Top Schools for Technology Management Master's Degree Programs

As a graduate of a technology management master's degree program, you can pursue managerial or other senior-level positions in the IT field. The following top schools were chosen for their national university rankings as well as their technology management programs' hands-on training opportunities and specialization options. Schools offering Industrial Technology Management degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

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Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon tied for 25th in U.S. News & World Report's national university rankings for 2019. The school's Information Networking Institute offers several technology management master's degree programs, including a Master of Science in Information Security Technology and Management. This 16-month program combines management courses on information security policy and risk analysis with classes in networking and security. You can also select a cyber forensics and incident response focus. Other programs include a Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in software management. You'll spend the first two semesters in this program completing interdisciplinary coursework on Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh campus and the remaining time completing hands-on projects in Silicon Valley.

  • M.S. in Information Security
  • M.S. in Information Technology
  • M.S. in Information Networking

Columbia University in New York, NY

Columbia University was tied in 3rd place among national universities by U.S. News & World Report for 2019. Its Executive Master of Science in Technology Management program can be completed in 16 months and is designed for IT professionals with at least ten years of experience. Instruction is delivered online, though you must also attend five in-person residencies. There are two residency tracks available, so you can choose between attending sessions at Columbia's New York City campus or at the Columbia Global Center in Paris. Core courses cover such topics as IT operations management, personnel management and project realization. To complete program requirements, you must also undertake a master's project where you'll design and plan for the development of a new technology.

  • E.M.S. in Technology Management

Great Graduate Schools For Technology Management Majors

College/University Institution TypeLocationEstimated Grad In-State Tuition*
George Mason University 4- year, Public Fairfax, VA$11,700
Columbia University 4- year, Private New York, NY$46,200
Carnegie Mellon University 4- year, PrivatePittsburgh, PA$43,800
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 4- year, PublicChampaign, IL$15,000
Texas A&M University-Commerce 4- year, PublicCommerce, Tx$3,600
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 4- year, PublicNorth Dartmouth, MA$15,900
Southeast Missouri State University 4- year, Public Cape Girardeau, MO$4,900
University of Maryland University College 4- year, Public Adelphi, MD$8,000
University of Pennsylvania 4- year, PrivatePhiladelphia, PA$34,800

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

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