If technology, innovation and change are factors in your organisation or role, this certificate will extend your knowledge, skills and capability – adding value to your career and your workplace. It provides a rounded view of the management of technology and technological innovation, investigating topics such as the nature and types of technological innovation, technology transfer, and business model-innovation – which are relevant to all economic and organisational sectors and types of technology. The optional modules explore technology management within fields such as computing and ICT, business and management, development management and environmental management.
Key features of the course
Focuses on the operational aspects of managing technological innovation and change
Encourages you to apply your learning to your own particular technology context
A wide choice of optional modules enabling you to tailor your studies to your own needs and interests.
To gain this qualification, you need 60 credits.
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There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification.
However, we do recommend that you have:
•a UK bachelors degree (or equivalent), and/or
•management experience in a field relevant to technology management.
If you don't have a bachelors degree, irrespective of your management experience, we recommend you first study the module Technology management innovation (TB801) on its own.
Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum overall score of 6 and minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please see the IELTS website for details.
Our badged open course, Succeeding in postgraduate study, will introduce you to the nature of Master's level study. It offers essential preparation for pursuing your learning at this level – and is free.
Minimum - 1 year.
How long it takes
The minimum time to complete is 1 year. The maximum time to complete is 8 years.
Post Course Info
The technology management programme develops analytical skills and provides practically relevant knowledge that will equip you well for 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.
Careers and Employability Services have more information on how OU study can improve your employability.