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Technology Management Minor Program Curriculum

Prerequisites courses

Completion of all designated prerequisite courses in accounting, mathematics and statistics. Students are required to complete five of the six courses listed to be certified for the minor. Note:  Only students admitted to the minor will be allowed to enroll in these courses.

MGT 120: Managing and Using Information Technology
Lecture/discussion – 4 hours

Develop an analytical framework to manage and monitor business systems concerned with operational, human, and organizational interactions. Introduction to computer hardware, systems software, and information systems. Management of information technology and the impact of information systems on modern management.
Prerequisite(s): 11A, Mathematics 16B, 17B, or 21B; Statistics 13 or anything higher.
Spring Quarter

MGT 140: Marketing for the Technology-based Enterprise
Lecture/discussion – 4 hours

Quantitative analysis of needs in a product (technology-based) economy, with emphasis on how scientists, engineers, and business people interact to develop and market products and services.
Prerequisite(s): course 11A; Mathematics 16B, 17B, or 21B; Statistics 13 or higher.
Winter Quarter

MGT 150: Technology Management
Lecture/discussion – 4 hours

Management of firms in high technology industries such as software development and biotechnology research. Motivating and managing workers, organizing for innovation, and making decisions.
Prerequisite(s): course 11A; Mathematics 16B, 17B, or 21B; Statistics 13 or higher.
Winter Quarter

MGT 160: Financing New Business Ventures
Lecture/discussion – 4 hours

Concepts/methods used to structure and finance new business ventures. Topics include evaluating the net social (financial) benefit of new investment projects; raising venture capital; the role of the venture capitalist; and the choice of organizational structure in new ventures.
Prerequisite(s): course 11A; Mathematics 16B, 17B, or 21B; Statistics 13 or higher.
Fall Quarter

MGT 170: Managing Costs and Quality
Lecture/discussion – 4 hours

Designing cost systems in high technology organizations and managing operations to maximize quality and minimize costs. Topics include activity based costing and management, managing quality and time to create value, ethical issues in cost assignment, and differential costing for decision.
Prerequisite(s): course 11A; Mathematics 16B, 17B, or 21B; Statistics 13 or higher.
Spring Quarter

MGT 180: Supply Chain Planning and Management
Lecture/discussion – 4 hours

Course develops key concepts and relationships between supply chain design and business models and strategies. Much of the focus is on quantitative techniques for analysis and management of the production and delivery of goods and services by an organization.
Prerequisite(s): course 11A; Mathematics 16B, 17B, or 21B; Statistics 13 or higher.
Fall Quarter