The Ph.D. in Technology Management (TM) at the University of Bridgeport is designed to meet growing industry and academic needs by offering a quality doctoral program to both part-time and full-time students in two inter-related areas: 1) new technology venture creation (e.g. entrepreneurship and corporate venturing), and 2) select current and emerging technologies (technology concentrations). The program will encompass an integrated multi-disciplinary technology and management approach.
While the Ph.D.-TM is housed in the School of Engineering, the Ph.D. degree facilitates and encourages interdisciplinary studies across the School of Engineering and the School of Business and utilizes their complementary research facilities, faculty and lab resources.
The Ph.D. degree is a certification of critical aptitude in scholarship, creativity, knowledge in the discipline, enterprise in research, and proficiency and style in communication. A candidate obtaining a Ph.D. degree must display a thorough understanding in the major areas of Technology Management and must master the necessary tools and techniques so as to be able to make original contributions to the field of Technology Management. An equally important aspect is that of proficiency in oral and written communication skills.
The requirements of the Ph.D. program are: successful completion of preliminary examinations and courses, satisfactory performance in the written comprehensive and oral (proposal defense) examinations, admission to Ph.D. candidacy, successful completion and defense of original work documented as a dissertation, and the satisfaction of additional requirements such as teaching courses, seminars and publications.
The formal degree to be offered is the Doctor of Philosophy in Technology Management. This will be awarded to candidates who complete all the requirements of the Ph.D. degree described later in this section.
The Ph.D. in Technology Management is designed to facilitate the institutional and student learning outcomes listed below.
- Increase in instruction quality and support.
- Increase in research funding opportunities.
- Increase in student enrolment.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Familiarity with principles of new venture creation, entrepreneurship, corporate venturing, innovation, and related issues including management, finance, legal issues, new product development, and product commercialization.
- Familiarity with advanced concepts of methodologies in technology management.
- Possessing a strong background in one or more engineering and technology area offered in the Ph.D. program.
- Possessing a strong background in implementing new technology based businesses and ventures.
- Being able to critically analyze problems and evaluate the benefits of alternative solutions in new technology-based international opportunities and corporate ventures.
- Being able to work in a development team to address specific issues and problems.
- Being able to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with people whose expertise is in different domains and who are located across the globe.
- Being able to effectively teach in a higher education institution.
- Being able to write quality research papers for inclusion in prominent journals, and research proposals for submission to funding agencies.
- Being prepared to become a future leader, professional, academic and researcher with interdisciplinary skills, to join the faculty of leading academic institutions or take high level research, consulting and management positions in industry, non-profit organizations, government or start their own ventures.
Time and Load Guidelines
- A Ph.D. candidate must complete at least 30 credit hours of course work, not including the dissertation, beyond the Master’s degree. Upper level undergraduate remedial courses cannot be used to fulfill the coursework requirement. The Ph.D. dissertation will require a minimum of 15 credit hours to complete.
- 72 months
- 72 months
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- Official transcripts for the last degree earned. To be considered for a scholarship, you must submit transcripts from each institution attended.
- Two letters of recommendation
- Letters must be signed and come from employers, professors, or professional associates. Your recommenders should comment on your work ethic, academic or professional experience in your field of choice, and how you would positively contribute to the university’s School of Engineering.
- Personal statement
- In 250 – 500 words, describe your aptitude and motivation for graduate study in your area of specialization, including your preparation for this field of study, your academic plans or research interests in your chosen area of study, and your future career goals. Please be specific about why the Ph.D. in TM degree at the University of Bridgeport would be a good intellectual fit for you.
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International3450 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 690 USD per credit during 72 months.
National3450 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 690 USD per credit during 72 months.
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