Master of Science in Management of Technology
MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY (MOT)
Advances in knowledge and an increasing concern for society with its complex needs have led researchers into areas that can no longer be encompassed by a single academic discipline. There is an increased tendency for faculty and students from different disciplines to work together in a variety of laboratories, departments and centers that cut across disciplinary lines.
In order to facilitate such interaction, highly qualified students may pursue a privileged course of graduate studies. The program is designed for the truly exceptional student, is built around the student, and brings together the particular interests of two or more disciplines. The ultimate goal is to develop a researcher who is neither over-specialized nor under-educated.
FACTS ABOUT MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY (MOT)
- Enlargement of the world-wide manufacturing base now includes countries other than western industrial countries, resulting in increased competition for both domestic and international markets.
- This shift in manufacturing capabilities, and the speed and scope of change in technological innovations, has brought technology and the management of technology to the center of world-wide attention.
- It is now generally agreed that competitive power in world markets depends largely upon timely identification of technological opportunities, their integration into operations and subsequent transfer into the marketplace.
- In order to survive and to succeed in this dynamic environment, management must appreciate the importance of technological matters in corporate policy, and must be able to respond in a timely and rational manner to the challenges that are created by fast technological changes.
- Therefore, decision makers, as well as engineers with technical management responsibilities, must be conversant in technological issues that affect a firms business strategy.
- This requires the understanding of technological innovation and technology transfer processes, as well as the effect of these new technologies on management practice, organizational structure, operational procedures, labor relations and marketing.
- In recognition of the need in both private and public sectors for managers and engineers who are knowledgeable in technological issues and problems the Department of Industrial Engineering in the College of Engineering and the Department of Management in the School of Business Administration, at the University of Miami, jointly offer an interdisciplinary Master of Science Program in the Management of Technology.
- The program consists of lectures, group discussions, case studies, and projects to form the basis and demonstrate the effects of technological changes in various parts of business activities and ways and means for dealing with them. Integration of new and advanced technologies in various industries is discussed and demonstrated.
The program is a 36-credit non-thesis option selected from the following courses:
Department of Industrial Engineering Courses
- IEN 512 Quality Management in Service Organizations
- IEN 565 Design of Integrated Manufacturing Systems
- IEN 571 Engineering Entrepreneurship
- IEN 572 Management of Technology
- IEN 655 Human Factors in Management of Technology
- IEN 661 Engineering Cost Management
- IEN 662 Productivity Planning and Improvement
- IEN 663 Project Management Techniques
- IEN 672 Strategic Management of Technology
Department of Management Courses
- MGT 540 Behavioral Aspects of Productivity
- MGT 651 Behavioral and Organizational Systems
- MGT 652 Organizational Theory
- MGT 658 Strategic Management
- MGT 671 The Management of Innovation
- MGT 698 Selected Topics (Accounting -Finance -Marketing and Managerial Interface)
Some courses may be substituted with the approval of the Program Director.
For further information, contact the Department of Industrial Engineering, 284-2367, or the Department of Management, 284-5846.