be decided by the concerned academic adviser of the program and the admissions office only after the enrollment decision is made.


Mandatory Core Courses (18 Credits)

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

Tech Management Tools (6 Credits) Take any 2
or for Project Management (9 Credits) Take any 3

NOTE: Project Management Concentration requires you to take 3 courses (9 credits) from this category.

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 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
Students analyze and discuss current topics in various fields.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and Department’s Chair’s permission.

Selected Topics in Management: Business Analytics

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.

Selected Topics in Management: Communications for Tech Managers

Concentrations (Choose One)

Master of Science in Management of Technology- Cyber Security Concentration program offers a solid curriculum core in management plus three courses focused on overseeing a team of cyber security experts. The curriculum addresses the increased demand for managers with technical knowledge in cybersecurity.

3 Credits Introduction to Information Security Management CS-GY6833
This course provides the basic background on the basic business aspects of information security management. All examples will be in the context of Information Systems, and the focus of the course will be on particular needs of information systems with regard to security and privacy.
Prerequisite: Strong Technical Background
3 Credits Fundamentals of Security Information Management CS-GY6863
The objective of this course is for a student with a basic understanding of security threats and defensive technology to learn to design an appropriate approach to security of a system given real world consideration of risk and cost. The approach includes such aspects as security architecture, selection of hardware and software components, approaches to secure development, outsourcing options and cloud computing options.
Prerequisite: CS-GY 6813 or equivalent.
3 Credits Practices in Information Security Management CS-GY6883
The objective of this course is to learn the operational aspects of information security. This includes developing and deploying processes for security monitoring, incident response, disaster recover, etc.

The concentration in human capital engineering and analytics will provide you with the latest innovations in HR management systems that integrate talent management, workforce analytics, knowledge management, process re-engineering, and other applications of organization science as well as industrial engineering to more effectively recruit, develop and retain talent for attaining organizational effectiveness.

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.
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.
1.5 Credits Managing Business Process Reengineering MG-GY6361
Explores the organization effectiveness issues associated with large scale change through Process Reengineering, Toyota Production System (TPS), and Six Sigma programs. The course develops a thorough understanding of how processes can be designed, measured and maintained to optimize customer value creating performance. Techniques for defining performance requirements and managing process improvement on a large or small scale will be explored.
Prerequisites: MG-GY 5050 or equivalent
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

The concentration in human resource information systems integrates knowledge and skills in information systems and web-based technologies together with human resource management to achieve organizational effectiveness.

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 Human Resource Information Systems MG-GY6263
Introduction to the design, selection, implementation, enhancement and operation of human resource information systems (HRIS), a computer-based tool that allows the efficient entry and updating of employee-related information. Focus is on the design and use of HRIS to facilitate the objectives of HR functions as well as the organization. Provides a “hands-on” experience with the design of prototype simulations and database programming systems used to solve common HR problems and efficiently manage employee information.
Co-requisite: MG-GY 6123 or instructor's permission. Prerequisite: Graduate standing
3 Credits Web-based Human Resource Management MG-GY6283
Survey of the effective use and application of Internet and Intranet technologies for HR functions. Topics include employee self-service and online recruiting as well as software that handles peer reviews, applicant tracking, performance management, succession planning and benefits administration. Issues addressed include: Best practices in utilizing web technology for HRM; creating websites to achieve organizational goals; determining HR information to include in an organization website; impact of Web technology on organization design; evaluating privacy and security issues; and developing a vision and a plan for utilizing Web technology in HRM.
Co-requisite: MG-GY 6123 or instructor's permission and graduate standing

The Master of Science in Management of Technology with Project Management concentration program offers a solid core of project management courses. The curriculum addresses the increased demand for project managers with technical knowledge and the ability to lead, innovate and manage in the 21st century.

Take 6 Credits of electives from any MG-GY graduate level courses at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

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.

Selected Topics in Management: Students analyze and discuss current topics in various fields.


Prerequisites: Graduate standing and Department Chair’s permission.

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Who's Hiring Management of Technology Graduates?

  • Google
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Mckinsey & company
  • IBM
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co
  • Citi
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Bloomberg
  • Sprint
  • Motorola
  • Accenture
  • JetBlue
  • Verizon
  • Deloitte
  • ESPN
  • Bae systems
  • Time Warner
  • Northwell Health