Student's Perception and Expectation towards the Creation and Implementation of a Technology Management Laboratory at the Metropolitan Technology Institute MTI

  • Fabian Mauricio Vélez Salazar Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano
  • Diego Gutiérrez Uribe Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano
  • Alejandro Valencia Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine expectations and perceived needs of students of the Management Sciences Department at MTI Metropolitan Technology Institute towards the creation and implementation of a technology management laboratory. The methodological design of this laboratory is exploratory and cross curricular-type. It is carried on through a quantitative methodology, applied through printed surveys to 217 students of Management and Technology Management of MTI. Amongst the main results, the study shows student’s low knowledge of the use of software on the management field and their high motivation to acquire knowledge in the fields of Information and Communications Technology, those oriented to support managerial and administrative processes. Additionally, students express the need to receive greater qualification in the following subjects: business creation, negotiation, decision making process, research training and technological management.

 

Keywords: information and communications technology, Laboratory of Technology Management, college education, management
Published online
2015-04-29
How to Cite
Vélez Salazar, F., Gutiérrez Uribe, D. and Valencia, A. (2015) “Student’s Perception and Expectation towards the Creation and Implementation of a Technology Management Laboratory at the Metropolitan Technology Institute MTI”, Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences, 23(2), pp. 98-105. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPso.7915.
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