Overview

Undergraduate Technology Management Minor
Program Information and Student Resources

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Technology Management Minor gives undergraduates the opportunity 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.​
  • All minor courses must be taken at UC Davis.​
  • Prerequisites for minor courses are required and you should plan accordingly.​

Minor Certification

Complete five of these six courses:

  • MGT 120: Managing and Using Information Technology
  • MGT 140: Marketing for the Technology-based Enterprise
  • MGT 150: Technology Management
  • MGT 160: Financing New Business Ventures
  • MGT 170: Management Accounting and Control
  • MGT 180: Supply Chain Planning and Management

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 OASIS minor declaration form to be approved, one course must be successfully completed and the minor GPA must be at least 2.000. No course overlap with other minors is allowed. 

Courses

Students are required to complete five of the six courses listed to be certified for the minor.

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

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 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) and one of the following: MAT 16B, 17B, or 21B.
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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: 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

Program Contact

Julie BurgalJulie Burgal
(530) 754-6746
techminor@gsm.ucdavis.edu

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