Master of Professional Studies in Technology Management

Technology Management

Learn from Technology Management Leaders

Demand is high for experienced information technology professionals who can improve organizational performance. Georgetown University’s technology management master’s program is your opportunity to learn from top IT mentors in the field.

The Master of Professional Studies in Technology Management program takes students on a journey that prepares them to exhibit technical competence and showcase leadership that can transform organizations.


“Going to the Georgetown Technology Management program is the best decision I’ve made for my career.”

Sola Adesida (’11)


Who Should Apply?

The Master of Professional Studies in Technology Management program at Georgetown University shows skilled professionals how to be the most effective technology leaders and senior executives in the industry, and how they can use their knowledge in the field to create new opportunities related to innovation and collaboration.

The program is designed for:

  • Skilled technology professionals who want to advance their careers and add more value to their organizations through improved leadership and business management skills;
  • Current business leaders who want to better maximize the bottom-line impacts of information technology tools and strategies;
  • Entrepreneurs who want to leverage emerging technological advances to create a new, customer-driven product or service; and
  • CIOs, IT managers and others who wish to embark on a career as information technology or business enterprise solution consultants.

Program Concentrations

As a student in the Master of Professional Studies in Technology Management program at Georgetown University, pick a predefined program concentration or mix and match courses with guidance from our program advisors.

Our predefined program concentrations include:

See Concentration Options for more details.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Professional Studies in Technology Management program is designed to give you both a strong academic foundation and insights into the most complex technological and business management issues facing the industry today.

This is a 30-credit program (ten courses). Students begin with a required core course in Ethics and three other required foundation courses, and then advance into taking predefined concentration and/or elective courses. Students, with the help of their advisors, may choose their own electives or take electives from a predefined concentration. Program concentrations and electives are designed to enable students to more acutely define their expertise.

The program culminates in a Capstone course that stretches students to apply their accumulated knowledge to real-world corporate, non-profit or entrepreneurial challenges. Students must earn a grade of “B” or better to pass the Capstone course.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 ("B") is required of all students for good standing and to be eligible for graduation. See Course Schedule for more detailed course descriptions and options.

Program Formats

  • On Campus: The on-campus Technology Management program is designed for students in the D.C. metro area who prefer learning in a classroom setting and on a consistent schedule. Classes are held on campus at the same times every week, giving students an opportunity for one-on-one interaction with faculty and peers in a classroom environment.
  • Online: The online Technology Management program is the same as the on-campus program, only formatted for students who prefer learning in a flexible online community and/or are not located in the D.C. metro area. In this online format, students can listen to lectures and complete assignments on their own schedules from anywhere in the world, with all faculty and peer interaction occurring in a virtual setting.

Concentration Options


Comprehensive Track

Select courses from any of our concentrations to design a program that best meets your personal and professional needs.

Comprehensive Track*

Course Title

Course Type (credits)

Ethics in Technology Management

Required (3 credits)

Managing Technology

Required (3 credits)

System Requirement and Analysis

Required (3 credits)

Financial Analysis for Managers

Required (3 credits)

Choose Elective from any Concentration

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Choose Elective from any Concentration

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Choose Elective from any Concentration

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Choose Elective from any Concentration

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Choose Elective from any Concentration

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Capstone

Required (3 credits)

Total:

30 Credits

*Note: Courses and course names are subject to change.

See Course Schedule for a complete list of courses and more detailed course descriptions.


Health Information Technology

Master the challenges faced daily by IT leaders in the healthcare industry.

Concentration: Health Information Technology*

Course Title

Course Type (credits)

Ethics in Technology Management

Required (3 credits)

Managing Technology

Required (3 credits)

System Requirement and Analysis

Required (3 credits)

Financial Analysis for Managers

Required (3 credits)

Choose electives to gain knowledge and expertise about IT in health care environments, including the study of health care information systems and Big Data, health care informatics and health care standards and policy.

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Capstone

Required (3 credits)

Total:

30 Credits

*Note: Courses and course names are subject to change.

See Course Schedule for a complete list of courses and more detailed course descriptions.

 


Information Security

Become grounded in enterprise security, privacy, information security assessment and management, and cyber security.

Concentration: Information Security*

Course Title

Course Type (credits)

Ethics in Technology Management

Required (3 credits)

Managing Technology

Required (3 credits)

System Requirement and Analysis

Required (3 credits)

Financial Analysis for Managers

Required (3 credits)

Choose electives to sharpen skills in the management of information security, including information security threats/vulnerabilities, IT security compliance and forensics, information assurance and risk assessment, cryptography and network security, and intelligence analysis.

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Capstone

Required (3 credits)

Total:

30 Credits

*Note: Courses and course names are subject to change.

See Course Schedule for a complete list of courses and more detailed course descriptions.

 


Project Management 

Master both the practical and theoretical sides of project management for IT professionals.

Concentration: Project Management*

Course Title

Course Type (credits)

Ethics in Technology Management

Required (3 credits)

Managing Technology

Required (3 credits)

System Requirement and Analysis

Required (3 credits)

Financial Analysis for Managers

Required (3 credits)

Choose project management and leadership electives, including the study of technology entrepreneurship, organizational and technology change management and the management of diverse organizations.

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Capstone

Required (3 credits)

Total:

30 Credits

*Note: Courses and course names are subject to change.

See Course Schedule for a complete list of courses and more detailed course descriptions.

 


Systems Design and Management

Gain a deeper understanding of the process of analyzing and designing enterprise-wide systems.

Concentration: System Design and Management*

Course Title

Course Type (credits)

Ethics in Technology Management

Required (3 credits)

Managing Technology

Required (3 credits)

System Requirement and Analysis

Required (3 credits)

Financial Analysis for Managers

Required (3 credits)

Choose system-oriented electives such as software lifecycle management and database analysis, design and management, and factors in human/computer interactions.

 

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Approved Elective (3 credits)

Capstone

Required (3 credits)

Total:

30 Credits

*Note: Courses and course names are subject to change.

See Course Schedule for a complete list of courses and more detailed course descriptions.

 


Program Length

The program typically takes students two years of part-time study to complete, although many students will complete the program in a faster or more gradual fashion. An accelerated schedule option is available, which allows students to complete the 30-credit MPS in Technology Management within one year (just three semesters). Many students take a combination of both part-time and accelerated-schedule classes, enabling them to complete their degrees in about 18 months.

Choose the pace that best meets your professional, educational and life goals.

Sample part-time versus accelerated schedule:

sample schedule
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*Note: Courses and course names are subject to change.

See Course Schedule for a complete list of courses and more detailed course descriptions.

Elective Courses:

Architecting Transformation: Strategy, Vision, & Re-inventing Technology
Business Intelligence, Big Data & Analytics
Cloud Computing and Virtual Data Centers
Crafting a Mobile Strategy
Cryptography & Network Security
Cryptography & Network Security
Cyber Security in Healthcare
Cyber Threats & Vulnerabilities
Database Analysis, Design, and Management
Database Design & Management
Driving Competitive Performance Through BI,CI & CRM
e-Business/Social Media Technology Trends
Enterprise Architecture
Enterprise Modernization and Technology Assertion
Healthcare Informatics
Healthcare Information Systems & Big Data Analytics
Healthcare Standards & Policy
Human-Computer Interaction
Information Assurance and Risk Assessment
Information Security
Information Security
Intelligence Analysis for Information Security
IT Security Compliance/Forensics
Managing Diverse Organizations in a Flat World
Marketing of Technology Products & Services
Organizational & Technology Change Management
Perspectives in Addressing Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure: A National Challenge
Practical Clinical Informatics
Project Management for IT Professionals
Project Management of IT Professionals
Service-Oriented Architecture
Software Lifecycle Management
Technology Entrepreneurship
Technology Policies & Advocacy
The Internet of Things Applied to Healthcare-How Medical Devices Could Empower Consumers and Providers to Improve The Quality of Care

Core:

Ethics in Technology Management
Ethics in Technology Management
Financial Analysis for Technology Managers
Financial Analysis for Technology Managers
Information Assurance and Risk Assessment
Managing Technology
Managing Technology
MPTM Capstone
MPTM Capstone
MPTM Capstone
Systems Requirements

Courses:

Information Assurance and Risk Assessment
Systems Requirements

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