Degree Plan Information for 2020-2021 Academic Year
The Technology Leadership and Innovation Management degree focuses on providing individuals with a competitive advantage when moving into leadership and supervisory roles in technology-based organizations. The program investigates the rapidly changing and complex nature of leadership in organizations that use and rely on technology.
The success of today's businesses and organizations demand leadership that is informed, forward thinking, and able to optimize the capabilities of knowledge-based workers and the solutions they create. The Leadership and Innovation degree develops exactly this set of skills. Students learn about leadership, the creation of organizational vision and value, and the development of human resources while leading technological change.
The Technology Leadership and Innovation Management degree provides a long term, empowering approach to the practice of leading people rather than the short term, command and control approach to utilizing human resources. Students learn about leadership, the importance of organizational vision and values, developing human resources, and managing technological resources in corporate, government, nonprofit, or community organizations. Leadership skills in goal setting, time management, verbal and visual communication, and leadership values and abilities are developed through relevant real world applications.
The Technology Leadership and Innovation Management program consists of 120 credit hours of undergraduate academic credit. In addition to meeting the 42 credit hour university core curriculum requirement, students must complete major core courses, and directed emphasis coursework. Students must earn a 2.0 minimum GPA in all major and directed emphasis courses attempted at the university. Transfer students must have earned a 2.0 GPA or better in all major and directed emphasis courses to be transferred for credit.
The major areas of coursework within the Technology Leadership and Innovation Management program are (1) analysis and reasoning, (2) organizations, (3) human resources, (4) communications, (5) integration through an original senior project, and (6) directed technology emphasis.
All majors and minors in the Department of Information and Logistics Technology must earn a grade of C or better in all major/minor courses. No grade lower than C will be accepted on any courses applicable to the major transferred to the University of Houston.