BPS in Technology Management
The online Bachelor of Professional Studies in Technology Management from Excelsior University is a program that puts particular emphasis on developing the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values required for a technical person to meet the demands of today’s workforce.
The BPS program provides you with a broad professional foundation in the various functional components of technology and management and a solid liberal arts base to ensure you have the academic breadth needed to adapt to and succeed in an ever-changing world.
Choose from four technical concentrations that provide a broad professional and technical foundation in the various functional components of technology. The degree program aims to foster your ability to apply what you have learned within the degree program, including within your concentration, to the real-world contexts of the technology industry.
Management Concepts and Applications
Sharpen the skills you need to execute the four functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling) in the workplace. This course introduces the activities involved in strategic management and how to use performance metrics to measure results. Learn how to evaluate an organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and how to conduct competitive analysis. Readings and assignments cover manager roles and job responsibilities, leadership models, staffing, and managing change.
Explore research findings about leadership, leadership practice, and leadership skill development, evaluate leadership behaviors and personal attributes of leaders, and prepare case studies of leaders in organizations. This course balances theory with real-world applications for a practical, skill-building approach to leadership. Topics include: empowerment of followers, teamwork, diversity in the workforce, rewards, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, and ethics and corporate social responsibility.
Do you know how to read a financial statement of a publicly traded company? Does your job require you to report whether you’re above or below the budget for the year? Do your company’s assets cover their expenses and liabilities? In this course, you learn how to manage budgets, read financial statements, and use accounting principles and processes to make business decisions in real-world settings. Gain experience recording common business transactions for service and merchandising proprietorships, preparing basic journal entries for transactions that affect the balance sheet. Topics include financial statement analysis, accounting information systems, operating decisions, financing, ratio analysis of business performance, and internal control features for cash and accounts/notes receivables transactions.
Introduction to Computers
Increase your knowledge of computer hardware, application software, operating systems, networking, and the World Wide Web. Course material covers topics in information privacy and security, database management, and ethical and legal issues in information technology. Learn how to create documents in Microsoft Word, calculate formulas in Excel spreadsheets, create Access databases, and produce narrated PowerPoint presentations. Become familiar with the business uses of websites, online software services, and social media platforms.
Learn the methodologies, tools, and processes used by successful project managers to define, plan, execute, and manage projects. Coursework teaches you how to identify project requirements and develop a project plan that specifies project scope, project features, project staffing, and project deliverables. Study the system development life cycle (SDLC) and project life cycle (PLC), and enhance your budget, scheduling, timeline management, cost and risk analysis, and stakeholder communication skills. Topics include program evaluation review technique (PERT) and the critical path method.
Technology Management Core
Technology and Society
Students consider the causes and impact of technological change and evaluate the implications of technology on society.
Economic Analysis for Technologists
Learn to apply economics and decision theory when evaluating engineering alternatives in planning, developing, constructing, and managing engineering projects.
Introduction to Energy Utilization
Explore how economic, political, environmental, and social implications have affected technological advancements related to energy.
Integrated Technology Assessment
In this end-of-program capstone course of the Bachelor of Professional Studies in Technology Management curriculum, you develop an online portfolio that allows you to reflect on past academic and professional experiences. Working with your faculty mentor, you will compose learning statements, compile appropriate evidence, and create an integrated technology management assessment report. These actions are aimed at helping to prepare you to interview for careers within the industry.
120 credits are required for the Bachelor of Professional Studies in Technology Management
Nine upper-level credits required.
- Cornerstone Course
- INL 102 Information Literacy
- Written English Requirement
- One ethics course
- Additional courses
- Social Sciences/History
- Natural Sciences/Math
- College Algebra or Statistics
- Natural sciences (3 credits minimum)
- Mathematics elective (3 credits)
Train and prepare for a career in operating, repairing and upgrading electrical technology by building knowledge and practical skills with electrical circuits, electrical systems, and electrical equipment. Learn about the design, assembly, testing, maintenance, repairing and upgrading of electrical circuits, components, and equipment.
Show that you know how to design, assemble, test, and maintain computer circuitry and peripheral hardware, how to analyze and solve a spectrum of information technology problems, and how to use standard IT practices to develop computer-based applications for business or military purposes.
Emphasize that you know how radiation shielding, radiation detection instrumentation, and nuclear processes in nuclear research and power generation facilities are designed, built, operated, and maintained. This concentration affirms your understanding of radiological safety and radiation protection regulations and procedures, and your ability to test and troubleshoot turbines, electric generators, pumps, and other auxiliary plant equipment.
Renewable Energy Technology
This concentration provides foundational knowledge of commercial and residential renewable energy technologies and introduces political and economic influences impacting the renewable energy industry. Coursework covers technical, business, and cultural aspects of renewable solar, wind, water, and geothermal energy technologies.
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Learn Now, Pay Later with Deferred Tuition Program
Excelsior offers a deferred tuition program for those utilizing tuition reimbursement or GI Benefits. This means instead of paying at the time of registration or using a payment plan, payment is deferred until after the course is completed. This allows ample time for you to submit your tuition reimbursement paperwork for a refund.
Excelsior University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. EPCE sponsored technology programs are also ABET accredited. Visit the accreditation page for more details.
All courses are delivered asynchronous and offered 24/7.
8-15 week per course
Plan to spend approximately 15-20 hours a week working on a course.
You can get started in January, March, May, June, August and October. See program course schedules here.
Yes, you can receive college credit for a variety of approved previous learning accomplishments using Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Explore your options with the Excelsior advisor. Excelsior College awards academic credit for accredited college coursework you’ve successfully completed, including military and professional training, certifications, licenses, and exams. Learn how to Start with More Credit.
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