Jun 28, 2022
The concentration in Technology Management Services is designed for experienced technicians who wish to enhance their technical expertise while at the same time increasing their skills in management, organizational relations, and communication; their knowledge of contexts within which the management of technology fits; their understanding of workplace issues that can affect productivity; and their ability to manage diversity in the workforce.
General Education (35-41 hours)
See University General Education Program for the University General Education Program requirements. Students who have completed one year of American History in high school are exempted from the six credit-hour History General Education Program requirement; otherwise, students will have to meet the History requirement.
Coordinated Study (54 hours)
Many upper-division (3000/4000-level) courses have prerequisites that must be met prior to being permitted to register for those courses. You are responsible for knowing and satisfying all course prerequisites. Some (not all) prerequisites are listed below. For specific information about courses and the prerequisites they may have, please view course descriptions at: Course Descriptions
Many courses also require permits from the department that teaches the course. For example, SWRK and CJUS courses will always need permits from those respective departments. College of Professional & Liberal Studies staff cannot issue permits for courses taught in other departments. ALL 3000/4000 level classes taught by the College of Business (ACCT, ECON, FIR, MGMT, MKTG) require a permit; students must request a permit online at: https://fcbeacad.memphis.edu/permits/
Technology Concentration: 24 hours (12 hours must be upper division)
This includes courses taken from such departments as
• Engineering Technology
• Manufacturing Engineering
• Computer Science
• Earth Sciences
• and other approved courses.
It is assumed that students will take all technology concentration courses from one area. Students wishing to take a combination of classes from the above areas need permission of the College of Professional & Liberal Studies executive dean. A limited number of classes from Management Information Systems (MIS/ISDS) is allowed but cannot make up the entire content of the technology concentration. Students wishing to pursue a career in information technology or management information systems should major in these areas.
Management Services (30 Hours)
Administration and Supervision (3 Hours)
Organizational Systems (3 Hours)
Marketing and Public Relations (3 Hours)
Administrative Skills (3 Hours)
Statistical & Research Methods (3 Hours)
Team and Organizational Relations (3 Hours)
Written Communication (3 Hours)
Social & Cultural Context (3 Hours)
Political & Economic Context (3 Hours)
Technology & Culture (3 hours)
College Requirements (9 hours)
Thematic Studies (6 hours)
College of Professional & Liberal Studies thematic studies course(s) are designed to broaden a student’s knowledge of significant themes in social, political, and religious history. Review a complete list of courses: https://www.memphis.edu/cpls/resources/thematic_studies.php
Senior Project (3 hours)
The senior project is a student’s culminating experience or capstone designed to synthesize and integrate the content of a student’s program of study. The senior project is intended to fuse the two or more academic areas that comprise the student’s coordinated study (major) into an academically-relevant example of scholarship. Students will complete a thesis, task-based, or artistic project on a topic of their choice with approval of their senior project instructor. The senior project is completed during a student’s final semester. Students will be assigned to a specific section based on their concentration.
General Electives (6-22)
May be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120 with a minimum of 42 upper-division hours.