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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

MS in Technology - Organizational Leadership

(33 credit hours)
Degree Requirements

In earning the MS in Technology with a focus on Organizational Leadership, you will complete three required courses designed to help you understand quantitative and qualitative data-driven decision-making principles in industry and technology and to develop relevant skills in project management. You will complete an additional 24 credit hours to finish the degree.

Housed in the Department of Technology Leadership and Communication (TLC), the OLS focus offers these graduate courses in online, hybrid, or face-to-face formats.

Employment Opportunities

Students completing the MS Technology with a focus area in Organizational Leadership work as:

  • Project Managers
  • Manufacturing Supervisors
  • Organizational Leaders and Managers
  • Production Control Managers
  • Human Resource Development Specialists

Plan of Study

Your plan of study can be customized to your interests and goals. Each Master’s degree plan of study consists of a primary area and a related area.

Required Primary Core MS in Technology Courses (9 credit hours)
TECH 50700 Measurement and Evaluation in Industry and Technology
TECH 50801 Quality and Productivity in Industry and Technology 
OLS 57100 Advanced Project Management in Technology

Related Area of Study (24 credit hours)
At least six of the remaining 24 credit hours must come from the Leadership focus area list of courses. You may select the remaining credit hours from the Technology Leadership and Communication Department or from other departments with the approval of your graduate advisor. 

The MS in Technology has two options: Directed Project or Courses-Only.

Courses Only Option Directed Project + Courses Option
  • 24 credit hours of courses. (Eight courses beyond the required core, selected to relate to Leadership)
  • 21 credit hours of courses (seven courses beyond the required core, selected to relate to Leadership)
  • Directed Project (3 credit hours)

For more information about the Directed Project, see the Appendix A of the graduate program handbook

For MS in Technology admissions information, visit this page.