Jan 29, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Technology Leadership and Innovation Management, B.S.


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College of Technology  > Department of Information and Logistics Technology  > Technology Leadership and Innovation Management, B.S.

The Technology Leadership and Innovation Management degree focuses on providing individuals with a competitive advantage when moving into leadership and supervisory roles in technology-based organizations. The program investigates the rapidly changing and complex nature of leadership in organizations that use and rely on technology.

The success of today’s businesses and organizations demand leadership that is informed, forward thinking, and able to optimize the capabilities of knowledge-based workers and the solutions they create. The Leadership and Innovation degree develops exactly this set of skills. Students learn about leadership, the creation of organizational vision and value, and the development of human resources while leading technological change.

The Technology Leadership and Innovation Management degree provides a long term, empowering approach to the practice of leading people rather than the short term, command and control approach to utilizing human resources. Students learn about leadership, the importance of organizational vision and values, developing human resources, and managing technological resources in corporate, government, nonprofit, or community organizations. Leadership skills in goal setting, time management, verbal and visual communication, and leadership values and abilities are developed through relevant real world applications.

The Technology Leadership and Innovation Management program consists of 120 credit hours of undergraduate academic credit. In addition to meeting the 42 credit hour university core curriculum requirement, students must complete major core courses, and directed emphasis coursework. Students must earn a 2.0 minimum GPA in all major and directed emphasis courses attempted at the university. Transfer students must have earned a 2.0 GPA or better in all major and directed emphasis courses to be transferred for credit.

The major areas of coursework within the Technology Leadership and Innovation Management program are (1) analysis and reasoning, (2) organizations, (3) human resources, (4) communications, (5) integration through an original senior project, and (6) directed technology emphasis.

All majors and minors in the Department of Information and Logistics Technology must earn a grade of C or better in all major/minor courses. No grade lower than C will be accepted on any courses applicable to the major transferred to the University of Houston.

Technology Leadership and Innovation Management


University Core


Core Communication (6 credit hours)


Core Mathematics (6 credit hours)


  • Core Mathematics - this program has specified math (see below)
  • Core Math/Reasoning (IDO) - this program has specified math (see below)

Core American History (6 credit hours)


Core Government/Political Science (6 credit hours)


Core Language, Philosophy & Culture (3 credit hours)


Core Creative Arts (3 credit hours)


Core Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours)


Core Writing in the Disciplines (IDO) (3 credit hours)


  • Core Writing in the Discipline-this program has specified WID (see below)

Undergraduate Bachelor of Science Requirement


  • 6 credit hours MATH courses
  • 6 credit hours Formal Science
Courses required for program that also fullfill core categories:

Mathematics and BS Special Requirements:

Core Mathematics

Core Math/Reasoning

Bachelor of Science

Writing in the Discipline

Area of Specialization (21 credit hours)


Students can fulfill area of specialization with a combination of minors or approved Community college transfer block or accelerated subplan plus minor or block of coursework approved by program coordinator (primarily veterans). Students are encouraged to complete an Applied Innovation minor. Students may not declare the Leadership and Innovation minor.

Students must have minimum 2.00 in major.


Major GPA will be calculated based on the major requirements and the professional studies area or minor.

  • 2.00 minimum cumulative grade point average in courses attempted at the University of Houston
  • 36 credit hours must be advanced (junior or senior level)
  • Final residency - the last 30 credit hours to be applied toward a bachelor’s degree must be taken in residence at UH
  • 9 advanced credit hours in department of major in residence at UH
  • 120 credit hours required for this degree
  • Limit of 66 credit hours of lower-level (1000 and 2000 level) transfer credit toward an undergraduate degree at the University of Houston
  • Students may use no more than two credit hours in physical education activity courses
  • Students must satisfy TSI to graduate

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