Proposed: March 10, 2004








WHEREAS,     the Education Committee has favorably reviewed a proposal from the School of Continuing Education to offer an Executive Master of Science Program in Technology Management, and


WHEREAS,     the Committee is satisfied that the proposal has been approved by the Executive Committee of the School of Continuing Education, and


WHEREAS,     the proposal has been the subject of extensive consultations with the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and


WHEREAS,     the proposed degree program does not duplicate the existing degree programs offered by the several schools of the University, and


WHEREAS,     the School of Continuing Education has established that the proposed degree program would provide a much needed program of professional preparation for careers in technology management in the City of New York, and


WHEREAS,     the proposal has the endorsement both of the Acting Vice President for Arts and Sciences and the Provost of the University,


THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED,       that the School of Continuing Education is authorized to offer the Executive Master of Science Program in Technology Management.






                                                                                                Committee on Education





The program is designed for working, technology professionals. All core courses are offered in the evening, with electives scheduled throughout the day and evening. Some electives may also be available through the Columbia Video Network, a leader in distance education heralded by Forbes magazine as “top notch” and thus worthy of inclusion in it’s “Best of the Web” listing since 2001. Executive seminars are conducted one Saturday per month in day-long sessions. Students are encouraged to incorporate real work challenges into their studies so they can immediately gather knowledge that can be readily applied back in the workplace. This hands-on approach is enhanced by the proactive participation of senior executives who serve as mentors and by opportunities to share insight and expertise with peers.


The program is composed of 6 core courses (18 pts); three executive seminars (12 points); and two electives (6pts). Students are expected to complete the program in 4, consecutive terms of study. Students are required to enter the program with knowledge of economics and mathematics including calculus; an intensive refresher course in math will be offered for interested students.


The Core and Electives


The core grounds students theoretically as it calls on them to consider from varied perspectives the key issues that technology poses to senior managers. At the same time, the core equips students with the tools of effective managers by using case studies to sharpen not only analytic skills, but also the capacity to develop concrete solutions worthy of implementation to challenges posed in the real world.


The electives offer students the opportunity to slant their studies in one of three professional directions: E-Commerce and Internet Technologies; Emerging Technologies; or Project Management.


Executive Seminars


Collectively, the executive seminars are designed to immerse students in the world of technology management. These seminars are adaptations of existing seminars in the EITM program, but their reformulated design will not be completed in detail until the end of 2003-04. At the outset, students choose a project drawn from their professional experience. Over the course of three semesters they carry that project through its lifecycle, producing a final masters project reflecting their understanding of the key components of technology management: product realization; strategic planning and marketing; and operations management. Beginning in the second term of study, students are required to take one executive seminar per semester. Each seminar meets from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on four Saturdays over the course of the semester. The seminars are taught by multiple instructors all of who are industry experts; students are assigned a mentor who will supervise the development of the masters project. Upon completion of the executive seminars, students present their projects to peers and to instructors for review and evaluation.


The Faculty


EMTM core courses will be taught by Lecturers in the School of Continuing Education.  Some elective courses taught by other faculties may also be taken by qualified students.




Core Courses (18 points)


TMGT K4103. Corporate Finance for the Technology Manager. 3 pts.

TMGT K4116. Technology in the Business Environment. 3 pts.

TMGT K4118. Behavioral Challenges in Technology Management. 3 pts.

TMGT K4120. IT and Operations Management. 3 pts.

TMGT K4123. Managing Emerging Technologies. 3 pts.

TMGT K4124. Knowledge Management. 3 pts.


Executive Seminars (12 points)


TMGT K5101. Product Realization. 4 pts.

TMGT K5201. Strategic Planning and Marketing. 4 pts.

TMGT K5301. Operations Management. 4 pts.


Elective Courses (6 points)


TMGT K4112. Web, Internet, and E-Commerce Re-Engineering for Business. 3 pts.

EEHS E3900y. History of Telecommunications: From the Telegraph to the Internet. 3 pts.

ELEN E4703y. Wireless Communications. 3 pts.

EEJR E4901y. Telecommunication Networks and Applications. 3 pts.

COMM/BUSI G8210. Management of Information, Communications, and Media. 3 pts.

ECBM E4060x. Introduction to Genomic Information Science and Technology. 3 pts.

ENGI/CHEN E4020. Safeguarding Intellectual Property and Business Property. 3 pts.

ELEN E4830y. Digital Image Processing. 3 pts.

EAEE E4361. Economics of Earth Resource Industries. 3 pts.

TMGT K4122. IT Project Management. 3 pts.





School of Continuing Education


Katherine Askew, Information Services Manager, CB Richard Ellis

Curtis Brown, Chief Technology Officer, Princeton Review

Hugh Cartey, Director of Consulting Services at JGI

Arthur Langer, Assoc. Director of Instructor and Curriculum Development, Information Technology Programs

Alan Morley, Alliance Consulting Group

Douglas Scherer, President, Core Paradigm

Roy Altman, Director, Web Software Development, HR-21, Division of JGI

David Turnbull, Director of Business Development, Nurun IFN.TO


Graduate School of Business


Roger Mesznik, Professor