In the Management of Technology programme you learn to explore and understand technology as a corporate resource - a resource that allows a firm to keep many different balls in the air. It shows how firms can use technology to design and develop products and services that maximise customer satisfaction on the one hand, while maximising corporate productivity, profitability and competitiveness on the other.
The programme addresses challenging questions most companies face such as:
- What technologies do we need and when?
- Do we procure the technology we need with our own research capabilities, in collaboration with outside parties, or by acquiring it or licensing it from others?
- How can we use the abundant technological opportunities to affect our mission, objectives and strategies?
To deal with these sorts of issues, one must have a Bsc degree in a field of technology or in the natural sciences.
The unique course, the integration moment, will be at the end of the first and second semester. In this course the knowledge and skills acquired during that semester will be applied to real-life business cases. In the Integration Moment, students will, for example, play a business game in which they are challenged to manage a decision-making process related to a complex, high technology project in a networked environment.
In the second year of the Master programme, the student chooses one of the 6 specialisations:
- Emerging Technology-Based Innovation & Entrepreneurship (+ annotation)
- ICT Management and Design
- Infrastructure and Environmental Governance (+ annotation)
- Economics and Finance
- Modelling, Simulation and Gaming
- Supply Chain Management
Two of the specialisations also offer an annotation, meaning that the graduation project is carried out externally in a related organisation (or internally on a relevant subject but with an external committee member).
The specialisation consists of 15 ECTS, given in the first half of the second year, combined with electives, which comprises 9 ECTS.