Management of Technology

Key information

Teaching department:  UCL School of Management
Credit value: 
Restrictions:  This module is only available to UCL MBA students. You must have first completed the Business Strategy module.


The aim of this module is to help you develop a strong conceptual foundation for maximising value from technological innovation. It introduces concepts and frameworks for analysing the special case of how firms can create, commercialise and capture value from technology-based products and services. The module is for managers and leaders who want to understand strategic decision-making for high-technology companies and the impact of technology on other industries. You should also take this module if you want to learn more about commercialising technology, how to manage innovation within a corporation or how to protect an invention you might want to commercialise.

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of this module, you should be able to:

  • understand the economic, technological and social characteristics of technology industries
  • identify and analyse key strategic concerns in technology industries, such as R&D management, network effects and business model development
  • understand the function of multi-sided platforms and how technology facilitates such business models
  • understand how entrepreneurs and institutional actors guide the creation of nascent industries
  • apply the concepts learned in class to analyse real world business problems and create actionable recommendations for how to address them
  • discuss and debate module topics with leaders from other cultures and industries.

Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Teaching and assessment

Methods of assessment:

  • Class interaction (30%)
  • Classwork: Group paper (40%)
  • Classwork: Individual paper (30%)
Mark scheme:  Letter grades

Other information

Module leader:  Sruthi Thatchenkery

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