Technology Management Major
Technology Management at UNI is a unique program that combines applied knowledge with management skills, preparing you for the everyday rigors of a leadership role in manufacturing, transportation, or technology.
You’ll study project management, lean operations and statistical quality control, all while learning effective supervisory principles. In addition, UNI’s unmatched relationships with industry allows you to land summer internships, which often lead to job offers working with top industry partners such as John Deere, Garmin and Collins Aerospace.
The Technology Management program at UNI boasts a 95% career placement rate.
The average starting salary for our graduates is between $60,000 to $70,000 – one of the highest of any major on campus.
On average, nearly 150 employers from around the Midwest come to campus to recruit our students each year.
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Department of Technology
University of Northern Iowa
Industrial Technology Center 25
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0392
Phone: (319) 273-2561
“My experiences at UNI have given me the opportunity to meet and build relationships with industry leaders around the Cedar Valley Area. I even had the opportunity to work at John Deere as a student.”
The Technology Management program prepares students for a variety of technical and industrial management positions. Common careers in the field include:
- Production Manager
- Quality Engineer
- Product Development Technician
- Plant Manager
- Operations Supervisor
- Safety Director
Typical Technology Management career track courses include:
- Computer Applications in Technology
- Explore common technology-oriented programming software including spreadsheet applications, technical report writing, database management, and presentation graphics.
- Technology and Organizational Efficiency
- Review and implement technology and efficiency practices. Topics include management, operational functions, economics, competition, social responsibility, strategy, decision making, product innovation, marketing, quality, and distribution.
- Lean and Sustainable Operations
- Basic philosophy of reducing waste in areas of production, processing, inventory, transportation, waiting time and scrap generation - to reduce cost and production time and to improve quality and sustainability in the design, production and operations of goods and services.
Connecting you with Industry
The UNI Department of Technology has forged strong connections with industry partners in Iowa, including big-name companies such John Deere, Collins Aerospace and Garmin. In an average year, nearly 150 employers from around the state, and the Midwest, come to campus to visit with our students, and recruit them for full time positions.