Technology Management

Open University in Ireland

Technology Management

This MSc provides the knowledge and skills to make decisions about technology strategy, innovation and management, to make a real difference to your organisation. You’ll focus on the operational aspects of managing technological innovation and change. Explore a range of capabilities key to the strategic development and management of technological innovation. Conclude with an in-depth investigation of a topic or problem of your choice.

Key features
• Choose between a research route or a professional route
• Both routes offer a rigorous approach to solving complex real world problems
• Develops essential skills for systematically and successfully addressing technology management issues in your own organisation and wider contexts
• Provides an excellent platform for further research studies

The first two-thirds of this MSc is the same as our Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Management (E08).

Subjects taught

To gain this qualification, you need 180 credits.
For module details please see "Course Web Page".

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
However, some option modules do have entry requirements. We’ll ask you to prove you meet them when you register for any of these modules:
• Managing in a changing world (B870)
• Creating and sustaining value (B872)
• Advance your independent learning (YXM830)

Although this qualification has no entry requirements, we recommend you have:
• A UK honours degree (or equivalent) or technology management experience.
• Minimum IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores of:
o Reading: 5.5
o Writing: 5.5
o Speaking: 5.5
o Listening: 5.5
o Overall: 6.0.


180 credits


Minimum - 3 years

Enrolment dates

See Course Web Page link for next start date.

Post Course Info

Career relevance
There is an increasing demand across public, private and not-for-profit sectors for people with the vision and the operational and strategic capability to plan, develop and manage technology and technological innovation effectively. This qualification is designed to develop managers who can make complex decisions associated with identification and evaluation of technologies, developing new or improved products and processes and integrating technology with other business processes, and to manage change required by technological innovation and implementation. It will help you develop the analytical skills and practically relevant knowledge that will equip you to succeed in a variety of management and leadership roles. The competent technology manager is a highly valued professional, capable of ensuring that the organisation reaps all the potential rewards from its investment in technology of whatever type. You will develop a range of job-related and transferable skills such as critical thinking, creative problem solving, and the ability to cope with rapid technological change. The capabilities in research and problem-solving developed can be exploited in all professional situations at all management levels. Employers are also impressed by the commitment and determination it takes to succeed with the OU while keeping up family and work commitments. These benefits, together with the opportunities to add value by applying your learning to the workplace as you study, make technology management programmes very attractive vehicles towards success in senior management roles.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Flexible

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