NOTE: The Technology Systems Management major is currently under moratorium and being reviewed for offering as a specialization. No new students can be accepted into the major.
What is Technology Systems Management (TSM)?
The Technology Systems Management major is a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program focusing on the application and management of technologies such as:
- Automation and Controls
- Data Acquisition and Management
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Global Position Systems (GPS)
- Information Technology
- Remote Sensing
The Technology Systems Management major prepares graduates who can:
- Manage new technologies applied in the areas of food production, processing and safety; environmental monitoring and measurement; and homeland security applications.
- Lead in transferring new technologies to business and society.
- Respond rapidly to changes in technology.
Where will I apply the knowledge and skills that I develop in the TSM program?
Students will learn to apply these technologies in a variety of application areas such as:
- Environmental Systems
- Food Technology
- Forest /Land Resource Management
- Homeland Security
- Precision Agriculture (GIS/GPS Applications)
What interests and skills will help to succeed in the program?
An interest in applying science and technology to solving practical problems. You will develop skills and use your knowledge of electronics, controls, computing, business and information management to provide solutions to environmental, agricultural and natural resource management. If you are in high school, select courses in the physical and biological sciences, and take courses such as computer aided design (CAD) if you have the opportunity.
What's unique about MSU's program?
The focus of the TSM program is on managing information. All the core courses have a laboratory component to provide hands-on experience with the latest technologies. You will build a solid background in electronic controls, microprocessors and new tools for managing spatial information such a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the Global Positioning System (GPS). These skills are highly transferable to nearly any industry.