Global Innovation and Technology Management Certificate

R. Ray Gehani, D.Eng., Ph.D., Director

In an increasingly global economy integrated with technology, the innovative enterprises with effective and efficient management of technology and innovation will gain competitive advantage over their rivals. To respond to these needs of our potential employers, this certificate program in Management of Technology and Innovation was developed by the College of Business Administration with the cooperation of the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering and the guidance of the members of the Advancement Councils of the two colleges. This graduate certificate program offers courses in Management of Technology and other innovation-related business disciplines, including marketing, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, and more. This certificate program will prepare the learners to innovatively manage a technology-driven enterprise.

Additional Information

Required Courses —12 credits
6500:656 Management of Global Supply Chain and Operations 3
6500:665 Management of Technology 3
6600:620 Strategic Marketing 3
6200:601 Financial Accounting 3
Elective Courses —3 credits  from the following for which the proper prerequisites have been met
6200:610 Process Analysis and Cost Management 3
6400:602 Managerial Finance 3
6500:601 Business Analytics and Information Strategy 3
6500:608 Entrepreneurship 3
6500:652 Managing People in Organizations 3
6500:658 Managing a Global Workforce 3
6600:625 Brand Management 3
Total Credits: 15

Admission Requirements

  • Students who wish to apply to a CBA graduate certificate program must already be accepted into a graduate or professional program, or already be in possession of a graduate or professional degree
  • Graduate School application and fee
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume

Application Deadline

  • July 15 for Fall enrollment
  • November 15 for Spring enrollment
  • April 15 for Summer enrollment

It is recommended that international students apply one month prior to these dates to allow time for admission and I-20 visa processing.  I-20 forms are processed by the Office of International Programs.

Students currently admitted to this program may have different course requirements than those listed here. Refer to your official Program Checklist and DPR in My Akron for your program requirements.