Technology Management Degree Program

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Overview

IT Manager ranked #3 Best Technology Jobs of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report

Managing technology has become a high-growth field with great career options.

As industries become more competitive, the need for managers that not only understand working with people, but also understand the day-to-day aspects of the technology or trade their business is focused on becomes critical for business growth. Whether you have skills gained from working in the industry or from earning a diploma or associate degree, Herzing’s technology management program will help prepare you to take the next step in your career.

If you’re tech savvy and enjoy a challenge, consider the growing career field of Information Technology Management.

Successful technology professionals have to be able to work well with others and willing to work the long hours required to get computer systems up and running. In addition, they must be able to plan ahead and prepare for future problems and business service requirements.

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    A Technology Management Degree could be right for you if you:

    • Are logical – like to solve problems in math or science
    • Are comfortable working with your hands as well as your mind
    • Have an aptitude for working with the latest technology
    • Can communicate and explain technology to non-tech professionals
    • Enjoy directing projects and motivating people
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    Benefits

    Herzing’s technology management degree program will provide you with an unique blend of technical skill and business acumen. You’ll add an understanding of the business world and how to manage others on top of your industry experience.

    Because of this unique focus, many students with technical degrees may be able to complete their bachelor's degree in Technology Management in 2 years or less.

    Careers

    Technology Management Career Paths

    It is the role of the technology manager in business to make decisions about the organization's operational use of the applicable technology while taking into account how the decisions will affect the organization's budget, employees, customers, and profitability. When seeking a technology manager, employers prefer candidates with a strong technology background as well as a solid understanding of business practices.

    For those entering this field with a bachelor degree but no work experience in IT or business, typical entry-level positions include: customer support specialist, help desk representative, and junior positions in database development, website development, analysis, or programming. Graduates with some experience in the field may also qualify for supervisory roles in customer support departments and entry-level project management positions.

    Career Advancement

    Upon receiving professional experience in the technology field, graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Technology Management degree will be able to explore opportunities in management such as:

    • Chief Technology Officer – responsibilities include evaluating new technologies to determine which would benefit the company, advising upper management on benefits/drawbacks of the technology, and creating/overseeing implementation strategies.
    • Project Manager – oversee the budgets and schedules for technology-related projects (such as software or hardware upgrades); work with internal and external customers, vendors/suppliers, consultants and trainers to coordinate the development and implementation of projects

    Work Environment

    Technology managers work at least 40 hours per week in an office or typical business setting. When needed, the manager must be available to work additional hours to meet deadlines or address technology-related emergencies. The technology manager should also spend time learning about new trends in the field in order to ensure their company is not falling behind the competition due to outdated technology.

    Professionals in this field typically receive a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare and retirement plans (such as 401(k), profit-sharing and/or company stock). Since technology managers spend many hours at a computer, they must take precautions against computer-related ailments such as eye strain and carpel tunnel.

    Curriculum

    Technology Management Degree Program Curriculum

    The Bachelor of Science in Technical Management prepares students who already have a technical background gained from diploma or associate degree studies in any technical field to be a manager in that field. The technical course work can be from a technical program at Herzing University or can be transferred in from a technical program taken at another college or university.

    ProgramCreditsMonths
    Bachelor of Science in Technology Management12336
    *Average number of months for students to complete program
    Program availability varies by location
     

    Bachelor of Science in Technology Management

    In addition to building a strong foundation in computer science, students also gain networking as well as business and management skills, depending on their chosen areas of study. Graduates have the business credentials and technical capabilities needed to manage systems and direct network technology in today’s corporate setting.  View Program Course Sheet

    The Technology Management program may provide you with industry certifications as well as a degree, depending on your course selection. Please speak with your admissions advisor for more information on this opportunity.

    FAQs

    Answer:

    All Herzing Technology programs provide foundational coursework in database and information security. Depending on the program version or selection of elective coursework, students can learn more advanced skills in courses such as Network Security, Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Data Storage, Ethical Hacking, Network Infrastructure Hardening, Web Security, Advanced Security Implementation, Enterprise Security Solutions, Routing and Switching Security I and II, Designing Network Security, Network Defense, Data Storage, Network Defense, and Computer and Network Forensics.

    Answer:

    Herzing's Technology programs all include foundational courses. Whether a student has years of technology experience or not, students will begin with fundamentals that will be a refresher for some and an introduction for others. Students will be better prepared and ready for the more complex Information Technology concepts that come in later coursework. Additionally Herzing offers tutoring and academic support resources both on-campus and through Herzing Online.

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    The Technology program cirriculum, either through a specific course of the cumulative of courses in a concentration help prepare students for a variety of certifications, including the ones that the exam cost are part of the program tuition. It is important for students to understand that they will typically need to spend additional time outside of their coursework to practice and prepare for the certification exams.

    Technology Degree Program Prep-to-sit for Certifications:

    CertificationProgram
    Cisco Certified Network Associate - Routing and Switching (CCNA)DNS, ASIT, BSITNC, BSITST, BSITNM
    CompTIA A+ASIT, BSITNC, BSITST, BSITNM
    CompTIA Network+ASIT, BSITNC, BSITST, BSITNM
    CompTIA Security+ASIT, BSITNC, BSITST, BSITNM
    Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)ASIT, BSITNC, BSITST, BSITNM
    LPI - 1/Linux+BSITNC, BSITST, BSITNM
    VCA - VMwareBSITNC, BSITST, BSITNM
    Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)BSITNM
    Microsoft Certified Network Associate (MCSA)BSITNM
    Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)BSITST

    Answer:

    Herzing's business program is different because it is focused on leadership development. Working with employers, we've developered programmatic themes integrated into all courses that will better prepare graduates for career advancement, entreprenuership and management.

    Specifically Herzing's IT program offers:

    1. Practical Experience - Students will gain pratical experience, that can be applied in settings ranging from independent businesses to large corporations and public agencies with an emphasis on the importance of Leveraging Technology and information to make decisions; and the key skills of Professionalism & Teamwork that are essential to leadership and management.
    2. Industry Certifications - Graduates will earn more than a degree, they will have the opportunity to prepare for sought-after industry certifications.
    3. Duel Credit - Students in the undergraduate BSITNC and BSSDNM can get a "jump start" on a MBA at the same time. Up-to 12 graduate credits could be taken while still an undergraduate and applied toward both degrees, thereby saving both money and time.
    4. Transfer Friendly - Students with an associate degree from an accredited institution like a Community College can receive up-to 60 credits toward a Herzing Technology Bachelor's degree, DEGREE UP students may receive more. Additionally Herzing will also review all transcripts a student may have, as there is an ability to transfer up-to 75% of their previous credit load toward their Herzing program, thereby saving them time and money.
    Answer:

    Industry certifications provide a student with a competitive advantage in the workforce. Their certifications differentiate them from others as having earned recognition from third-parties in a focus area of their knowledge and expertise.

    Answer:

    The BSIT program helps students to prepare to sit for the following examinations, and students who successfully completed their coursework and practice exams will be eligible to receive exam vouchers for the following:

    1. MCP (available through ASIT and BSIT)
    2. Security+ (available through ASIT and BSIT)
    3. CCNA (available through ASIT and BSIT, and at Atlanta  & Toledo through the DNS program)
    Answer:

    Program length can vary depending upon degree level, number of concentrations, course load and credits transferred, as well as class schedule.

    • Diploma is 3-semesters and with a full-time schedule can be completed in one (1) year.
    • Associate degree is 4-semesters and with a full-time schedule can be completed in two (2) years.
    • Bachelor's degree program is 9-semesters and depending upon transfer credits, can be completed as a full-time student in three (3) years.
    • Graduate degree is a 3-semester program and a student can transfer in up-to 18 credit hours.
    Answer:

    Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Programmatics accreditation is not a requirement within the field for IT professionals.

    Answer:

    An IT degree is a versatile degree that has application in almost every industry from healthcare to manufacturing to tourism to commerce. Herzing offers IT programs that begin at an entry level diploma program, and go from an associates, to a bachelors all the way through a graduate level with a MBA in Technology Management.

    Answer:

    Regardless of your background, an IT degree provides you with the analytical, problem solving, management and leadership skills that can help a student be competitive in today and tomorrow's technology marketplace by providing theory and hands-on training in networking administration, IT security, technology managementsoftware development and the use of telecommunications equipment.

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    I chose Herzing because I could get a bachelor's degree in three years. The thing that stood out for me was the variety of software programs Herzing offers.