ENG 560 - Managing Advanced Technol I

Fall 2014

Managing Advanced Technol IONL56663ONL1 -    Bruce A Vojak

Course Description

The role of advanced technology in industry has changed dramatically over the past decade, as a short-term view of both profitability and stock valuation is increasingly the primary focus of many senior executives. However, the long-term viability of any technology intensive business still depends critically on the success of advanced technology groups.

This course will focus on managing advanced technology in industry, introducing students to strategic context, analytical financial tools, legal tools, and other issues in a context relating to developing advanced technology. The course will help prepare the student to operate effectively in advanced technology environments in industry, from corporate R&D groups to technology development groups in operating units.

Course Objectives: To enable students to succeed in industrial advanced technology groups by building skills in:

  • Setting business-appropriate goals for their own work and that of their colleagues, and
  • Effectively communicating the purpose and results of their work to technical and non-technical management.

Credit Hours

1 hour (counts toward the Strategic Technology Management or the Business Management for Engineers certificate)


Undergraduate degree.

Subject Area

  • Engineering Management and Technology Entrepreneurship