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Management of Technology Graduate Certificate

The Management of Technology (MOT) Certificate is awarded by the Scheller College of Business and was developed in collaboration with every college on the Georgia Tech campus. The certificate serves both MBA and non-MBA graduate students. In a recent survey, recipients reported that the MOT Certificate enhanced job prospects as well as their overall capability and job performance.

Students who complete the MOT Certificate develop strong foundations in managerial decision-making to successfully work with peers across business, engineering and science to develop and transform technical and scientific expertise to drive value in the global marketplace. After completing the certificate, students will have the multidisciplinary perspective necessary to meet strategic and operational challenges faced by established firms as well as start-ups operating in dynamic and uncertain environments. Students learn to recognize and appreciate the benefits and constraints faced by their colleagues in other disciplines resulting in a more cohesive and impactful work environment.

A student who earns the MOT Certificate completes a required course (MGT-ISyE 6772, see below) that presents a multidisciplinary view of innovation and technology management. Additionally, a student develops an individualized program of study by selecting three electives from an approved list (see below). Certificates are only awarded to students who earn a graduate degree from GA Tech (GA Tech policy). A required course in a student’s major program of study cannot be used to meet an elective requirement for the MOT Certificate (GA Tech policy). In addition to GA Tech certificate program requirements (see Registrar), students must earn a grade of B or better in the required course and in each of the three electives.

Non-MBA students may ONLY register for MBA course sections offered in daytime Fall and Spring semesters. Daytime sections of MGT-ISyE 6772 are offered in both Fall and Spring semesters; 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. (This permits MBA students to register for the electives needed to complete their degrees.) The Scheller College of Business does not issue overload permits.

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 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 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

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:

  1. Your 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 graduate degree earned at the Georgia Institute of Technology 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 ()