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Dec 04, 2018 | Tiffany McKee

In today’s ever-changing technology landscape, many companies are prioritizing hiring individuals with specialized advanced degrees. While an MBA degree offers a broader view of business management, the M.S. degree hones in on specific specialties allowing individuals to become experts in their functional areas. Specialized master’s programs can elevate your career trajectory and help you achieve your professional goals. As opposed to the general and theoretical focus of an MBA, the Stevenson University Online master’s in Business & Technology Management is specialized with a practical orientation. Our students include recent college graduates and working professionals that seek to deepen their knowledge of the use and deployment of technology and improve management skills. The coursework provides a practical working knowledge of today’s information technologies. However, students do not need a technology background or a specific undergraduate major to succeed in our program.

According to the 2015 Hartman Executive Technology Survey, despite the fact that 97 percent of middle market executives rely on technology for business success, 83 percent lack strategic IT leadership in their organizations. Our Business & Technology Management degree not only covers traditional MBA topics such as general management and executive leadership, but also digs deeper into the understanding of how to obtain the integration of the full range of information technologies within an organization from both strategic and operational perspectives. Within six months after graduation, over 90 percent of our master’s in Business & Technology Management graduates are employed. These jobs cover multiple sectors including higher education, network security, government agencies, consulting, and more. Our graduates fill roles such as IT Project Manager, Supply Chain Program Manager, and Manager of Information Security in companies and government agencies like Booze Allen Hamilton, Coca Cola Enterprises, Exelon, the Internal Revenue Service, Johns Hopkins Health System, Northrop Grumman, and T. Rowe Price.

Graduates of Stevenson’s Business & Technology program are able to interpret hardware and software requirements, manipulate the architecture of current and emerging technologies, and interpret and evaluate the impact of these technologies on competition, organizational structure and work flow processes. They are able to communicate effectively on business and technical concerns within all levels of personnel both internal and external to the organization. The master’s degree program addresses this need on three levels: the organization, the individual, and the technology. The program core begins with an overview of the organization’s processes and supporting systems. It is followed by courses that explore human cognition and creativity. All students in this program complete two capstone courses. The first capstone provides students with the opportunity to design and implement a start-up business infrastructure and integrate technologies researched to support organization goals using state-of-the-art virtual technologies. The final capstone allows students to perform in-depth applied technology research and present their findings to our faculty. With this knowledge, graduates can be innovative in their approach to problem solving and meeting the needs of the customer.

Students can select from two tracks of study based on their personal interest and career aspirations: emerging technology or innovative leadership. The emerging technology track equips students with knowledge about the development of current and future technologies. Students will learn best practices in IT management and systems planning and design. The innovative leadership track provides students with managerial training in negotiation and critical thinking skills. Students will focus on key issues in strategic leadership and management of IT.

Led by Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Information Technology Steve Engorn, our faculty share their extensive information technology knowledge with students. With more than 40 years of experience, Steve previously held the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Stevenson University. In this position, he was responsible for designing and coordinating the network connectivity between the campuses in addition to designing and overseeing the installation of all technology in administrative, academic and student facilities on both the Greenspring and Owings Mills campuses Our accomplished faculty are experts in their subjects and provide real-life takeaways to enhance the educational experiences of our students.

Stevenson University Online is designed for working professionals. The master’s in Business & Technology Management is an online, 36-credit hour program. Courses are offered in convenient 8-week sessions in both fully online and hybrid formats. Students can start their program in the fall, spring, or summer semester. Stevenson University Online can help you reach your professional goals through our flexible degree programs. To learn more about our Business & Technology Management program, contact Will Wellein at wwellein@stevenson.edu or 1-877-531-7118.

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