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University of Bridgeport SENAC
Opening Doors, Building Futures
Overview UB Master of Science Degree in
Technology Management in partnership with
SENAC Graduate Certificate in IT Management
Contact Dr. Gad J. Selig, PMP. COP, Associate
Dean for Business Development and
Outreach. Graduate Studies and Research Division
E-Mail Telephone
  • Overview University of Bridgeport
  • Graduate Degree Programs
  • Masters of Science in Technology Management
  • Research Areas
  • Dual Degrees
  • International Student Application Process
  • Questions
  • Appendix
  • Graduate Admission Process
  • Select Graduate Courses Transferable for Credit
    Towards the M.S. Degree in Technology Management

University of Bridgeport
  • Founded in 1927
  • Accredited, private, doctoral level institution
  • Located in the State of Connecticut, City of
  • Student body representing over 80 countries
  • 400 full and part time faculty, including
    Fullbright Scholars, National Science Foundation
    Fellows, etc.

Ideal Location!!!
Fairfield County is known as the Corporate Gold
Coast - 3rd highest concentration of Fortune 500
companies in USA
  • Located in the State of Connecticut, Fairfield
    County, City of Bridgeport
  • New York City - 1Hour
  • Boston, MA - 2 Hours
  • Washington, D.C. 5 Hours

UB Schools
School of Arts Sciences School of Business School of Engineering School of Education Human Resources
International College School of Continuing Professional Studies College of Chiropractic Fones School of Dental Hygiene
College of Naturopathic Medicine Nutrition Institute Acupuncture Institute ELI English Language Institute
  • The University of Bridgeport is fully accredited
    by the New England Association of Schools and
  • The University is also accredited by the Board of
    Governors of the Connecticut Department of Higher
  • The School of Business is accredited by the
    Association of Collegiate Business Schools and
    Programs (ACBSP)
  • The School of Engineering is accredited by the
    Accreditation Board for Engineering and
    Technology (ABET)

UB/SENAC - BRAZIL 11/04/09
Choosing a Career
  • What are you interested in?
  • What are you good at?
  • What are the opportunities?
  • What skills, competencies and knowledge are 21st
    organizations looking for?

Management and Professional Career Choices
Specialists (Professionals)
Software Developers/DBMS
Business/System Analysts/Process
Analysts/Enterprise Architect
New Product Development/ Marketing/Sales/Entrepren
Leadership, Customer focus, Critical Thinking,
Results Oriented
Interpersonal Skills, Consensus Building, Mentor,
Team Building
Change Agent and Excellent Communication Skills
Project Manager/Functional Manager
CIO, CTO, Director, COO, CMO, CEO
Outlook for Global IT Jobs 2009 and 2013
  • Estimated IT spend for 52 largest countries
    1.4 trillion (2009)
  • Projected IT spend for 52 largest countries
    1.7 trillion (2013)
  • Estimated employment in IT jobs
    35.6 million (2009)
  • Projected employment in IT jobs
    41.4 million (2013)
  • The IT market will drive the creation of 75,000
    new businesses over the
  • next four years.

Source IDG (International Data Group), Study of
52 of the Largest Countries and the Impact of IT
on the Global Economy, IDC, October, 2009.
Global IT and Business Services Outsourcing Market
Does not include manufacturing, supply chain,
logistics, transportation, legal and other
outsourcing estimated at 1.0 trillion
Source AMR Research Inc.,2009
Inter-Disciplinary Management, Engineering,
Technology Leadership Competencies
Business/ Industry Knowledge Process Skills
Leadership, People Team Building Skills
Technical/ Engineering Skills
Current Graduate Degree ProgramsBusiness,
Engineering Technology Management
  • M.S. in B.E. Biomedical Engineering
  • M.S. in C.S. Computer Science
  • M.S. in CpE Computer Engineering
  • M.S. in E.E. Electrical Engineering
  • M.S. in M.E. Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S. in T.M. Technology Management
  • M.B.A./E.M.B.A. Business Administration
  • M.S. in MSIT Instructional Technology
  • M.S. in Counseling/HR Counseling Human
  • PhD. in C.S. CpE Computer Science
  • PhD in T.M. Technology Management - Proposal
  • Completed and Under Review

M.S. in Technology Management Program
  • Prepares future leaders and professionals with
    solid inter-disciplinary skills such as
    analytical, quantitative, communications,
    technology, management and people skills required
    for the global setting in the 21st century by
    bridging the gap between technology, engineering,
    science and management.
  • Develops competencies in strategic management of
    people and processes in technology-intensive
    and/or dependent environments as well as new
    venture/product/service development and
  • Offers a forum for analysis, development and/or
    application of current and emerging technologies
    in global markets.

MS Technology Management Curriculum Choices
TM Core Courses
Choice of Concentrations Electives (27
  • Bio-Technology and/or Bio-Medical Management
  • and Technology
  • Computer, Networking Software
  • Data Base Management Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Environmental Energy Management
  • Health Care Management Administration
  • New Venture Creation/Entrepreneurship/
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Manufacturing Management
  • New Product Development Commercialization
  • Program Project Management
  • Service Management Engineering
  • Strategic Sourcing Outsourcing
  • Supply Chain Logistics Management
  • Marketing, Entrepreneurship Innovation
  • Total Quality Management Continuous
  • Process Improvement
  • Finance Accounting for Managers
  • Leadership, Teams and Managing Change
  • Global Program and Project Management
  • Business Policy and Strategy Capstone /
  • Contemporary Issues in Communications and
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Engineering Colloquium (1 credit)

Required Courses 8 Courses for Degree
4 Electives Can be chosen
Minimum Total Credits Required 34 for
Research Areas Technology Management
  • Creating and Sustaining Innovation and Managing
    Proactive Change
  • Bio-Medical/Bio-Technology and Management
  • Business and Information Technology Continuity
    and Security
  • Environment and Energy Management and Technology
    (including Green and Sustainability)
  • Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship New Venture
  • Creating Sustaining High Performance Global
    Leaders and Teams
  • New Product/Service Development and
  • Strategic Marketing, Demand Creation and Growth
  • Information Technology
  • Outsourcing and Strategic Sourcing
  • Quality Management and Lean Process Management
  • Global Program and Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management Logistics
  • Corporate and Information Technology Strategy,
    Execution Governance
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Service Management
  • Sports Technology and Management (future)

Brazilian Student Options
  • MS in Technology Management 34 credits
    required (11 - 3 credit courses
  • and 1 - 1 credit course)
  • 3 Graduate courses (9 credits in total)
    completed in Brazil with a B
  • or better will be transferable towards the
    completion of the MS in TM
  • in the USA.
  • Option 1
  • 2 additional graduate courses may be taken by
    Brazilian students
  • through distance learning (on-line) in Brazil,
    which are taught by
  • UB professors in the USA.
  • 7 additional graduate courses must be completed
    at UB in the USA
  • over two semesters.
  • Option 2
  • 9 additional graduate courses must be completed
    at UB in the USA

Brazilian Students Additional Information and
Work Opportunities
  • All Brazilian students will receive a
    scholarship equivalent to 15 of
  • the prevailing tuition costs. Students must pay
    a registration fee and other
  • fees (e.g. medical insurance, etc. when taking
    courses in USA).
  • While taking courses at UB in the USA, students
    are eligible to apply for
  • campus and intern jobs through CPT (Curriculum
    Practical Training).
  • Brazilian students who graduate with an MS in TM
    degree are eligible to
  • work in the US upon graduation under OPT
    (Optional Practical Training)
  • from 12 months to 29 months, depending on the
    company they work for.
  • For additional international student information
    (e.g. application, VISA
  • information and other requirements), go to
  • http// or

International Student Opportunities
Connecticut Business Plan Competition Winners
  • University of Bridgeport Schools of
  • Business and Engineering student
  • teams won first and second place
  • awards in the graduate personal
  • business category UB
  • School of Engineering team won third
  • place award in the graduate personal
  • venture category in the Connecticut
  • Business Plan Competition.
  • The annual event, sponsored by the
  • Connecticut Venture Group and the
  • State Department of Economic
  • Development, drew more than 50
  • entries from student teams in the
  • states colleges and universities.
  • Only 15 of those made the finals.

University of Bridgeport Business School
Professor Gad Selig, second from right, with
first prize winners in the graduate division for
their business plan on a date rape drug detector,
from left Udeme Idiong, Sana Sarr and his son,
Sana Prince, and Gauri Jayawant.
Understanding the Needs of International Students
  • Dedicated Office of International student
  • F1 student legal advice
  • 24/7 Travel Signatures
  • Drivers License and Social Security
  • International Festival

Inter-Disciplinary (Dual) Graduate M.S. /or
M.S./MBA Degree Certificate Programs
Business, Engineering Education
BME/E.E. C.S./E.E. CpE/E.E. E.E./M.E. M.E./T.M.
BME/MBA C.S./T.M. CpE/T.M. E.E./T.M. Couns. HR/MBA
Representative Companies Who Have Hired UB
Interns and/or Graduates
  • Aetna
  • ATMI
  • ATW Bodine
  • Avon
  • Bendix
  • CitiCorp (Bank)
  • GE
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • IPC
  • Purdue Pharma
  • Peoples United Bank
  • Pitney Bowes
  • TNT Expense Management
  • UBS

Opening Doors, Building Futures
University of Bridgeport - strongly committed to
academic development and professional
Thank You
(Believe in Yourself)
Contact Dr. Gad J. Selig, PMP. COP Associate
Dean, Business Development and Outreach, Graduate
Studies and Research Division E-mail Telephone 203-576-4870
  • Graduate Admissions Process
  • Select Graduate Courses Transferable for Credit
    as Part of the Requirements for an M.S. degree in
    Technology Management

Graduate Admissions Process Steps for first
time Graduate Students
  1. Student submits an application and supporting
  2. Application is reviewed by Admissions.
  3. Acceptance letter is sent to student with student
    UB ID number (or reject letter).
  4. First time student e-mails or visit advisor (MS
    TM Chair for scheduling and
    approval of courses (from Brazil).
  5. Students advisor submits approved course
    schedule to registrar.
  6. Registrar records schedule and bill is created
    (Provost Office (International Coordinator) to
    notify Financial Aid Office of 15 tuition
    scholarship for Brazil SENAC students).
  7. Student creates UBNet ID (UB e-mail and
    web-advisor account) at
  8. Students pays on or before the due date.
  9. Attend classes.
  10. After the first semester, the student can
    register for TM courses on-line through

Graduate Admissions Process (Contd)
  • Application Deadlines
  • April 1st for Summer semesters, July 1st for Fall
    semesters, November 1st for Spring semesters
  • Admissions Materials
  • Official transcripts Bachelors degree
    certificate (native language and English
  • 2 recommendation letters
  • Personal Statement
  • Official bank statement (dated within 6 months
    and indicating a balance of 26,500 to cover
    tuition, room and board, medical insurance and
    other fees)
  • Affidavit of support completed by
    sponsor(s)(assumes financial responsibility)
  • Copy of first page of passport
  • Application fee payment of 35 (payable by US
    bank check)
  • Processing Time
  • 4 weeks for acceptance/I-20 form issuance

Graduate Admissions Process (Contd)
  • UB degree acceptance requirements and English
    proficiency for students
  • Acceptance Requirements
  • Completion of an equivalent to or an accredited
    4 year U.S. Bachelors degree
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.7 for all
    undergraduate coursework (this
  • varies according to different degree program
  • GRE or GMAT Exam recommended, but not required.
  • English Proficiency
  • A minimum of 550 on the PBT (Paper Based TOEFL)
    or 79 on IBT (Internet Based
  • TOEFL) or passing score on the ELAB Test (an
    English test administered by the
  • English Language Institute at UB).
  • Applications without the required English
    proficiency may apply to study at the
  • English Language Institute at UB or an
    equivalent organization or courses, and

  • University of Bridgeport
  • Select Technology Management Graduate Courses
  • Transferable for Credit
  • as Part of the Requirements
  • for an M.S. Degree in Technology
  • Management

  • Marketing, Entrepreneurial and Innovation Issues
    and Practices in Management
  • This course focuses on strategic marketing,
    entrepreneurial, intrapreneurial and innovation
    issues, opportunities and best practices in
    helping organizations grow in a complex global
    environment which have emerged in the last few
    years such as the growing importance of strategic
    marketing, voice of the customer, customer
    service and innovation in helping companies grow
    as well as achieve and sustain competitive
    advantage. The business impact of new
    technologies which enable marketing and
    innovation are covered. The course also examines
    the principles of entrepreneurship and
    intrapreneurship in developing new products,
    services and processes. In addition to individual
    assignments, students are assigned to team
    projects to develop product or service market
    plans either for start-up businesses or within
    the context of a corporate venture. Prerequisite
    Admissions to graduate studies.
  • 3 lecture hours 3 semester hours
  • Total Quality Management and Continuous Process
  • This course presents a comprehensive summary of
    methods for managing quality and continuous
    process improvements. The course objective is to
    develop an operational familiarity with
    contemporary methods found to be effective.
    Topics covered include statistical process
    control, quality function deployment, concurrent
    design, the house of quality, the Taguchi method,
    Six Sigma, lean and others. It also covers
    continuous process improvement methodologies and
    techniques. This course is intended for those
    students who do not plan to specialize in quality
    management. Prerequisite Admissions to graduate
  • 3 lecture hours 3 semester hours
  • Finance and Accounting for Managers
  • This course provides managers with the skills
    required to read, interpret and apply information
    about an organizations financial position.
    Managerial accounting and finance concepts will
    be presented, followed by financial statement
    analysis. Topics presented from a managerial
    perspective will include how accounting data is
    generated during business operations, how
    financial statements are created and analyzed,
    management of finance to maximize return on
    investment, and stakeholder equity and other
    related topics. Students will be required to
    participate in case work applying the principles
    presented in the class.
  • Prerequisite Admissions to graduate studies.
  • 3 lecture hours 3 semester hours

  • Global Program and Project Management
  • This course focuses on the managerial aspects of
    how to more effectively manage, plan and execute
    programs/projects with a focus on high quality
    deliverables arriving on time, within budget,
    within scope and to the customers satisfaction.
    Areas covered will include program and project
    management life cycle phases, executive
    sponsorship, portfolio investment management
    selection and prioritization, requirements, scope
    and project charters, planning, development,
    estimating, staffing, leadership, scheduling,
    risk management, change management, project
    metrics, vendor integration and management and
    other related topics. This course is based on
    current and emerging best practices and
    principles. It will also discuss PM certification
    requirements and provide real world case studies.
    Prerequisite Admission to Graduate Studies.
  • 3 lecture hours 3 semester hours
  • Product Management, Innovation and
  • This course covers new product development,
    innovation and commercialization, as well as the
    product management life cycle. Topics covered
    include the feasibility and investment
    prioritization of new products or product
    enhancements, raising capital for new product
    development, market and customer needs analysis,
    make versus buy alternatives and product launch
    and commercialization issues and considerations,
    including promotion, pricing, distribution,
    competition, pre and post sales support, systems
    and infrastructure support, customer service and
    related areas. Students will work on individual
    and team projects that will include the
    development of a new product market/business
    plan. Prerequisite TCMG 400.
  • 3 lecture hours 3 semester hours
  • TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT 520 (TCMG 520/itis 520)
  • Information Systems Requirements, Analysis,
    Design and Deployment
  • A course in the analysis, design, and development
    of business systems. Students will learn a
    variety of development models and tools available
    for systems development, deployment and
    management. The role of all systems constituents
    is addressed through discussion of the
    specification, decision-making, and review of
    designs, documentation, program specifications,
    and system improvement. Course level and content
    is suitable for managerial as well as the more
    technically oriented. Prerequisites ITIS 400 or
    Director, TM program approval.
  • 3 lecture hours 3 semester hours

  • Leadership, Teams Managing Change
  • This course focuses on the development of
    leadership skills important in the effective
    management of change. Through role-playing
    exercises, videotapes, diagnostic tools, seminar
    discussion, selected readings, and a group
    project, students will learn theory and build
    interpersonal skills necessary for providing
    leadership in diverse multicultural groups and
    organizations. The course will address the
    managerial issues present in organizations
    undergoing accelerating change and adopting a
    culture of creativity. Creating and sustaining
    high performance multi-cultural and
    interdisciplinary traditional and virtual teams
    is covered. Prerequisite Admissions to graduate
  • 3 lecture hours 3 semester hours
  • technology management 532 (tcmg 532/MKTG 550)
  • Global Market Management
  • Strategy planning, implementation and control for
    market entry and development. Topics include
    social, political and economic changes affecting
    marketing opportunity focused versus dispersed
    marketing efforts marketing in developed and
    undeveloped countries and marketing systems
    required for the various strategic alternatives.
    Prerequisite TCMG 400.
  • 3 lecture hours 3 semester hours
  • Strategic Sourcing and Vendor Management
  • This course covers the rewards and risks of
    outsourcing and vendor management and identifies
    where outsourcing should be used and not used.
    The objectives of the course are to help students
    understand how to plan, direct, manage and more
    effectively participate in outsourcing
    initiatives in terms of the feasibility of
    outsourcing (off-shore, near-shore, rural-shore,
    best shore), vendor selection, contract
    negotiation, vendor management and evaluation,
    risk assessment and terminating outsourcing
    deals. Prerequisite TCMG 523 and TCMG 505 or
    Director, TM program approval.
  • 3 lecture hours 3 semester hours

  • Technology management 553 (TCMG 553/ITIS 553)
  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • This course will examine the role of information
    systems in business and how they provide the
    information required by management. Modular, best
    of breed, and other systems strategies and
    configurations, as well their managerial
    implications will be examined. The course is
    case-based and provides the student hands-on
    experience learning and utilizing Sage Softwares
    MAS200 ERP system to complete case problems.
    Other enterprise systems will be discussed as
    well, including SAP and Oracle. Prerequisite
    TCMG 484.
  • 3 lecture hours 3 semester hours
    (Advanced elective to be offered at UB in USA
  • Information Technology Strategy and Governance
  • The course covers information technology plans,
    strategy, business/IT alignment, governance,
    environmental, ethical, economic, regulatory,
    compliance and technical issues and trends with a
    focus on planning, organizing, justifying,
    controlling, implementing and integrating concept
    and real world experiences. It discusses business
    and IT balanced scorecards, metrics and key
    performance indicators. Current and emerging best
    business and technology strategy and governance
    best practice frameworks such as COBIT, CMMI,
    PMBOK, Kano, VOC, QDF, ITIM, Prince2, ITIL,
    select ISO standards and others will be covered
    with emphasis on lessons learned, critical
    success factors and pragmatic solutions.
    Individual and team projects and case studies are
    integrated into the course. Prerequisite ITIS
    400 or Director, TM program approval.
  • 3 lecture hours 3 semester hours
  • Courses available through distance learning
    (on-line) in Brazil.

Thank You!
Dr. Gad J. Selig, PMP, COP Associate Dean,
Business Development and Outreach Graduate
Studies and Research Division University of
Bridgeport E-mail
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