• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
This MSc Technology Management from The Open University UK will provide you with the knowledge and skills critical to making the right decisions about technology strategy, innovation and management to make a real difference to your organisation. You’ll begin by focusing on the operational aspects of managing technological innovation and change.

About

You’ll then explore a range of capabilities that are key to the strategic development and management of technological innovation. Your studies will conclude with an in-depth investigation of a technology management topic or problem of your choice.

Key features of the Technology Management from The Open University UK

  • Choose between a research route or a professional route
  • Both routes offer a rigorous approach to solving complex real world problems
  • Develops essential skills for systematically and successfully addressing technology management issues in your own organisation and wider contexts
  • Provides an excellent platform for further research studies.

Career relevance

There is an increasing demand across public, private and not-for-profit sectors for people with the vision and the operational and strategic capability to plan, develop and manage technology and technological innovation effectively. 

This qualification is designed to develop managers who can make complex decisions associated with identification and evaluation of technologies, developing new or improved products and processes and integrating technology with other business processes, and to manage change required by technological innovation and implementation. It will help you develop the analytical skills and practically relevant knowledge that will equip you to succeed in 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Managing technological innovation
  • Strategic capabilities for technological innovation
  • Data management 
  • Digital forensics 
  • Entrepreneurship: experience and perspective
  • Information security 
  • Leadership and management in intercultural contexts
  • Making environmental decisions 
  • Management beyond the mainstream
  • Managing for sustainability

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification.

However, we do recommend that you have:

  • a UK bachelors degree (or an equivalent qualification), 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 Managing technological innovation (T848) on its own.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3840 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11505 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3840 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11505 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
£11,505–£16,560

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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