What Are the Top Schools for a Bachelor's Degree in Technical Management?

Learn about bachelor's degree programs that prepare students for careers in technical management. Find out school about rankings and accreditations used in selecting these top schools. Schools offering Industrial Technology Management degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Should I Look for in a Top Technical Management School?

Technical management can be studied through programs in fields like operations management and management science. When seeking a degree related to technical management, students should consider the format of the program and the classes that correspond to the bachelor's degree.

Three Top Operations Management Schools

Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA

The Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers a Bachelor of Science in Management Science with a concentration in business analytics and operations research. MIT was named the nation's best undergraduate school offering a business specialty in production/operations management in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report. Core courses for students interested in a career in operations management include supply chain planning, logistic planning, operations management, optimization methods and data mining.

  • Bachelor of Science in Management Science

Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN

In 2019, Purdue University ranked fourth on U.S. News & World Report's list of schools with the best undergraduate production/operations management programs. Its Krannert School of Management offers operations management as a concentration area for its business degrees. Students adding this concentration will select 12 credits of courses from options that include supply chain analytics, logistics, project management, six sigma, manufacturing strategy and advanced spreadsheet modeling.

  • Bachelor of Science in Management - Operations

University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA

The Wharton School of Management at the University of Pennsylvania is home to an undergraduate operations management program that was ranked third among like programs by U.S. News & World Report in 2019. Students enrolled in the undergraduate operations concentration at Penn may choose between a general OM track or choose one of three specialty tracks. Students could also elect to earn a joint degree in operations and marketing. The following programs are available:

  • Bachelor of Science in Economics - Operations, Information and Decisions - Decision Processes
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics - Operations, Information and Decisions - Information Processes
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics - Operations, Information and Decisions - Operations Management/Management Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics - Marketing and Operations Management

Ten Schools with Programs Related to Technical Management

College/UniversityInstitution TypeLocationEstimated Undergrad In-State Tuition*
Auburn University4-year, PublicAuburn, Alabama$11,000
California Lutheran University4-year, PrivateThousand Oaks, California$43,000
Averett University4-year, PrivateDanville, Virginia$34,500
Delaware State University4-year, PublicDover, Delaware$8,000
DePaul University4-year, PrivateChicago, Illinois$40,000
Drexel University4-year, PrivatePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania$53,000
University of California-Berkeley4-year, PublicBerkeley, California$14,000
Carnegie Mellon University4-year, PrivatePittsburgh, Pennsylvania$55,500
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor4-year, PublicAnn Arbor, Michigan$15,000
Michigan State University4-year, PublicEast Lansing, Michigan$14,500

*Source: NCES, U.S. Department of Education

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