Undergraduate Tech Management Minor

Undergraduate Technology Management Minor

Program information and student resources

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Technology Management Minor allows undergraduates to complement their studies with courses in business and management.

Students learn skills to enhance their education to be better prepared for leadership and management opportunities in today’s competitive business world.

  • The Technology Management Minor courses are open to all undergraduate and graduate majors at UC Davis.​
  • The courses that count for the Technology Management minor are offered by the Graduate School of Management. No substitutions (e.g., transfer courses, study abroad courses, or other UC Davis courses) are allowed for the upper division coursework.
  • No course overlap is allowed with other minors. No more than one course can be counted towards both the student’s major and the minor.
  • Prerequisites for minor courses are required (e.g., MGT 11A and STA 13 for MGT 160; MGT 11A and MGT 11B for MGT 170). Please plan accordingly.​

 

Requirements*:

Required preparatory course:
4 units
MGT 011A: Elementary Accounting

Complete five of these seven courses:
20 units
MGT 120: Managing & Using Information Technology
MGT 140: Marketing for the Technology-Based Enterprise
MGT 150: Technology Management (recommended to take this course first)
MGT 151: Management of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
MGT 160: Financing New Business Ventures
MGT 170: Management Accounting & Control
MGT 180: Supply Chain Planning & Management

*2022-2023 Catalog Requirements. For previous catalog year requirements, see catalog archives or contact us.

Courses (Click + for more information)


MGT 011a: Elementary Accounting
Lecture/discussion – 4 hours
Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Session

Basic concepts of accounting; interpreting and using financial statements; understanding accounting principles.
Prerequisite: None


MGT 120: Managing and Using Information Technology
Lecture/discussion – 4 hours
Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Session

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: None


MGT 140: Marketing for the Technology-based Enterprise
Lecture/discussion – 4 hours
Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Session

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: None; Not open to freshman


MGT 150: Technology Management
Lecture/discussion – 4 hours
Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Session

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: None


MGT 151: Management of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Lecture/discussion – 4 hours
Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

Innovation and entrepreneurship in established companies or new ventures. Knowledge, skills, and hands-on experiences in creative problem-solving, decision-making, building new ventures, and innovation strategy.
Prerequisite: None


MGT 160: Financing New Business Ventures
Lecture/discussion – 4 hours
Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Session

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.

Prerequisites: MGT 11A and STA 13 (or higher)

**Please note all prerequisites or equivalent courses must be completed before enrolling in MGT 160; prerequisites cannot be waived and concurrent enrollment is not allowed.**


MGT 170: Management Accounting and Control
Lecture/discussion – 4 hours
Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Session

Covers the design of cost accounting systems, the preparation of financial budgets and forecasts, cost analysis, and the use of cost and other financial data to motivate and evaluate the performance of business units and managers.

Prerequisite: MGT 11A and MGT 11B

**Please note all prerequisites or equivalent courses must be completed before enrolling in MGT 170; concurrent enrollment is not allowed.**


MGT 180: Supply Chain Planning and Management
Lecture/discussion – 4 hours
Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Session

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: None

Minor Certification

To complete the minor, students must complete the 20 units of coursework in the minor with a GPA of 2.000 or better. Courses may be taken P/NP as long as at least one course is taken for a letter grade and GPA in minor courses is at least 2.000.

For the minor to be awarded, the OASIS Minor Declaration Form must be approved prior to graduation. The Minor Declaration form will only be approved after the student is enrolled in the final course for the minor, one minor course has been successfully completed and minor GPA is at least 2.000.

No course overlap with other minors is allowed.