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Northern Arizona University’s bachelor’s degree program in Technology Management is specifically designed to prepare you for IT leadership roles. You will focus on the organizational, policy and technology issues faced by many managers and supervisors within the fast-growing IT field. Complete this bachelor’s degree online or at campuses across Arizona.

Advance Your Career & Build On Your IT Associate Degree

If you have an AAS in a computer- or technology-related field or have IT work experience, NAU’s Technology Management bachelor’s degree program is perfect for you. This program compliments your technical experience with the management skills needed to climb the ladder in the technology field.

Prepare to enter positions such as:

  • Computer Network Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • IT Manager
  • IT Security Manager

Catalog Information

Learn more about the program options by viewing the catalog information below. Catalog information is displayed for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Technology Management

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BAS
120 units
Maximum Transfer Units
75
120
Additional Admission Requirements - Additional Application

University Requirements

  • To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.

    • All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
    • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
    • At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
    • At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
    • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
    The full policy can be viewed here.

     

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • 64 units in an associate's degree transfer block (If you have been awarded an AAS degree from an accredited community college, NAU will accept up to 75 transfer units.)
  • 21 units of BAS Requirements
  • 24 units of Technology Management Specialization Requirements

  • Up to 9 units of specialization prefix courses may be used to satisfy Liberal Studies requirements; these same courses may also be used to satisfy specialization requirements.

  • Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units

Please note that students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Some online/blended coursework Required
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
Progression Plan Link View Progression Plan

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the bachelor’s degrees (BAS and IS) with an emphasis in technology management are to provide successful graduates with organization, management and administrative coursework within an information technology (IT) context. They prepare the student for IT leadership roles by focusing on the organizational, policy and technology issues faced by many managers and supervisors within the fast-growing IT field. It is specifically designed for those students who have obtained technical background in the IT field from either an associate’s degree in a computer and/or information technology related field or a combination of an associate’s degree and/or professional experience. The program will add value by complimenting (not duplicating lower-level courses) the student’s technical experience with appropriate courses in the management of technology resources.

It is a degree designed for those students who seek advancement to a management and supervisory positions within a variety of computer and/or information technology related occupations. Students should be able to accept a position with leadership responsibilities to lead or manage technology projects, department, division or run a small-to-medium size IT related business.

The degree program seeks to be a leading provider of computer and/or information technology management education and related higher education with an emphasis on value and accessibility. The Technology Management online degree programs give students the freedom to complete course work at their existing location around their schedule and making it ideal for a busy lifestyle.

Details

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
    • To be admitted into a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) plan, you must have an associate's degree, either completed or in progress, at a regionally accredited institution and the associate's degree must be completed prior to the awarding of the BAS degree.
    • The associate's degree major or emphasis must be in a computer, or information technology, related field within 10 years of your application to Northern Arizona University.
Liberal Studies Requirement
    • Please note that you may use the same course to satisfy both a liberal studies and a BAS Requirement. 
    • Up to 9 units of major prefix courses may be used to satisfy Liberal Studies requirements; these same courses may also be used to satisfy major requirements.
    • Students who have completed the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) from an Arizona public or tribal community college, the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), or California State University General Education (CSUGE) from a California public community college are considered to have satisfied NAU’s Liberal Studies Distribution Blocks and Foundation requirements as well as the US Ethnic and Global Diversity requirements.
Transfer Block
    • 64 units in an associate's degree transfer block. If you have been awarded an AAS degree from an accredited community college, NAU will accept up to 75 transfer units.
Major Requirements
  • This Applied Science Specialization, associated with completing an Associate’s Degree at a Community College, requires 45 units distributed as follows:

    • BAS requirements: 21 units
    • Technology Management Specialization Requirements: 24 units


    BAS Requirements (21 units)

    • This coursework is designed to help you acquire a general knowledge of management, organizational, and policy issues while advancing your professional communication, computer, and quantitative skills. Some departments may require that you take specific courses from the BAS Requirements or may place other restrictions on the courses that the department requires. Please see departmental requirements for specific information. Other courses may be used to fulfill the BAS Elective requirements. Please note: at least 15 units in the core must be upper-division (300-400 level) courses.


  • Technology Management Specialization Requirements (24 units)

    A Specialization Milestone is required before students can access the Specialization courses. Verification of proper credentials is required for the Milestone. Please work with an advisor for more information.

General Electives
  • Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit. 

    You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)

Additional Information
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
     

Interdisciplinary Studies - Technology Management 90-30

Campus Locations

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Degree Information
Online
In-Person
Blended
B
120 units
Maximum Transfer Units
90
120

University Requirements

  • To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.

    • All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
    • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
    • At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
    • At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
    • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
    The full policy can be viewed here.

     

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • 30 units of Technology Management specialization requirements

  • Completion of Computer Literacy, Communication Skills, and Science or Language Requirements

  • Up to 9 units of specialization prefix courses may be used to satisfy Liberal Studies requirements; these same courses may also be used to satisfy specialization requirements.

  • Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units

Please note that students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Students may transfer up to 90 units of community college and/or university credit from regionally accredited institutions of higher education. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA C
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Foreign Language Optional
Some online/blended coursework Required
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
Progression Plan Link View Progression Plan

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the bachelor’s degrees with an emphasis in technology management are to provide successful graduates with organization, management and administrative coursework within an information technology (IT) context. They prepare the student for IT leadership roles by focusing on the organizational, policy and technology issues faced by many managers and supervisors within the fast-growing IT field. It is specifically designed for those students who have obtained technical background in the IT field from either an associate’s degree in a computer and/or information technology related field or a combination of an associate’s degree and/or professional experience. The program will add value by complimenting (not duplicating lower-level courses) the student’s technical experience with appropriate courses in the management of technology resources.
It is a degree designed for those students who seek advancement to a management and supervisory positions within a variety of computer and/or information technology related occupations. Students should be able to accept a position with leadership responsibilities to lead or manage technology projects, department, division or run a small-to-medium size IT related business.

The degree program seeks to be a leading provider of computer and/or information technology management education and related higher education with an emphasis on value and accessibility. The Technology Management online degree programs give students the freedom to complete course work at their existing location around their schedule and making it ideal for a busy lifestyle.

Details

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
  • You must apply and be accepted to the Department of Business and Administration's program in addition to being admitted to the university.

Liberal Studies Requirement
    • Students who have completed the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) from an Arizona public or tribal community college, the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), or California State University General Education (CSUGE) from a California public community college are considered to have satisfied NAU’s Liberal Studies Distribution Blocks and Foundation requirements as well as the US Ethnic and Global Diversity requirements.
    • Up to 9 units of major prefix courses may be used to satisfy Liberal Studies requirements; these same courses may also be used to satisfy major requirements
Transfer Block
    • Students whose associate's degree lacks a major or Specialization in a computer, or IT related field, must prepare and present a professional portfolio that demonstrates proficiency in the appropriate computer, or IT related field. The professional portfolio can include accredited college coursework, professional development courses, and industry/professional certifications. Please note that the professional portfolio will be evaluated for possible admission to the program, but will not satisfy any course requirement.

      Students may transfer up to 90 units of community college and/or university credit from regionally accredited institutions of higher education. 

Major Requirements
  • This major requires 54 to 55 units distributed as follows:

    • Technology Management Specialization: 30 units
    • Interdisciplinary Studies Requirements: 24 to 25 units
      • Communication Requirement: 6 units
      • Foreign Language or Science Requirement: 18 to 19 units
  • All coursework in the Specialization Areas must be upper-division and from Northern Arizona University. Substitutions and use of credit from other institutions are not allowed in the Specialization.

    Multi-use of coursework is not permitted within the Major Requirements. Major Requirements include Specialization, Communication, Computer Literacy, Language and Science.


  • Take the following 30 units with a Grade of "C" or better in each course:

    Technology Management Specialization

Interdisciplinary Studies Requirements
    • Communication Requirements (6 units)
      • Select 6 units in the following two categories. 
        • Performance-based courses, select one from the following (3 units)
        • CST 111, CST 311, CST 312, CST 314, CST 315CST 318 (Performance-based courses are defined as having at least 51 percent of the evaluation of the student being based upon oral performance.)
        • Or advisor approved
    • Please note that you cannot use CLEP or locally prepared exams to satisfy this requirement. Transfer credit used to satisfy this requirement must be approved by the program director.


  • Foreign Language or Science Requirement Option (18-19 units)

    Foreign Language Requirement Option (19 units)

    • Foreign Language Requirement (16 units)
      • You must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English that is equivalent to four terms of university coursework in the same language. You may satisfy this requirement by taking language courses or by testing out of all or part of it by taking CLEP, or other exams. 
    AND
    • Computer Literacy (3 units)
      • This coursework must help you to understand, in general, the technical components of computers and information systems, how to solve problems using information systems technology, word processing, spreadsheet use, database management, graphic information software, website development, graphic design and use of statistical analysis software. Subject to advisor approval.
  • OR

    Science Requirement Option (18 units)
    • Science Requirement, select from the following (12 units):
      • ANT 101, ANT 250
      • GSP 130, GSP 150
      • Courses with Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Mathematics, Nutrition, Physical Science, Physics, Statistics prefixes. Please note that other courses must be approved by the program director.
  • AND

    • Computer Literacy (6 units)
      • This coursework must help you to understand, in general, the technical components of computers and information systems, how to solve problems using information systems technology, word processing, spreadsheet use, database management, graphic information software, website development, graphic design and use of statistical analysis software. Subject to advisor approval.
      • Select ISM 120 or BBA 293 (3 units)
      • BBA 340 or Advisor Approved coursework including the CIS or CS prefix (3 units)
General Electives
  • Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit. 

    You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)

Additional Information
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
     

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