Dec 02, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology, M.S. (Entrepreneurial Leadership Concentration)

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General Program Information

Graduate School Contact:
Michele Lamb;; (423) 439-4431

Joseph Sims, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator
213 B Wilson-Wallis Hall
Box 70552

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 program is designed to provide students with an advanced level of training and hands-on learning experiences in engineering technology beyond the baccalaureate degree. Focusing on skills like technological innovation, industrial practices, and engineering operation functions, the program prepares students to advance in careers throughout the field in the technology driven industry. The existence of the department within the College of Business and Technology provides our students a unique opportunity to study and learn the business side of engineering projects as well as technical aspects, which provides a holistic view of engineering project management. As such, it creates a strong background for students to be employed as engineering managerial positions.

The Engineering Technology concentration is for students who plan to become, or are now, involved in supervising or coordinating workers, materials, and equipment in a production system or who are resolving technical problems related to existing and emerging technologies. Individuals completing the program should be qualified to deal with process, method, planning, tooling, quality control and reliability, safety and management aspects of production in manufacturing and other technology focused industries.

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.

International Student Seminar Policy

International Students : Must complete 4 credits of International Student Seminar  to meet graduation requirements.

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