Technology Management, MS

for the Master of Science in Technology Management


Head of Department: Carlos Torelli
Associate Dean of Graduate Education: Jeff Loewenstein
email: grad@business.illinois.edu

department website: https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/mstm
department faculty: https://business.illinois.edu/people/

overview of grad college admissions & requirements: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply
college website:https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/

department office: 3019 Business Instructional Facility, 515 E. Gregory Dr., Champaign, IL 61820
phone: (217)244-7602


The Master of Science in Technology Management is focused on understanding how to manage the dynamic environment found in a technology-based enterprise. The curriculum covers core business topics tailored to address the issues and challenges inherent in companies that depend on technology. The course work of this intensive 12-month long program includes product development, marketing, simulation and risk analysis, finance, and strategy, as well as managing processes, intellectual property, innovation, human resources, and an option of an internship or curricular practical training - all focusing on technology. This is an intensive program for those who use, deploy, shape, or create technology.

In addition to formal coursework, students participate in a series of management development seminars, which provide an overview of American business concepts and practices. Business and industry field trips, seminars with American executives, and other special activities provide another dimension to the program.

Currently, the MSTM program is offering two tracks, Graduate and Advancement. The Graduate Track is designed for students recently graduated from undergraduate programs in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, and business. The Advancement track is designed for career professionals. To reflect the experiential knowledge possessed by members of the Advancement track, coursework requirements are slightly different in each track.

Students have the option of pursuing a concentration within the 40 hours of coursework in one of five areas: AccountancyBusiness Data Analytics, Business & Public Policy, Information Technology & Control, or Supply Chain Management. Students have the option of pursuing an internship in their first or third semester, depending on the track admitted to.


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Admission

Admission to the MS in Technology Management program requires an undergraduate degree with a scholastic average of at least B for the last 60 hours, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of career goals. Applicants whose native language is not English are also required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), CBT, iBT or IELTS. Candidates must achieve the University minimum scores on these examinations (currently 550 on the paper-based TOEFL or 213 on the computer-based TOEFL or 79 on the iBT.


Faculty Research Interests

Faculty research interests are in the areas of marketing, organizational behavior, organization theory, decision sciences, information systems, strategic management, risk analysis, judgment under uncertainty, international business, production and operations management, accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, and finance. The Gies College of Business houses computer facilities, a behavioral science laboratory, and a separate library. The college maintains contacts with industry and government through its Survey Research Laboratory, Illinois Business Consulting, the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership and several professional and scholarly journals edited by its faculty.


Financial Aid

The M.S. in Business Administration, the M.S. in Management, the M.S. in Strategic Brand Communication, and the M.S. in Technology Management do not provide assistantships.

for the Master of Science in Technology Management


For additional details and requirements refer to the department's Program Curriculum and the Graduate College Handbook. 

Required Core32-36
Practicum4
Electives0-4
Total Hours40

Other Requirements

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 28
Minimum GPA: 2.75