Global Technology and Entrepreneurship

Degrees Offered

Global Technology and Entrepreneurship, MS Tech

Application Deadlines*

April 1, 2014
2014 Fall semester (August)

November 1, 2014
2015 Spring semester (January)

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Global Technology and Entrepreneurship, MS Tech

The MS Tech in technology with a concentration in global technology and entrepreneurship prepares graduates for entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial roles in global technology-driven organizations. The global technology and entrepreneurship program encompasses technology management and use of technology within a process by which identification and evaluation of opportunities and business systems advances knowledge via entrepreneurship to create value. Global technology and entrepreneurship graduates can serve as enablers in the implementation of their organization's strategy. Graduates of the program will be able to critically assess and solve problems while they contribute to and utilize their knowledge and applied learning experience towards strategic management of technology; entrepreneurship and innovation; strategic adoption and use of technology; analysis and modeling of systems; identification, testing and acceleration of adoption of new business and manufacturing processes; evaluation and adoption of global best practices and utilization of knowledge management techniques. Project-based experiential learning is used in all face to face, hybrid and online courses.

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Minimum of a bachelor's or master's degree in technical, science or business area, from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of 30 credit hours of technology, science and mathematics of their equivalents, with a grade of ‘C’ or better in each course
  • Completion of a college levels statistics course with a grade of ‘B’ or better
  • Completion of a college level technical writing and communications course with a grade of ‘B’ or better
  • Minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00=A) in the last 60 hours of a student’s first bachelor’s degree program
  • Minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00=A) in graduate work, if applicable
  • Official transcript from each college or university attended
  • Official GRE general exam scores
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Submit a professional resume and personal statement as part of the online admissions application
  • Meet the English proficiency requirements, as defined by the Office of Graduate Education
  • Industrial experience beyond completion of a baccalaureate degree is strongly recommended.
  • Applications are accepted for the fall semester only.
Degree Requirements 

The MS Tech in global technology and entrepreneurship requires 33 credit hours including the required applied project course (OMT 593). These credit hours must include the following:

  • core course credit hours (9)
  • elective course credit hours (6)
  • additional concentration course (restricted electives) credit hours (15)
  • culminating experience: OMT 593 Applied Project (3)

Most graduate degree students in this program elect to do an applied project rather than a thesis. The applied project generally allows the student to thoroughly explore a graphics related problem and demonstrate knowledge of the problem, solutions for the problem and suggestions for further explanation of the problem.

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