MS in Technology Management

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Program Overview

Fairfield’s Management of Technology program prepares managers and leaders to apply the technical, financial, entrepreneurial, and management skills relevant to a competitive global environment. Graduates translate technology into business actions and implement solutions for today’s global economy. They are prepared to develop and manage efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to deliver a product or provide a service. As industrial engineers they may create production schedules, engineering specifications, and process flows to understand activities in manufacturing and services. They use their knowledge of engineering, mathematics, information technology, business administration, and management, to focus on the way products and services are designed and manufactured.

Though a combination of technical abilities, people skills, and business understanding, graduates of the Management of Technology program are equipped to analyze, design, build, and manage systems, as well as make business and technical decisions in the context of their organization’s strategic business goals. As professionals, they work in nearly every industry including aerospace, hospitals, communications, e-commerce, entertainment, government, finance, food, information systems, manufacturing, military, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, sports, insurance, sales, accounting, banking, travel, and transportation.

Industry at a Glance

$146,360

Median Salary
– U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

11%

Projected Job Growth Over the Next 10 Years
– U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

414,400

Number of Jobs
– U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Requirements & Curriculum

Required Courses

A total of twelve courses, including the two-term capstone course, will earn a student the Master's degree. The four elective courses may be selected from any graduate course offered by Fairfield University that will help the student achieve their career objectives.

 

Accounting Information for Decision-Making
OR
Principles of Finance

OR 

Introduction to Accounting

Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation: The Entrepreneurial Firm
Global Competitive Strategy
OR
Introduction to Systems Engineering
Information Systems
Project Management
Leadership in Technical Enterprise
Four (4) elective courses
Capstone I: Project Definition and Planning
Capstone II: Project Execution and Results

Visit our our academic catalog for detailed course descriptions and more information.

5-Year Management of Technology

Engineering management is a multidisciplinary field that integrates all engineering disciplines offered by Fairfield University with technology management, systems and business. This program broadens your academic options and allows you to pursue a combination in any of our existing BS engineering degrees with a Master of Science in the Management of Technology in just five years.

This combination enables students not only to understand engineering, management and business concepts, but also to understand their integration and how the intersection distinctively shapes our world and their careers. 

Fairfield University engineering students may request a change of status from the undergraduate to the undergraduate/graduate combined plan of study at any point after the following conditions are met:

  • Completed 60 credits towards the BS in an engineering discipline
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have approval of the department chair

For more information, contact Harvey Hoffman at hhoffman@fairfield.edu.

School of Engineering Admission

Applicants for the MS in Management of Technology must hold a degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent) in science or engineering, or its equivalent in the general area of technology and engineering. Those with extensive work experience in a technology environment, whose academic and professional record suggest the likelihood of success in a demanding graduate program, will also be considered.

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Career & Professional Opportunities

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Career & Professional Opportunities

Through Fairfield's M.S. in the Management of Technology program, you'll develop a deeper comprehension of business planning and economics in the framework of global markets, as well as:

  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Training in design and manufacturing disciplines
  • Management and effective use of information resources
  • Product and process development strategies that are crucial to effective leadership in technological entrepreneurship

Fairfield University's MSMOT graduates have gone on to diverse professional fields including:

  • IT architecture
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Engineering applications
  • Evaluation of strategic projects
  • Process engineering
  • Project management
  • Software support
  • Quality systems management

Graduates hold titles such as:

  • Senior Manager
  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Engineer
  • VP of Knowledge Management
  • Applications Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • And more!

Learn about how Fairfield's Career Center can support your post-graduate goals, and how Fairfield's tight-knit alumni network can build career and mentoring opportunities that last a lifetime.

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Faculty & Administration

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Faculty & Administration

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Frequently Asked Questions

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee.

The GREs are not required. We do look closely at your academic record and other application materials. Generally, we like to see that you have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. If your GPA is lower than 3.0 but you would like us to consider your application, you may include with your application a statement that explains your GPA and why you are confident you will be able to maintain the required 3.0 GPA in your graduate studies.

Tuition and fees for Fairfield's graduate programs.

Our programs are designed to accommodate students who want to attend either on a full-time or part-time basis. Students who are fully employed will find the scheduling of our courses compatible with their work requirements.

Most of our courses are offered in the evening and a few are offered on the weekends. Weekday courses generally meet once a week for three hours. Weekend courses tend to be full day courses that meet for four or five weekends or weekend days over the semester.

We keep our classes small. The typical maximum class size is 20, but class sizes range from less than 12 to 20.

Our students come from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds, which adds to the richness of our interactions in class. An undergraduate degree specifically in engineering is not required, but exposure to technology through employment is useful.

For students who attend part-time, the time will vary based on how many courses are taken at a time. Students who attend full-time take 9 credits each semester and can complete the program in 2 years. All students are required to complete their degree within 6 years after they begin their first course.

To be considered for financial aid, Fairfield University requires students to complete a FAFSA form. For further information on financial aid, visit the Office of Financial Aid.

A limited number of part-time assistantships are available to assist promising and deserving students.

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