Technology Management (MBA)

Offered Online Only

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is the most widely awarded and recognized graduate degree in the field of business. The MBA in Technology Management is a degree program that offers a broad and integrative perspective across business functions, and a chance to specialize in a field of the individual’s choice. It also responds to the current needs of the local business community by combining a rigorous study of management topics with a unique focus on technology and innovation management.

The program stresses the use of modern techniques to analyze and develop business solutions and prepare students for upper-level management jobs. The focus of the coursework is on the use of quantitative and qualitative analyses in conjunction with financial, accounting, and economic principles to solve current and future business challenges.

The MBA curriculum is designed to prepare generalists for corporate management. Our well-qualified graduate faculty and the modern technological infrastructure at SUNY Poly provide an ideal learning environment to integrate technology into the rigorous management curriculum.

The MBA program accommodates both full-time and part-time students. Full-time students can complete the program in two years. Part-time completion will vary based on total number of credits taken each term.

Mission Statement
The College of Business Management is committed to offering high quality management and professional education that is focused on meeting the needs of students and organizations in the Mohawk Valley, New York State, and the global community. We are dedicated to providing undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree programs that are responsive to the dynamic business environment and accessible to qualified students. The College of Business Management is committed to continuously improving its programs through learning assurance, scholarship, and service.

The College of Business Management is accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), an elite distinction achieved by less than 5% of the world’s academic business programs. AACSB is the premier accrediting agency of collegiate business and accounting programs worldwide.

Career Paths
The MBA degree holders can seek careers in a wide variety of areas such as corporate administrators, business entrepreneurs, industry consultants, and government administrative employees. The broad learning scope and advanced professional training in the MBA curriculum make it possible for graduates from this degree program to hold positions in a variety of roles in nearly every industry.

Lab Facilities and Distance Learning
With its modern computing facilities and current business software packages, the Business Laboratory provides our students and faculty members an excellent environment for conducting business data analysis, management case simulation, operation programming, and other advanced computing activities. In addition, online programs utilize state-of-the-art virtual learning environments and course management systems rich with experiential leaning technologies including simulations, data analysis and more.

Program Requirements
The MBA in Technology Management consists of 48 credit hours distributed as follows:
Technology Management Core Courses:  18 credit hours
Business Management Core Courses:  21 credit hours
Specialized Concentration Courses:  9 credit hours

Technology Management Core Courses (18 credit hours)

  • TIM 500 Project Management
  • TIM 530 Managing New Product Design & Development
  • BLW 570 Business Law, Ethics, & Intellectual Property Rights
  • ENT 575 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • TIM 585 Leading Organizational Change and Innovation
  • TIM 685 Strategic Planning

Business Management Core Courses (21 credit hours)

  • ACC 520 Accounting for Managers
  • HRM 518 Human Resource Management
  • MIS 515 Management Information Systems
  • MKT 505 Marketing Management
  • BUS 505 Multinational Economics of Technology
  • FIN 525 Financial Management Problems
  • MGS 511 Quantitative Business Analysis

Specialized Concentration Courses (9 credit hours)
Choose one area of concentration and complete all three courses in that area.

Accounting & Finance Concentration

  • FIN 532 Investment Strategy
  • ACC 585 Financial Statement Analysis & Reporting
  • FIN 685 Seminar in Accounting & Finance

Health Informatics Concentration

  • HIM 501 Health Care Informatics
  • HIM 509 Legal Issues in Health Informatics
  • HIM 600 Quality Improvement in Health Informatics

Human Resource Management Concentration

  • HRM 615 Labor Relations
  • HRM 620 Compensation
  • HRM 650 Human Resource Information Systems

Marketing Management Concentration

  • MKT 510 Data Analysis
  • MKT 652 Sales Management
  • MKT 654 Services Marketing Management

Business Management Concentration

Choose any three graduate level business courses, excluding the technology management and business management core courses.

Fast Track MBA Options

1. Students with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Accounting
A fast track MBA option is available for students who have a bachelor’s degree in business or accounting with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher from an accredited business program in the U.S. Students meeting the admission and eligibility requirements will be granted course waivers for the following five MBA courses: ACC 520, BUS 505, FIN 525, HRM 518, and MKT 505.

This 15 credit hour waiver reduces the total number of credit hours required for MBA program to 33 credit hours and allows qualified full-time MBA students to complete the program in one year.  It is also available to part-time students.

2. Students with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Management or Health Informatics
A fast track MBA option is available for students who have a bachelor’s degree in health information management or health informatics with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher from a CAHIIM accredited health information management or health informatics program in the U.S. Students meeting the admission and eligibility requirements may be granted course waivers for some or all of the following four MBA courses: ACC 520, HIM 509, HRM 518, and MIS 515.

The total number of credit hours required for the completion of the MBA program will range from 36 to 45 credit hours, depending on the total number of course waivers that are granted at the time of admission.

Degree Requirements Overview & Program Notes

  • Unless otherwise noted, all graduate courses are 3 credit hours.
  • All students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to graduate.
  • Over the course of their studies, students can only apply two “C” grades in courses taken toward the degree.
  • Students may transfer up to twelve credit hours, if applicable, from another graduate program.  Total number of credits allowed for transfer will be determined by the credits required for graduation based on fast track enrollment.
  • Students must maintain continuous registration, equal to or greater than one credit while completing graduate degree requirements. MBA students can do this by registering for CMT 600 – Continuous Registration. This may be taken for up to six semesters at which time it is expected that all program requirements will have been met.  Students must be registered at SUNY Polytechnic Institute during the term they intend to graduate.