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Master of Science in

Technology Management

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Why Technology Management at Brandeis?

Leverage technology to influence organizational strategy

Today's most efficient and successful businesses, governmental organizations and enterprises all recognize IT as a strategic business motivator rather than simply as a cost center, and invest in their IT operations and technical personnel to increase their value in the face of rapidly changing conditions.

Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online MS in Technology Management stands apart because it equips students to:

  • Accomplish organizational goals by developing and leading technical teams.
  • Leverage technology to solve anticipated and unplanned issues.
  • Deliver accurate and relevant IT data to key stakeholders to inform decision-making.

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The 30-credit program has six required courses and four electives.

Courses

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The 30-credit Information Technology Management program has five required courses and five electives. Required courses provide students with a focused education surrounding fundamental topics in the field, while electives build upon specific professional skillsets and allow students to enrich and round out their studies.

Below is a sample Information Technology Management curriculum. Please note that available courses are subject to change.

Required courses

  • Professional Communications
  • Perspectives on Information Technology
  • Strategic Information Technology: Operational Strategy
  • Strategic Information Technology: Organizational Strategy
  • Organizational Leadership and Decision Making
  • Organizational Behavior

Possible electives

  • Managing Today's Technology Professionals
  • Legal and Ethical Practices in IT
  • Negotiating and Conflict Resolution
  • Managing Change and Innovation

Click here for a complete list of program requirements.

The technology management industry

Gain insights into the field

Technology management professionals transform the way businesses operate. Today's most valuable IT leaders recognize, develop and implement technological opportunities to give their organization and competitive edge in the marketplace.

Our students work or have worked at prestigious organizations such as:

  • EMC
  • Analog Devices
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Raytheon
  • RSA Security
  • Mathworks
  • Parametric Technology Corporation
  • Cisco Systems

Technology Management students often hold job titles such as:

  • System Specialist
  • Network Engineer
  • Vice President of Database Infrastructure
  • Business System Analyst
  • Communications Officer
  • Helpdesk Supervisor
  • Implementation Delivery Specialist
  • Associate CIO
  • Project Manager
  • General Manager
  • Manager of IT

Our students

By the numbers

The program is 80% male and 20% female.

248 students have graduated from the program since it launched in 2004.

61 students are currently working toward their Technology Management degree.

“As an online learner at Brandeis GPS, I found the coursework and support resources convenient and accommodating. In fact, I rarely felt as though my studies were an interruption. What I learned was immediately applicable, and I continue every day to benefit from the understanding the courses gave me.”
— Scott Paddock, GPS Student

Technology Management

Meet our featured faculty

Our Technology Management faculty understand the challenges of modern industry. Whether they’re spearheading genetics research at leading pharmaceuticals or designing biological models, they structure their GPS curriculum to draw on real-world expertise and connections that ultimately help our students advance their career goals. Here is a sampling of our Technology Management faculty:

  • Jim La Creta is the Executive Director of Technology at Brandeis University’s International Business School. He has more than 20 years of experience working in technology and communications. In addition, he is active within several local and national IT consortia. He holds a Master's Degree in IT Management from the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. He also has a Doctorate in Education - Leadership and Communication Specialization from Northeastern University.
  • Philip Holberton is the founder of Holberton Group Inc - Speaking of Leadership, a business advisory firm specializing in strategic, organizational, and executive coaching. He also has more than 20 years of executive experience in companies such as General Cinema Theatres, Cambridge NeuroScience, Becton Dickinson and a number of other start-up companies. He is the retired President & CEO of Differential Proteomics Inc., a private biotechnology company and now runs CEO Peer Advisory Boards in the greater Boston area.
  • Cynthia Phillips has a background in software development, requirements engineering and information systems management. She has also taught a variety of industry seminars and has been involved in online education at Brandeis and other institutions.

Visit the Rabb School faculty directory for a full list of Brandeis GPS faculty.

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