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Technology Management, Minor


The Technology Management Minor will provide students the opportunity to explore many aspects of technology management, including project management, quality assurance, and creativity, as well as become more aware of the issues surrounding technology. This background will also benefit such students in their quest for employment, since project management and its related skills are highly sought after by employers.

Total Program Credits: 21

Discipline Core Requirements: 15 Credits
  TECH 3000 Introduction to Technology Management 3
  TECH 3400 Project Management 3
  TECH 3850 Quality Management in Technology 3
  TECH 4000 Reliability Management 3
  TECH 4420 Organization Information Technologies 3
Elective Requirements: 6 Credits
Select 6 credits from the following: 6
  TECH 3010 Creativity Innovation and Change Management (3.0)  
  TECH 3700 Materials Management (3.0)  
  TECH 405G Global Ethical and Professional Issues in Technology (3.0)  
  TECH 4200 Technology Marketing and Customer Relationship Management (3.0)  
  TECH 4400 Advanced Project Management (3.0)  
  TECH 497R Independent Study (1.0)  

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
TECH 3000  Introduction to Technology Management 3
T.M. Minor Elective  3
TECH 4420  Organization Information Technologies 3
  Semester total: 9
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
T.M. Minor Elective  3
TECH 3400  Project Management 3
TECH 3850  Quality Management in Technology 3
TECH 4000  Reliability Management 3
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 21



Technology Management


GT 616




Web Address:


Anne Arendt


Mission Statement

The mission of the Technology Management department is to provide academic degrees in technical and operations management relevant to the global economy. Our courses provide appropriate knowledge and skills through engaged learning, hands-on activities, scholarship investigation, ethical responsibility, creativity, and lifelong learning. Students will be prepared for professional careers in management and entrepreneurship as well as provided with a strong foundation for advanced academic study. Our graduates will also be prepared to contribute to their employers and communities through leadership, service, and a concern for the environment.


Technology Management

Advisor: Carrie Peterson



Pauli Alin(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Technology Management

B.A., M.Soc.Sci., Communication, University of Helsinki; D.Sc., Industrial Engineering, Aalto University, Finland.

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Anne Arendt(2018)

Associate Professor

Department: Technology Management
Department Chair, Faculty

B.A., University of Minnesota; M..S, Walden University; M.B.A. Information Systems, University of Minnesota Carlson School; EdD, Utah State University.

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Armen Ilikchyan(2015)

Associate Professor

Department: Technology Management

B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Technology-Russia; M.I.T., Industrial Technology, Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., Technology Management, Indiana State University.

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Kyle Merrill(2016)

Professional In Residence

Department: Technology Management

B.S., Statistics/Quality & Production, M.S., Statistics, Brigham Young University.

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Susan Thackeray(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Technology Management

A.A.S., B.S., Multi-media Communications, Utah Valley State College; M.Ed., Education, Instructional Technology, Utah State University; Ph.D., Education, Curriculum, Teaching & Learning, Northeastern University.

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