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Technology Management

Department of Technology and Construction Management  


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Missouri State University
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65897
Office: 417-836-5121
Fax: 417-836-8556
Email: tcm@missouristate.edu
http://www.tcm.missouristate.edu

Career Preparation

Organizations looking to compete in the global marketplace are increasingly turning to technology to improve productivity and deliver goods and services more efficiently.  As a result, professionals who can manage both the development and the deployment of technological innovation are in high demand.  The Missouri State technology management degree provides students with the foundation needed to manage complex, technically oriented organizations by focusing on both business and applied science skills.  With the some of the highest starting salaries on campus, technology management graduates continue to demonstrate that investments in management and technical skills are valuable assets.

Academic Program

Students in this program first take 25 credit hours of core technology management coursework consisting of technology management, supervision, quality, project management, and cost analysis coursework.   Students then select one of two options.  Option A is for those students who do not have prior transfer coursework.  These student take a wide variety of specific technical and management coursework.  Option B is reccomended for student who have a large number of transfer courses.  Regardless of the option all technology management majors also complete a minor.  The wide variety of minors allows students to complete the technology management core courses and focus their studies on a specific area.  Job titles vary widely depending on the chosen minor.  This program of study is ideal whether you desire a management oriented career or something more technical. 

Option A

Students will find this option exposes them to core technology management courses, several business foundation courses, and a strong technical foundation.  Required coursework includes:

 TCM 503 Project Risk Analysis  
 ACC 201 Intro to Financial Accounting  
 LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business  
 TCM 110 Industrial Design w/Computer Apps  
 TCM 303 Facilities Operation & Maintenance  
 TCM 331 Emerging Tech in Mtls & Process  
 TCM 347 Industrial Electronics  
 TCM 355 Production Planning and Control  
 TCM 365 Computer Integrated Manufacturing  
 TCM 499 Senior Project  
 TCM 511 Product Design & Development  
 TCM Elective (approved)  
 TCM Elective (approved) 

Option B

Transfer students will find Option B transfers up to 35 hours of transfer coursework beyond general education classes.  Students are able to build upon their transfer coursework with the 25 hours of core technology management coursework. 

Required Minor

The technology management major is a non-comprehensive major meaning it requires a minor. The minor allows you to bring focus to the broad technology management program.  Minor's can be customized to a students needs or selected from over 100 available minors such as: Accounting, Computer Information Systems, e-Business, Health Care Management, Logistics, Management, Real Estate, Selling, Web Application Development, etc. A student could also select the department's Industrial Management minor and select from concentrations in Construction Technology, Facility Management, Production Technology, or Project Management.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Management

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program is for students who have received an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree from an accredited institution. The BAS curriculum is designed to facilitate a seamless articulation with technology related associate degree programs. All courses taken for an AAS degree are accepted into the major. After completing 12 upper-division hours in the Technology and Construction Management Department and meeting all other regular Missouri State University graduation requirements; including 40 total hours of upper-division credit and the University’s general education requirements, the student is awarded the BAS degree. Courses may also be transferred to meet general education requirements, and no minor is required. Students who have obtained associate degrees in appropriate high quality programs are admitted as juniors, and can complete the baccalaureate degree in two years. Courses for this program can be completed online or on campus.  The BAS degree is appropriate for the student who wants more flexibility in course selection than the BS degree will allow. 

Graduate Programs

An technology management degree transitions into several graduate degree programs very nicely. Students may wish to consider a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) or the Construction and Technologyl Management Department’s Masters in Project Management (MPM).  Exceptional undergraduate students may want to consider the Accelerated Project Management option which allows students to complete 12 hours of masters level coursework as an undergraduate.   The MPM is designed to accommodate working students with all of the coursework available in an online format. Project Management (PM) leadership is a highly desirable and sought-after skill as intense global competition demands that new projects and business development be completed on time and within budget.

Courses

The Department of Technology and Construction Management offers over 50 different courses. The following is a representative list of some of these courses: Industrial Supervision, Construction Administration, Plant Layout, Quality Management, Engineering Graphics, Estimating/Scheduling, Production Planning, Safety Management, Power Systems, Mechanical/Electrical Systems, Project Management, Construction Equipment, Accounting and Control, Materials and Methods. Please refer to the Missouri State Catalog for a complete listing of course descriptions.

Faculty

The faculty members in the Department of Technology and Construction Management are characterized by extensive academic and experience. The majority of the faculty have earned doctorates in disciplines including technology, engineering and management. They share a strong commitment to ensure that current and relevant programs are offered in response to the ever-changing needs of industry. Faculty members are dedicated to quality teaching and actively participate in research, service and professional organizations on regional, national and international levels.

Facilities

Programs emphasize extensive problem-solving experiences in a wide variety of settings and are designed to involve the student as much as possible. The coursework is a blend of lecture and laboratory experiences, which utilize over 15,000 square feet of modern laboratory facilities in Kemper Hall. The classrooms and laboratories are equipped with state-of-the art equipment representative of that utilized in modern industry.

Opportunities

Students have many opportunities to experience the actual work environment through internships and field trips. Involvement in professional organizations, such as our national champion robotics team, allows students to develop leadership potential while working and socializing with peers, prospective employers and faculty.