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Management of Technology

The Management of Technology (MOT) Certificate is open for MBA and non-MBA graduate students at Georgia Tech and focuses on a STEM-based curriculum in technology management. Studies confirm that earning an information technology certificate increases job prospects and may provide greater opportunities for career advancement.  

The certificate option is available to any student who has earned a graduate degree from Georgia Tech. Obtaining the certificate provides students with a strong foundation in managerial decision-making allowing them to work with peers across business, engineering, and science industries to develop and transform technical and scientific expertise in the global marketplace. After completing the certificate, students will have the multidisciplinary and information technology perspective necessary to meet strategic and operational challenges faced by established firms as well as start-ups operating in dynamic and uncertain environments.

Student must complete a required course, MGT-ISyE 6772, that provides a multidisciplinary approach to innovation and technology management. Additionally, students select three electives from the approved electives list to develop an individualized program of study that fits their career goals.

A required course in a student’s major program of study cannot be used to meet an elective requirement for the certificate, according to Georgia Tech policy. In addition to certificate program requirements (see Embedded Graduate Certificate Guidelines), students must earn a grade of B or better in MGT-ISyE 6772 and in each of the three electives.

 

Students learn how a firm’s long-term competitive advantage is driven by innovations in science and technology. Students learn how to manage the strategic and operational challenges associated with uncertainty in the context of technology change, global competition, and dynamic markets. With the perspective of integrating operations, information technology, marketing, organizational behavior, and strategy, we consider how to develop (innovate), design (plan), measure (assess), and improve (change) a firm’s resource capabilities (technology, workforce, materials, information, processes, knowledge) in both the manufacturing and service industries. Students analyze business cases in manufacturing and services settings and read articles from managerial practice and leading research journals. The course requirements include a final exam and three written group case analyses.

Elective List of Courses


MGT 6000 Financial and Managerial Accounting I (not an elective for MBA students).

MGT 6056 Electronic Commerce. The prerequisite is waived for students who have completed the core course MGT-ISyE 6772.

MGT 6057 Business Process Analysis and Design. The prerequisite is waived for students who have completed the core course MGT-ISyE 6772.

MGT 6058 Information Technology Practicum (only open to MBA students). 

MGT 6059 Analysis of Emerging Technologies. The prerequisite is waived for students who have completed the core course MGT-ISyE 6772.

MGT 6086 Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity. Contact Professor Narayanan Jayaraman for permission if you have not met the prerequisite for this course, MGT 6060.

MGT 6111 Innovation and Entrepreneurial Behavior. The prerequisite is waived for students who have completed the core course MGT-ISyE 6772.

MGT 6165 Venture Creation (only open to MBA students).

MGT 6203 Big Data Analytics in Business (only open to MBA and MSA students).

MGT 6311 Digital Marketing. The prerequisite is waived for students who have completed the core course MGT-ISyE 6772.

MGT 6326 Collaborative Product Development. The prerequisite is waived for students who have completed the core course MGT-ISyE 6772.

MGT 6353 Operations Strategy. The prerequisite is waived for students who have completed the core course MGT-ISyE 6772.

MGT 6359 Business Strategies for Sustainability. The prerequesite is waived for students who have completed the core course MGT-ISyE 6772.

MGT 6400 Pricing Analytics and Revenue Management. The prerequisite is waived for students who have completed the core course MGT-ISyE 6772.

MGT 6401 Supply Chain Modeling. The prerequisite is waived for students who have completed the core course MGT-ISyE 6772.

MGT 6450 Project Management. The prerequisite is waived for students who have completed the core course MGT-ISyE 6772.

MGT-ME-ECE-CHE-BMED 6789 Technology Ventures

MGT-ME 6799 Legal Issues in Technology Transfer

PubP 6401 Science, Technology and Public Policy

Non-MBA students may ONLY register for daytime MBA course sections offered in fall and spring semesters. Daytime sections of MGT-ISyE 6772 are offered in both fall and spring semesters and there are no restrictions on early registration. However, most other MBA electives are offered in daytimes in either fall or spring semesters.

Registration is only open to non-MBA students during the first week of each semester, which allows MBA students to register for the electives needed to complete their degrees. The Scheller College of Business does not issue overload permits.

After earning a graduate degree from Georgia Tech and meeting the Management of Technology Certificate requirements, a student may apply for the certificate. Please note that it may take up to 45 days to receive the certificate by mail.

The written request to apply for the certificate should include:

  1. Full name
  2. Student ID number
  3. List of the courses taken to fulfill the certificate requirements
  4. Semester the courses were taken and the corresponding grades earned
  5. Name of the Georgia Tech graduate degree and the date of graduation
  6. Mailing address that will be valid for 45 days after you submit the application

Email the above information to Professor Cheryl Gaimon at .