Course Description

This course offers a broad overview of Technology Management, designed to acquaint students with the key issues and dynamic roles technology plays in modern business and society. With a blend of guest lectures from industry leaders, online discussions, and selected readings, students will explore various topics ranging from the basics of managing technological innovation to the ethical considerations within the tech industry. This course aims to empower students with a solid understanding of how technology management shapes our world and prepares them for further study or careers in technology-related fields.


Learner Outcomes

  • Articulate core principles of Technology Management, including the strategic integration of technology in business operations and the pivotal role of innovation in achieving competitive advantage.
  • Critically evaluate the influence of cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and the Internet of Things (IoT) on business models, competitive dynamics, and industry evolution.
  • Understand and evaluate the role that start-ups and entrepreneurial ecosystems can play in fostering the development and commercialization of new technology and in driving economic growth.
  • Champion corporate social responsibility and sustainability within the tech sector, recognizing the imperative for ethical stewardship and the long-term benefits of integrating CSR practices.
  • Apply technology management insights to foster innovation, address real-world issues, and enact positive organizational and societal change, preparing them for leadership roles in a technology-driven future.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how technology management principles can be leveraged to solve real-world problems, lead innovation, and drive positive change.


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6:00PM to 8:00PM
Sep 30, 2024 to Dec 02, 2024
UCSB Campus
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2 units
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No Class on 11/11/24

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