The Industrial & Management Systems Engineering department at USF offers a fully online certificate in Technology Management for individuals with technical backgrounds who desire to move into management. This certificate program teaches students how to combine qualitative approaches with quantitative methods resulting in a strengthening of engineering credentials and the development of managerial competency.
The Certificate is offered at the Tampa and Sarasota campuses and fully online.
The applicant must have an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited academic institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.
None are required.
This certificate requires completion of five (5) courses for a total of 15 semester hours. The student must obtain a grade of "C" or better in each class for it to be applied toward the Certificate. Students pursuing a graduate certificate will be required to meet the same academic requirements as those defined for degree-seeking students to remain in "good academic standing."
6 semester hours
EIN 5182 - Principles of Engineering Management (3)
EIN 6386 - Management of Technological Change (3)
Elective courses: 9 semester hours. Select three courses from the following list:
ESI 5306 - Operations Research for Managers (3)
EIN 5350 - Technology and Finance (3)
EIN 6108 - Human Relations (3)
EIN 6319 - Work Design (3)
EIN 6336 - Production Control Systems (3)
EIN 5174 - Total Quality Management Concepts (3)
EIN 6145 - Project Management (3)
EIN 6121 - Technology & Markets (3)
EIN 6106 - Technology and Law (3)
The department will determine the time limit.
Credit toward graduate degree
No more than 12 credits may be applied; however, students must receive prior approval from the department for certificate classes to be applied toward a graduate degree program. Prospective MSEM students must meet all entrance requirements for the MSEM program before the course(s) will be transferred. Additionally, no class will be considered unless at least a "B" grade was obtained.
International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.