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Technology Management (PhD)

Consortium Information

The Ph.D. in Technology Management program is delivered in cooperation with five other nationally-accredited universities. Indiana State University is the degree granting institution. University of Central Missouri, East Carolina University, and North Carolina A&T are the other three members of the consortium. The Ph.D. in Technology Management is a web-based program designed to meet the needs of today's technical professionals by offering academically rigorous coursework and experience through distance education.

Application for the program is managed through Indiana State University. The Apply Now link will take you to the ISU site.

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Audience

Not only is the program unique, so are the students. Students enter the program to seek higher level positions within a technology-based organization or they desire a career change to higher education. Some common characteristics of the students in the Technology Management program are: full-time employment; significant industry experience; high level of motivation and desire to learn; fundamental appreciation and desire to understand technological issues; and location bound.

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Specialization

The program offers five specializations:

Construction Management

Coursework within the construction management specialization is directed toward applied research, the advancement of the construction organization, and professional management leading to the effective and efficient control of the construction process.

3 hours - Bowling Green State University
Sustainable Design/Construction green building practices, environmental assessment, alternative construction materials, recycling of materials, EPA regulations are analyzed in different situations.

3 hours - University of Central Missouri
The course presupposes no formal training in ethical theory. Emphasis will be on critical thinking skills applied to issues experienced by practicing professional in Construction Management.

3 hours - Indiana State University
Collection, Transmission, and Communication including bar coding, digital assistance, real time video conferencing, and use of data in the development, estimating, and contracting process are researched with application to the construction industry.

3 hours - East Carolina University
Estimating and cost control bidding strategies, cost analysis, productivity statistical analysis based on data are applied to project development and contracting

3 hours - North Carolina A & T
Specific safety analysis techniques, decision theory required in construction management will be developed with emphasis on statistical decision processes and information control management. Models and analysis techniques will be applied to current projects.

3 hours - University of Central Missouri
Contractual issues, litigation, relationship of contractor/sub-contractor, relationships of contractor/owner from the perspective of a contractor on issues affecting design, procurement, and construction is examined.

3 hours - Indiana State University
The impact on productivity by federal, state, and local laws and codes addressing labor practices, personnel, site logistics, marketing strategies are examined with attention to the political process.

3 hours - Bowling Green State University
Life cycle costs, value engineering, management strategies, and the effect on the economy by construction projects with both national and international perspectives, and operations research are examined in the course.

3 hours - East Carolina University
Current codes and procedures in sampling, engineering standards, testing procedures and guidelines, data analysis using computer modeling and statistical analysis.

3 hours - North Carolina A & T
Project delivery systems, remote sensing, 3-dimensional documentation, site logistics, construction materials and methods development, international law, cultural and demographic differences are applied to the construction process. Study will emphasize the international aspect of the construction industry.

Digital Communications

The need for faster and more efficient transmission, reception, storage, and retrieval of information in our high-change society has caused digital communications to be one of the fastest growing fields in technology. The purpose of advanced studies in this area is to increase the knowledge about the design and implementation of systems to communicate in a cost-effective manner.

3 hours - Indiana State University
Introduction to the Local Area Networks (LAN's) focusing on current and emerging technologies with emphasis on the OSI reference model, IEEE 802 standards, and the TCP/IP protocol. Need analysis, design, and implementation of new and procedures for upgrading LAN projects.
Prerequisite: DCS 630.

3 hours - North Carolina A & T
Wide Area Networks (WAN) and associated media devices and protocols will be examined. Design, simulation, and implementation of extranet and Internet WAN systems will be developed and tested.
Prerequisite: ECT 631.

3 Hours - North Carolina A & T
Principles of current wired and wireless services in the telecommunication industry are analyzed for systems and effectiveness. Projected trends and patterns of systems applicable to the industrial communication network will be researched.

3 hours - Indiana State University
This course will cover system administration and management of network resources and services. Resource sharing, file/print/application servers, user policy, asset management, security, and data integrity issues for enterprises will be discussed.

3 hours - East Carolina University
An analysis of the technology used to support E-commerce for organizations. Specifications, technical requirements needed to implement an E-Commerce site will be examined. Data security, virus protection, streaming multimedia, and VR technology will be examined. Research on current developments and applied research situations will be introduced.

3 hours - East Carolina University
A survey of the issues and problems related to communication

3 hours - Bowling Green State University
Principles and practices of system design will be examined. Process control, hardware and instrumentation required in systems will be analyzed. Data acquisition, distributed process control, PLC Networking are studied.

3 hours - Bowling Green State University
Data manipulation to meet specific needs of various network clients is examined. Included are data compression techniques, video/audio compression, error correction and detection coding, data security and encryption for Intranet and Internet security.

3 hours - North Carolina A & T
An analysis of current government regulations applied to the communication industry nationally and internationally. The Communication Act, State Regulatory Commission, Pricing and Business practices, Peering and Interconnecting Agreements are examined.

3 hours - Indiana State University
Students will use content and concepts studied in this Digital Communications to identify, investigate, and propose solutions to contemporary networking and telecommunication problems and issues. This course should be taken towards the end of the specialization.

Human Resource Development and Training

Human Resource Development & Industrial Training (HRD&IT) means the integrated use of training and development, organizational development, and career development to improve individuals, group, and organizational effectiveness. HRD&IT relies on more than one subject discipline and draws on theories and insights from education, management, industrial and individual psychology, communication, counseling, economics, sociology, and related areas of research.

3 hours - Bowling Green State University
The theoretical dimensions of Human Resource Development include research on Adult Learning, Social/Economic Factors, Standards for Practitioners, and trends in the profession.

3 hours - Indiana State University
The analysis, selection, design, implementation, and evaluation of training programs to increase functional capabilities in international and multi-cultural environments. Emphasis will be on communication strategies, human response to cultural settings, and procedures for increasing performance.

3 hours - Bowling Green State University, and Indiana State University
Current theories, problems, and procedures evolving in Human Resource Development and Industrial Training can serve as research topics. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours.

3 hours - Indiana State University
Several models of strategic planning will be analyzed including establishing benchmarks, cost estimating, instructional design, implementation, and operation. A focus of the course will be on the development of models for designing HRD&T programs will be developed with options for large and small size companies.

3 hours - Indiana State University
Several models for both quantitative and qualitative evaluation will be analyzed with the potential for new model development. Instrumentation, validity, reliability, and criterion measurement for competency will be studied. Return-on-investment and transfer in the work environment will be a focus.

3 hours - Bowling Green State University
Theories and practices of improving individual performance are examined. Emphasis of the course will be placed on the development and evaluation of models to transfer of training in the workplace.

3 hours - Indiana State University
Federal and state legislation will be studied with application to the training profession. Review of safety, environmental, and human factor legislation will be reviewed with implications for effective design of training programs. Ethical implications for training curriculum design, evaluation of humans, and employment advising will be studied

3 hours - North Carolina A & T
The role of internal and external consultants in the design, implementation, and evaluation of Human Resource Development activities will be the major focus of this course. Special emphasis will be on the evaluation of organizational change and development that occur during the process of developing and using human resources within the organization.

3 hours - Indiana State University
Organizational development and the role of groups and individuals will be analyzed with implications for training and organizational systems. Focus will be on research studies to validate competencies and effectiveness of training initiatives. Intervention procedures including incentives, performance feedback, career management, counseling, coaching, and other feedback strategies will be researched.

3 hours - Bowling Green State University
The role of professionals as advisors, program designers, materials developer, administrator, and instructor/facilitator will be analyzed with implications for effective training. Focus will be on career development theories and practices.

Manufacturing Systems

A Manufacturing System can be defined as the means to operate and control processes that add value to a product. Another key characteristic of a manufacturing system is its ability to replicate the product profitably. While traditional manufacturing programs have focused on manufacturing technologies, manufacturing systems concentrates on the all activities and practices used to integrate an enterprise's production.

3 hours - Bowling Green State University
Examination of contemporary analytical computer software used in manufacturing with critical analysis of the features of each system. Examples include CAD/CAM, FEA, simulation, and off-line programming.

3 hours - Indiana State University
A study of the theory, design, and application of computer interfacing techniques for use in integrated automated manufacturing systems. Methods and procedures employed in the integration and control of automated industrial systems will be examined and evaluated.

3 hours - Indiana State University
The methods and techniques used to plan and predict allocation of the manufacturing organization's resources from procurement of raw materials to the distribution of the final product. Systems strategies and procedures will be analyzed.

3 hours - East Carolina University
A procedural analysis of the management strategies used to control projects in order to achieve technical, managerial, and economic objectives. An emphasis is on the management controls, computer applications, human factors, and productivity is made.

3 hours - East Carolina University
Statistical techniques used to monitor and assess the performance of organizational processes will be applied with computer modeling. The emphasis is on planned experimentation to discover, explain, and provide opportunities for process improvement.

3 hours - University of Central Missouri
The application of systematic problem solving techniques and presentation skills required of professionals in the manufacturing industry will be examined using current research and research methodology. The course is designed to allow the student to experience an in-depth study of an area of interest in manufacturing.

3 hours - Indiana State University
Models of organizational design, motivation, leadership, management, and management decision-making pertaining to the manufacturing enterprise. Prerequisite: An advanced or masters level course in supervision, organizational design, management or leadership.

3 hours - University of Central Missouri
Economic factors related to a manufacturing enterprise and the influence of these factors on manufacturing in a global society are examined. Interrelationships and corporate interdependence in the international market are studied.

3 hours - Bowling Green State University
Advanced study of computer integrated manufacturing management through such topics as concurrent engineering, CAPP, MRP, database management, and GT.

3 hours - University of Central Missouri
Study is on current topics and trends in manufacturing technology. Each topic will examine issues, options, and implications having current and long-range impact.

Quality Systems

The QSS program is dedicated to providing people with corporate leadership abilities and faculty for the profession. Graduates shall have a global vision encompassing quality systems. The primary QSS focus is to provide people with the ability to manage complex organizations to meet the requirements of customer satisfaction in public and private sectors.

3 hours - Indiana State University
This course introduces concepts, principles and techniques used in evaluation and assessment of reliability, maintainability and serviceability in industrial systems. Emphasis is given to theory and techniques to determine time-to-failure, failure rate, reliability and availability of components/systems, including strength-stress analysis, construction of reliability bath-tube curves (RBTC), failure mode and strength-stress analysis (FMEA), fault tree analysis (FTA).
Prerequisite: SOT 703 Advanced statistical methods in technology, or IMT607 Statistics for experimental research in technology, or an equivalent.

3 hours - Indiana State University
Management and leadership activities related to evaluating, creating and promoting quality standards.

3 hours - Bowling Green State University
Generation of model system for process improvement and technical problem solving for variation reduction based on documentation in teams at one or more organizational sites.

3 hours - Indiana State University
Organizational development and the role of groups and individuals will be analyzed with implications for training and organizational systems. Focus will be on research studies to validate competencies and effectiveness of training initiatives. Intervention procedures including incentives, performance feedback, career management, counseling, coaching, and other feedback strategies will be researched.

3 hours - Indiana State University
A focused course on the design and analysis of experiments for industrial applications and applied research. Topics include single factor models, blocking, factorial design, parameter design, process analysis, and response surface methodology. Emphasis is given to problem modeling, implementation and output analysis in applied research.
Prerequisite: SOT 703 Advanced statistical methods in technology, or IMT607 Statistics for experimental research in technology, or an equivalent.

3 hours - Bowling Green State University
Application of data-based tools in variation reduction for process improvement within broader quality systems. Assessing and designing a model system for data-based improvement within a technical project environment and quality system.

3 hours - Bowling Green State University
Analysis and generation of model quality change culture based on actual quality and change-focused projects in organizations, primarily in service industries, through teams.
Prerequisite: TECH 602 or equivalent.

3 hours - North Carolina A & T
A course designed to integrate internationally quality requirements, national quality schemes, and industry and commercial quality system requirements into defined quality system and process models. These models are designed to enable the student to identify appropriate quality system element and best-practice recommendations relative to specific industry and use applications. A strategic quality system vision is developed to plan, coordinate and implement business, product, and service processes.

3 hours - Indiana State University
In-depth critical analysis of important issues in the management of quality and the research of those issues.

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