Oct 23, 2017
The Bachelor of Science in Technology Management program prepares students for management and leadership positions in technology-focused business, industry, healthcare and government. All TM courses are online, which supports working professionals or out-of-state students. Community college articulation agreements are well established with most of the local colleges to facilitate bachelor degree completion. Students typically transfer a technical specialization/concentration along with general education courses.
Students learn to effectively manage technological change and organizational and societal issues that impact business. Management skills are developed to address innovation in fields related to technology.
Employment opportunities are excellent in industries such as information technology, computer systems, healthcare, telecommunications, public safety, manufacturing, energy, environment, and much more. Job growth potential is expected to increase 20-30% per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Articulation Agreement | An articulation agreement exists between this program and at least one community college. To see a current list of program articulation agreements, please click here.
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Online Education for Out-of-State Students
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Major Requirements: 72 hours
Additional Requirements: 12 hours
Technology Management Elective Courses: 12 hours
Technical Concentration 30 hours
The following technical specializations from two-year institutions may be transferable into this concentration. These technical specializations will include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
- Automotive service technology
- Biomedical engineering technology
- Computer service technology
- Correctional science
- Emergency medical technician
- Environmental technology
- Fire technology
- Fluid power technology
- Graphic design technology
- Health information technology
- Laser-electro optics
- Photographic technology
- Public Safety technology
- Refrigeration and air conditioning technology
- Telecommunication technology
This major does not require a minor.
Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.
This program is available at an EMU off-campus location or entirely online | Locations
Critical Graduation Information
The following are minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult the on-line catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.
- Earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level and above. Courses with numbers below 100 will not be counted toward this degree requirement. At most 8 credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses will be counted toward this requirement.
- Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below).
- Complete a Writing Intensive (GEWI) Course in your major.
- Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement. (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details.)
- Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.
- Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.
- Have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor; students should check requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required.
- Earn no more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix). Credits in excess of the 60 maximum will not be counted toward the minimum of 124 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.
- Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses; that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more than one major or minor.
- Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor
- Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.
- Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor
- Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; the internal review of such courses is conducted by individual departments/schools within EMU, and additional documentation may be required. Please note: EMU awards only credits for transferred courses; grades are not used in the calculation of an EMU GPA.
- Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU in order to graduate. In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be reached in each major and minor. Only courses taken at EMU and those applied to a student’s major or minor will be used in the calculation of their major and minor cumulative GPAs. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)
General Education Requirements EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas; do not assume that other courses in the same department or with similar names will fulfill these requirements. A detailed description of General Education requirements is available in the General Education section of the catalog.
Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.