Master of Science Technology Management

MS - Program Requirements

Benson T. Sexton, Ph.D., Dean, School of Business & Communication

J.L. Turner Leadership Center, Room 214

(270) 384-7384   

T.B.A, D.B.A., Director of Graduate Business Studies


Mission Statement

The mission of the Lindsey Wilson College Master of Science in technology management (M.S.T.M.) program is to provide a quality graduate program building upon undergraduate studies and experience in management and technology to serve a newly evolving portion of the business world.


M.S.T.M. program graduates will enjoy a wide range of career options and greater earning potential. An M.S.T.M. degree will prepare graduates for managerial positions and to develop needed skills to start their own business within the technology area.

It is possible to earn the M.S. in technology management simultaneously with the M.B.A. Interested students should contact the Director of Graduate Business Studies.



The Lindsey Wilson College M.S.T.M. program is a 35 credit hour course of study that is offered through a combination of blended and fully online courses. The program is designed to integrate academic concepts and work experience through educational coursework and case studies. Students must complete the M.S.T.M. core requirements, then select one of the two emphasis areas (general technology management or project management), and must complete the requirements for that area. 


  1. Core Requirements: 26 hours
  • Organizational Communications (MBA 5013) – 3 hours
  • International Business Management (MBA 6033) – 3 hours
  • Organizational Behavior (MBA 6083) – 3 hours
  • Computer & Network Security (MSTM 5003) – 3 hours
  • Disaster & Recovery Planning (MSTM 5013) – 3 hours
  • Emerging Technologies (MSTM 5023) – 3 hours
  • Internship (MSTM 5900)  or  Graduate Research (MSTM 5700) – 0.5 hours*
  • Issues in Cyberlaw (MSTM 6003) – 3 hours

*Students must enroll in either MSTM 5900 or MSTM 5700 each term for a total of 5 credit hours.

B.   Emphasis Area (select one of the following areas):  9 hours


          1 – General Technology Management Emphasis Requirements

  • Information Infrastructure (MSTM 5033) – 3 hours
  • Management Information Systems (MSTM 6013) – 3 hours
  • Project Management (MSTM 6023) – 3 hours


          2 – Project Management Emphasis Requirements

  • Foundations of Project Management (PM 5003) – 3 hours
  • Project Management Principles & Practices (PM 6003) – 3 hours
  • Process Management (PM 6013) – 3 hours

TOTAL HOURS: 35 credit hours


Exit Assessment

To graduate the program, all students must successfully complete an exit assessment. The exit assessment requires the following:

  • Successful completion of program key assessments;
  • Completion of the M.S.T.M. Exit Exam (fee may apply); and
  • Completion of the M.S.T.M. Exit Survey.



Program Application Procedure

Applicants to the M.S.T.M. program will need to:

1.        Complete the Graduate School Application for Admission form, which must be submitted online with non-refundable fee of USD 35.00;

2.        Submit either:

a.        Official undergraduate transcripts documenting the completion of a U.S. undergraduate degree from an institution with U.S. Department of Education recognized institutional accreditation or its equivalent from a governmentally recognized or similar authority as a postsecondary, academic degree-granting institution of higher learning with the equivalent of a 2.5 GPA; or

b.        Official graduate transcripts documenting completion of a graduate degree from an institution with U.S. Department of Education recognized institutional accreditation. Official graduate transcripts from a nationally accredited institution or its equivalent from governmentally recognized or similar authority as a postsecondary, academic  degree-granting institution of higher learning will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.  


Students who have not taken undergraduate courses in technology and management may want to consider taking coursework prior to enrolling.

International Student Application Procedures

An international student’s success will rest on the ability to understand, read, write, and speak English as all classes in the program are delivered in English. Thus, in addition to the application materials required of students from the United States, international students applying to a graduate program must provide proof of English proficiency based on:

  • TOEFL minimum score:
  • Internet-based (iBT): 79 composite, or
  • Paper-based:550, or
  • Revised Paper-delivered: 21 writing and 19 reading;
  • IELTS minimum composite score of 6.5 (score of 6.0 may be considered);
  • Duolingo 100;
  • English is the student’s native language; or
  • Student completed undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent English-speaking institution.


Students who fail to demonstrate English proficiency may still be considered for admission but will be required to successfully complete a provisional ESL (English as a Second Language) course before being officially accepted into the program and enrolling in classes.


Transfer of Credit

The program will accept up to six credit hours in transfer for equivalent courses from institutions of higher education with U.S. Department of Education recognized institutional accreditation.


Graduate Credit without the Bachelor’s Degree

The following criteria apply to those students who wish to enroll in master’s coursework but who have not earned a bachelor’s degree:

  • Undergraduates must have senior status;
  • They must have a cumulative quality point average of at least 3.00; and
  • They must have the permission of the director.


No coursework applied toward undergraduate graduation requirements may be counted toward requirements for a graduate degree. A maximum of nine graduate credit hours may be taken by an undergraduate.