Graduate Certificate Program Strategic Management of Technology

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Strategic Management of Technology Graduate Certificate Overview

PSU Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science

Innovation and commercialization are major drivers of technology-related businesses and the economy. Efficiency and effectiveness in terms of the development and commercialization of new products and services are in turn driven by the construction and implementation of a strategic plan. Today's fast-changing "hypervelocity" technologies and markets pose a particular challenge. Industry boundaries become blurred, technologies evolve, undergo fusion, and markets change in often chaotic fashions so that prediction of the future in order to plan becomes problematic. This program is designed to address the issues of strategic planning and implementation, and dealing with high levels of uncertainty in a global technology business setting.

About the Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science

The Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science includes five departments, 84 full-time faculty and more than 3,000 students. We offer academic programs that provide transformative opportunities within the classroom and beyond. If you join our college, you'll be connected to Portland's leading tech companies providing opportunities for internships, mentoring, networking, and long term careers. Our faculty offer research opportunities that allow for collaborative or individual study, culturing creativity and innovation. If you want to push what’s possible, in Portland and far beyond, accelerate your career with a graduate degree from the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Degree Details

Location Definitions:

On campus:
100% on campus
Online:
100% online
Flexible:
Combination of online and on campus
  • GC
    Graduate Certificate
    Locations
    On campus
    Total Credits
    16
    Start Term
    Any

Strategic Management of Technology Graduate Certificate: Why PSU?

Innovation and commercialization are major drivers of technology-related businesses and the economy. Efficiency and effectiveness in terms of the development and commercialization of new products and services are in turn driven by the construction and implementation of a strategic plan. Today’s fast-changing “hypervelocity” technologies and markets pose a particular challenge. Industry boundaries become blurred, technologies evolve, undergo fusion, and markets change in often chaotic fashions so that prediction of the future in order to plan becomes problematic. This program is designed to address the issues of strategic planning and implementation, and dealing with high levels of uncertainty in a global technology business setting.

What can I do with a graduate certificate in Strategic Management of Technology?

18% of ETM graduates are in senior leadership positions in their organizations of Vice President, Director, or higher. This certificate provides excellent preparation for leaders. Examples of ETM Graduates in leadership roles include:

  • Head of Data Science, Ads Quality at Pinterest
  • Head Engineer at PumpTech
  • Cybersecurity Engineering & Architecture Manager, OHSU
  • Head of Digital Innovation APAC at DB Schenker
  • VP of Technology at Cascade Energy
  • CIO at Oregon Department of Energy
  • Director, Clinical Technology Services at OHSU
  • Corporate Vice-President at Microsoft
  • Vice President of Jeppesen, A Boeing Company

Curriculum

Choose any four of the following Classes:

  • ETM 526 Strategic Management of Technology
  • ETM 527 Competitive Strategies in Technology Management
  • ETM 530 Decision Making

 

 

  • ETM 534 Technology Roadmapping
  • ETM 536 R&D Management
  • ETM 575 Science and Technology Policy

Accreditation

Portland State University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).