Management of Technology

Study Board for Continuing and Higher Education in Health & Social Sciences

Teaching language: English
EKA: B740002102
Censorship: Second examiner: None
Grading: 7-point grading scale
Offered in: Odense
Offered in: Spring
Level: Professional Master

Course ID: B740002101
ECTS value: 2.5

Date of Approval: 29-09-2022

Duration: 1 quarter

Course ID


Course Title

Management of Technology

Teaching language


ECTS value


Responsible study board

Study Board for Continuing and Higher Education in Health & Social Sciences

Date of Approval


Course Responsible

Name Email Department
Marianne Harbo Frederiksen Institut for Marketing & Management, Institut for Teknologi og Innovation (øvrige forskere tilknyttet C*12M), Center for Integrerende Innovationsledelse

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Professional Master

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1 quarter

Mandatory prerequisites

General admission requirements to the MMT programme.

Aim and purpose

The purpose of the course is to provide students with a foundational knowledge of technology and how to manage and make decisions about technology within companies. The course aims to enable students to apply a systems view on technology management indicating that technologies are an integral component of organisations and their business models as well as their products, services, and processes. As such, technology must be managed as a firm-specific set of competencies and know-how portfolio over its entire lifecycle. 


The course begins with a review of the technology concept and technology evolution.

  • The course is then divided into two streams: technology development and technology implementation.
  • The first stream is concerned with how companies capitalise on emerging technologies and technology trends, build   technology roadmaps and core  competencies, and implement technology strategy.
  • The second stream is concerned with how companies identify and leverage external technological opportunities for implementation in the company.
  • Technology strategy helps with making choices when trade-offs cannot be avoided, such as in open or closed innovation, make-or-buy, keep-or-sell, or make-or-ally. 

Learning goals

The students will learn to engage confidently in complex technology-related decision-making, identify and weigh relevant criteria for technology investments, choose appropriate R&D organisation and strategies to meet corporate technology demands, and lead organisations in developing and leveraging new technology for success. 

Description of outcome - Knowledge

Upon completion of the course, students have acquired knowledge about and insights into: 

  • The concept of technology and technology strategy and management 
  • Internal technology development and external technology acquisition 
  • The differences between technology development and external technology acquisition with respect to management and decision- making 
  • Technology strategy making in the context of evolving markets, products, and services 

Description of outcome - Skills

The course will provide students with skills to be able to: 

  • Draw up and discuss technology investment and assessment based on specific simulation and case studies 
  • Outline and assess technology strategies based on insights into technology readiness and technology portfolios 

Description of outcome - Competences

The course will provide students with competencies to: 

  • Develop the foundation for investment and research and development decisions based on empirical insights 
  • Make recommendations for future technology development and acquisition decisions and strategies 
  • Develop plans for implementation of the strategies in concrete cases 


These are examples of literature. The final literature will be announced on Itslearning during December the latest: 

  • Schilling, M. (2023; 7th edition). Strategic Management of Technological Innovation, New York, NY: McGraw Hill. 
  • Back Bay Battery Simulation, Harvard Business Publishing Education. 

Teaching Method

The course combines lectures with simulation game and case study.  


The expected workload is based on a guideline of 27 hours per ECTS point. For this course, this results in 67.5 hours. These hours are distributed across preparation and class attendance, preparation for the exam, and the exam itself.  

The 67.5 work hours are distributed as follows: 
Lectures: 15 hours. 
Preparation for lectures: 30 hours. 
Preparation for and the exam itself: 22.5 hours. 
Total: 67.5 hours. 

Examination regulations





Exam: March

Reexam: August

Participation in re-examination requires participation in the ordinary exam in the same examination period. Hence, non-participation in the ordinary exam excludes from access to the re-examination.
First-coming access to examination will be the following ordinary examination period 





Form of examination

Home assignment


Second examiner: None


7-point grading scale


Student Identification Card - Exam number




60 minutes


Maximum 3 normal pages should be handed in.

Examination aids

All exam aids allowed

Assignment handover

The assignment is handed over via Digital Exam

Assignment handin

Electronic hand in via Digital Exam

ECTS value


Additional information

During the semester, students will be paired up to prepare case work.

Individual take home (case) exam: 60 minutes (online). 



External comment

New course

Courses offered

Period Offer type Profile Programme Semester
Spring 2023 Mandatory Master of Management of Technology Master of Management of Technology - 2022 | Master of Management of Technology | Odense


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