Program Description

Management of Technology (MOT) is a unique and vital field of study and research that focuses on technology and innovation as key to wealth creation, competitiveness and sustainable economic, and social development. The program prepares professionals capable of integrating knowledge of science, engineering, business and technology strategies to master the process of guiding creativity, R&D, product development, commercialization and the management of all technological resources for sustainable development. Courses offered stress the importance of understanding the accelerating rate of change, uncertainty and dynamics of the innovation process. They are designed to cover theoretical foundations and practical applications that equip students with the necessary skills related to managing technological resources at the macro-level of countries as well as the micro-level of an organization.

NU teaching philosophy relies heavily on student self initiative, self study, and understanding. It is meant to widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, and teach them to think and to look for information and knowledge.

The courses at NU involve mixture of lectures, class discussions, group exercises, and cases analysis. Students are expected to complete all assignments and be prepared to discuss them in class. Participation in class discussions is important and enters into the total evaluation. Preparation includes reading, online search, and personal observations.

The Ph.D. program focuses on the bases and methodologies of scientific research, in order to contribute effectively to the science and knowledge in the field of Management of Technology. Management tools and business ethics are emphasized throughout the program.

Local/ International Partners

Ph.D degree offered by NU is accredited by the Supreme Council of University (SCU), the Government of Egypt.
It is structured according to the guidelines established by the International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT). It is also benchmarked against best universities worldwide having similar programs. The program is offered in collaboration with a number of international institutions such as: Minnesota’s Primary Research University (USA), the University of Minnesota’s Center for Development of Technological Leadership (USA), the University of Miami which pioneered one of the earliest MOT programs worldwide and sought by and was offered to managers of major industrial multinationals such as IBM, AT&T, Boeing, GE and more.

Who should attend

The MOT program is designed for graduates who have obtained their master’s degree in technology related disciplines, in business, or are involved in managing a technology-based entity. It is also directed to technology entrepreneurs (or to be). It is also designed for those who are involved in academic work/career in related disciplines Potential students, preferably are: who have previous work experience, employees of multinational corporations, government or private sector, people involved in applied research and development activities, as well as managers in small and medium companies or entrepreneurs.

Program Outcomes:

This Ph.D. program will expose students to a broad set of issues and provide the opportunity for the students to acquire more depth in the subject matter. It will also provide a strong research experience in their dissertation affording the students to innovate and extend the knowledge-base in the area of their specific interest. The Ph.D. program also contains elements of overseas residence/field experience in a research institution and/or multinational organization.

Academic loading and program curriculum

• The Ph.D. in MOT requires completing at least 30credit hours of course work-beyond a relevant Master degree- in addition to a dissertation research (equivalent to 24 credit hours). Student should satisfy the entry requirements of MOT academic requirements for admission to Ph. D. program as stated before.

• The Ph.D. program content is divided into four focus areas: the first covers the Management of Technology-Centered Knowledge (15 cr. hrs). This focuses on the management procedures associated with the exploitation of technological resources. The second covers Knowledge of Corporate Functions (4 cr. hrs). It focuses on basic business functions in an organization. The third area covers Technology-Centered Knowledge which is related to specific technology field or critical technology required for the specialization (9 cr. hrs). The fourth area focuses on research activities including research seminars (2 cr. hrs.), an optional graduate internship (2 cr. hrs.), and a dissertation (equivalent to 24cr. hrs.).

• Subject to the consent of her/his supervisor and program director, it would be possible for a Ph.D. candidate, to choose one or more courses from the MOT Master Program courses to satisfy the entry conditions to Ph.D. in MOT. The credit hours of these courses will not be considered as part of the 30 credit hours of the Ph.D. course work.

• Furthermore, the admission committee may ask applicant to enter into Graduate Internship during the course of study if it decided that he needs more practical experience.

The detailed curriculum for the Ph.D. degree is shown below:

Requirement for the Ph.D. degree in MOT



Cr hrs


Core Courses (15credit hours)

Management of Technology-Centered Knowledge

MOT 651    Emerging Technologies &Advanced MOT

MOT 652   Road Map of Technology Development

MOT 653    Technology Acquisition &Transfer

MOT 654    Advanced Knowledge Management and Innovation

MOT 655    Design of Experiments







Required Collateral (4 credit hours)

Knowledge of Corporate Functions

FINC  609   Financial Economics

BSAD  601 Business Ethics

BSAD 603  Corporate Strategy and International Competitiveness

MKTG 605 Marketing  Strategies

ECON 605  Emerging Economies






MKTG 601

Recommended Electives (9 credit hours)

Technology-Centered Knowledge

MOT 661    Quantitative Analysis for Managers

MOT 662   Advanced Production Engineering Management

MOT 663    Multivariate Analysis and Stochastic Models

MOT 664    Systems Modeling and Simulation

MOT 665    Parametric and Non-Parametric Statistics

MOT 666    Supply Chain Management

MOT 671    Contemporary Issues in Information Technology

MOT 667    Project risk assessment and management techniques

MOT 668   Advanced topics in Quality, Reliability and Maintainability

MOT 669   Advanced Topics in Management of Technology

MOT 670   Directed Advanced Studies











1,2,or 3



 Thesis, Seminar,& Internship (26  credit hours)

MOT 672  Research Seminars

MOT 673  Graduate Internship

MOT 690  Ph. D. Dissertation   (equivalent to 24 credit hours)




MOT 606

* consent of the instructor

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