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Career Power in Technology Management

Today every major company is online and driven by technology. With the key roles filled by information technology (IT) personnel, Davenport prepares you to meet that need with a BS degree in Technology Management, majoring in Global IT Project Management. You'll receive the latest technology training and the communication power to effectively lead people. 

What You'll Learn:

  • Learn basic business practices
  • Gain experience in a hands-on internship
  • Have the option to prepare for project management certification (PMP or PMI) while receiving course credit
  • Focus on a concentration within the field of IT

Your Specialty Options

  • Computer Information Systems
  • Database Management
  • Focused Technical
  • Information Security
  • Networking
  • Web Design

In-Demand Careers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there is projected 18% growth by 2020 in technology management. Technology Management graduates earned a median pay of $115,000 in 2010. The highest growth is expected in the areas of:

  • Health care
  • Management
  • Software publishing
  • Computer systems design

The Technology Management Global IT/PM bachelor's program opens doors for you to be a contender for jobs in a variety of settings around the world, such as:

  • Computer & Information Systems Project Manager
  • Design Project Leader
  • Global Project Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Product Development Manager
  • Technical Lead
  • Process Development Manager


Why Davenport?

  • The national reputation of Davenport’s curriculum and instructors
  • Our technology degrees have a strong foundation in business and leadership skills
  • A broad range of organizations across Michigan and the nation regularly hire DU graduates
  • You'll complete a project management internship
  • You can prepare for the PMP certification exam in DU’s advanced course
  • DU is a PMI Registered Educational Provider (REP)


The DU Advantage

  • Courses available online and in classroom
  • State-of-the-art online technology and support
  • High quality coursework
  • 11 campuses statewide
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Specializing in careers of the future
  • Practical, in-field experiences

Talk to a DU advisor at your campus about creating a flexible schedule that works for you.

If you have any specific questions about the program, please contact:

Gabriela Ziegler, Department Chair
Bob Clarkson, Faculty Lead 

If you would only like to take a course to prepare for the PMI, please contact

Jason Stewart |

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Full Curriculum


This program is designed to prepare students for various management positions specific to Information Technology (IT).  Course work integrates and ties concepts from accounting, finance, IT with in-depth project management concepts unique to the dynamics that are information technology specific, across health care, business and technology. Students will also refine their focus by selecting course concentration options in Computer Information Systems Specialty, Database Management Specialty, Focused Technical Specialty*, Information Security Specialty, Networking Specialty, and Web Design Specialty, along with a course that will help prepare them to complete the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) exam or a Project Management Internship.

* Students in the BS Technology Management - Global IT Project Management major will have the option of selecting the Professional Focused Technical Specialty. The successful graduate will complete 18-24 credits in a focused technical area in a field of business. The 18-24 credits must be approved by the program-specific Department Chair and/or the Associate Dean prior to beginning any courses applicable to the Focused Technical Specialty.


**Which class should I take? When should I take it?  Please click here for a recommended program sequence.

Foundations of Excellence 21 cr.
COMM120 Presentation Techniques 3 cr.
ENGL109 Composition 3 cr.
ENGL110 Advanced Composition 3 cr.
ENGL311 Professional Writing 3 cr.
FRSM100 Career and Education Seminar 3 cr.
HUMN310-315 Global Cultures: Choice of country or culture 3 cr.
SOSC201 Diversity in Society 3 cr.
Foundations of Mathematics and Science 15 cr.
MATH125 Intermediate Algebra 3 cr.
MATH135 College Algebra 3 cr.
ENVS125 or Environmental Studies or (3) cr.
PHYS100 and PHYS100L Applied Physics with Lab 3 cr.
MATH140,150orSTAT322 Finite Math, Pre-Calculus or Inferential Statistics 3 cr.
STAT220 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr.
Foundations of Business 10 cr.
ACCT201 Accounting Foundations I 4 cr.
BUSN210 Professional Ethics 3 cr.
MGMT211 Management Foundations 3 cr.
Foundations of Technology 15 cr.
BITS211 Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheet 3 cr.
CISP111 Systems Foundations 3 cr.
CISP313 Computer Selection and Training 3 cr.
GPMT350 Principles of Project Management 3 cr.
IAAS221 Security Foundations 3 cr.
Major: Global IT Project Management [GTPM] 52-61 cr.
ACCT202 Accounting Foundations II 4 cr.
ACCT213 Cost Accounting 3 cr.
FINC211 Corporate Finance 3 cr.
GPMT385 Managing Project Schedules 3 cr.
GPMT400 Financial Management of Projects 3 cr.
GPMT410 Global Sourcing for Projects 3 cr.
GPMT445 Risk Management of Projects 3 cr.
GPMT490 Project Management Internship 3-6 cr.
TECH497 College of Technology Capstone 3 cr.
Choose two of the following courses (6) cr.
ACCT461 CMA Prep Financial Planning/Performance Control 3 cr.
GPMT499 Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) Preparation 3 cr.
MGMT321 Organizational Behavior 3 cr.
MGMT357 Operations Management 3 cr.
MGMT412 Quality Management 3 cr.
Choose one or more of the following specialty areas or apply 18 credits (6 courses) from the major area of a completed approved articulated associate's degree: (18-24) cr.
Computer Information Systems Specialty [CISS] (24) cr.
BITS212 Microcomputer Applications: Database 3 cr.
CISP211 E-Business Foundations 3 cr.
CISP247 Database Design 3 cr.
CISP250 Discrete Structures 3 cr.
CISP312 Data Structures 3 cr.
CISP420 Distributed Architectures 3 cr.
Choose one of the following sequenced programming languages: (6) cr.
CISP231 and CISP232 C++ Programming I and C++ Programming II 6 cr.
CISP233 and CISP234 C# Programming I and C# Programming II 6 cr.
CISP237 and CISP239 Java Programming I and Java Programming II 6 cr.
CISP241 and CISP242 Visual BASIC Programming I and Visual BASIC Programming II 6 cr.
Database Management Specialty [DMS] (22) cr.
BITS212 Microcomputer Applications: Database 3 cr.
CISP247 Database Design 3 cr.
CISP275 Database Administration 3 cr.
CISP311 Database Systems 4 cr.
CISP325 Data Mining 3 cr.
CISP328 Database Programming 3 cr.
CISP446 Data Warehousing 3 cr.
Focused Technology Specialty [FTS] * (18-24) cr.
Information Security Specialty [ISS] (21) cr.
BITS212 Microcomputer Applications: Database 3 cr.
CISP247 Database Design 3 cr.
IAAS222 Biometrics Fundamentals 3 cr.
IAAS245 Disaster Recovery 3 cr.
IAAS331 Database and Distributed Systems 3 cr.
IAAS332 Authentication and Audits 3 cr.
NETW101 PC Operating Systems 3 cr.
Networking Specialty [NTS] (18) cr.
IAAS325 Wireless Networking and Security 3 cr.
NETW101 PC Operating Systems 3 cr.
*NETW111 or NETW220 Cisco Networking Fundamentals or Data Communications and Networks 3 cr.
NETW141 MS Client and Server OS 3 cr.
NETW217 UNIX Operating System 3 cr.
NETW112/235/241 Cisco Networking Router IOS or UNIX/Linux Server Administration or MS Implement Network Infrastructure 3 cr.
Web Design Specialty [WDS] (24) cr.
BITS301 Image Editing Applications 3 cr.
BITS303 Web Authoring Applications 3 cr.
CISP211 E-Business Foundations 3 cr.
CISP220 Web Page Applications 3 cr.
CISP237 Java Programming I 3 cr.
CISP250/MATH250 Discrete Structures 3 cr.
CISP316 Web Design 3 cr.
CISP405 B2B E-Commerce 3 cr.
Open Electives 0-7 cr.
BITS345 Digital Video Editing 3 cr.
CISP415 3D Animation 3 cr.
CISP490 Computer Information Systems Internship 3 cr.
IAAS490 Information Assurance and Security Internship 3 cr.
NETW490 Networking Internship 3 cr.