2018-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Sep 25, 2020  
2018-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology Management

Academic Director: Oded Nov

Modern technologies are redefining products, services, processes, organizational forms, business models and industry structures. Understanding the managerial implications of these technologies has become a fastgrowing and highly important arena for business research. High-quality scholars, capable researchers and expert professionals are needed to expand the knowledge base in technology management through significant intellectual and educational contributions. Additionally, these developments have created a huge international demand for new kinds of managers who can strategically integrate technology and management to innovate and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage for a company. To prepare these managers, qualified educators able to teach technology management are increasingly in demand.

The mission of the Doctor of Philosophy in Technology Management (PhD-TM) Program is to educate and train scholars who will produce first-rate TM research and who will become faculty members in leading universities. The program is focused on quality (max. 3 students recruited per year) and ensures the research production of students through high-quality supervision and training. The program is under the auspices of the Department of Technology Management and Innovation and is offered full time or part time.

Faculty members possess significant research strengths in a diverse range of technology management-related fields. The faculty’s major professional commitment is to research, thereby contributing to the theory and practice of technology management in important and fundamental ways.

Located in the high-technology heart of New York City, the PhD-TM Program provides immediate access to the world-leading business community and industries (such as financial services, entertainment and media, health care and pharmaceuticals, publishing, advertising and fashion). This broad industrial base serves as a platform for research, obtaining research support and discovering diverse opportunities for scholarly and educational collaboration.

The Department of Technology Management and Innovation offers a full range of academic programs and knowledge-generation activities, all related to technology management in some essential fashion. These programs include the master’s program in Management of Technology (MOT) offered in executive, evening full-time and part-time, and online formats; an advanced certificate in Project Management, and the BS in Business and Technology Management (BTM). Together, these programs create a broad value chain of educational efforts in which courses and students with a strong interest in technology management provide PhD-TM students with a host of opportunities for intellectual and educational experiences.

This terminal degree program is for research-oriented students who are largely interested in research-based positions at academic and research institutions. Universities with undergraduate and graduate programs that emphasize the integration of technology and management are a primary source of career opportunities for PhD-TM graduates. In addition, government agencies, not-forprofit research organizations, corporate research centers and research-based consulting firms also will seek PhD-TM graduates.

For more information, please visit http://engineering.nyu.edu/academics/departments/technology.

Sample Themes

The following are examples of the themes that a PhD-TM student can select:

  • Managing Emerging Technologies
  • Global Innovation Strategy
  • Knowledge management
  • Information economics and strategy
  • Technology-mediated communication
  • Impacts of technology upon individuals, organizations and society
  • Social computing
  • Service design and innovation
  • Impacts of technology upon individuals, organizations and society
  • Citizen science
  • Behavioral aspects of information systems
  • Distributed collaboration and virtual teams

Admission Information

Admission to the PhD-TM Program is based on an in-depth evaluation of an applicant’s academic record, professional experience, research potential, interest in doctoral study, and overall intellectual and professional qualifications. Students must submit the following to be considered for admission:

  • Application form with required application fee.
  • Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate records indicating a bachelor’s degree with at least a B average from an accredited college or university. The transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • Official score from either the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • A minimum score of 90 for the IBT is required for admission.
  • Three letters of recommendations from persons qualified to comment on the applicant’s aptitude for doctoral study and research. At least two should be from academics.
  • A statement of purpose that at least covers why applicants seek the PhD-TM at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and how well they are prepared for this study.
  • A research-based writing sample (minimum of 10 pages). This could be a paper or research project you have worked on in the past.

Note that part-time and full-time students have to submit the same documentation. There is no financial aid available for part-time students.

In some cases, the department contacts applicants for a telephone or personal interview.

In rare cases, the PhD-TM Admissions Committee may admit an applicant who does not meet all required admissions criteria as a nondegree student. Such a student then has a later opportunity to apply for admission to the PhD-TM Program.