Technology management is concerned with the management of information systems, including software, hardware, network, and data. It combines the study of Information systems technology and business management and applies it to the use of information systems and technology to solve problems and the management of technology, including product development, product management, and supply chain management.
As a major, technology management combines the study of information technology with that of business. On the business side, students learn about various business functions, how to analyze business environments, and ways to identify IT solutions that solve business problems or increase efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity. They take basic business courses like marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, and management, along with those that focus on relevant topics such as managerial decision making, quantitative methods for business, management of organizational behavior, business policy and strategy, and business process management. IT-related courses teach students about the role of technology in a business environment addressing topics like data management, integration of systems and business, information technology management and organizations, systems requirements and analysis, and managing information security.
Graduates of a technology management program are able to communicate and integrate information from multiple business disciplines. Course work allows them to develop skills in information systems, quantitative analysis, and financial modeling, as well as those in management, problem solving, and decision making. This range of knowledge and unique skill set allows them to work in various industries in areas such as systems analysis and design, applications development, systems integration, product and technology development, and business analysis.