6th North American International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Curriculum Revision of a Ph.D. program in Technology Management to Keep it Relevant and Manageable

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Track: Technology Management

This work attempts to evaluate the consortium-based Ph.D. program in Technology Management at Indiana State University to offer needed curriculum changes applicable to modern time. Through over two decades of existence, the program has sought to update its curriculum to keep it relevant. Topical coursework concerning Technology Leadership, the Management of Technical Experts, Production Processes and Control, Fundamentals of Technical Finance, Project Management, Technology Marketing, Philosophy of Technology, and the Strategic Management of Technology is under consideration for inclusion in the curriculum. Increasing professional communication and collaborative proficiencies, promoting moral and ethical discourse concerning technology use, mastery of skill and professional discipline, and the ability to contribute to an ever-increasing diverse and complex professional community is sought to make the program more robust. Topical information content in terms of core and elective courses with the corresponding credit hours, skills, and experience necessary before admission and before graduation have been discussed in this paper. The discussion will be useful for universities in the US and outside that offer Ph.D. in Technology Management program or plan to offer in the near future.

Published in: 6th North American International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Monterrey, Mexico

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: November 3-5, 2021

ISBN: 978-1-7923-6130-2
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767