TECMF-AD Technology Management

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Overview

  • One-year advanced diploma (late August to late April)
  • Late August entry date
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Optional certificate exit point
  • International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions

Description
This program is specifically targeted to students with technical diplomas and degrees. The program offers a condensed, accessible solution to the demand for advanced management training by providing technologists and others with the knowledge and skills required to perform as supervisors or managers in technical organizations.

The program complements your current technical skills with important managerial skills. After successfully completing this program you will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the following:

  • Adapt to changing technological environments
  • Develop management strategies and business plans
  • Identify market opportunities and develop and implement marketing strategies
  • Manage research and development or technical projects
  • Understand organizational diversity, manage it effectively, and build multi-disciplinary teams
  • Create budgets and apply the principles of economics, accounting, and finance
  • Apply oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Benefits of the full-time program include:

  • Flexible entrance requirements providing access to a management program designed specifically for technologists and technology-intensive environments
  • Affordability by offering a comprehensive program at a fraction of the cost of other post-graduate management training
  • Condensed timelines, as the program can be completed in just eight months (one academic year) of full-time study

For information on the optional certificate exit point, see Technology Management - Certificate, Program Outline section.

Admission Requirements

If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/Information/MyEducation for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ARE DUE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF APPLYING (unless otherwise noted below).

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

It is recommended you have at least two years of work experience in an appropriate technical environment prior to admission.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Diploma or Degree
    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in the final year of a:
      • Two-year technical diploma program from a recognized technical institute or college
        or
      • Three-year or four-year technical degree from a recognized university or polytechnic
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • Post-secondary transcripts must have been issued within 6 months prior to your application date, and submitted in a sealed envelope directly from the post-secondary institution.
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
      and
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction? To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here.
      • If yes, you appear to meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts for verification purposes.
        or
      • If no, you are required to submit proof of meeting an English language requirements option. If you choose to complete an English language assessment, review this program's approved assessments and required levels.
        or
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts for review.

Who Should Enrol?

Consider this program if you are a technologist or have an engineering, technical or scientific background and you want to improve your skills in technology management.

The Technology Management program is equivalent to a one-year, full-time course load. You should be able to complete the program on a part-time basis within three years.

The main focus of Technology Management is tactical. The program bridges between operational and strategic decision-making. Courses that reflect both operational and tactical decision-making include Project Management Fundamentals, Managing Roles and Values, Applied Research Methods and Production/Operations Management. Courses that are mainly tactical include Managerial Economics, Marketing of Technology and Graduation Project. Courses that reflect both tactical and strategic decision-making are Management of Technological Innovation and Business Policy.

The Technology Management program is more like a masters program in business administration than a project management program. The key difference between a business administration program and our Technology Management program is that the focus of transactions in business administration is business-to-retail, while the focus of our Technology Management program is business-to-business. As well, the business administration context is business, while the technology management context is technology.

Locations, Dates and Fees

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Notre Dame Campus Aug 31, 2020 Apply now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$10,477.00
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$1,300.00
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1
$15,207.00

Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at www.manitobastudentaid.ca, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

Red River College is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
8888
CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
RRC Institutional or Official CanTEST accepted EXCEPT for the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program. The MLS program requires the Official CanTEST (the RRC Institutional CanTEST will not be accepted).
4.54.54.54.5
IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
6.56.57.06.5
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
20202424

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
BUSA-1036Business Policy
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This case course will enable students to gain experience in setting policy and developing strategies and plans appropriate for complex business environments. Students will be required to prepare for case discussions and will be expected to develop and defend their analyses and recommendations. This course should only be taken after completion of other core management classes.


Prerequisites: 

Managerial Communications
Applied Finance for Technical Organizations
Project Management Fundamentals
Managing Roles and Values
Management of Technological Innovation

COMM-1190Managerial Communications
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This course is designed to improve student abilities to communicate effectively with others from a managerial perspective.  It reviews essential oral, written, nonverbal, interpersonal, and intercultural communication skills and helps students to apply them at a managerial level in a dynamic workplace.  The course focuses on writing techniques, informal reports, technical proposals and various aspects of organizational communication.

ECON-1040Managerial Economics
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This course introduces students to a number of economic theories used in addressing business decision-making problems.  It applies microeconomic theory to business problems in order to teach decision-makers how to use economic analysis to make decisions that will achieve the firm's goals.  Understanding the fundamentals of economic decision-making provides students a way of thinking and analyzing problems that can be applied in a wide range of situations.

HUMR-1010Human Behaviour in Organizations
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The primary objective of this course is to teach students about the effects of individual and group behaviour on organizational processes and outcomes.  Throughout the course an emphasis is placed on how you, as an organizational member, might experience and interpret these processes to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness.  A major feature of this course is its emphasis on learning interpersonal skills.

MGMT-1006Applied Finance for Technical Organizations
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This course provides students with a range of techniques necessary to support and add rationality to managerial decision-making. The viewpoint is that of users of accounting information within a business (managers) rather than the preparer (accountant). Introductory topics in financial and managerial accounting provide the foundation for a detailed examination of financial statements.

MGMT-1018Graduation Project (Technology Management)
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The graduation project is the culmination of the Technology Management Advanced Diploma program. Your graduation project will generally take one of two forms. If possible, your project will focus on the integration of management and technical issues in a real-life situation in either your workplace or an independent workplace. In this scenario, your project will address a significant problem or explore innovative ideas for improvement within the organization. This will require the cooperation and approval of the participating organization and potentially some significant time commitment by a mentor within the organization. If such an arrangement cannot be made, then you will select a leading-edge technology to explore, pursuing either the development of a technology road map or the practical application of the technology to a real-world problem. The course Graduation Project is one of two courses that distinguishes the advanced diploma from the certificate.

MGMT-1019Project Management Fundamentals
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Develop a basic introductory understanding of the generally accepted knowledge areas and practices of project management, including terminology. Learn how to apply basic processes, tools and techniques. Develop a basic project plan in a team environment. This course combines theoretical knowledge with practical laboratory skills using project management software that can be applied immediately on the job.

MGMT-1060Managing Roles and Values
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This course helps students develop a basic understanding of the essentials of management and the nature of complex organizations.  It emphasizes the fundamentals of managing – planning, organizing, leading and controlling in a continually changing multicultural and ethnically diverse organization.  The orientation of this course will be toward providing a foundation for the development of professional managerial skills.

MGMT-1129Management of Technological Innovation
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This course examines the linkages and relationships between engineering, technology, and management. It focuses on employing collaborative project and matrix management approaches in applying technical management systems to projects, on successfully managing research and development from the concept stage through to product development, and on the nature of change in quality-oriented, high-technology organizations.

MGMT-1153Production/Operations Management
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This course will focus on both the strategic importance and the analytic tools of Operations Management (OM) and how organizations use operations functions to gain a competitive advantage.  We will examine the issues managers face as they coordinate day-to-day activities consistent with an overall operations strategy. It is extremely important that students of business gain an understanding of the importance of Operations Management (OM) and an emphasis of its use in the real world.

MRKT-1076Marketing of Technology
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This course emphasizes the fundamentals of marketing programs and plans in a high technology environment. It is designed to enable students to identify marketing opportunities, define product markets, utilize marketing research, understand consumer behavior and develop marketing strategies. The course will include a laboratory component that builds the progressive elements of a comprehensive marketing plan.

PROJ-1002Project Management Plan and EstimateRPL
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You will develop a working competency in planning projects, scope management, resource management, cost and duration estimating, activity sequencing, and scheduling. Learn to apply the generally recognized tools and techniques in planning, estimating and scheduling projects and focus those projects on an organization's business.

Prerequisites:
RESR-1004Applied Research Methods
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Focus on research methodologies and approaches appropriate to applied research projects in your area of specialization. Study frameworks, the role of theory, and empirical approaches such as field study, survey, controlled experiment, and modeling. Discuss methods for collecting, organizing, and utilizing information about the marketplace – business competitor intelligence, learn how to select a suitable statistical method, develop a formal research proposal, and conduct background research on the Internet.

SEMR-9209General Safety Training
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This General Safety Training (GST) teaches basic general safety content to arm students with the core information necessary for them to protect themselves in workplaces on all descriptions. Although some examples may consider Manitoba legislation, this course has been developed by occupational safety and health professionals using generic information that is not provincially specific.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students may be eligible to receive credit for up to 75 per cent of courses from other sources in each of the management and technical areas, subject to verification, and if these courses meet specified criteria. No more than three of these transfer courses can be applied to the core courses.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Graduation Requirements

For the Advanced Diploma in Technology Management you must successfully complete the 10 core technology management courses and 3 elective courses.

For the Certificate in Technology Management you must successfully complete the 8 core technology management courses (COMM-1190, MGMT-1006, MGMT-1019, MGMT-1060, MGMT-1129, SEMR-9209, BUSA-1036, MRKT-1076) plus 3 elective courses.

Employment Potential

Many Technology Management students are actively employed while completing program courses. It is expected that graduates of the program will be more competitive for available management opportunities in technological work environments.

Contact Information

For general information about this program or how to apply, contact Enrolment Services at 204-632-2327.

For detailed program information, contact:

Ariel Lazaro
Technology Management Program
204-949-8454
E-mail: techmgmt@rrc.ca

How to Apply

For information on how to apply to this program, follow the link below.

www.rrc.ca/howtoapply

Student Evaluation of Program

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College Support Services

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