Management of Technology Five-Year Dual Degree Bachelor and Master of Science Program

This dual degree program offering broadens a student’s options and permits them to pursue the combination of any existing Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree offered by Fairfield University with a Master of Science in the Management of Technology and complete the effort in a five-year time frame. This combination enables students not only to understand engineering, management and business concepts, but also to understand their integration and how the intersection distinctively shapes our world and their careers.

Students may receive a bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science (accreditation track) and a master’s degree in Management of Technology. The Management of Technology track integrates business and management knowledge into an engineering curriculum to prepare engineers for leadership roles in technology-based organizations. The dual degree engineering management curriculum combines breadth of knowledge of general engineering subject matter with depth of knowledge in a specific engineering discipline. Students achieve depth of knowledge by majoring in bioengineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or computer science (accreditation track). In addition, multi-disciplinary coursework prepares students for positions in fields that require human resource and project management, financial and business understanding, marketing, and communication skills to complement their engineering knowledge.

Graduates of this dual degree option will be prepared for an engineering design opportunity in their discipline as well as leadership positions in other engineering and business related settings. They will be comfortable with the international languages of engineering and business. Engineers and technology specialists with business skills allows them to address engineering and business issues from a variety of perspectives.  The integrated engineering-business skills that students gain represents a sure-fire combination for career success.

The five-year program incorporates every required course in the existing undergraduate program except for the senior project. The senior project course (ENGR 4961 and ENGR 4962) may be replaced by the two-semester Management of Technology Capstone courses (MGTN 6961 and MGTN 6962). If the student completes the senior project courses in their fourth year, they may receive a bachelor’s degree in their fourth year.  If he student chooses to complete the two-semester Management of Technology Capstone courses in their fifth year and not complete the senior project courses ENGR 4961 and ENGR 4962) they will receive both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in their fifth year.

Students must complete the following courses in the Management of Technology master’s degree program:

FNCE 5400Principles of Finance 13
or ACCT 5400 Introduction to Accounting
or ACCT 6500 Accounting Information for Decision-Making
MGMT 6508Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation: The Entrepreneurial Firm 13
MGMT 6584Global Competitive Strategy 13
MGTN 5415Information Systems3
MGTN 5460Project Management3
MGTN 5470Leadership in Technical Enterprise3
MGTN 6961Capstone I: Project Definition and Planning3
MGTN 6962Capstone II: Project Execution and Results3
Select four elective courses in Management of Technology 212
Total Credits36

Students may enter this dual degree program with Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science (BS) majors. 

Completion of the required graduate-level courses may be accomplished by taking the MOT courses during the semesters shown below:

Plan of Study Grid
Fourth Year
FallCredits
MGTN 5415 Information Systems 3
MGTN 5470 Leadership in Technical Enterprise 3
 Credits6
Spring
MGTN 5460 Project Management 3
Select one elective course in Management of Technology 1 3
 Credits6
Fifth Year
Fall
FNCE 5400 Principles of Finance 2 3
MGMT 6508 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation: The Entrepreneurial Firm 2 3
MGTN 6961 Capstone I: Project Definition and Planning 3
Select one elective course in Management of Technology 1 3
 Credits12
Spring
MGMT 6584 Global Competitive Strategy 2 3
MGTN 6962 Capstone II: Project Execution and Results 3
Select two elective courses in Management of Technology 1 6
 Credits12
 Total Credits36