Technology, Leadership and Management

This modern program examines how people and technology collide – whether in education, industrial settings, or start-up technologies and businesses – and provides the tools for understanding technology and process design. You'll be prepared for managing and leading efficient 21st century organizations.

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2020, 7:00-7:45 pm EDT

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At UC, You Can

UC is here to help you take the next step on your career path, whether you are employed in business, manufacturing, service, retail, engineering or technology-related industries, or if you would like to be. Taught by experienced professionals, classes in Technology, Leadership, and Management will help you develop the skills you need to succeed in management positions. This degree teaches you not just how to do business, but how you do business better. You'll learn to maximize efficiency and productivity – regardless of industry.

Choose your electives to focus on specific industries such as technology management, manufacturing, healthcare, environment and safety, or public administration.

image of RWU 2013 grad Joe Mattiello"It can be tough to juggle everything. I take my books with me when I travel for work, when I go to the gym, when I’m in the waiting room at the doctor’s office. … It’s all worth it. I actually like it, and never thought I would say that.”

Joe Mattiello ’13, Field Application Engineer, Taco hydronic systems, Cranston, RI
At UC: Technology, Leadership and Management
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How You'll Get There 

At UC, we support you on your individual path. Whether you are just starting out or picking up where you left off, we work with you to accomplish your goals. As you work with our faculty, each respected in their field, you'll build lasting connections that open doors to your success.

You'll receive one-on-one guidance from your advisor each step of the way. You may take advantage of our prior learning assessment, applying transfer credit, trainings and assessments, military experience, work experience, and self-taught skills toward your degree. 

You NeedYou Don't Need
  • An interest in efficient management of processes
  • Official transcripts from high school, college
  • entrance exams
  • SAT/ACT scores 
  • pre-requisites 
  • admissions essay
  • application fee 
  • GPA requirements

Sample Courses

Total Quality Management
Workplace Safety and Health Management
Production Planning 

Bachelor & Associate Degree Options

A Bachelor's degree in Technology, Leadership, and Management gives you a foundation of leadership, strategic, and technology management skills. Graduates in with this degree may seek promotions, management positions in their field, or entrance to an MBA program. 

     10 core courses
       8 concentration courses
+ 22 electives                     
     40 courses (120 credits)

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An Associate of Arts degree gives you the foundation you need to advance in your career or go on to a Bachelor's degree in Technology, Leadership and Management, Business, or a related field. You may earn an Associate of Arts by selecting your courses from the Technology, Leadership, and Management Bachelor's requirements, fulfilling the requirements below.

      5 skills courses
      2 core courses 
      6 liberal arts courses 
+  7 electives                     
     20 courses (60 credits)

Your advisor will help you choose the courses that fit your path as you earn your degree. 

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Common Add-On Certificates

You can easily add one of the following professional certificates to this degree without taking any additional classes. They allow you to earn your degree one step at a time, adding credentials to your resume along the way. 

Gain the technical and professional knowledge and skills required to improve health and safety practices in the workplace through this professional certificate program. Learn how to effectively manage hazards, develop a formal safety plan, minimize risk, and lead a job safety analysis. Customize this certificate to your speciality through your choice of electives. 

Enrollment in a degree program is not required for enrollment in the certificate program. However, if you are interested in pursuing a degree you may apply the credits earned through this certificate program to selected baccalaureate degree programs.

      4 required courses 
+  2 electives                     
      6 courses (18 credits)

See Certificate Details

This professional certificate program brings together what all individuals, leaders, and managers – whether in healthcare, private industry, or government – need to understand in modern work to be effective contributors. 

After reviewing the overlapping areas of technology and society, students will study cases of innovation through the Design-For-Lean-Six-Sigma lens, making real-world understanding of Lean & Six Sigma possible. Enhance a current role at work, prepare for promotion within an organization or even build upon the certificate by entering the Technology, Leadership & Management Degree program.

Enrollment in a degree program is not required for enrollment in the certificate program. However, if you are interested in pursuing a degree you may apply the credits earned through this certificate program to selected baccalaureate degree programs.

5 required courses = 15 credits 

See Certificate Details

Flexible, Online Schedule 

The TLM programs are offered online for your convenience. Take them at the pace that works for you, working with your advisor to match your schedule with your goals. 

Your Career

The foundation of leadership, strategic, and technology management skills learned in the Technology, Management, and Leadership programs can be applied to a wide range of careers. Enter your desired field or advance within your speciality as you refine your ability to deliver quality products and services by becoming an expert in efficiency. Graduates with a Bachelor of General Studies degree in TLM may go on to MBA programs to further their education. 

While career outlooks depend on candidate experience and specific employer requirements, the table below reflects median salaries in the following potential positions*

JobWhat You DoWhat You NeedAverage Salary
Industrial Production ManagerOversees daily operations of manufacturing and related plantsBachelor's Degree$113,370
Supervisor of Non-Retail Sales WorkersMay perform duties such as budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.Bachelor's or Associate's $84,600
Accountant Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements or other financial and budgetary data.Bachelor's Degree$78,820
LogisticianLogisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain.Bachelor's Degree$78,730
BookkeeperBookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks produce financial records for organizations and check financial records for accuracySome postsecondary education$42,110

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Job outlook: 2018-2028. Median salary: 2018

Individualized Support, More Affordable

At University College, you get the individualized attention of a private university at a more affordable cost. There are multiple options for financial aid, scholarships, and accelerated paths to get you to the degree you need. Some programs run by Roger Williams are awarded by simply applying for admission, while others are awarded to students through a more formal aid application process.

To ensure full consideration for all aid programs, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Tuition Costs & Fees: A valuable education you can afford
  • Financing Your Education: Filling out the FAFSA
  • Do You Live in Central Falls, Cranston, East Providence, Foster, Glocester or Pawtucket? Ask about RWU's lower-cost tuition agreements for residents of these communities.
  • Military: We can help you navigate the application process for tuition assistance, GI Bill benefits, and other tuition benefits, which include waived application fee and discounted tuition rates for service members and spouses, as well as financial aid.
  • Employers & Municipalities: Many employers, including municipalities, will reimburse tuition costs. Ask your HR team for details about your benefits.

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Questions? Meet Jana

Everyone has questions.

Our Pathway Specialist, Jana O'Connell, has answers. Call her at (401) 254-5406 or email