Graduate Certificate Program Technology Management

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Technology Management Graduate Certificate Overview

PSU Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science

Management of technological innovation consists of both the invention and improvement of technology and the introduction into the marketplace of new products, processes, or services based on technology. Thus, technological innovation is focused on the entire cycle from the initial idea to the commercialization of technology. In the 21st century, modern technologies continue to become more complex as do the applications. The integration of the technologies, the complex relationships of the applications, and the accelerated pace of technological change all present new challenges to technology management. More than ever, technological knowledge alone is not sufficient for sustainable competitive advantage – companies also need proficient technology management practices.

Objective: The objective of the program is to prepare engineers, scientists, and other technical personnel in technology-driven industries for positions that require decision making knowledge and skills for leadership in managing technology.

Learning Outcomes: This program significantly enhances the capabilities of engineers, scientists, and those from related disciplines, working in technology-driven organizations, and aspiring to move into technology management positions. The topics include evaluation, forecasting, and road mapping current, emerging, and future technologies. The courses lead to better assessment of technologies and understanding of multiple perspectives such as impacts on the economy, society, and the environment.

About the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science

The 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


  • GC
    Graduate Certificate
    On campus
    Total Credits
    16
    Start Term
    Any

Technology Management Graduate Certificate: Why PSU?

Portland is at the nexus of many design and technology programs and graduates with product development skills are in high demand. The program is tailored to the needs of working professionals in diverse technical disciplines and technology marketing roles. Classes are project-based and students benefit from the experience and network of their peers.

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

Examples of ETM Alumni that are leaders in Technology Management 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 4 of the following classes:

  • ETM 519 - Human Side of Technology Management
  • ETM 520 - Management of Engineering and Technology
  • ETM 532 - Technology Forecasting

 

 

 

  • ETM 533 - Technology Transfer
  • ETM 567 - Knowledge Management
  • ETM 568 - Energy Technology Innovations

Accreditation

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