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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology, M.S. (Entrepreneurial Leadership Concentration)

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General Program Information

Graduate School Contact:

Michele Lamb; lambmm@etsu.edu; (423) 439-4431

Mohammad Uddin, Graduate Coordinator for Digital Media, Engineering Technology, and Entrepreneurial Leadership
203E Wilson-Wallis Hall
Box 70552
(423) 439-4614 Fax: (423) 439-7750
e-mail: uddinm@etsu.edu

Faculty: William Blanton; Hugh Broome; Richard Cox; Andrew Czuchry; William Hemphill; Jin Hong; Dennis Isham; Keith Johnson; Kenneth Kellogg; Joseph Sims; Krishna Shrestha; Mohammad Uddin.

The Master of Science in technology explores the technologies found in our industrial society, such as implementation and utilization of machines, materials, software, and other technical means, as well as the relation of those elements and systems to human beings, society, and the culture. This program offers two concentrations: engineering technology and entrepreneurial leadership.

The concentration in engineering technology includes coursework in quality management, project management, and continuous quality improvement. Advanced work in the technical options (such as electronics and manufacturing) can be taken along with relevant courses in management, business administration, computer science, and mathematics.

The Entrepreneurial Leadership concentration was formed to provide our graduate students with skills that will help them thrive in the global economy of the twenty first century. The purpose of the Entrepreneurial Leadership concentration is to respond to the ever-increasing need for entrepreneurial leadership skills in the commercialization of innovative technology, and to respond to the broader application of entrepreneurial thinking in existing technology based businesses, health care and higher education. This program is designed to provide the innovative, prudent risk-taker with a practical approach for commercializing innovative technology and for creating wealth by finding implementation methods for transforming creative ideas into value producing technology based business models. In this context wealth can be measured in financial terms or in terms of value added in a social or not-for-profit scenario.

All graduate students, regardless of their concentration, must complete at least three (3) ENTC graduate courses to receive the Master of Science in Technology degree.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. An undergraduate major or minor in a technically related area.
  2. An undergraduate course in probability and statistics.
  3. An overall GPA of 3.0.

Technology, M.S. Degree Requirements: 30-36 credits

Core Requirements 9 credits
Concentration 12 credits
Concentration Elective 3 credits
Thesis/Non-Thesis Option 6-12 credits
TOTAL 30-36 credits

Technology Core Requirements: 9 credits

Concentration Elective: 3 credits

Choose from one of the following:

Thesis Option: 6 credits

Non-Thesis Option: 12 credits

  • Advisor approved electives (12 credits)

Students may choose advanced graduate level courses related to the student’s career goals with the guidance and approval of the student’s advisor or graduate coordinator.

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