The Management of Technology (MOT) Certificate is awarded by the Scheller College of Business. It is an interdisciplinary program whose curriculum design reflects collaboration across every college on the Georgia Tech campus.
The goal is to provde a foundation for managerial decision-making in organizations driven by developments in technology and science. The MOT Certificate Program addresses the creation, implementation and integration of technological and scientific innovations to drive the strategic and operational objectives of an organization.
The program is designed to serve Georgia Tech graduate students (MBA and non-MBA alike) who, while possessing a strong scientific or technical background, recognize the importance of developing knowledge to facilitate the transfer of technical and scientific expertise into innovations that impact the competitive marketplace. A student who completes the MOT Certificate will have the multi-functional perspective necessary to meet the managerial challenges encountered while attempting to create competitive advantage from technical and scientific knowledge.
Each MOT student completes a required core course offered jointly by the Scheller College of Business and the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. In addition, each MOT student develops an individualized program of study by selecting three electives from an approved list. The MOT Certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete all certificate requirements and earn a graduate degree from Georgia Tech.
After earning a graduate degree from Georgia Tech and meeting the MOT Certificate requirements, a student may apply for the MOT Certificate by sending an email to, Program Director, Scheller College of Business. It may take up to 45 days to receive the certificate by mail. The written request should include your full name and student ID number, a list the courses taken to fulfill the certificate requirements, the semester the courses were taken, and the corresponding grades earned. In addition, each student should indicate the name of the graduate degree earned at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the date of graduation. Lastly, please include a mailing address that will be valid for 45 days after your application is submitted.
There are four major requirements that must be met to receive the Management of Technology Certificate. The requirements given below are supplemental to the certificate requirements set forth by the Georgia Institute of Technology.
• A student must complete a graduate degree in any academic unit of Georgia Tech.
• A student must complete the MOT core course with a grade of B or better.
• A student must complete three MOT electives, each with a grade of B or better.
• A required course in a student's major program of study cannot be used to meet the elective requirement for the MOT Certificate (Georgia Institute of Technology policy). However, a course taken as an elective in a student's major program of study may be used to meet the elective requirement for the MOT Certificate,
From time to time, program requirements are updated reflecting new course offerings as well as input from students, faculty, and prospective employers. If, at a future time, program requirements change, students will have the option of meeting the new requirements or of satisfying the requirements in place when they began their program of study.
MGT-ISyE 6772 - Management of Technology: Managing Resources of the Technological Firm
The instructors of this 3-credit course include Professors Cheryl Gaimon and Robert Myers in Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business. The course is offered in the (daytime) fall and spring semesters. (One section may also be offered ONLY for evening MBA students.)
Three elective courses (9-credit hours) are also required for the MOT Certificate. The approved electives are listed below along with important information on prerequisites. Course descriptions appear in the General Catalog. For course schedules and information beyond that provided here, students should directly contact the appropriate academic area (for example, the finance area should be contacted for information about a finance course).
MGT 6165 New Venture Creation (or MGT 6789)
MGT 6203 Big Data Analytics in Business
MGT 6400 Pricing Analytics and Revenue Management
MGT 6450 Project Management
MGT-ME-ECE-CHE-BMED 6789 Technology Ventures