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Technology Leadership and Management

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Technology Leadership and Management

Learn to be a tech leader in your organization.  

The Technology Leadership and Management graduate programs at Agnes Scott teach students how to make effective decisions about the use of technology within an organization. Whether you choose the graduate certificate or the Master of Science degree, you'll learn to manage technology, build strong tech teams, and implement innovative technological solutions within any organization. 

You'll gain the advanced skills you need to bring solutions into operation through a systems-based, hands-on approach to building your understanding of problem-solving and decision making in a range of fields, such as healthcare, education, sustainability, and information technology (just to name a few).

Program Overview

Upon completion of our Technology Leadership and Management program, you’ll learn to apply tech solutions and systematic thinking for effective decision making, and gain the knowledge to lead multidisciplinary teams that create and implement complex technological solutions.

You will bring technological solutions into operation by gaining the following skills:

  • Apply systems thinking, problem solving, design analysis, and implementation methods, techniques and tools to real-world projects
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical implications associated with emerging technologies
  • Develop and implement decision making frameworks to get the answers you need
  • Evaluate various modeling and simulation tools
  • Analyze and provide recommendations based on the results of simulation
  • Apply appropriate methods to translate user needs into system objectives

 

Carlee Bishop, Ph.D. is the founding faculty director of our technology leadership and management graduate programs. Dr. Bishop holds a doctorate in electrical engineering from Auburn University. She previously served as Executive Director of the Master’s of Applied Systems Engineering program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Bishop brings over 20 years of academic program leadership in Systems Engineering and Space Systems Design at Georgia Tech, in Astronautical Engineering at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and in C-141 Formal Flight Training Programs. Over her career, Dr. Bishop has established partnerships with General Electric, NASA, the Department of Defense and others to develop courses and programs that respond to real-world needs. She plans to implement experiential learning as a cornerstone of this Agnes Scott’s graduate program.

Learn more about Dr. Carlee Bishop or contact her at cabishop@agnesscott.edu.

Program of Study

No matter which Technology Leadership and Management program you choose, you’ll tailor your education to your unique interests and career goals with electives from other Agnes Scott graduate programs, including data analysis and communication, data visualization, evaluation and assessment methods, social innovation, and writing and digital communication.

Class Schedule

Each class meets once per week for 2 hrs, 30 minutes:

  • Monday through Thursday at 6:30 - 9:15 pm, or
  • Saturday at 9:00 - 11:00 am or 1:00 - 3:45 pm

Graduate Certificate Program

  • 6 courses (18 credit hours)
  • 4 core courses, 2 electives

 

Core Courses

APT-600        Foundations of Applied Technology
APT-610        Systems and Critical Thinking
APT-615        Ethical Use of Technology and Data
APT-625        Human Centered Design and Implementation


Electives

APT-620        Modeling and Simulation for Insight
APT-630        Managing and Leading Technical Teams
APT-635        Emerging Technologies
APT-640        Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making
APT-680        Applied Technology Capstone
APT-695        Topics in Applied Technology
DVS-600        Principles of Data Visualization
DVS-625        Interactive Visualizations
EAM-610        Principles of Evaluation Design
EAM-620        Data Collection
EAM-630        Data Analysis
EAM-640        Project Management
SOI-610          Principles of Social Innovation
WDC-614       Grant and Proposal Writing
WDC-618       Technologies of Social Change

Master's Program

  • 11 courses (33 credit hours)
  • 5 core courses, 6 electives

  

Core Courses

APT-600        Foundations of Applied Technology
APT-610        Systems and Critical Thinking
APT-615        Ethical Use of Technology and Data
APT-625        Human Centered Design and Implementation
APT-680        Applied Technology Capstone


Electives

APT-620        Modeling and Simulation for Insight
APT-630        Managing and Leading Technical Teams
APT-635        Emerging Technologies
APT-640        Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making
APT-695        Topics in Applied Technology
DVS-600        Principles of Data Visualization
DVS-625        Interactive Visualizations
EAM-610        Principles of Evaluation Design
EAM-620        Data Collection
EAM-630        Data Analysis
EAM-640        Project Management
SOI-610          Principles of Social Innovation
WDC-614       Grant and Proposal Writing
WDC-618       Technologies of Social Change