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Feb 19, 2019 | Tiffany McKee

A project’s success rate improves by approximately 40 percent when the project manager possesses the ideal blend of technical, business management, and leadership skills. Stevenson University Online’s Master of Science in Business and Technology Management (BTM) equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead organizations in today’s increasingly technology-driven and information-rich business world. Our graduates are the ideal candidates to fill the approximately 2.2 million new project manager roles created annually as demand for these experienced professionals continues to grow. Continue reading to learn more about the recommended skills to become a project manager, as determined by domain experts.

Technical Skills and Functional Knowledge

Our BTM degree program addresses the needs of the organization, the individual, and the technology. Students learn about a wide variety of technologies and architectures, as well as an understanding of how to obtain the integration of IT technologies within an organization. Our graduates have the hard skills necessary to help organizations achieve a competitive advantage including:

  • Subject Matter Expertise
  • Resource Planning and Risk Management
  • Budgeting and Scheduling

Business Management Skills

Management expertise is developed and enhanced through Stevenson’s BTM program. Coursework emphasizes effective communication with all levels of personnel and creativity in problem solving. Recruiters are actively seeking professionals with strong interpersonal attributes and the ability to effectively manage and motivate a diverse team. Key soft skills for a project manager include:

  • Leadership
  • Business Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Negotiation

Personality Traits

All students in the BTM program complete two capstone courses which include team and individual projects. In the first capstone course, students are given the opportunity to collaborate with their peers to implement business infrastructure and integrate technologies to support organization goals. Students in the final capstone learn their personal strengths while performing in-depth applied technology research and presenting their findings to our faculty. Through practical application, our graduates gain successful project manager traits such as:

  • Adaptability
  • Commitment
  • Resourcefulness

Stevenson University Online’s master’s in Business and Technology Management addresses the demand for dynamic and experienced professionals in today’s increasingly global, technology-driven, and information-rich business world. Within six months after graduation, over 90 percent of our BTM graduates are employed. To learn more about our Business and Technology Management program, contact us at suo-inquiry@stevenson.edu or 1-877-531-7118.

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