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Management of Technology (MOT)
Course Descriptions

Department of Entrepreneurship and Technology Management,
College of Business


MOT 4023  Essentials of Technology Management
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 3003 or consent of instructor. MGT 3003 is waived for nonbusiness students declaring Technology Management as a minor.
This survey course provides an overview of the issues that impact technology management. All technology management subsystems are included: strategy, technology, resource, organizational, project, and people. The course is designed to help students develop the systems thinking necessary to successfully interact with the burgeoning technological world. The course will also provide the opportunity for students to develop the entrepreneurial skills important in managing the design, development, and commercialization of technological goods and services. (Formerly titled “Management of Technology.”)

MOT 4143  Introduction to Project Management
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 3003 or consent of instructor. MGT 3003 is waived for nonbusiness students declaring Technology Management as a minor.
This introductory course presents concepts and techniques for the management of many types of projects including engineering, construction, product development, as well as science and technology projects. The course is designed to help students develop project planning skills including scope definition, scheduling, cost-estimating and risk assessment. The course will also provide the opportunity for students to develop skills in support of project leadership, team building and communication.

MOT 4203  Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MOT 4023 or consent of instructor.
This course examines the issues involved in the strategic management of technology in contemporary business organizations. The course will examine new product development, emerging technologies and product portfolios; and will explore the dynamics of innovation in the firm.

MOT 4313  Disruptive Innovations
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MOT 4023 or consent of instructor.
This survey course focuses on technologies that may transform society and improve quality of life: the emphasis is on the nexus among biotechnology, information systems, materials, and renewable energy. The course will help students refine the systems thinking necessary to connect technology with users: it investigates the barriers that entrepreneurs face during commercialization. Cooperative learning is a defining characteristic of the course.

MOT 4911-3  Independent Study
1 to 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MOT 4023 and permission in writing from the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College of Business. See the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center for the required forms.
Independent research in a management of technology topic under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor's degree.

MOT 4951-3  Special Studies in Management of Technology
(1-0, 2-0, 3-0) 1 to 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MOT 4023 and consent of instructor.
An organized course offering specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor's degree.