The MS in Management and Systems Strategy and Leadership Concentration is designed for individuals who are interested in focusing on building technical leadership skills. As a student enrolled in this concentration, you will gain new insights into technological strategy, team building, and technical analysis to manage people and projects that encompass all facets of technology operations. You will learn to communicate effectively, manage and leverage change, and build a tech team that is responsive to an organization’s needs—one that is able to adapt to and readily embrace emerging technology.
Strategy and Leadership Concentration
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How Does the Concentration in Strategy and Leadership Compare to an MBA?
While an MBA addresses a very broad spectrum of business-related topics, the Strategy and Leadership concentration is intended for students who are interested in focusing specifically on organizational technical leadership. It prepares graduates to lead technical teams in the application, deployment, and management of technical solutions for organizations. They become first and foremost, technology managers who know how to deploy technology to solve organizational problems. There’s a greater focus than an MBA provides on project and program management when working with technology, that is complemented by managerial skills.
What Types of Skills Are Required to Manage Tech Teams?
Technical teams have the responsibility to analyze, design, build, and deploy technical solutions to support the organizational mission. Knowledge of technology projects, their successful execution, and time management are critical for a technical team manager. Students who enroll in the Strategy and Leadership concentration practice these skills throughout the program and especially in their final capstone projects, which are technology-focused to make the team successfully deliver on their mission.
What Types of Jobs are Available in Technical Leadership?
The foundation provided by our program assists students to begin their journey towards C-level assignments. They begin with technical team project management positions leading through management of a technical unit and eventually a C-level appointment such as chief technology officer, chief analytics officer, chief information officer, chief information security officer.
What Types of Industries Require Technical Leadership?
Technology is ubiquitous, and it is employed in all organizations across all business units. Technical leadership in applying, deploying, and using technology in an organization is in high demand in all industries. Every organization has some technical executive as a member of the senior leadership team. No matter what their product line or services are, all organizations need technical leadership to apply technology to help the organization succeed.